We are proud to announce Team Mike's Bike Cyclocross (TMBCX) for the 2012 season! The team is comprised of seven of your favorite Bay Area powerhouses including Philip Mooney, Roman Kilun, Adam Switters, Andrew Goessling, Stephen Dey, Ryan Johnson, and Henry Scholz. The Elite A Squad will be racing on the latest carbon Crux bikes and equipment from Specialized, in those sexy custom Italian Capo Kits, shading the dust with sunglasses from Smith, protecting their palms with Bike Smart gloves, and supported by the Bay Areas best local bike shop Mike's Bikes.
Elite A Men
"I'm super stoked to be racing cross with the TMBCX guys. It's great to be able to represent a sweet bike shop like Mike's Bikes with so many good athletes/friends as my teammates. Hopefully we can show the local NorCal CX establishment that us roadies know how to schralp the rad, shred the gnar, and do all that other stuff dirt bikers do!"
"I am excited to race cross for the coolest shop in California and race with my friends. We may not always win but we will be having the most fun."
"Ever since I started racing bikes in high school, I've always loved mobbing around the trails and roads of the East Bay on my cross bike. Now, years later, I'm incredibly excited to b able to race for Team Mike's Bikes CX. Thanks to the awesome support of Mike's Bikes, what started as an of the cuff idea during a bike ride has quickly turned into one of the strongest, badassest group of CX riders around. Look out NorCal, the boys in black are hitting the dirt!"
"I am super stoked to be riding for Mike's Bikes Cross Team. Any team that will let a whole bunch of roadies play in the dirt and make fools of themselves going around off-camber turns is great in my book. I'm sure the team will be doing some butt-kicking too. If you're looking to find me out on the course, just look for people calling out my nicknames (I.e GnarDog or Shreddy McGnarGnar)"
"I'm stoked to be racing with a great group of athletes/friends as TMBCX and spreading the Mike's Bikes love. Like the rest of the team I got my start on the road, but have since seen the light and realized the dirt is way more fun. Let's see what excitement TMBCX can add to the NorCal CX scene!"
Single Speed A
"If the Team Mike's Bikes road crew was any indication, the Team Mike's Bikes CX team should keep things rolling right along. While the team aspect of racing is less important than it is one the road, beer drinking and silliness is a big part of the game, and for that I am thankful for a solid group of dudes to ride with. We're definitely bringing the roadie heat this season. Look for us, we'll be smashing past you on the straights and crawling around the turns."
"I always look forward to the end of the road season as it means it's time to hop on the SSCX bike and see what these roadie legs can do against the talented mountain bikers. Managing the TMB road squad the past two years has been phenomenal so working with this talent in the cyclocross season should be a blast. I can't wait to see what these guys can do in the dirt."