I am very excited announce Bear Development Team as my team for 2017!
The roster is stacked, the management is stellar, and I can't wait to get to training camp in CA come this winter. The roster for the team can be found at http://beardevteam.com/the-all-new-2017-bear-roster/.
With a new team, new teammates, and some sweet bikes, I'm already thinking about what 2017 will bring! Although the team does not currently have a race calendar cemented, it will be published as soon as the U.S. event dates have been determined.
Classes at Carolina have reached their rhythm by now. It feels good! Fall seems to be on the verge of arrival, the scantrons are flying off the shelves and, for me, there are a lot of things bidding for my attention! Classes, collegiate racing, training, and most recently, team negotiations and job applications have been at the top of my to-do list.
Beneath the countless résumés, the cover letters, and the constant worry that I won't be able to nail the next workout, I've been excited. I know 2017 holds a lot of potential for me, not only as an athlete and last-year u23, but also as a professional. With graduation looming and the job market on the horizon, this month has been a hectic, and productive, couple of weeks.
Stay tuned for the official release of my team for 2017!
My last year at UNC-Chapel Hill has started, and it feels strange!
This past summer was one for the books. From early summer, when I started my road trip to CA for Nationals, to the day I moved back in to my house, a week before classes, I spent 24hrs at home.
There was a lot of driving involved, quite a bit of riding, but most of all, a ton of fun! Over 10k miles, 6-7 major races, and more gas tanks than I care to tally up later, I am back in the college grind and have my eyes set on graduation in May, followed by my last year of racing as a u23 over the summer.
New sponsors and team are in the works, so I'll try to get a post about that up as soon as the details are finalized.
Luke Vrouwenvelder - Head coach at lukeVcoaching and pro cyclist based in Charlottesville, VA