Team Members

Team Roster:

Emmett Culp

Matthew Edwards

Mariasol Johannes

Zachary Kovalcik

Jack Lindquist

Robert Mayfield

Kyle Mensing

Dan Norman

Amy Shepard

Zack Taylor

Mariasol Johannes
Bio Coming Soon


Zak Kovalcik is a 2X Elite National Champion. A Pittsburgh, PA Transplant and ex-messenger, Zak has a unique style that stands out above the rest. Not only does he clean up in the local races, but boasts an impressive race resume including racing in Tasmania, Germany and Trinidad and Tobago. Zak is a 9x medalist at Elite Nationals and 10x state champion.

2012

1st – Team Pursuit – USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships – Carson, CA
1st – USA Cycling Elite Track Omnium National Championships – Rockhill, SC
3rd- Scratch Race – USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships – Carson, CA
1st- USA Cycling National Track Calendar – Men’s Endurance
Marymoor Grand Prix – Redmond, WA
1st – Points, Scratch, Madison (w/ Jame cxCarney), Endurance Omnium
Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge – Portland, OR
1st – Scratch (track record), Points, Miss and Out, Overall Omnium
Fixed Gear Classic – Blaine, MN
1st – Madison (w/ Franco Marvulli), 1k Madison TT (w/ Franco Marvulli)<
2nd – Forster Derny-Cup (w/ Thomas Baur) – Forst (Lausitz), GER
3rd – US 10 Mile Championships – Trexlertown, PA

-2011-
1st – Fixed Gear Classic Madison (w/ Dan Harm) – Blaine, MN
2nd – Madison Cup (w/ Dan Harm) – Trexlertown, PA
3rd – Elite National Championships, Team Pursuit – Carson, CA

Jack “Fixie Famous” Lindquist

Jack is known for being the world’s largest vegan. He is pictured holding a standard sized coffee cup. At 9’3, he stands much too large for normal bicycles and is required to compete in the 36er category in his discipline of choice, offroad unicycling.

Results:

1st place overall Unihops! Unicycle/Potatoe sack race Duathlon Series
3rd place Parkour Trials 7′+ Division
3rd place Masters 31-32 Portland Triathlon
5th place Tandem Recumbent TT National championships


Robert Mayfield

Robert was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. He found his way to the local

velodrome under the guidance of a local shop owner. After becoming heavily involved

with the resurfacing effort of Penrose Park, conquering the local track scene and

becoming competitive at tracks around the country, Robert has decided to relocate to

Portland, Oregon to make track racing an even bigger part of his life.

Results:

2013

2nd Missouri State Championship Scratch Race

3rd Missouri State Championship Kilo

2nd Fixed Gear Classic Team Sprint (Marshall/Fraley)

2nd Penrose Park Velodrome Track Series “A” Group

2012

4th US Elite National Championship Team Sprint (Hieb/Houston)

1st Fixed Gear Classic Team Sprint (Fraley/Robertson)

7th Fixed Gear Classic Sprint Omnium

2nd Penrose Park Velodrome Track Series “A” Group


A Mostly True Account of Kyle Arthur Mensing

by Dan Norman
Kyle Mensing was raised by a pack of wolves in the foothills of the Arizona desert. Early on, he learned that the only way to keep up with his canine family was on a bicycle. After becoming socialized into the human world, Kyle began a stint as a motorcycle mechanic, which sadly ended in a fiery crash and a narrowly averted demise. Returning to his first love of human powered vehicles, Kyle packed up his bicycles and rollerblades and moved to the great state of Oregon.
Here he has devoted himself fully to the pursuit of all things cycling. By day, he makes his living selling bicycles to the greater population of our fair city, and by night he climbs mountains with the greatest of ease atop one of his eighteen artisanal bikes. Kyle has only recently begun racing in a “sanctioned” manner, but is poised to destroy all who dare challenge him in this coming season.

Dan Norman by Dan Norman

Name: Dan Norman

Age: 28
Weight: 115
Tallness: 5’8″
Specialty: climber/illustrator jockey
Palmares: completed several races last year. Like, all the way to the finish.
Should there be a format? I just don’t want this to look like our BG roster, except maybe with the yearbook photos. Those were great. I was gonna write something goofy, so people were aware of my irreverent nature, but that failed. So, here it is

Amy “Eradicator” Shepard

It all started with the D squash ladder, but it continued on through the sport of cycling. Life is an ongoing battle of to find the balance between shenanigans and serious bike riding. My athletic history includes smoking cigarettes, making zines, and letting my hair get dirty. My current hobbies include overanalyzing, internetting, riding bikes, talking about bikes, over analyzing bikes, eating lots of delicious food, and trying to make life extra sweet one day at a time.

Palmarès

2013

4th USAC National Championship Team Pursuit
2nd Marymoor Grand Prix Team Pursuit
4th Marymoor Grand Prix Women’s Madison
1st OBRA Championship Senior Women Pursuit
1st OBRA Championship Women Team Pursuit
4th Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge Miss N Out
5th Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge Point’s Race
5th Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge Keirin
1st Women Cat 3, 5th Overall St Honore Criterium
1st Dirty Circles Road Race Series Overall Women 1/2/3

2012

4th Marymoor Grand Prix Madison
5th Hellyer Velodrome Challenge Points Race
5th Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge Scratch Race
1st OBRA Championship Team Pursuit
2nd Alpenrose Six Day Women
2nd OBRA Championship Cat 3, 5th Overall Senior Women

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