North American racing program to tackle mtb and gravel events
The Trek Race Shop is proud to support the 2018 Orange seal off-road team. Reigning marathon mountain bike national champion Payson McElveen will serve as the team’s captain. McElveen will be joined by team members Amy Beisel, who finished second overall in the Epic Rides series in 2017; Levi Kurlander, a top-five finisher at the under-23 XC nationals in 2015 and 2016; and Emily Schaldach, the 2017 XC and short track collegiate national champion.
The team will compete domestically and abroad in off-road events ranging from the Epic Rides Off-Road Series to the 206-mile Dirty Kanza gravel grinder. The mountain bike national championships will also serve as a core focus of Team Orange Seal Off-Road Team, and McElveen will aim to defend his marathon mountain bike national title in 2018.
The team will compete aboard Trek procaliber, Top Fuel, and the all new Checkpoint. The riders will wear Bontrager XXX shoes, along with Circuit helmets.