Title Sponsor Spotlight: Group Health

grouphealthA big thank you to our title sponsor, Group Health Cooperative! 2015 marks the eleventh year of our partnership and we’re proud to continue wearing the stand-out teal and chartreuse colors. Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Seattle, Group Health is a non-profit, member-governed health care system that serves over 600,000 members in Washington and Idaho.

Giving back to the community is a big part of Group Health’s social mission, and it does so by supporting initiatives and programs that promote physical activity to “enrich people’s lives by improving health”. In addition to their many program and event sponsorship, Group Health contributed to the community this year by sponsoring 15 Pronto Cycle Share docking stations to advance community health and promote alternative commuting solutions. While wearing the Group Health logo as we ride, we also raise public awareness for healthy lifestyles.

Learn more about Group Health on their websiteFacebook and Twitter pag

 

TGHers at Jingle Cross

TGHers Marsa Daniel and Jadine Riley are competing in frigid Iowa this weekend at the UCI Carousel Volkswagen Jingle Cross Rock.

Temperature dropped down to 18 degrees and on day three, races took place in a fresh layer of snow. Congrats to Marsa Daniel for finishing in the top 20 of the elite women’s UCI races on Day 1, and to Jadine Riley for securing a podium spot in the women’s Master 35+ race.

Well done, ladies!

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Ruth Gustafson elected to MVA Board

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A huge congrats to TGH racer Ruth Gustafson, who was elected as a 2015 Marymoor Velodrome Association boardmember. Way to go, Ruth!

Sitting on the MVA board will be a great way for her to help  grow events like the Marymoor Grand Prix, Masters Nationals and our local weekly race series and classes. We’re certain Ruth will do great!

Learn more about the Marymoor Velodrome at www.velodrome.org.

 

Meet the Dirt Team

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Have you ever considered joining a women’s race team?

Team Group Health is recruiting new members for its 2014-15 dirt team (cyclocross and mountain bike)! We are open to all skill levels, abilities and fitness. Whether you are interested in improving your fitness, honing your technical skills, racing at a higher level or meeting more women to ride off-road with, we have something for you!

We offer fall and winter mountain bike rides, cyclocross and mountain bike skills clinics, weekly cyclocross practice and lots of riding in a casual, fun and supportive environment.

Come out to St. Edward Park in Kenmore on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. for a casual ride and meet some of the Team Group Health dirt team members! Cyclocross and mountain bikes of any kind are appropriate.

 

TGH wins team & indiv. BARR

386442_179108788845018_153213175_nIn February of this year, the women of Team Group Health kicked off the season with one clear goal in mind: to win Washington State Bicycling Association’s Team Competition.

And we did just that! Thanks to all our racers who came out to race and to support the team this season. And thanks to WSBA for the fun competition!

Additionally, a HUGE congrats goes out to Lisa Coyne and Anne-Marije Rook for winning the Best All Around Road Racer (BARR) competition in their respective categories!

Lisa Coyne who earlier this season won the State Championship Cat 3 Road Race won the Women’s Cat 3 BARR.

And Anne-Marije Rook, who won the Cat 1/2 State Championship Road Race in May, topped the Women’s Elite BARR.  As elite BARR champion, Anne-Marije will race with WSBA number 1 in 2015 and receive free entry in Washington races.

Congrats, ladies!

 

Sponsor Spotlight: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

pizzaWe love nothing more than to socialize and eat delicious food as we carbo-load before a tough race. So we couldn’t be more grateful to have Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria as a sponsor!

Driven by the desire to provide the definitive Pizza Napoletana experience, Tutta Bella is all about being authentic, and they strive to be the most respected Neapolitan pizzeria in the world.

They are certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana and feature mouth-watering menu items like neopolitan meatballs, caprese salads, lasagna and, of course, a wide array of white and red sauce pizzas that even the President can resist. When President Obama visited Seattle 2012, he had Tutta Bella pizzas delivered to his Air Force One!

Learn more about Tutta Bella online on their website, facebook, Twitter and Yelp.

 

Sponsor Spotlight: Cascade Bicycle Trainers

Cascade Bike TrainersIt’s hard to believe but road season is just about over. This means that fall is just around the corner and so are indoor trainer workouts. Luckily, we have Cascade Bicycle Trainers as our sponsor, allowing us to train year-round, no matter the weather!

With a goal to be an industry leader, Cascade Bike Trainers provide innovative products that are affordable, easy to use and are guaranteed to improve functional fitness.  With over 25 years of experience in this industry, they are passionate about the belief that staying fit can help people live happier, healthier lives.
Learn more about Center Cycle on their website, www.cascadebiketrainers.com/

 

Sponsor Spotlight: Center Cycle

10394105_10201600175841070_8780163233883632749_nWe are so stoked to have Center Cycle as a sponsor of Team Group Health this 2013-14 race season, and not just because they let us host team parties in their shop!

Around since 1974, Center Cycle is a Renton-based store with helpful staff, great service and massive inventory. They also offer expert bike fits and are a wonderful supporter of women’s racing.

Whether you’re looking for your kid’s first bike or your next racing bike, you’ll find it (and matching accessories) at Center Cycle.

Find more about Center Cycle on their website, on Facebook and on Yelp.

 

Sponsor Spotlight: Dreamclinic

A big Thank You to our sponsor Dreamclinic for supporting us yet another year.

Founded on the belief that all people deserve to have health and well-being, and that health and well-being are achievable goals, Dreamclinic makes it their mission to provide services and education that promote a natural approach to health, with massage being an integral component.

With locations in Seattle’s Greenlake and Queen Anne neighborhoods, Dreamclinic offers a range of services including wellness and specialty massage, on-site massage, medical massage, acupuncture and wellness workshops.

The ladies of TGH know that massages are a great way to recover from a hard day in the saddle, and the staff of Dreamclinic are some of the best in Seattle? In fact, Dreamclinic was awarded  Best Massage in Seattle 2013 on Citysearch – a testament that Dreamclinic by everyone who visits them.

To schedule your next massage, buy a gift certificate or simply learn more, visit www.dreamclinic.com.

Also find Dreamclinic on Facebook,  Twitter and Yelp.

 

Mid season update: 3 State Champions!

TGH is out in full force at road and mountain bike races throughout the state and getting some great results, including three wins at state championships!

Back in April, Jadine Riley became the 2014 Masters State Champion by beating the Cat 1/2 competition at the Olympic View Road Race — the identified WSBA Master State Championship.

Then on June 14, TGH showed up looking for some hardware at the WSBA State Championship Road Race in Bellingham.

Lisa Coyne successfully outsprinting her Cat 3 competitors as did Anne-Marije Rook in the Cat 1/2 field to take home the state champion titles.

Congrats Ladies!

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