Siren Bicycles and World Bicycle Relief have partnered to support Team World Bicycle Relief-Siren and raise awareness of the World Bicycle Relief's programs and missions for the 2009 season.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the work of World Bicycle Relief," said Siren Bicycles founder Brendan Collier. "Siren is all about seeing the bicycle as a sustainable mode of transportation, and World Bicycle Relief is dedicated to providing bicycles in support of healthcare, education and economic opportunity."
Collier also announced the relocation of Siren Bicycles to Tucson, Arizona. The location in central Tucson offers space for design and fabrication of both production and custom and semi-custom mountain bike frames, in addition to an upcoming "city bike" project focused on an affordable and sustainable bike design for urban use. The team will race production softail Song SL bicycles.
"Teams like World Bicycle Relief-Siren are out there every day, on the roads and trails, raising awareness," said to Katie Bolling, head of the Grassroots program of the World Bicycle Relief. "Using our logo on their jersey and with our educational materials, individuals and teams can speak knowledgably about our work in underdeveloped regions of the world."
The team consists of professional endurance racers Dan Brennan, Todd Carpenter, Brad Majors and Chris Strout, and amateurs Craig DeAmbrose and Stephen Janes. Between them, the riders have scored several top results in recent seasons, including a podium and several top tens in the 24-hour US National Championships; national and regional wins in 12- and 24-hour events; and strong finishes in National Ultra-Endurance (NUE) races.
For 2009, the team will open its season at the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, near Tucson, and will go on to contest national and regional races including select NUE events and the 24 Hour National Points Series.