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 2017, 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.

2017 ROSTER

ASHLEY BARSON

Residence: Bolton, ON
Discipline: Road / Cyclocross / XC-MTB
Years Racing: 11
Strength: Climbing/Descending, Technical Circuits
Career Highlights: 2010 XCO MTB World Championships Team Canada
@abarson1

JAMIE GILGEN

Residence: Dundas, ON
Discipline: Road / Track / Cyclocross / MTB
Years Racing: 22
Strength: Rouleur with a good sprint / Strategy
Career Highlights: 2016 Pan American Track Championships - Gold in Team Pursuit
@jamiebikies

KARLEE GENDRON

Residence: Barrie, ON
Discipline: Road / MTB
IG: @karleegendron
Twitter: @karlee_gendron

CARRIE CARTMILL

Residence: Hamilton, ON
Discipline: Road
Education: MHSC Community Health and Epidemiology
Career Highlights: Queen stage at 2015 Green Mountain Stage Race

MIRIAM BROUWER

Residence: Burlington, ON
Discipline: Road
Education & Occupation: MHSC Speech-Language Pathology / Speech Language Pathologist
Career Highlights: 2015 Provincial Road Race Champion, 4th in the 2016 Tour of Whiterock
IG: @mirbrouwer
Twitter: @miriam_brouwer

RUBY WEST

Residence: Dundas, ON
Discipline: Road / Cyclocross / Track
Education & Occupation: Currently in highschool
Career Highlights: “Most Aggressive Rider” Jersey at Tour de la Releve International de Rimouski, representing Canada at the 2015 and 2016 Junior Cyclocross World Championships.
IG: @ruby3773
Twitter: @ruby3773

KASSANDRA KRIARAKIS

Residence: Tottenham, ON
Discipline: Road / Track
Education & Occupation: Currently in highschool
Career Highlights: Canadian National Track Championships - 2nd in the Team Sprint, Individual Pursuit, and Match Sprint as well as third in the 500m Time Trial and Elimination race.
IG & Twitter: @k_kriarakis

JOYCE SPREWIT

Residence: London, ON
Discipline: Road
Education & Occupation: Law enforcement

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)


CONTACT US

CONTACTS
email: info@riseracing.com

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