Clif Bar Inc. today released the racing roster and sponsors of its new Luna Chix all-women's professional mountain bike team. The lineup includes 2001 cross-country mountain bike world champion Alison Dunlap, world class downhill specialist Marla Streb, emerging cross-country specialist Kelli Emmett and veteran cross-country and cyclocross racer Gina Hall. Clif Bar Inc.'s Paul McKenzie will serve as team director. In addition, Clif announced team sponsors, with title sponsor Luna Bar (well, that's a big surprise), as well as Santa Cruz Bicycles, Inc. (bike frames), Ritchey Design Inc. (components), FOX Racing Shox (suspension), Shimano American Corp. (components), Giro Sport Design (helmets), Castelli USA (race clothing), Sidi (shoes), Kelty (outer and casual wear, and travel bags) and Selle Italia (saddles). Outdoor manufacturer Kelty told SNEWS® it is "very excited to be a part of this program that supports women's sports and well as the regional grass roots programs to raise awareness for breast cancer." The LUNA CHIX mission in addition to racing is to not only raise support and funding of women's issues in general, but also specifically for breast cancer and The Breast Cancer Fund.
Sugoi women's mountain bike camps on a roll
What began four seasons ago as three weekend mountain bike camps for women run by a regional cycling federation in British Columbia has grown into a sell-out 13-camp series across Western Canada and the United States for nearly 500 women now run by Sugoi. Today's Sugoi Dirt ...read more