Nature Valley Pro Ride Team Is Complete

The rosters are set for the 13 elite amateur bicycle racers who won spots – “American Idol” style – on the Nature Valley Pro Ride teams, earning the opportunity to compete against professionals next week at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Jane Weakley of Kettering, Ohio, and Brandon Feehery of Homewood, Ill., were the final…

Final Nature Valley Pro Ride Qualifier This Weekend

Only two spots remain to be filled on the Nature Valley Pro Ride women’s and men’s teams for this year’s Nature Valley Grand Prix. Cycling’s version of “American Idol” wraps up with the Quad Cities Memorial Weekend Omnium, which consists of three long-standing criteriums in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. The top amateur man and…

Two Nature Valley Pro Ride Races This Weekend

A big weekend lies ahead for the Nature Valley Pro Ride, cycling’s version of “American Idol.” The Sterling Road Race in Boston on Saturday and Sunday’s Jefferson Cup in Charlottesville, Va., present the opportunity for four riders to gain roster spots on special men’s and women’s teams for the Nature Valley Grand Prix. A staple…

Ride Of A Lifetime At Nature Valley

Every year,  a unique experience is provided to 12 amateur riders, 6 men and 6 women, to compete alongside against the country’s top men and women professional bicycle racers at the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the premier race race on the 2010 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. “It’s been a great experience for me to…

Nature Valley Pro Ride Teams Finalized

The Nature Valley Pro Ride men’s and women’s teams have been selected for the Nature Valley Grand Prix, June 16-20 in East Central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Mary Maroon of Sacramento, Calif., and Lucas Binder of San Diego qualified at the Mt. Hamilton Classic Road Race and Memorial Day Criterium to become the 11th and…

Final Nature Valley Pro Ride Qualifier This Weekend

This weekend’s Mt. Hamilton Classic Road Race/Memorial Day Criterium in California marks the end of the 2010 Nature Valley Pro Ride qualifiers. The final two riders selected will join the five men and five women who have already qualified. Sunday’s 63.5-mile point-to-point road race begins in San Jose and climbs 4,500 feet to the top…

Four More Added To Nature Valley Pro Ride Rosters

The rosters of the Nature Valley Pro Ride men’s and women’s teams are more than halfway filled, with another two riders to be selected this weekend. Sunday’s Bear Mountain Spring Classic in Harriman State Park in New York will be contested on a challenging 21-mile loop that includes a climb of more than two miles,…

Nature Valley Pro Ride Events Begin In April

The first two of six races of the Nature Valley Pro Ride begin next weekend with the Hillsboro-Roubaix (Illinois) Road Race April 10 near Saint Louis, and the Rock Hill Spring Races April 10-11 in South Carolina, near Charlotte, N.C. Like its namesake, the fabled Paris-Roubaix classic in France, Hillsboro-Roubaix favors hardy, experienced riders due…