As we look back at the 2015 season, we are happy to have had such an amazing year of racing.
Kirstin Borda took the overall win in the Category 3/4 New Jersey Spring Series.
Sarah took the win in the 35+ Master's Road Race and Time Trial Championships.
Beth brought home another state champion jersey in the 30+ Time Trial.
All in all, the team logged over 20 podiums and 5 wins. For a team of only 6 riders, that's not too shabby! Annnnd, at the NJ State Banquet later this year, we'll bring home the Garden State Cup 1st place Team Award.
To say that we've had a great season would be an understatement. We've grown as individual riders and as a team, working on developing strong lead outs, always being aggressive, and having FUN while we do it.
We held a great in jury prevention workshop at our sponsor Specialized Physical Therapy and worked hard to rep our amazing sponsors both on and off the bike.
We thank our sponsors once again, for their continued support of the squad and belief in us!
As we turn to 2016, there will be some changes afoot.
It is with a bit of sadness, but much love that we announce that Kristin will be returning "home" and rejoining the Action Wheels women's race team for next season. This wonderful group of women have been like our sister team, as we were welcomed into the Action Wheels family. Kristin will undoubtedly bring some strong legs and experience to the team. They're going to be a force to reckon with, for sure.
The next big piece of news is that we're joining forces with the women of Team EPS/CSS p/b Shebell and Shebell. The newly created Riptide-CAWES team draws from the strengths of each squad - adding our strong break riders to their powerful team of sprinters. We expect that this combination of powerful squads will allow us to make some serious waves in both the local races and in the regional NRC/NCC and USA Crits series races.
Riders joining the Riptide-CAWES team will be Beth Bonilla, Maria Dziembowska, Meredith Ehn, and Sarah Iepson.
For now, we leave you with the mystery of how, exactly, we will blend orange, green, and blue and what the heck the 2016 kit will look like. All we can say is... it's sure to make our butts look FAST!!