Members of Team Group Health came out to support bicycling education programs at the annual Cascade Bicycle Club Bike to Work Breakfast.
With a mission to create a better community through bicycling, Cascade Bicycle Club envisions an inclusive, diverse and accepting community where people of all ages and backgrounds bicycle to work, to get around, for fun and for health. And for the past ten years, our title sponsor, The Group Health Cooperative, has financially supported many of Cascade’s events and education programs.
At the fundraising event, we were treated to a tasty breakfast and interesting speakers including Washington State governor Jay Inslee.
We’d like to thank our wonderful kit sponsor Capo and Chris Mahan at Old School Design for helping us ride in style and comfort this 2012-13 season.
Capo has established itself as a premier brand of cycling apparel and accessories and provides the women of Team Group Health with comfortable, durable and custom performance apparel, while Chris Mahan at Old School Design gives us style that transcends the bike.
Founded in 2004 by Gary Vasconi and Robert Carbone, Capo products are designed to deliver technical performance, progressive design and proven quality. Passion for the sport, its rich history and rewarding lifestyle make up the core of the Capo brand. Capo products are designed and developed in the US with the majority of manufacturing taking place in northern Italy.
For more information about Capo visit their website at www.capocycling.com
We had the pleasure and privilege to hone our dirt skills this weekend under tutelage of Liv/giant’s Katie Holden.
Katie was the 2012 US Grand Prix and 2010 UCI Pan American Champion. As a Liv/giant MTB Ambassador Katie is dedicated to helping female cyclists reach their goals. Katie’s personality and riding style contributes to inspiring women around the country and the world to fulfill their potential as riders.
Katie helped us work on our confidence and skills including cornering, riding over logs, braking techniques, body position and more.
We had a great time learning from Katie, and riding the TapeWorm trails in Renton. Thank you Katie for your time and expertise and thank you Adam Andrade from Liv/giant for making it happen!
We are proud to have Liv/giant as the official bike of Team Group Health this year.
With a mission of introducing women to “a whole new way of living,” Liv/giant is dedicated to providing female cyclists with the best products and resources to help them reach their goals.
Solely dedicated to the female rider, the Liv/giant brand includes everything from specially designed bikes, gear and accessories to retail stores, events and ambassadors who inspire us to lead happier, healthier, more adventurous lives through cycling.
Ridden by the world’s best female rider, Marianne Vos, Liv/giant offers a high-end performance line of road, mountain and cyclocross bikes specifically designed for women, with the brand-new Envie topping the line.
As the world’s first true women-specific aerodynamic road bike, the Envie provides a shamelessly fast competitive edge for road races, time trials and triathlons.
We couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Liv/giant network!
Visit liv/giant online at http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/livgiant/
Dozens of Team Group Health racers traveled to Sequim on Saturday, March 16, for the second road race of the season. Hosted in the Olympic Rain Shadow, Tour de Dung usually provides eager, early season racers with good conditions to test their legs. But that wasn’t the case this year.
With heavy rain showers and wind gusts of over 35 mph, the weather conditions were downright treacherous.
Despite the grey skies, 30 new racers lined up for the women’s Cat 4B beginner race in the early morning, with eight TGHers among them. Kendra Rosenberg was the first TGH racer to come across the finish line, earning herself a Top 10 finish.
Weather conditions worsened in the afternoon and many hid in their cars for shelter. The peloton numbers dwindled for the afternoon races, but a brave cohort of TGHers lined up for start of the Cat 1-3 and Cat 4 races determined to battle the elements.
No less than 11 TGHers participated in the women’s Cat 4A race and six more raced in the Cat 1-3 field. The winds were strong and some racers were literally blown off the road but the women persevered.
In the Cat 4A race, Caylen Beaty and Katie Ferguson earned Top 10 finishes for TGH. And in the Cat 1-3 race, Marsa Daniel and Anne-Marije Rook got themselves in a breakaway to earn two TGH podium finishes. Marsa Daniel finished third and Anne-Marije Rook got the win.
A local Sequim photographer was there to capture the action. See our Cat 4 women in action, here.
Awesome job out there, ladies! Let’s hope Mother Nature is kinder to us at Sequim 2.
Thank you Marko Tubic from Edward Jones Fremont for continuing to sponsor us this race season.
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Edward Jones is a leader in the financial-services industry with a personal approach to business. Edward Jones was also recently ranked eight on Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies toWork For List.
Outside of business, the firm strongly believes in giving back to the communities in which they work. Charitable organizations such as the United Way, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the American Heart Association and many others benefit from the generosity of Edward Jones associates year after year.
Visit www.EdwardJones.com/ for more information about their unique way of doing business, involvement in the communities they serve and more.
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We’d like to thank Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria for continuing to sponsor Team Group Health this 2012-13 race season, and providing us with a delicious way to carbo-load before races and get together with our teammates.
With four locations, Tutta Bella is the Northwest’s first and most celebrated authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. Certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, they use only the finest imported ingredients and century old artisan traditions to bring the definitive Neapolitan pizza experience to their guests.
Their pizza is so good, it was specially delivered to Air Force One for President Obama during his Seattle visit in February, 2012.
Learn more about Tutta Bella online at http://tuttabella.com/ or visit one of their locations:
4918 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
2200 Westlake Avenue, Suite 112
Seattle, WA 98121
4411 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
715 Northwest Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA 98027
Bellevue location coming soon!
Tutta Bella has put up signs at Crossroads Bellevue shopping center in the former location of Crossroads Bar & Grill. The new restaurant is slated to open in the fall.
It’s only March but Team Group Health has jumped head first into the Spring season. Over 30 women have already competed in five races and earned great results!
3rd – Anne-Marije Rook
5th – Heidi Gaertner
7th – Robin White
8th – Mel Burdo
10th – Clare Osborn
Ice Breaker TT:
4th – Jadine Riley
3rd – Anne-Marije Rook
6th –Marsa Daniel
7th – Heidi Gaertner
8th – Amanda McNabb
5th – Mel Burdo
6th – Liese Anex
9th – Caylen beaty
Masters Women 35+ Cat 4
9th – Emma Agosta
Mason Lake RR1:
6th – Vicki Boivin
9th – Karen wilkinson
9th – Nikki Weiss
1st – Izette Swan
4th – Carla Brock
7th – Kelly Purnell
1st – Lisa Coyne
3rd – Caylen beaty
4th – Kelly Purnell
Cycle U is so much more than just another bike shop. Started in 2004 by local pro cyclist Craig Undem, Cycle U aims to develop the best coaching and teaching methods for cycling while selling the best training gear money can buy.
They have two locations (West Seattle and Sandpoint in North Seattle), and provide a wide range of services including personal coaching, bike fitting, fitness testing, skills clinics, private lessons, training camps, boot camps, indoor cycling classes, and coaching consultations.
Last year, Cycle U relocated and expanded their West Seattle location. Now located at 3418 Harbor Avenue SW, the 5,000 square-foot facility features an expanded selection of bikes, equipment, and apparel; a decked-out repair area; and a full selection of classes in a new indoor cycling enter.
As bike racers we spend a lot of time on our trusty steeds. To keep our steeds happy and performing well, we need to keep them clean. After all, a clean bike is a fast bike! So we’d like to extend a big thank you to VeloShine for sponsoring Team Group Health again during the 2012-13 race season, and helping to keep our bikes clean and fast.
VeloShine Bike & Body Wipes are specially designed for avid cyclists who care as much about their bikes as they do the environment.
VeloShine is a 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly product that’s also hypoallergenic. These great wipes provide a convenient, safe, and effective method for cleaning bikes and your body. Each VeloShine package contains 18 extra-thick 8” x 11” wipes, which are 100% American-made and packaged.