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Aero Tech Designs Brand Ambassadors

Dylan Pelletier

Springfield, Missouri

Bio

Favorite bike:

Bianchi Infinito XE

Favorite place to ride:

My favorite place to ride would be the rolling farm roads that surround my hometown. Within a mile of riding from my home, I find roads where I can ride for miles and see maybe a couple of vehicles. It is very peaceful and gives me a great opportunity to think and decompress.

Favorite thing to do besides riding:

I have a 1 year old Great Dane named Stanley who is an absolute joy to be around and takes up quite a bit of time. When there is not a global pandemic, I also love traveling, eating new and exciting food, and going to sporting events.

Cycling goals:

My short-term cycling goal is to complete my first century (100 miles). My longer-term goal is to compete in an olympic triathlon.

Cycling accomplishments:

My biggest accomplishment in cycling was completing my first triathlon.

Simone Oggioni

Lomagna, Italy

Bio

Simone Oggioni, born in Italy on 5th October 1984. Living in Lomagna, a small suburb nearby Como Lake area. Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and working in a research and development office in the oil&gas market. Cycling has conquered a huge portion of his life year after year. Now he can share his passion with the woman he loves.
They pedal almost everyday up and down the hills nearby the hometown, but they also travel a lot through the Alps and the wonderful Cote d'Azur in France.
He loves riding his Formigli GTF, a carbon custom hand made bike built in Florence, while climbing mountain passes in the Alps which is the best thing to do in life! Dreaming to climb all the passes above 2000m, it's a long way to the top!

Sanna Josefsson

S├Ątila, Sweden

Bio

Sanna is 48 years old and lives in a small village in Sweden. Her fitness journey began about 12 years ago. She has done strength training, crossfit, spinning and so on, but after an injury in crossfit, she had to find something else to do. That is when she fell in love with mountain biking. That was about three years ago.

Her first big accomplishment was the Swedish Vasaloppet on bike. The event covered 94 km, and was a lot of fun. This lead her to purchasing a road bike, and has done 2 vättern runt, 3 halvvättern and 2 tjejvättern. Vätternrundan is 300 km so i think tht is my biggest accomplishment.

My favoritebike is a Giant Liv, but I ride on a Felt and a Lapierre right now. Someday she would like a Liv.

My favorite place to ride must be Motala. Vättern- Such a beautiful place.

My cycling goal is half ironman next year.

Hiking with Shawn

Illinois, USA

Bio

My name is Shawn and I live in southern Illinois. I've been an active cyclist since 2012 when I first started for weight loss. I was 300 pounds, a smoker, a terrible eater and I did nothing active. Then I picked up a bike, lost a lot of weight, started eating better and quit smoking.

Cycling as well as hiking led me to create a YouTube channel that has made me a local celebrity. I also get a chance to use my fame to promote cycling and that makes me really happy.

My favorite road bike to ride is my Trek Domane S 4 Carbon and for mountain biking, I love my Trek Marlin 29er. You can often find me crushing hills in a local state park or cruising down the trail of our longest rail to trail in the region, Tunnel Hill State Trail. When I'm not cycling, I'm usually hiking - both really goes hand in hand and is a great balance.

Judy Liu

Bio

Judy Liu, MPH, RYT 200 is a ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Zumba instructor, yoga instructor and RRCA Certified Running Coach. She teaches various group fitness classes at local fitness clubs including the YMCA and online. She competes in triathlons, half marathons and marathons. She is passionate about fitness! She is a cyclist advocate!

Judy Liu is a Trek Women's Advocate and works closely with the community to increase women's participation in biking activities.

Miguel Acosta

Saint Louis, MO

Bio

Favorite bike:

My Trek 1120

Favorite place to ride:

Thus far the (MKT) Katy Trail

Favorite thing to do besides riding:

Photography

Cycling goals:

Ride the entire Katy Trail this fall

Cycling accomplishments:

Encouraging the BIPOC community that bicycling is for everyone.

Dave Hanrahan

West Bend, Wisconsin

Bio

I became a cyclist gradually at first. In early 2003 I bought an inexpensive mountain bike to ride around town. It was something I did a couple of times per week to keep my legs strong. I didn’t think of myself as a cyclist; I was just exercising my lower body on the bike instead of in the gym. But by the end of that year I realized I was cycling for its own sake. It had become more than just a workout.
 
In 2004 I dedicated myself to cycling in a more serious way. I started tracking my rides and becoming motivated to set new mileage records, to explore new roads and new trails, and to develop more advanced skills. I rode almost 1,500 miles that year. In 2005 I challenged myself to ride twice as much, and I did: it was my first 3,000-mile season. In 2007 I surpassed 4,000 miles for the first time. In 2011 I surpassed 5,000 miles for the first time. In 2015, at the age of 50, I set a personal best that still stands: 6,236 miles. By the end of this season I will have surpassed 75,000 lifetime miles. I ride 175-200 times per year, limited somewhat by Wisconsin’s extreme winters. I do most of my riding on the road, but I’m also a big fan of recreation trails like the 25-mile Eisenbahn State Trail (https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/eisenbahn/), which I can see from my living room window!
 
I bought my first road bike in late 2005 and initially I wasn’t sure road riding was for me, but in 2006 I did my first road race and my first charity rides. For the next few seasons I dabbled in road racing; there were few point-to-point options in a state where criteriums predominate, and I’m not a crit racer. In 2011 I bought a cyclocross bike and threw myself enthusiastically into that discipline. Also in 2011 I tried my first mountain bike race. In 2012 I replaced my old mountain bike and had a successful season in the Wisconsin Off-Road Series. I now have more than 100 race results—and 2 victories—to my credit: road races, time trials, cyclocross, and cross country mountain biking.
 
Soon after I bought that first road bike I got involved with a couple of local cycling clubs. I also joined Team Pedal Moraine (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TeamPedalMoraine/), the racing club which I now serve as team captain. Since 2015 I have been a leading member of Bike Friendly West Bend (https://www.facebook.com/Bike-Friendly-West-Bend-582833865229976/), an advocacy group for local bike and pedestrian issues. Since 2010 I have written about my cycling lifestyle on the Bike Washington County (bikewashco.blogspot.com) blog. But I’m best known for creating Cheesehead Roubaix (https://sites.google.com/site/cheeseheadroubaix/), a challenging annual ride in the style of the Spring Classics of the European racing calendar. Running on the last Sunday in April, Cheesehead Roubaix incorporates most of the gravel roads in the countryside north of Milwaukee and attracts about 300 riders. COVID-19 forced me to cancel this year’s ride but Cheesehead Roubaix should return in 2021 for its 11th edition. The ride raises money for a local volunteer fire department.

Will Rock

Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

Bio

Favorite bike:

My 2003 Trek 2300 with US Postal team paint scheme and blue anodized Mavic Cosmos wheels. At 17 years old, it can still "hang" with some of the newer technology, and it still looks amazing! It gets complimented frequently when I ride it.

Favorite place to ride:

Michaux State Forest.

Favorite thing to do besides riding:

Get away from it all, and let my mind wander. I find riding to be very meditative and it helps me to relax and refocus.

Cycling goals:

To keep exploring new places, and keep pushing the limits of my riding and myself.

Cycling accomplishments:

2nd place: 2018 Michaux Endurance Series Curse of Dark Hollow 10 mile masters race.

3rd place 2019 Michaux Endurance Series Terror of Teaberry 10 mile masters race

Ebenezer Silva

Sweden

Jens Lindahl

Lund, Sweden

Bio

Favorite bike:

my absolute favorite bike is a trek madone and im still dreaming about that bike.

Favorite place to ride:

favorite place to cycle is probably here at home in sweden and around where I live

Cycling goals:

my cycling goals are to be able to complete the Vätternrundan which is 315km as many times as I can ... and maybe in the future complete an ironman

Cycling accomplishments:

I have managed to cycle the Vätternrundan 12 times and the halvvättern 10 times and quite a few other bike races