Nearly 100 team members and Ninja-curious potential members traveled from as far away as L.A. and Phoenix to hear about the notable feats and good deeds of the past year’s “Ninja Stars” learn about sponsorship for 2015 and do what Team Ninja does best: connect with each other. (Of course, since we were at the amazingly delicious Hess Brewery, we also got to imbibe some tasty brews and chow down on hearty food from the Not So Fast food truck. Huge thank you to both of these businesses for accommodating our rather large group of Ninjas.)
Among the highlights covered for the 2015 team is a new grassroots sponsorship agreement with Specialized Bicycles. Zumwalt’s Bicycle Center, our our local bike shop sponsor, brought in a number of brand new Specialized rigs for us to drool over including an S-works Epic, Stumpjumper, Tarmac, Enduro and Fatboy. Another 205 highlight is that Team Ninja athletes will be racing in a redesigned kit by Zoca Gear, who brought samples so everyone could be sure they got a great fit.
The team has also announced a new “Ambassador Program” where we offer a little extra to those Ninjas that are willing and able to consistently go above and beyond normal Ninja-ness. The program features larger discounts from select sponsors, Team Ninja accessories at no charge, and race / event reimbursement. More about the Ambassador program here.
And new for 2015, Team Ninja will support a number of “Special Teams” including XC, Super D, DH, Road, Triathlon, and Cyclocross. Each special team will have a liaison that will be responsible for coordinating events in each discipline with interested Team Ninja members. These positions are now open, and volunteers are welcome. More about Special Teams here.
Team Ninja is a group of like-minded cyclists who train together, race together and also work to give back to the sport, and their communities. The team is welcoming new members for 2015 — registration is open now! Renew or join today here http://teamninjaelite.com/join-renew/
Kit orders must be made by Friday, November 7, 2014 at 9pm.
2015 registration is open for Team Ninja! Renew or join today here http://teamninjaelite.com/join-renew/
Full list of sponsors, 2014 photo gallery, more information on the Ambassador Program and Special Teams have been updated on the site.