About the Crew

Michael Wheeler
Crew Manager
Age: 33
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Occupation: Information Systems Specialist for the United States House of Representatives

Other sports:
Mike has been racing mountain bikes for four years. As a certified spin instuctor, he has been teaching cardio fitness for two years.


Catherine Cooke
Webmaster and Media Contact
Age: 35
Hometown: Washington, DC
Occupation: Website Manager

Other sports:
Catherine is an avid adventure traveler who has hiked five continents and spends time each year cottaging in northern Ontario. Her team placed 3rd in the 2001 Washington's Birthday Marathon women's relay.

My trip is dedicated to Bill Stevens. Get well soon, Billlleeee!


Belle Clay Duchin
Crew Nutritionist
Age: 36
Hometown: McLean, VA
Occupation: Vice President, National Accounts, Kastle Systems International

Derek Hodson
Mechanic support
Age: 33
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO
Occupation: Ski Business instructor, Colorado Mountain College

Other sports:
Derek has been playing with bikes since he was given his first one at age 5. Racing bikes at a young age ment learning to fix them himself to save money. He raced in the 24 Hours of Steamboat this year and his 4 person team came in second. Derek also works for Steamboat Ski and Sport during the winter.



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