They're New and Have Stripes!
Cycling World Champion stripes that is. Team Radio Shack has Lance Armstrong, the 1993 Road World Champion and Team West County Revolution has Giana Roberge, Coach and Sports Director, the 2004 Master's Time Trial World Champion.
Yes the rumors are true, Steve and Bradley have finally announced Team West County Revolution and we think it is going to be a great group for people who love cycling and our cycling heaven here in Sonoma. The team will be focused on the development of recreational and competitive cyclists but with a "social flair" and a community spirit.
Do you love to ride your bike and learn new routes with a great group of cyclists? Do you want to learn to descend faster and safer? Do you want to increase your speed and ride in a pace line safely and comfortably? Are you looking for a supportive coach that can help you with a training plan to "stomp em all" at the upcoming GranFondo??
Become a member of our team and you'll get it all plus more! The cost to join the team is the cost of the kit plus normally an annual fee of $50 to offset insurance and other expenses. But for the members who join in the first year, this annual fee will stay $35, no matter how popular the team becomes.
Ready to Join or have questions?
Email us at jon@westcountyrevolution or call the shop and talk to Steve, Bradley or Rob. We will be happy to fill you in on more of the details. We cannot wait to see you at our inaugural ride!
Need More? Then Read On
Our new USA Cycling registered Team "rocks" as we feel it offers you the best of the best.
Coaching and Training Programs
To start Giana and Team Speed Queen brings to the Team a wealth of knowledge and skill. She will offer members three different training programs depending on where your biking interest lies. Whether you are a recreational rider wanting to improve your time on the GranFondo, a triathlete needing a complete training plan, or an amateur racer wanting to improve your finishes, Giana's expertise can help you attain your goals! For more information on the cost components of these programs please send an email to jon@westcountyrevolution.
Cyclist Want To Have FUN!
Not only do we want to improve our cycling skills, but we want to have FUN! With that in mind we have assembled a group of sponsors that fit our criteria, that embraces good food, fun and local organizations. These sponsors each give our members and their family exciting benefits ranging from discounts on bike gear, wine, meals, coffee, yoga classes and much more.
Cyclists Love Eye Candy
Our team kit will be custom designed by Rick Pepper of Eleven Gear. This isn't going to be just any old kit with the sponsors' names printed on it and the team name across the back. This is a kit you are going to be stoked to gear up in and ride the west county roads.
Great Team Rides
But it isn't JUST about training and looking good, we are going to be planning many scheduled team rides. These will include standing Saturday morning rides that will meander through west county and will show you many routes that you did not know existed. Similar to the Soup Spoons & Carbon Forks and Viva la Rivera Revolution group rides these rides will provide you with challenging routes but with a no drop philosophy. These team rides will not conflict with the Soup Spoons and Rivera rides, they will embrace and incorporate them. We are also going to be having couples rides and family rides that will encourage all members of the family to join in and have fun together. The team will host various "noncompetitive" events (many will be together with Organic Athlete) that will provide friendly competition and give you the ability to measure your improvements. Again, all in the name of fun and community.
Outstanding Food, Wine and Coffee
Backing our team we have Bistro 29 in Santa Rosa, a traditional French bistro that exudes the cozy atmosphere well-known in Europe where it is the heart beat of the community.
Next on our list of sponsors is PizzaVino 707 located on the plaza in Sebastopol. Stephen Singer, the owner of Pizzavino707 also owns Baker Lane Vineyard and Singer Olio (olive oil producer) which will also be sponsors of the team.
Another one of our local sponsors is Emtu Estate Winery owned by Chris and John Mason. John is already a member of our Monday morning "Ride with the Old Pros" and when we discussed the concept of forming a new team he was one of our first members.
What would cyclists do without their pre-ride coffee? Alexis Bauer of my friend Joe coffee makes some of the best Joe around. She is a strong supporter of the local cycling community and an avid community builder.
Yoga and Cross Training
Since cyclists spend so much time bent over the bars we are thrilled at having three dog yoga in Santa Rosa as a sponsor! three dog yoga is power yoga for every body...whether you're a raw beginner or an experienced practitioner.
And Our Favorite Bike Shop
West County Revolution Bike Shop will be the Team's shop sponsor offering a 20% discount on parts, clothing and accessories, an annual bike fitting for $50 (a $150 value) and periodic special deals to team members. No matter what level cyclist you are you can be assured that you will get the BEST SERVICE and attention from these guys.