The 2nd edition to our Team Spotlight blog series where we’re featuring some of the awesome teams we sponsor.
Team Name: Team Oregon p/b Laurelwood Brewing
Location: Portland, OR
Sport: Cycling – Road, MTB, Cyclocross
Number of members: 59
Favorite Nuun Flavor: All of them! Although some tried and true favorites surface such as Grape, Watermelon, Lemon Lime and Tri Berry.
Team mission: Enhance the sport of cycling in Oregon by organizing an accessible team with resources to help all members reach their goals within the sport. Team Oregon is built on a strong team-oriented model, something often missing in competitive cycling today. Experienced riders share their knowledge with less experienced team members. In addition to racing, members are encouraged to be active in the club and assist in the club’s operations and projects. Our club is active in promoting races, training rides, training camps, community cycling events, and coaching.
Why does the team like Nuun? We love that it’s nutritious and delicious! The balance of ingredients provides just what we’re looking for in a performance beverage. We’re able to replenish our electrolytes and maintain hydration without impacting our calorie replacement regimen helping keep our stomachs settled. The refreshing taste keeps us coming back for more ensuring we don’t get dehydrated. If we’re feeling tired or getting ready to crush a ride, we fill our bottles with the caffeinated enhanced Nuun. Hold on tight!
We also like the tablet delivery system that allows us to pocket extra Nuun for refills during our epic rides. Off the bike…..a rare occasion mind you….we stay focused and fuel up pre-ride or workout with the All Day Nuun. We simply just can’t get enough!
Where is the team’s favorite place to ride? Why? Surprise….Oregon. It’s simply an amazing place for riding. You can get 5,000+ ft of climbing within PDX city limits without ever repeating a road via Forest and Washington Park. Venture out east to the Mt Hood National forest, The Dalles or ride to Multnomah Falls via the Gorge and feel like you’re in another country. Head down to Eugene to ride the rolling wine country or to the high desert in Bend to get some rides in at elevation or some of the best MTB around. You can’t go wrong no matter where you are.
We also have a large cyclocross team, adventurous by nature and here’s their take on great riding. Forgotten roads. Tracks and paths. Timeless travels. Over the coast range and back again. Climbing till you hit snow, then throw snowballs. Cycling in Oregon lets us do all this in a day!
Upcoming Races: We target Pacific NW races matching the OBRA and WSBA calendars. Some highlights this year will be:
Oregon Cup Races (Road)
Monday/Tuesday Night PIR Series (Road, MTB)
Tour of Walla Walla (Road)
Tour de Bloom (Road)
Chain Breaker (MTB)
Baker City Classic (Road)
High Desert Omnium (Road)
Sisters Stampede (MTB)
Cascade Classic (Road)
Cross Crusade Series (CX)
Gran Prix Erik Tonkin Series (CX)
If you’re ever in the Portland area and looking for a quality ride, come check out our Saturday team ride. Details via our website. Also, writing this up made me thirsty, time for some Nuun.