Team Group Health is a significant and successful women’s team that never forgets to have fun. Every fall, we welcome new riders, developing racers, and additions to our Cat 1/2/3 team. Recruitment for our team happens in late summer/early fall. During this time, teams will host Meet the Teams rides, and you’ll find an application on this page.
Our Meet the Team ride is scheduled for Saturday, September 26.
Meet at 9:15 at Leschi Park, 201 Lakeside Ave S, Seattle 98122, with the rides departing at 9:30 and proceeding at a social, “no drop” pace around the south end of Lake Washington and returning across I-90 to Leschi. We will also have team members present at the Intro to Women’s Cycling rides. Whether you’re new to the racing community, looking to strengthen your riding skills, thinking about racing, or looking to speak with other women about local racing teams or riding opportunities, these rides are for you! Intro to Women’s Cycling dates:
- Sunday, September 27
- Sunday, October 4
- Sunday, October 11
Time: 8:45 AM at Leschi Park, 201 Lakeside Ave S, Seattle 98122. In the meantime: come watch some races, say Hi to us at crits, track. mtb or cyclocross races — we’re the ladies in teal and chartreuse. Want to know more? Our membership coordinator would be happy to answer your emails or go for a ride with you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Racer benefits: We know that racing can be an expensive sport. To help offset the cost associated to training and racing, and to help athletes reach their potential, we offer a number of rider benefits. These benefits include scholarships, race reimbursement, structured team winter training, clinics, a mentor program and more.
Scholarships and Support:
For new Cat 4 racers:
– We recruit new riders with strong potential. In addition to our traditional recruitment and membership we offer a scholarship package to help support riders with strong potential that are eager to start racing. How it works: – The scholarship recipient will pay $200. In return, the scholarship recipient will receive a team membership, a team kit (jersey and shorts), a WSBA membership and USA Cycling license, and five race entries (a total value of $450).
For returning members:
– We’re committed to strengthening existing the talent on Team Group Health through coaching scholarships. This application-based scholarship program will reward five recipients with a $500 scholarship to be used toward a coach or training plan of her choosing.
More exposure and experience: We want more of our racers to gain exposure and participate in important regional races. As such, we have a reimbursement policy to offset the costs of race entry fees, with a full reimbursement for targeted races in each discipline. Beyond regional racing: In 2015, we will support a strong Team Group Health presence at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA. This weeklong racing event provides opportunities to race road, mountain bike and cyclocross at all levels, as well as an opportunity to see some of the world’s top pros racing in the same disciplines. Team Group Health is proud to be able to develop and support racers throughout their cycling development – our racers should aspire to and have access to the biggest races when they are ready. We would like to see our racers in the highest categories representing Team Group Health at races like Redlands Bicycle Classic, BC Superweek, Cascade Cycling Classic, Cross Vegas, North Star Grand Prix, and Leadville Trail 100.