VisitPA.com, the state of Pennsylvania's tourism agency has announced its official 2008 Mountain Bike Team. Since its inception four years ago, the team has been logging regular podium appearances in the Mid-Atlantic region while simultaneously promoting Pennsylvania outdoor recreation.
All nine members will compete primarily in the Mid Atlantic Super Series (MASS), regional USAC events and the National Ultra Endurance (NUE) MTB Series. New to the team is 2007 24 hour National Points Series Solo winner and endurance specialist Rob Lichtenwalner. Returning members include two 2007 USAC National MTB Champions: Weston Schempf, who claimed the US Semi Pro short track title as well as the Mid-Atlantic Cross Country Super Series title and Mike Yozell who earned a Master's Cross Country Championship; co-captains Mike Kuhn and Ray Adams; endurance specialist Michelle Stopper; MASS Short Track series champion and former cyclo-cross National Champion Ryan Leech; and cross country specialists Nancy Adams and Mike Hebe. The team will ride Cannondale bikes.
VisitPA.com for 2008
Ray Adams, 30 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Pro)
Nancy Adams, 30 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Expert)
Mike Hebe, 40 Camp Hill, Pennsylvania (Semi-Pro)
Mike Kuhn, 34 Center Valley, Pennsylvania (Semi-Pro)
Ryan Leech, 30 Center Valley, Pennsylvania (Semi-Pro)
Rob Lichtenwalner, 30 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Pro)
Weston Schempf, 30 Reading, Pennsylvania (Semi-Pro)
Michelle Stopper, 30 Williamsport, Pennsylvania (Expert)
Mike Yozell, 39 Emmaus, Pennsylvania (Semi-Pro)