Come to the Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA) Annual Meeting and Expo at the MSU Pavilion in East Lansing on Sunday, January 31st and meet some of the top road racing professionals from the State of Michigan. On hand will be 9-time Tour de France competitor and 2-time Olympian, Frankie Andreu. Joining him will be current pro cyclist and Bay City native, Jake Rytlewski of the Kenda Pro Cycling presented by GEARGRINDER Team along with first year professional and Grand Rapids native, David Williams of the Bissell Pro Cycling Team. Other Michigan pro cyclists from some of the top teams in the U.S. may also attend.
Starting at 10:30am will be a 30 minute Question & Answer session with the Pros, covering topics on how they started racing, what it takes to become a pro cyclist and what NOT to eat when you’re racing in the Tour de France!
From 11:00am to 12:00pm, Frankie, Jake and David will be available to meet individually, sign autographs, and take pictures.
Additionally, make sure you are on hand at 1pm to join Frankie as he presents the Michigan Youth Cycling (MYC) “Junior Cyclists of the Year” award at 1pm. For more information on the MYC check out - http://www.michiganyouthcycling.org/
Look for the Michigan Bicycle Racing Association (MBRA) tent in the exposition area. For more information on the MMBA Annual Meeting and Expo, check out - http://www.mmba.org/annual-meeting.
For a map showing the location of the MSU Pavilion check out - http://www.usps.org/localusps/lansing/m ... onmap.html.
We hope to see you on Sunday, January 31st !!!
About the MBRA: Recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Cycling, the Michigan Bicycle Racing Association (MBRA) is the governing body that oversees the sanctioning of 40+ competitive and non-competitive road racing and cyclocross events throughout Michigan each year. Additionally, the MBRA works to identify, develop, and support Michigan cyclists through various initiatives and programs." For more information, check out http://www.mbra.org.
About Frankie Andreu: Having raced professionally for twelve years, including 9 consecutive participations in the Tour de France (1992-2000), Frankie Andreu is one of the most popular and well-respected names in American professional cycling. Frankie got his start in cycling with the Detroit based Wolverine Sports Club and has been a tireless promoter of Michigan cycling ever since. For 2010 Frankie will be the team Director for the Kenda Pro Cycling presented by GEARGRINDER team. For more information, check out - http://www.frankieandreu.com
About David Williams and the Bissell Pro Cycling Team: Grand Rapids native David Williams is a multiple time cycling national champion. 2010 will be his first year racing as a professional on the Grand Rapids based Bissell Pro Cycling Team. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Bissell Pro Cycling Team is one of only 11 UCI Continental teams registered in the U.S. Sponsored by Bissell Inc., a world leader in home cleaning products. Watch for David and the Bissell Pro Cycling Team as they race throughout the U.S. and the world in 2010. For more information, check out – http://www.bissellprocycling.com
About Jake Rytlewski and the Kenda Pro Cycling presented by GEARGRINDER Team: Hailing from Bay City, Jake Rytlewski started his cycling career with the Tri-City Cyclists club. Entering his sixth year as a professional, in 2009 Jake capped off his most successful season to date with a 5th place at the USPro National Criterium Championships and a top 20 at the USPro National Road Race Championships. Jake is looking for strong early season form in the lead up to the teams first international stage race, the seven day Tour de Taiwan (UCI 2.2) in March. Kenda Pro Cycling presented by GEARGRINDER is based in Macedonia, Ohio. For more information, check out - http://www.infernoracing.org