2017 Team Integrity Spring Membership Drive

posted Feb 13, 2017, 6:22 AM by Chris Burns

Exciting news! From now until March 25th, Team Integrity is offering a free race entry to one of the Winter Training Series races with club membership, a $20 savings!  To qualify, simply register for the team HERE, then send a copy of your email confirmation to teamintegritycycling@gmail.com for your free coupon code to the race.  Registration for both team membership and the race MUST  be completed online, so please leave plenty of time to take these few steps a few days before race day.

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Swimming with a Triathlon Wetsuit

posted Feb 5, 2017, 7:10 PM by Chris Burns

Everyone out of the pool! Let’s talk about swimming with a triathlon wetsuit!

 

One of the biggest challenges for a budding triathlete is transitioning to a race with an open water swim. Triathlons in the Northern Hemisphere experience water temperatures that are often below 78.1 degrees from late spring until early fall. Because of this, a triathlon-specific wetsuit is needed. Why? Well, there are some notable differences to be aware of... (more)

Adam H's FAQ's on Triathlon Wetsuits

posted Feb 5, 2017, 7:02 PM by Chris Burns   [ updated Feb 5, 2017, 7:03 PM ]

Wetsuit Wearhouse sat down TI's own triathlete, Adam Himmelwright, to answer some frequently asked triathlon wetsuit questions! With seven years of triathlon experience, Adam is a 2015 Eagleman 70.3 finisher and a Great Chesapeake Bay Swim finisher!

Adam answers:

Are triathlon wetsuits buoyant?
Why wear a triathlon suit?

How should a triathlon wetsuit fit?


Check out the  triathlon wetsuit article at WetsuitWearhouse.com

NEWS RELEASE: Traffic Alert

posted Apr 22, 2015, 1:46 PM by Chris Burns

NEWS RELEASE


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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Matthew Bunting         703-336-7837

Email: trihalfmatt@gmail.com

Web Site: www.teamintegritycycling.com


Address: 1437 Tub Run Hollow Rd

                                   Hedgesville, WV 25427


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                  April 22, 2015




Traffic Alert Issued for Northern Clarke County, VA and Southern Jefferson County, WV on

May 2, 2015 for the Argyle Time Trial Bike race



Jefferson County, WV and Clarke County, VA – On May 2, 2015, between 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Team Integrity Cycling will be hosting a Bike race and motorists are advised that participants will utilize the following roads as the route for the event: Starting from South Jefferson Elementary off of Summit Point Rd in Charles Town, WV and headed east to a Right on Lloyd Rd, Lloyd Rd to a right onto Withers Larue Rd and crossing Leetown Rd and enter into VA on Withers Larue Rd traveling west, turn left onto Crums Church Rd, head south, turn right onto Longmarsh Rd heading west, and then a right turn onto Old Charles Town Rd and head back into Jefferson County, WV and then a final turn back onto Summit Point Rd to the Finish in front of the Elementary School.  


The roads will remain open to traffic with only temporary delays, motorists should be aware of and comply with any traffic control and directions provided by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. All motorists should use caution and be aware of these other roadway users.


Motorists are asked to use alternate routes to avoid delays.  Team Integrity Cycling thanks motorists for their patience and cooperation and reminds them to use caution while driving through these areas.



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Contact:

Matthew Bunting, Race Director

Team Integrity Cycling

PH: 703-336-7837 (cell)

Email: trihalfmatt@gmail.com





About Team Integrity Cycling

Team Integrity is a competitive cycling club located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Our goals are to become a permanent fixture in our area and to positively share and grow the sport of competitive cycling throughout all disciplines. We place a large emphasis on our Juniors program, as we feel it is important to take the time to mentor and develop our youth members, both on and off the bike. We will also continue to focus on being active in our communities, to increase the visibility and awareness of all cyclists in our area, and work to build a healthy relationship between the cycling and non-cycling residents! To learn more about Team Integrity Cycling and their efforts, visit:  www.teamintegritycycling.com or call 703-336-7837.


Bucks County Duathlon Wrap-up by Brad Sponaugle

posted Sep 8, 2014, 6:20 PM by Chris Burns

This morning’s Bucks County Duathlon almost became an experiment in bare foot running as I rolled out of bed and realized I forgot my racing flats (DOOH!).  Luckily I keep an old pair of racing shoes in the trunk of my suv (just in case I do something stupid…like forget my racing flats).  Regardless of what I was wearing on each foot, my lungs were feeling wicked heavy from a pneumonia infection.  Before anyone tells me that racing with pneumonia is even more brainless than forgetting your shoes, I had to complete this event in order to fulfill the minimum requirements for a 2014 USAT ranking (there's always a reason to the madness).

 To top off the already sick feeling in my chest, warming-up next to me was 2009 World Duathlon bronze medalist Todd Wiley.  Even at the age of 44, this guy can absolutely fly!  It’s not every day you get a chance to take on a guy with a ridiculous resume.  Knowing Todd would smoke the opening 2 mile run, I decided to make this race a cycling time trial and at least try and pull even for the final run.

 As we lined up, the starter pointed his pistol in the air.  About 100 yards into the run, I began to think the starter shot me in the chest.  My breathing was erratic and my feet felt like bricks were tied to them (guess I should have gone bare foot)!  More than eight runners pulled away (I think a few were Clydesdales).  Nearing the point of embarrassment, I finally reached transition in a horrific 12:34 (or 6:17 per mile….9th fastest). 

 Struggling into transition (and 2 minutes down to the leader), I slowly switched gears, trying every breathing technique imaginable to bring down my heart rate.

 Existing transition (now in 8th place), I started my charge to bring back a bronze medalist.  Within the first 2.5 miles, I had worked my way up to 3rd place.  At the mile 5 turn around, I found myself in second place overall.  Unfortunately, the previous 2nd place rider entered my draft zone and decided to take up permanent residency.  I continued to chase the leader with little success.  I rolled into transition #2 tied for 2nd place.  Bike split was 24:12 (or 24.8 mph….1st fastest). 

 Transition #2 was nearly as pathetic as #1.  I barely managed to stumble out of transition in 2nd place overall.

 Holding 2nd place lasted about 5 seconds until the very fresh runner (who spent 5 miles in my bike draft) pulled away into the woods.  My bike efforts afforded me a very nice cushion over the remaining field.  I shuffled all the way to the finish with a lousy 13:13 effort (or 6:36 per mile…6th fastest).

 While I managed to have the fastest bike split (beating Todd Wiley by 8 seconds), my running killed any chance at an overall win (Final…3rd place overall…Two minutes 50 seconds behind the winner).  Not sure if I will attempt another duathlon this year.  Right now, I’m planning some VERY easy rides and runs (possibly a few bare foot) to help with recovery.  Next event....TI Time Trial.


Brad Sponaugle is a current member and Vice-President on the board of Team Integrity

Article in The Journal newspaper

posted Mar 29, 2014, 11:46 AM by Chris Burns

Check out an article in The Journal (newspaper) about the Team Integrity Winter Training Crit #1 Click Here

Ranson CVB to support the Two Cities Criterium (6/28/2014)

posted Mar 11, 2014, 9:18 AM by Chris Burns

In a regularly scheduled board meeting with the Ranson Convention and Visitor's Bureau (CVB) on March 10th, the Ranson CVB expressed keen interest in supporting the Two Cities Criterium bicycle race which is scheduled for June 28th 2014.  The bicycle race is a joint effort between the cities of Ranson and Charles Town, and Team Integrity has asked for the Ranson CVB's support in promoting the event.  Members of Team Integrity have already met with town officials and police departments for permits and to coordinate logistics.  Now it is time to engage the community residents and businesses, and for this TI is soliciting the CVB's help.  The CVB is also interested in helping to plan and promote the event to athletes outside of our immediate geographical area in order to bring business and tourism to Charles Town and Ranson.  The details of the CVB's level of support are yet to be hashed out, but they are very keen to help on many fronts.  We at Team Integrity Cycling wish to extend a warm THANK YOU!

You can learn more about the Ranson Convention & Visitor's Bureau on their website: http://www.ransonwv.us/

Additionally the CVB operates a Visitor Center at  216 N. Mildred St.
Ranson, WV 25438 on weekdays from 9-5.  Stop to say hello and thank you to Jesse!

Team Integrity Selected to partner with peopleforbikes.org

posted Jan 29, 2014, 6:17 PM by Chris Burns   [ updated Feb 10, 2014, 3:05 PM ]

We are very excited to announce that our team has been selected to partner with peopleforbikes.org for the 2014 season!  It's going to be a great year!!!!!
To read more, please click here:
http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/announcing-the-2014-peopleforbikes-teams

Thank you 2013 sponsors!

posted Jan 29, 2014, 6:05 PM by Chris Burns   [ updated Jan 29, 2014, 6:15 PM ]

In appreciation for all our sponsors:
http://www.aroundthepanhandle.com/
Ad from the Jan-Feb 2014 issue of Around the Panhandle Magazine

President Bryan Stottlemyer Recognized by PCA

posted Jan 20, 2014, 10:12 PM by Chris Burns

The Pennsylvania Cycling Association's (PCA) award banquet was held at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center in Macungie, PA on Saturday, January 18th.  While Bryan and Laura, Team Integrity's President and Treasurer, were in attendance to receive Bryan's Senior Men's Category 4 Second Place award,  an unexpected recognition of the Presidents award was presented by PCA's President, Dave Mitchell, to Bryan.   Mitchell stated:

"This person is a groundbreaker, in that his team was the first from WV to register for the PA Road BAR and he was from what I can ascertain the first WV rider to earn PA BAR points. His dedication to the sport is appreciated and acknowledged by the PCA and I hope it will set a trend for the future. Now I just hope he doesn’t ask the PCA board for a grant to cover his 2013 gas and tolls."


Many TI members spent a lot of time racing in Pennsylvania, especially around Philadelphia and the costs did add up!  Bryan was honored and humbled with the acknowledgement, but wanted to express that this was a Team award as none of it would be possible without our incredible members and sponsors.  

Congratulations to Bryan and Team Integrity Cycling on a wonderful season!

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