Keep an eye out for the Bicycle Sport Shop-backed Wolfpack Women’s Cycling Team in 2018.
The Austin-based elite women’s cycling team, formerly known as Athlete Architecture, started three years ago as a team of entry-level racers. Since then, it has developed into a powerhouse all-female road racing team.
The team includes an elite squad of Category 1 and 2 racers, a development and master’s team of Category 3 and 4 racers, and a junior racer.
Bicycle Sport Shop will provide the team with professional fitting services, as well as bicycles, shoes and helmets from Specialized.
Wolfpack will continue to sponsor “Ladies Night” at Austin’s Driveway Series. It will also participate in several Bicycle Sport Shop rides and activities.
“We are really looking forward to this partnership with Bicycle Sport Shop. We love how focused Sport Shop is on women’s riding – from the beginners all the way up to elite racers,” team director and Wolfpack founder Kelly Barrientes said in a press release. “Not only does this shop have a stellar reputation, but also with their multiple locations we will have an amazing platform to empower and mentor many different women cyclists throughout the entire greater Austin community. We are so excited to focus on working at the grassroots level to increase women’s participation in riding and racing.”
The team has produced a Masters 35-39 road race national champion and won a silver medal in the criterium. It’s collected multiple road and criterium state championships, age group and category podium finishes, and a top-20 finish in the UCI Pro/1/2 women’s field at the Joe Martin Stage Race.
To see them in action, check the Bicycle Sport Shop calendar at bicyclesportshop.com.