Cyclocross Juniors fundraiser successful

Nearly 300 people recently gathered at Trilogy Wine Bar and Lounge in Boulder, Colorado and helped raise more that $4000 to help two Junior cyclocross stars fund a trip to the 2005 UCI Cyclocross World Championships, January 29-30 in St. Wendel, Germany.

Some of the sport's biggest names, including Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Travis Brown, Colby Pearce, Marc Gullickson, Gretchen Reeves, Adam Hodges-Myerson and Kerry Barnholt were on hand to help support these up and coming stars. "It's great that so many people came out tonight to give these guys the opportunity to race against the world's best riders, " noted U.S. National Team coach Marc Gullickson. "Now they can focus on racing and not on how to pay for the trip."

Each guest paid $10 and were treated to a preview of the upcoming release "TRANSITIONS: An American Cyclocross Season" and the Colorado premiere of the cyclocross documentary "Pure Sweet Hell" created by Willie Bullion and Brian Vernor. There was also a silent auction with items donated by Crank Brothers, Clif Bar, Pedro's, Travis Brown, Dede Barry, Cycle-Smart, Colby Pearce, Jonathan Vaughters, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Marc Gullickson, Christian Vande Velde, Velo Press, Oakley, Boulder Racing and

Colorado Junior cyclocross stars Brady Kappius (Team TIAA-CREF/CLIF BAR) and Adam McGrath (Team Redline) will receive a portion of the events earnings to cover expenses for the costly trip to the 2005 UCI Cyclocross World Championships, January 29-30 in St. Wendel, Germany. The cost of being a member of the U.S. World Championship Cyclocross Team will exceed $3000 per person. Remaining funds will go into an account for future U.S. junior cyclocross team members.

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