VeloWorx Mountain Bike Team

team pic (2)VeloWorx membership consists of Thirteen Elite cat 1 & Pro  men and 20 Competitive men & women mountain bike racers.  Members compete at all levels from category 2 to pro level in state, national and international races.  We are a unique and interesting group of individuals with a great majority of whom are self-employed and/or are small business owners.  The bond and camaraderie amongst the members is strong.  Our team appreciates and values the support of our sponsors and welcomes new buisnesses to our racing family.  Members understand the importance of sponsors and take their obligation to positively represent them seriously. Our team’s obligation is to market our sponsor’s products or brand by competing at our best, winning or stepping on the podium all the while exhibiting good sportsmanship and acting as positive role models.  Most of our members, as parents recognize the importance of these qualities.  Our current sponsors are the following: Nationwide Insurance, The Watkin Law OfficeFlat Tire Bike Shop, Shadetree BikesTrek, Bontrager, VR7, AZ Sports Center, ESIgripsBlue Wasabi, Baja Training Systems, RevitaPumpFX Corporate Wellness, and HoneyStinger. We have sponsorship opportunities available at various monetary or product levels.  For details, contact us through the contact area at the bottom of this page. One of our Mountain Team Managers will get back to you promptly.

According to the National Association of Sporting Goods Retailers, Cycling is the second most popular recreational activity in the United States, even without being a TV sport. The average professional cyclist has a median household income of
$75,000+ and over 50% are in managerial positions with their company. It is estimated that there are approximately 11 million spectators in the cycling world, with a median household income of $75,000+.*

*Source: Simmons, MRI, USA Cycling Membership, Bicycling Magazine Jersey mock-up, final design pending

Expected podiums at 80% of races!
We will compete in 25 races, including 15% out-of-state races
Team Managers:
Art McFarland (Mtn. Bike Manager)
Art is a Level II USA Cycling certified coach and active racer on both the mountain and road. Art is also an accomplished multi day endurance racer having completed such events as TransRockies, BC Bike Race, Cape Epic, La Ruta de los Conquistadores, TransMexicana and Baja Epic. Over the past 10 years, Art has coached State Champions in various disciplines (Criterium, TT, and MTB) and currently coaches from Cat 1 to Cat 5 Road racers and Pro to Beginner level MTB

Paul Broaderip (Mtn. Bike Manager)
Paul began cycling in his childhood and has continued through adulthood with various competitive sports. In 2007, he began competitively racing mountain bike and road races. He has since become an elite Cat 1 rider.

Steve Hughes (Mtn. Bike Manager)
Steve has the most experience of all the managers, but donʼt let his age fool you, he can still beat most of the younger competitorʼs times.




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