Trek Red Truck Racing Team

A History of Trek Red Truck

Wonmen's Tour of New Zealand

March 6 2015
Womenís Tour of New Zealand

No matter how well training goes over the winter, training just never seems to be the same as racing. In Vancouver, Spring Series provides a great opportunity to get a little racing in the legs before heading to bigger races like Redlands. This year, however, the stars aligned allowing me to kick the 2015 season off a little earlier in New Zealand.

January 9, 2015
Team Pursuit

The race was on the first day of Nationals, which was also the first day the track was open... ever. There was so much dust on the track that we had to wipe our wheels down with vinegar, and wipe saw dust from our eyes at the end of each effort.

January 9, 2015
TRT women show their stuff at Track Nationals

The weekend started with team pursuit on the Friday evening, so during the day we were able to get onto the new Milton velodrome and test it out together. Myself, Sarah, Kinley and honourary Trek member for the weekend Sarah Mason, were able to get on and roll around a bit together doing a couple of team pursuit efforts before the evening's event.

October 28, 2014
Trek Red Truck Wins Both Alberta and British Columbia Provincial Championships

The Trek Red Truck Ďcross team continued their Western Canadian domination by as Michael van den Ham won the Alberta Cyclocross Provincials on October 11 and Craig Richey followed up on October 13 by taking the British Columbia Provincial Championships.

September 18, 2014
Cross Vegas and the Boulder UCI Races

This past week saw the first few races for the newly formed TRT 'cross team. After a great road season, I'm truly excited to be able to represent Trek Red Truck into my favourite part of the season, 'cross.

September 5, 2014
Canada Cup Finals and Marathon Nationals MTB Race

The elite women's field was not huge, but it was full of talent. I knew I needed a good start, as the single track is within three minutes of the start, and it is tight after that! No passing!

August 12, 2014
And the TRT achievements keep piling up!

Crankworx, arguably one of the biggest mountain bike festivals in the world kicked off last Friday in Whistler with the opening event, the Fat Tire Crit.
Jaoson LaPierre Memorial

August 11, 2014
TRT boys leave their mark in Alberta

After a very successful Tour de Bowness in Calgary, the Red Truck boys decided to keep the ball rolling and partake in the Jason Lapiere Memorial Crit held in downtown Calgary.
Tour de Bowness

August 6, 2014
Tour de Bowness: TRT sweeps the podium!

August long weekend in Alberta means it is time for one of the best organized races of the year: Tour de Bowness.
Tour de l'Abitibi Desjardins

August 5, 2014
Tour de l'Abitibi Desjardins

After Superweek the two road Juniors on the team headed down to Amos, Quebec to race in the 46th annual tour of Abitibi where everyone on the team learned a vast amount about what it is to race the big races, against the big riders, and hold your own.
Cascade Cycling Classic

July 23, 2014
Cascade Cycling Classic

Year after year, the TRT squad loads up the van to partake in the Cascade Cycling Classic. Why you ask? Because Bend Oregon has got to be one of the coolest places in the world to have a bike race.

July 23, 2014
Returning to du-athlons, the sport that lead me to cycling

I'm retired from racing on a full time basis, but decided I would choose at least one or two events every year and not necessarily just cycling. I have leaned toward doing du-athlons which is the sport that lead me to cycling, as the bike leg was always much stronger then my running.
Tour de White Rock

July 17, 2014
TRT takes the crit at the Tour de White Rock

To close off yet another great week of racing at BC Superweek, we tackled the hilly terrain of White Rock. The weekend started with a short hill climb on Friday night, which saw Jenny and Leah making the top five heat for their race.

July 17, 2014
Giro di Burnaby

180 is probably my least favourite number to hear in connection to a race. The slow, narrow and very tight bends tend to throw a wrench in my race plan of going really fast.
Gastown Grand Prix

July 15, 2014
TRT women on a mission at the Gastown Grand Prix

While itís standard procedure to fuel up on some sort of caffeinated beverage prior to hitting the start-line; the massive crowd, cowbells and excitement surrounding Gastown Grand Prix seem to replace my caffeine needs.
UBC Grand Prix

July 10, 2014
UBC Grand Prix: the hardest crit in Superweek

The UBC Grandprix may not be the most well know race, the most prestigious race, or the race that attracts the most fans during BC Superweek, but it just happens to be the hardest (well, hardest criterium) to finish.
Tour de Delta

July 10, 2014
Trek women take second at the Delta crit

Part one of BC Superweek has been completed and the TRT girls showed improvements with each stage. The three-day stage race consisted of two criteriums and one road race.
Road Nationals

July 4, 2014

It's been a busy season for the Trek Red Truck ladies, filled with races all over Canada and the US. Nationals marked a great opportunity to put our fitness and racing experience to the test against some of the top women in Canada, and TRT certainly delivered!
Road Nationals

July 2, 2014
Trek podiums at Road Nationals

The last weekend of June always marks the time to compete against the best cyclists from across Canada. This year Road National championships were held in Lac Megantic, Quebec. Two years prior, road nationals were held here and only a week later the train disaster struck the town.
Local riding

June 24, 2014
Some good local riding at the Nimby and Test of Metal

After traveling across Canada and the US and breaking nearly every part on my bike it was nice to get home three weeks ago for some local riding. This was the latest I had got riding Whistler's sweet singletrack in a long time and I must say it was nice.
Banff Bikefest

June 20, 2014
TRT men take the team GC at Banff Bikefest

The team was excited heading to our old stomping grounds of Banff, Alberta. We have had great success here in the past, and spirits were high even with the day-long drive looming.
Banff Bikefest

June 20, 2014
It's a sweep for the women at Banff!

Thirteen Trek Red Truck riders, $21,500 prize purse, five races, four days for us to conquer. You couldnít beat the race venue, amongst the snow-topped mountains of Banff National Park.
Nimby 50

June 16, 2014
Nimby 50

Skies were blue, the air was warm; a perfect day for riding in Pemberton B.C. There had been rain on the previous weekend, and a bit during the week, which made the loose, dry trails in super shape.

June 4, 2014
Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series

This past weekend, it was the mainlanders turn to travel to Vancouver Island and join the rest of TRT for the Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series Ė which included Provincial Road Championships and the infamous Bastion Square GP.

May 31, 2014
Velocity stage race

While all the lucky folks in B.C. (and most other places in the world, I suppose) have been enjoying warm, summer-like weather for some months already, Alberta has just recently experienced the greening of grass, the budding of trees, and, with that, the
first stage race of the year.

May 16, 2014
Women lock eyes on equal prize

With an $8,000 prize for first place, last year's GastownGrand prix was already the most lucrative women's cycling race in North America. now the storied Vancouver critierm wil award the fastest woman the same prize as the fastest man. Both champions will get $13,000.
San Dimas

May 16, 2014
Tour de Bloom

The Red Truck boys loaded up the van this past weekend for a trip down to Wenatchee to partake in the Tour de Bloom. We were all excited to test the legs during this three stage event that consisted of a mass start hill climb, a fast night time crit and a long 160km road race.
Svein Tuft

May 16, 2014
Former TRT member Svein Tuft Takes Stage 1 at the Giro d'Italia!

Svein Tuft of Langley, B.C., powered Orica Green-Edge to victory in the team time trial in Belfast in the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday, taking the overall leader's pink jersey on his 37th birthday.
San Dimas

May 16, 2014
San Dimas Stage Race

The last weekend of March usually means it is time for the San Dimas stage race. While it isnít a full blown NRC race, San Dimas is the first chance for many American teams to show their stuff.
Race the Ridge

May 6, 2014
Race the Ridge Stage Race

The Trek Red Truck women had a strong showing at Race the Ridge this past weekend, picking up two stage wins and the four top spots in G.C. Stage 1 opened with the Thorn Hill Road Race, a rainy and rolling 70km circuit in rural Maple Ridge.
training camp

April 28, 2014
Trek Red Truck Team Camp Ė Santa Rosa, CAl

The Trek Red Truck team camp in beautiful Santa Rosa was one of the best camps I have ever attended. The organization and logistics of the camp were impeccable and the training was challenging and super beneficial for the season ahead.
Land Park

April 12, 2014
Land Park Criterium and Bariani Road Race Report

Last weekend brought another opportunity to get in some hard California racing. With Bailey and Dustin committed to training builds before San Dimas, I decided to travel over with house mate Adam de Vos for an overnight trip to Sacramento for a short weekend of racing.
School visit

March 31, 2014
A visit to Arroyo Elementary School

In between preparing bikes and training, Bailey and I got the chance to speak at an elementary school. It was a new experience for us, and as it turned out, a lot of fun!

March 27, 2014
The Red Truck Crew Takes over Chico

Better known for its beautiful university, Chico California was host to the past weekend of racing for the Trek Racing team. The Chico Stage Race was a four-stage three-day extravaganza filled with an aggressive circuit race, a grueling 140km road race
Madera Stage Race

March 18, 2014
Testing our Legs at Madera

This past weekend I got the chance to take part in the 28th annual Madera stage race. Although not measuring up to the more prestigious early season stage races like San Dimas or the now cancelled Merco stage race, many strong California teams were hunting for a win.
Wix Brown

March 12, 2014
Spring Series #2 - Wix Brown

The day started off early, really early. With the time change and the 7am ferry it added up to what would have felt like a 4am start. Regardless, teammate Henri and myself were itching to get our first race of the season under our belts.
Nic Hamilton

Feburary 28, 2014
Trek Red Truck Racing Celebrates 20 Years!

Most of us are familiar with the power clubs and teams that dominated local and provincial events throughout cycling lives. Clubs and teams filled the peloton, start lines nad training rides every weekend with their colourful kit and impressive rosters.
Nic Hamilton

Feburary 28, 2014
Alumni Update And An Eye On Our Elite Team

Trek Red Truck graduate Nic Hamilton rode with our program for two years in 2009 and 2010. Following his stint with us he has transitioned to riding professionally with the Jelly Belly presented by Maxxis team and is now entering his fourth season with that outfit.

Feburary 24, 2014
Payakenstut Loppet at Callaghan Valley

Trevor Linden beat me in the Payakenstut loppet on Saturday up at Callaghan Valley. I am O.K. with announcing this to the world because when I mention the name people are more likely to pay attention to what I am writing about!

Feburary 24, 2014
February Training Update from the Cali House!

After a quiet off-season spent finishing school for the fall semester and saving money, three Trek Red Truck riders decided to move to the promised land of training: California!

Feburary 24, 2014
UCSC Road Race

Santa Cruz California has had the reputation of being one of the nicest places in the world to ride bikes. Itís been on my bucket list to come down here for years.

January 19, 2014
Trek Red Truck Racing Announces 2014 Team Roster

Vancouverís Trek Red Truck Racing Team is pleased to announce their 2014 roster. The high performance program is focused on developing young cyclists and the 2014 team selection is consistent with the teamís history and mission.