The relationship has ended between specialty online retailer of premium bikes, apparel, and accessories, Competitive Cyclist, and On The Rivet Management. The two entities will not be associated for the 2013 season.
Backcountry.com, Inc., the parent company of Competitive Cyclist, worked with On The Rivet for two years, first in 2011 as the title sponsor of RealCyclist.com Pro Cycling Team and then in 2012 as the title sponsor of Competitive Cyclist Racing Team. RealCyclist.com is also a Backcountry store.
Last week, On The Rivet and Inferno Racing announced their merger for the 2013 season. Competitive Cyclist is not party to this contract or relationship and will not be a sponsor of the 2013 Team owned and operated by On The Rivet Management.
Competitive Cyclist expects to continue support of domestic bike racing as a sponsor in the upcoming season.