Keweenaw and Other U.P. Teams & Clubs
March 1, 2011
road | mountain | racing
The Western U.P.'s nine cycling teams/clubs offer something for everyone, be it a highly competitive racer with aspirations of the big time, someone who wants to be regionally competitive, weekend warriors who want a group to race and train with, or cyclists just looking for other people to ride with. In addition to the teams with roots in the U.P., there are a few riders around who have taken the next step and are racing for regional and even national teams.
Even though emphasis on Bike the Keweenaw is on cycling in the Keweenaw, we're including the teams and clubs located outside of the immediate area here for the sake of completeness. If you race at all in the Keweenaw, you're sure to see most, if not all, of the team colors. If you're new to the area and/or are looking to get into racing, perhaps you'll find your match here. Note, however, that teams may have certain membership requirements, or may not even actively be pursuing new members.
Team Dorfblick / Flyer Cycles
Often an unknown, always a danger. Based in a rustic chalet atop Hancock's fabled Mont Ripley ski resort, Dorfblick riders, garbed in their motley kit, move like the wind. More than once, riders in a peloton have been left looking at each other as a hitherto racer in pink, blue and purple (sometimes covertly, out of uniform), has motored down the road, to take his chances alone – often with success. The team tends toward the more competitive side, but is still all about having fun on the bike.