• Roster: Folsom Bike/Giant Elite Mountain Bike Racing Team

    by  • January 31, 2013 • teams

    Ed. Note: What! A mountain bike team?  Well we do MTB stuff when we actually get a submission.  Send us photos, stories, rosters and it will get some love.  

    Folsom Bike introduces the 2013 Folsom Bike/Giant Elite Mountain Bike Racing Team– New Sponsors

    Folsom, California – January 29, 2012 – Folsom Bike today announced its 2013 Elite Mountain Bike Racing Team. This years team will be known as Folsom Bike/Giant and is sponsored by industry leaders GIANT Bicycles, Inc and Giro Cycling.

    The 2013 team sees the return of 2012 XC Marathon National Champion & 2011 Super D National Champion, Billy Damon, 2012 XTerra World Champion Neilson Powless, Pro Division winner of the 2012 TBF Racing XC Classic and 2011 TBF Racing 50 Mile MTB race Jared Kessler, and 2012 Tahoe-Sierra 100 Mile Race Pro SS winner Ron Shevock.

    Coming off of an outstanding 2012 campaign with World Champion and National Champion jersey’s earned, this highly successful team of proven race winners will be looking to repeat the success they had in 2012 by looking towards Nationals and Worlds again and winning as many of the toughest races in Northern California as they can.

    Folsom Bike Racing President, Jack Arney said the following about the team for this year: “it’s unusual to have this much talent in a region, let alone on one team. One of the best things about our team is we get to see these guys day in and day out and not only are they all great racers an athletes, but they are all great guys as well. Their success over the last two season has been just amazing and as we head into the 2013 season we expect to see more of the same as we see no let up in their desire to race at the highest levels possible.

    Owners Wilson & Erin Gorrell, added: “We are thrilled to have such great sponsors for our elite mountain team this year. Giant and Giro really stepped up for us this year and our partnership with them is really important to us. We realized with the talent we have on our squad we had to give our guys the best equipment possible to win races, so having Giant and Giro supporting our team, we feel like we having a winning combination.”

    About Giant

    Committed to inspiring adventure in all cyclists, from casual to competitive, Giant aims to promote the cycling lifestyle all around the world. The world’s leading provider of high-quality bicycles, Giant has been devoted to cycling culture and sport since 1972. Today, Giant combines innovative technology and manufacturing expertise to create products that are perfectly suited to every type of rider. www.giant-bicycles.com

    About Giro

    Based in Scotts Valley, CA, is a worldwide leader in high-performance protective gear and accessories for action sports and active lifestyles. Our mission is to create products on the leading edge of inspired design that look, fit and feel like a part of you, and allow you to be at your best. visit, http://www.giro.com/us_en/

    About Folsom Bike

    Folsom Bike is Northern California’s leading provider of bicycles, bicycle components, and apparel for all types of cyclists. With two stores, serving Folsom, CA and it’s Town Center Tri & Bike store in El Dorado Hills, CA, they provide the best brands in the market with a high level of expertise, customer service and integrity, and an inventory of choices to suite everyone’s bicycling needs.  For more information, visit http://www.folsombike.com.



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