The Whole Athlete/Specialized Junior Cycling Team is a U23 mountain bike development program sponsored in part by PROBAR. Their mission is to invest in the future of our youth and the sport of cycling by developing young athletes at the regional, national and international levels with dedication, integrity and fun.
The Whole Athlete/Specialized Junior Cycling Team is coming off their best year ever in which they achieved one top-10 finish at World Championships, seven Junior National titles, ten top-10 finishes at the UCI International competition, and over 50 total victories. The Whole Athlete/Specialized Junior Cycling Team has achieved what no other US development program has: 60 wins a year on average for the past five years, twelve US Junior National Championship titles, 15 riders named to the world Championships, fourteen top-10 finishes in World Cup races, and the first US Junior Woman ever to win a World Cup.
On the heels of its successful 2014 season, Whole Athlete/Specialized is looking for ways to give back, as well as prepare for another great season in 2015. The team has named the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) as a recipient of its fundraising partnership with Play Hard Give Back, a fund-raising and sports marketing company based in Ketchum, Idaho. To support this fundraising initiative, the team is selling three delicious trail mixes through the Play Hard Give Back web site. Proceeds will go to NICA, the team’s chosen social cause, as well as to help fund the team’s upcoming racing season.
To learn more about the Whole Athlete/Specialized team, check out their website.