We are proud to introduce our roster for 2010! Punk Rock Cycling will be bigger than ever for our 3rd year as Iowa's only all female bike racing team. We are so excited as we begin looking forward to all the things we will be doing next year. We will be racing road bikes, mountain bikes, cross bikes, and time trial bikes. We will be hosting weekly road rides, weekly mountain bike rides and will continue our monthly Race Like a Girl series. Just wait to see what else we have in store!
Most of our team from last year is returning (we all miss Emily terribly since she moved to California), and we have added a number of very talented athletes.
Here is our 2010 team:
Heather Myer Davis is back for her second year racing with PRC. She will be racing her road bike again in 2010 and may throw in a few triathlons. Welcome back Heather!
Keely Shannon is also back for her second year with PRC. Keely has been racing for years and we have been so fortunate to have her racing with us. Keely will race her road bike and will throw herself full force into mountain bike racing for the 2010 season.
New PRC member, Lisa Vetterlein, has been racing cyclo-cross with us this year with us and very well. Lisa is also a very experienced bike racer, who took a couple of years off to take care of her precious little boy. We could not be more excited to have Lisa on our team. Welcome Lisa!
Kelli Huerter (previoulsy Mente), who is one of the founding members of PRC and one of our leaders last year, is back for 2010. Kelli was married this fall. Congrats Kelli and Terry! We hope next year is just as successful as the last 2 have been.
Another founding member, Maria Ruhtenberg, is also back for 2010. She will be the director of the team too! Maria will race the road bike, but will also explore her new found love of mountain biking!
Our newest member, Megan Kelly, raced road bikes this year for another local team, and we are so excited that she will be racing for us next year. Megan is very excited about racing the road bike in 2010!
Sara Broek had such a successful racing season this year, we are privileged to have her back. Sara's first year of racing was this year, and wow is she a natural! We can't wait to see what she will do next year.
Lynn Swinger is brand new to racing, but not brand new to the bike. She has a background in triathlons, and is a very solid rider. Welcome to racing Lynn, we know you are going to LOVE it!
Lisa Beaty is also new to racing. She has been a casual road bike rider for a number of years, and has now decided she will delve into racing. We can't wait to see what she can do. Welcome to PRC!
Kristen Burgess is also new to the team, and new to racing (but with a triathlon backgroun). We found her at the cross races this fall and put a jersey on her. She has had a great cross season and plans on racing road bikes next year. Look for Kristen to upgrade by Memorial Day!
Alison Doyle is also back for her second year with PRC. Ali is one of the strongest riders we have seen. We are thankful she is riding with us. And she is studying to be a yoga instructor, so we think she will be unstoppable next year!
Although this will be Keri Blake's second year on our team, this will really be her first full season of racing (last year she had the very important task of becoming a mom which sidelined her most of the year). Keri teaches spin, is very fit, and will rock the road scene in 2010.
PRC also welcomes new member Julie Hugo. Julie has had some race experience, included Jingle Cross Rock this year, where she raced for PRC and did great! Julie has been a bike enthusiast her whole life so we think she is the perfect addition to our team.
We found Katie Fistler at the cross races too. She has a triathlon background, is a swim coach, and decided to try her hand at cross racing. She was an instant success and we couldn't wait to get a PRC jersey on her. She raced for us for most of this cross season, and think she will be scary fast on the road.
So there you have it! Fourteen strong, athletic, competitive, and motivated women who are going to crush it next year in all biking disciplines. Welcome to everyone. We are going to have a great year!