Saturday, January 21, 2006


We're proud to announce are involvement with the new Midwest Trek-Volkswagen team. Congratulations to Highgear employee Peter Boyd and Highgear/LBC racing's Megan Hottman on their selection to the the midwests hottest new team.

Kansas City, MO -- Steve Tilford will serve as Rider Manager for the new "Midwest TREK-Volkswagen" team, which will make it's debut this season. The U.S. Cyclo-cross National Champion and 5-time mountain bike world champion brings over 20 years of racing and team management experience to a seven rider squad, which includes Bill Stolte (Topeka, KS), Shadd Smith (Shawnee Mission, KS), Adam Mills (Lawrence, KS), Tony Wilhelm (Kansas City, KS), junior rider Peter Boyd (Omaha, NE) and Megan Hottman (Mission, KS). In addition, the Midwest TREK/Volkswagen squad is seeking another Category 2 rider to round out the roster.

TREK Store of St. Louis and Kansas City Co-owner, Jay Thomas will serve as Program Director. Peter Maxwell will provide Administrative Director duties.

"We are excited as a company to be involved with a program that combines veteran race savvy with younger riders like Tony Wilhem," says Thomas. "This program is about the future."

The Midwest TREK-Volkswagen Team will focus on the larger midwest races including the Tour of Kansas City, Gateway Cup, Lincoln Plating Spring Cycling Classic as well as selct National Race Calendar events. In addition to an active competitive schedule, the Midwest TREK-Volkswagen Team will support various TREK Bicycle Store events as well as local and regional fundraising efforts.

For 2006, the Midwest TREK-Volkswagen Team will proudly ride TREK Madone 5.2 bicycles equipped with Shimano Ultegra components and Bontrager wheelsets. The riders will wear Voler clothing and spin in Nike shoes.

The Midwest TREK-Volkswagen Team has been made possible by the generous support of TREK, Volkswagen, Nike, Bontrager, Voler Team Apparel, JJ's, the TREK Bicycle Store of Kansas City, the TREK Bicycle Store of St. Louis and the TREK Bicycle Store of Omaha.

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