For 2008, Team Lost Coast Brewery and Marin Bikes are pleased to announce the perfect union of a Northern California bike company with a Northern California brewing company, as Marin Bikes is now the team’s official bike supplier.
Team Lost Coast Brewery, an elite-level grassroots mountain biking team supported by the Lost Coast Brewery located in Eureka, CA was founded in 2007. For 2008, the team has expanded, adding three professional riders to the roster. Maureen Kunz will be joining Team Lost Coast Brewery for her first year in the professional ranks after a stellar season in 2007, culminating in 3 Expert National Championships in Mt Snow, VT. Brian Astell, a top-ranked Xterra racer, is a very capable all-around rider and will be one to watch out for in ‘08. Amon Pease, who dominated the California State Series in 2005, will be making a return to professional racing in 2008. Returning members, Tsering Alleyne and Emma Worldpeace will be racing in the Semi-Pro and Women’s Expert categories, respectively.
Marin Bikes, located in Novato, CA has been making some of the best bikes on the market for over 20 years. Team Lost Coast Brewery will be racing on Marin Bike’s Indian Fire Trail frame and the Quad XC full-suspension in Super D and select XC events. “We are excited to partner with such a great group of riders,” stated Mark Vanek, Marin Bike’s Marketing Manager. “Team LCB has a diverse range of riders that have already proven to be great ambassadors for Marin. Winning races is great, but the effectiveness of having positive individuals representing our brand around the clock is priceless. ” More information on Marin Bikes can be found at www.marinbikes.com
Additionally, Manitou/ Hayes is providing Team Lost Coast Brewery significant support in 2008 by supplying the team with Hayes Stroker Trail disc brakes and Manitou R7 MRD suspension forks.
Other team sponsors include Pearl Izumi, WTB, GU Sports, Vanderkitten, ESI Grips, Kinetic Koffee, The Missing Link Bicycle Co-op, Mountain Lavender Company, Infinite Tarot, Humboldt Organics and Laura Franklin Chiropractor.
Team Lost Coast Brewery is extremely thankful to all of their supporters for the coming season. Look for the 2008 squad at select Northern California races, CA State Series Races, NMBS events, the Sea Otter Classic, Xterra races, and other local and national-level races.
source: Emma Worldpeace, Team Lost Cost Brewery