Nittany Lion Cross (UCI, MAC Series Race #1 and #2) - Trexlertown, PA

Dana Ordons taking one of the many sharp,
but smooth turns of the Nittany course.

Race Type: Cyclocross

Conditions:First day - hot and humid; Second day - sunny 70s

Riders Representing: Lauren Festa, Dana Ordons, Kristine Church

The first MAC series race, Nittany Lion Cross, started out with a bang in Trexlertown, PA, near the “Home of the Velodrome,” Valley Preferred Cycling Center. The first day was incredibly hot and humid, but luckily we avoided the warning of impending thunderstorms.

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Arsenal Criterium - Philadelphia, PA

Nonnie, Andrea, and Beth after the first race of the dayRace Type: Criterium

Conditions: Sunny, warm, and fairly calm winds

Riders Representing: Beth Bonilla, Andrea Wagner, Nonnie Mann, and Jennifer Rhodes

The Arsenal Criterium race involved a flat, four-corner 0.9 mile course around the Philadelphia Naval Yard. The Women’s 1/2/3 field was small and ended up being run at the same time as the Men’s 55+/65+ and Women’s 35+ fields for the first race of the day. Beth Bonilla finished well with the group of men in 1st place and Andrea Wagner followed in 2nd place. Nonnie Mann had a strong showing in the Women’s 35+ field with a 2nd place finish. Nonnie even followed-up to also finish the Men’s 45+ race later in the day. Jennifer Rhodes was the sole Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom rider in the larger Women’s 3/4 field. The race was fast from the start and the pace did not let up throughout the 60-minute race. Jennifer finished well in 13th place.

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World Series of Bicycling Race Series - Trexlertown, PA

Race Type: Track

Conditions: Perfect, late-summer evenings

Riders Representing: Kimberly Zubris

With the month of August coming to a close, the World Series of Bicycling at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown, PA wrapped up a season of incredible racing with the Air Products Championship on Fri Aug 22nd and the Madison Cup on Fri Aug 29th. Kimberly Zubris represented PB&Co Human Zoom on the track in these two events, picking up some more points in the Univest Rider of the Year competition.

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USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships – Rock Hill, SC

Race Type: Track

Conditions: 80s, hot and humid

Riders Representing: Kimberly Zubris

From August 12th through August 17th, the Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill, SC was host to the 2014 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships. Representing PB&Co Human Zoom, Kimberly Zubris lined up to race against the best women track cyclists in the country in 5 events throughout the week of fast-paced action.

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Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race - Leadville, CO

Lindsey rolling into Twin Lakes Aid StationRace Type: Ultra-Distance Mountain Bike

Conditions:Start in the 30s, high in the 60s with sun, strong wind, rain, slee - overall a beautiful day

Riders Representing: Lindsey Hinmon

On Saturday, Lindsey went and took on her second Leadville 100 mountain bike race. The 21st Annual Leadville 100 MTB Race draws the top racers from all over the world year after year to endure in the ultra-distance mountain bike event. Every year, the race starts with a shotgun fire by the founder of the Leadville Race Series promptly at 6:30am. As many as 2,000 riders toe the line bundled up in freezing temperatures with only hopes to be back at this same spot within the next twelve hours (by 6:30pm) to earn the coveted belt buckle.

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