(Ontario, Canada) – Trek Bicycle, the world leader in bicycle technology and innovation, and the Trek Store of Toronto, one of Canada’s top bicycle retailers, have teamed up to form the Trek Canada Mountain Bike Race Team.
Formed last season with the intention of fostering young athletes harboring Olympic potential, the Trek Canada race team will compete around the world in 2010 at major mountain bike races, including World Cup, Canada Cup, and Pro XCT events.
Trek Canada’s all-Canadian roster consists of Eric Batty, age 26, Mical Dyck, age, 27, Adam Morka, age 24, Peter Glassford, age 26, and Masters competitor Jon Barnes, age 35. Former team member Emily Batty, age 21, recently accepted a position on the Trek World Racing Pro XC team.
“We believe that these four Elite-level riders have the potential to compete at the World Cup level and are serious Olympic hopefuls,” said Mike Hietpas, Canadian Sales Manager at Trek. “The focus for this team will be multiple World Cup events, with a particular emphasis on the World Cup Championship which is being held this year in Mount St. Anne, Quebec.”
For more information on the Trek Canada MTB team, including rider bios and full race schedule, visit www.trekraceteam.com.