Trek Unleashes New Cyclocross Program

The Bike Lane can’t wait for Cyclocross Season. We are also super excited to see Katie Compton leading Trek’s new Cyclocross Program!  Not only does she have numerous titles including Six-time USA Cycling national Cyclo-cross champion – Katie is originally from Delaware and has raced a lot of our local cross scene.  We are can’t wait to see what she does this year!

Katie Compton

Trek: Trek Unleashes New Cyclocross Program

2012/08/15

Katie Compton headlines Trek Cyclocross Collective

(Waterloo, WI) – Today Trek Bicycle launched the Trek Cyclocross Collective, a US-based ‘cross racing team headlined by eight-time US National Champion and all-around badass, Katie Compton. The three-time World Championship medalist, who began her professional racing career on Trek’s East Coast Regional Mountain Bike Team, will represent the Collective at world-level events, while a small army of popular domestic regional athletes will bring the world of Trek cyclocross to their local race series’ and the United States Gran Prix.

“I’m super excited about working with Trek. The support their Race Shop provides to athletes is unlike anything else out there. They’ve really stepped up and given me everything I need to perform,” said Compton. “I’m really particular with my equipment so having a hand in helping Trek develop products in the future is really exciting for me.”

The team will make their debut on September 22nd at the USGP race in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, just down the road from Trek’s global headquarters. Members of the ‘Cross Collective will be piloting the aluminum Trek Ion CX and carbon Cronus CX bikes as they bunnyhop barriers, manhandle mud, and keep the cowbells clanging throughout the domestic race calendar.

The move into professional CX racing also provides Trek an opportunity to gain vital athlete feedback for developing cutting-edge racing equipment. Using elite-level athlete feedback in the early stages of product development is a process piloted through the company’s Race Shop and engineering teams that has contributed to every one of Trek’s new racing designs.

The members of the Trek Cyclocross Collective are a diverse group of women and men of all ages, from all over the US: wise masters’ racers, young gun juniors, local heroes, and hip cats that bring the pain on the course and spread the fun of cycling’s most punishing discipline. In addition to Trek, the Collective is sponsored by Bontrager, SRAM, and Honey Stinger.

The 2013 Trek Cyclocross Collective:

Katie Compton (CO)

Mark Legg (CO)

Russell Finsterwald (CO)

Tim Faia (CO)

Tom Price (KS)

Ellie Noble (MA)

Jesse Rients (MN)

Sven Bauman (MI)

Matt Tillinghast (NE)

Mark Savery (NE)

Jay Thomas (NE)

Tony Viton (OH)

Shannon Skerritt (OR)

Tamara Donnelly (WA)

Abby Strigel (WI)

Isaac Neff (WI)

Matt Shriver (WI)

via Trek Life | News | Trek Unleashes New Cyclocross Program.

Congrats to Gould for winning Bronze

It was great seeing some amazing women in yesterdays Olympic  Cross Country Mountain Bike race.  Congrats to Bresset for winning gold and a huge congrats to Gould (Team USA) for earning the bronze! 

Bresset powers to gold

Julie Bresset of France celebrates winning the Women’s Cross-country Mountain Bike race

Julie Bresset of France celebrates winning the Women’s Cross-country Mountain Bike race on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hadleigh Farm

World Under-23 champion Bresset led from the gun and triumphed in 1:30.52.

The Beijing 2008 champion Sabine Spitz of Germany was second, 1:02 behind, with Georgia Gould of the USA third, six seconds further adrift.

Spitz and Bresset were in the front group as the Frenchwoman went through the start-finish line with a lead of four seconds with three laps to go.

Spitz went over her handlebars on a steep rocky section known as Deane’s Drop as Bresset went further clear.

Bresset appeared unstoppable as she passed through the two-laps to go marker in 1:40, with Spitz 33 seconds adrift.

With one lap to go, Bresset led by 57 seconds, and she continued to press on for victory.

The 23-year-old Bresset said: ‘I’m very happy. It’s amazing to win today. I hoped to win a medal and a gold medal is unbelievable.

‘I started well, I took the front of the race and I managed it well.

‘When I had a gap I told myself: “Now, I should go”. I led until the finish and I’m very content.’

via Bresset powers to gold – London 2012 Olympics.

Beginner Cyclocross Clinic

Intro to Cyclocross Clinic- FREE

Wednesday, Sept.5  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Lake Fairfax Park
Reston, VA

Are you ‘Cross curious? Thinking about giving cyclocross a go this fall? Wondering what all of the buzz is about? Come out to our free ‘Cross clinic to learn the basic skills and tips that will get you up to speed. This is a clinic for riders who know their way around a road or mountain bike, but are true beginners to cyclocross. This clinic isn’t for ‘Cross racers hoping to take their skills to the next level. Our instructors will focus on helping you take the first steps toward grasping the skills that are unique to cyclocross. We will have multiple instructors to ensure that everyone can get some individual help, as needed. The clinic will cover: dismounting; remounting; clearing barriers; shouldering the bike; tackling hills; navigating off-camber sections; tips on equipment and more.

Please bring:

–A cyclocross bike or a mountain bike (preferably one without full suspension). If possible, remove any bottle cages before you arrive (we’ll help if you can’t).

–Off-road shoes with cleats and clipless pedals

–Fitted cycling gear (nothing baggy).

–Your helmet (just in case)

–Gloves (preferably long-finger ones)

The clinic is free, but space is limited, so RSVP to adam@thebikelane.com

Got more questions? Call 703-689-2671 or email Adam at adam@thebikelane.com

Rain Date: TBD

For directions to the park, check: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefairfax/lkffxdirections.htm

Once you reach the park, take the main road to the “T” intersection, turn right and park in the lot. The clinic will be held at the base of the dam on the opposite side of the spillway. Look for the yellow Bike Lane tent.

via Beginner Cyclocross Clinic – The Bike Lane: Ride Globally, Shop Locally.