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March 10/10 8:58 am - BC Team Recruiting Junior Riders

Posted by Editoress on 03/10/10

The Comox Valley’s newest cycling team is looking for a few good cyclists who want to test their potential as part of a junior racing team.

The Trail Bicycles Eatmore Sprouts Cycling Team is now accepting applications from junior cyclists, 18 years of age or younger, to fill six positions on the team. The team is open to both male and female riders, and four experienced senior cyclists whose primary responsibility will be support, coaching and mentorship will join the junior riders.

The team will compete in cross-country mountain bike, road and cyclocross races throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. The focus of the team will be the Vancouver Island Mountain Bike Race Series, the Cycling BC XC Cup Series, Cross on the Rock Cross Series and other local and provincial events.

“For a lot of young athletes, the costs associated with travelling to competitions can be prohibitive,” says Jeff Beeston, owner of Trail Bicycles and one of the team’s senior riders. “Being part of the team will put these competitions within reach, thanks to our community sponsors like Rehabilitation in Motion, the Freakin’ Coffee Shop and Ryan Parton Writing Solutions.”

The Trail Bicycles Eatmore Sprouts Cycling Team is the only team in the Comox Valley that’s also a registered trade team with Cycling BC. That means it’s the only option for elite local cyclists who want to compete as a team in sanctioned races and be eligible for Cycling BC awards.

“Cycling is one of the fastest-growing sports in North America,” says Beeston. “Some of the more intangible benefits of being part of the team will include the camaraderie of their teammates, the mentorship of our senior riders and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated group of competitors whose strength is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Applicants should be residents of the Comox Valley or Campbell River, have at least some racing experience and be willing to commit to training with the team at least two nights a week.

For more information, or to apply, call Jeff Beeston at 250-334-2456 or send a brief racing resume to


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