Independently founded by members of its roster, Rise Racing was created to promote the growth of women’s cycling and provide a strong platform for athletes to compete at the top level within North America. Rise Racing will work with sponsors, industry partners, and the general cycling community to promote equal opportunity in the sport. The founders of Rise Racing are enthusiastic about the growth of cycling in recent years and are optimistic the Team will serve as inspiration for similar initiatives across Canada.


ABOUT

In 2016, Rise Racing will focus on elite level competition across North America with representation at major events including B.C. Superweek, Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau, Canadian National Championships, and select races on the NRC and NCC calendars.

Rise Racing has established partnership agreements with Jakroo Clothing, Smith Optics, Inifinit Nutrition Canada, Beet-It Canada, and OCTTO Components.

Rise Racing has formed a talented roster of five cyclists, which includes some of Canada’s top riders across a variety of disciplines.

In addition to targeting top race results, Rise Cycling is also enthusiastic about establishing a strong community presence to promote the sport of cycling and the benefits of leading a healthy, active lifestyle. The Team will be hosting a variety of community engagement events; more details to follow.


2016 ROSTER

ASHLEY BARSON

Residence: Bolton, ON
Discipline: Road / Cyclocross / XC-MTB
Years Racing: Road (2) / Cyclocross (2) / XC-MTB (6)
Strength: Climbing/Descending, Technical Circuits
Career Highlights: 2010 XCO MTB World Championships Team Canada
@abarson1

BARBIE HOPE

Residence: Toronto, ON
Discipline: Road / XC-MTB
Years Racing: Road (2) / XC-MTB (9)
Strength: Sprinting, Technical Skills
Career Highlights: Tour of Waterloo 2014 1st
@damedelaterre

SARAH MASON

Residence: London, ON
Discipline: Road / Track
Years Racing: Road (5)
Strength: Time Trials
Career Highlights: JR Pan AM Champion in Team Pursuit, Racing with National Team
@sarah_h_mason

JOYCE SPRUYT

Residence: Delaware, ON
Discipline: Road / Track
Years Racing: Road (2)
Strength: Sprinting
Career highlights: Springbank RR 2015 1st, Lake of Bays RR 2014 1st, Provincials 2015 3rd, 2014 2nd

THEA MIZUHARA

Residence: Toronto, ON
Discipline: Road
Years Racing: Road (3) / Cyclocross (1)
Strength: Climbing
Career highlights: 2014 Elite 3 Overall 1st, Springbank 2014 2nd
@theasumo

CALENDAR

Stay tuned for the full race schedule! In the meantime, check out our rides. 

RESULTS - 2016

TRACK
3rd - 2016 Ontario Provincial Championships: Individual Pursuit (Sarah)
7th - 2016 Ontario Provincial Championships: 500M Time Trial (Sarah)
5th - 2016 Ontario Provincial Championships: Keirin (Sarah)

ROAD
1st - Hell of the North (Ashley)
4/7 - Heck of the North (Thea/ Barbie)
16th - Alabama Cycling Classic: Fort McClellan Road Race (Ashley)
17th - Alabama Cycling Classic: Sunny King Criterium (Ashley)


Jakroo

Smith Optics

OCTTO Components

Infinit Nutrition

Beet-It Canada

CONTACT US

CONTACTS
email: ashley@riseracing.com

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