The Jittery Joe's Roasting Company, sponsor of the US pro team of the same name, has announced the junior teams that it will continue to support, with one addition for 2006.
Like the pro teams, the junior squads re-sell Jittery Joe's special blend dark roast coffee to raise money for their teams. Renewing with the program for 2006 are Siemens Home Appliance / Land Rover Gwinnett Cycling Team (Georgia), Sunrise Sports Cycling Team (Michigan), Major Motion Development (California), National Capital Velo Club (Washington DC), and XXX Racing/AthletiCo Junior Development Team (Illinois).
The Fly/Factory Team 2 BMX Team from California joins the Jittery Joe's program for the first time, and the company says it is still looking for more junior clubs to take part in the program. Two slots are available, one in the central mountain area and one in the Northwest area of the United States. Teams can request more information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We hope that this will be a way for some of these young riders to raise a few more thousand dollars for their teams," says Charlie Mustard of Jittery Joe's. "Jittery Joe's has made a major commitment to American cycling and we are excited to be able to help out the young riders that may make it to our pro team in a couple of years."