The World Vegetarian Day celebration in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Sunday, October 1, will see the official launch of OrganicAthlete, an all-vegan elite cycling team. The team will race a full road season next year with a strong emphasis on California-based events, culminating in the Elite National Championships in July, 2007.
The team’s roster consists of one woman, professional mountain bike and cyclo-cross racer Sami Fournier, and three elite men, Bradley Saul, Justin Lucke and Benjamin Lyon. Fournier will also be representing the team as an elite rider on the road. The team’s major sponsors include a number of green companies including Tour d’Organics, New Harvest Organics and VegNews. The team’s bicycles will be serviced by Mill Valley Cycleworks, an all-vegan bike shop.