Dear Blog Readers, Updates on how the beginning of the CX season is going will be here soon, I promise! This is a crazy life I'm living right now and I have finally set aside some time to sit at my computer (I should be making dinner, I'm starving)!
First things first, I am SO excited and thrilled to be racing the UCI calendar this year (once again). Although I wont be hitting a race every single weekend (which is a good thing), I will be trying to get to as many races as possible. This year I am lucky enough to ride with the Bicycle Bluebook/HRS/Rock Lobster team out of Santa Cruz, California! They are a fantastic group of awesome riders and I feel so blessed to be welcome to the team! I also get the privilege of riding a custom Rock Lobster frame! I am SO stoked for this!
Although I have found a team to ride for that also races at the UCI level, the financial support necessary to get to the races is extremely limited. I have had a couple people generously donate some miles, but aside from that most everything will be coming from my pocket. I am not good at asking people for things, let alone money, so I created a simple fundraiser website to spread the word about getting me to UCI races. Want to help? The link is:
With this, I have discovered how amazing my cyclocross community is. Within 24 hours I had more people donating $$ than I ever thought possible. I can't even thank you enough for helping me out a long the way, your generosity means more than words can explain. I have decided to go all in this year, and if I can't find any sponsorship for next year, I'm all out. I can't continue to ask people for help, I'm given a 2nd chance this year to follow my dreams and I hope that this year something good will come of it. Thank you everyone for your continued support of my racing endeavors, thank you to my husband for helping me and allowing me to be gone for weeks at a time. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I have also teamed up with Ryan Rickerts of the Cascade Cyclocross Series and I am going to help him with one of his races over the weekend of THe Cross Border Clash (Nov. 2nd and 3rd). We are hoping for a beer garden and raffle, and other fun things. Mark your calendar now, because I promise the course is fantastic and you will love every part of the day!!!!