Harvest Racing-Trek Starts Junior Development Cycling Program
Harvest Racing-Trek is pleased to announce the creation of an Omaha-area junior development cycling program. Cole Limpach, Dillon McNeill and Tyler Reynolds are joining the team’s roster for the 2016 road and mountain bike season to form the inaugural development class.
One of Harvests founding missions was to help develop young talent in the region and this is the first step toward achieving that goal. “We are excited to welcome these young athletes to the team and we look forward to mentoring them as they set off on what will certainly be successful cycling careers,” said development coach Mark Savery.
Harvest Racing-Trek offers these young athletes a coaching program, strategic guidance, travel assistance and equipment support. Harvest counts exceptional character and values as a cornerstone for their athlete profiles, and each member of the elite cycling team will play a role in assisting juniors with mentorship.
Team owners Ryan & Corey Atkinson are very excited that this program is beginning so early for Harvest Racing-Trek. “When the team came together for the 2015 season we were pleased to learn that the athletes on our team are passionate about junior development. This is a program that really comes out of this great group of riders that we have.”
“As we started preparing for this season I reached out to our co-sponsors at the Trek Bicycle Stores of Omaha to asked if they were willing to increase their commitment for our second year. The stores have been great, they were quick to step up. This couldn’t happen without their support,” shares Ryan.
“When I was a young athlete I had a great group of guys show me the ropes, helping me discover the right way to race and show me how much fun competitive bike racing can be. As a team we hope to do the same with these juniors,” continues Savery.
Cole Limpach comes to Harvest Racing-Trek from the Omaha Devo Dirt Militia and Midwest Cycling Club race teams program. Cole is an accomplished road, mountain and cyclocross racer having won the Tour of Lawrence last season as well as having multiple podium appearances in the Midwest Flyover Series. Cole lives in Omaha and is a Freshman at Millard West High School. Follow Cole on Instagram @COLE_LIMPACH_04
Dillon McNeill has just finished his second season of cyclocross racing in the colors of the Trek Cyclocross Collective where he finished 7th at the National Championships in Asheville, NC. Like Cole, Dillon comes to Harvest Racing-Trek from the Omaha Devo Dirt Militia and Midwest Cycling Club race teams program. At the 2015 National Mountain Bike Championships Dillon finished in 5th place in both the Cross Country and Short Track Cross Country categories. Dillon lives in Omaha and is an 8th grader at Papillion Junior High. Follow Dillon on Instagram @6_d_mcneill
Tyler Reynolds has been a powerhouse on the regional race scene for years. Coming from the Northstar Development team, he raced cyclocross last season in the colors of Omaha Devo Dirt Militia. A regular to National Championship podiums, his latest appearance was at the 2015 National Criterium Championships in Lake Tahoe where he finished 3rd. Tyler hails from Pella, Iowa and is an 8th grader at Pella Middle School. Follow Tyler on Instagram @tdog011
Expect to see both the elite and development Harvest Racing-Trek athletes competing in cycling events across the midwest in 2016. You can learn more about the team at www.harvestracing.com and follow the team on social media to keep up with the latest news.
Harvest Racing-TREK is an elite cycling team competing in road, mountain and cyclocross disciplines with a long term goal of developing U19 and U23 athletes. Racing under the umbrella of the Midwest Cycling Club, Harvest Racing-TREK is title sponsored by Harvest Retail Marketing and the Trek Bicycle Stores of Omaha with support from Bontrager, SRAM, Skratch Labs and Champion Systems.