Team Segment 28Developing Racers, Rooted in Durango's Culture
A Legendary Legacy
The Durango Race Team has been blazing the Durango trails and regional races for over 15 years. The diverse group of mountain bikers has left its mark on the Durango cycling community through both competitive drive and adventurous spirit with past riders being a veritable who’s who of the Durango riding scene.
The missing link of Racer Development
Between Durango DEVO and Fort Lewis College Cycling, our town consistently raises and attracts the best youth talent in the country, yet a regional pro-development team is unavailable. This results in promising Durango riders joining and representing non-local teams, while still being developed by our cycling community and on our trails. Starting in 2021, our goal and passion will be to provide the missing link for promising competitive talent to represent Durango leading up to higher pro ranks nationally.
Team Segment 28 is a collection of a professional team, developing racers, and ambassadors that work behind the scenes to run the team and stay involved in the Durango cycling community.
Meet our 2023 Riders
Ivan Sippy started riding his bike in Durango Colorado with his dad and sister. When he was little he rode his bike any chance he could, whether that was on the backyard pump track, the driveway jump, or Durango’s famous trails. Ivan’s family has a strong cycling history and he is excited to continue that story in 2023. Having had a breakout season in 2021, Ivan wants to carry that momentum into his U23 career and beyond!
Dane Grey grew up in southern California racing and riding bikes. He has worked hard to be a role model and leader for the cycling community in his hometown and frequently takes the time to mentor and coach young riders. Dane came to Durango for the Fort Lewis College cycling team and is excited to be a new member of the Durango racing community!
Michaela Thompson is a Colorado native who came to Durango to attend Fort Lewis College. She immediately became a staple of the Fort Lewis College cycling team and the racing community. Michaela is a dedicated and passionate cyclist who wants to continue to progress as an under-twenty-three racer and help Segment 28 continue to grow.
Carson Beard hails from Vermont and moved to Durango to attend and race for Fort Lewis College. As a new member of Segment 28, Carson is excited to have a team that is based in Durango that can help support him and his racing career in this new stage of his life. Carson is a passionate racer who always brings fun and can be successful in a number of disciplines!
Riley Huston started riding her bike with Durango Devo when she was 8 years old and this will be her third season racing. She loves living in the mountains and the Durango cycling community is such a fantastic group to be a part of. She is constantly trying to push herself to be a stronger and better racer and she is so thankful to be a part of such a supportive team and community. She’s looking forward to seeing what 2023 brings!
Liam Bezek is a passionate mountain biker and a high school student who has been riding since he was 10. He started riding with his friends and teammates and soon fell in love with the adrenaline rush that comes with racing–exploring new trails and overcoming challenges on his bike. Liam’s favorite part of mountain bike riding is the community and camaraderie of the local Durango community and the friends he’s made at races worldwide.
Max Johnson is a second-year UCI Junior racer from Cortez, Colorado. He races cross country and enduro, with his main focus on endurance racing. Max has a history in competitive freestyle skiing and still loves to get out on the snow during the winter. He is excited to join Team Segment 28 in 2023 and can’t wait to show what he is capable of this season.
Kai Lokey is a cyclist based out of Durango Colorado and is passionate about riding and racing his bike. He began cycling with Durango Devo and his journey has continued from there. Kai is always trying to be the best rider he can be while helping others to do the same!
Emmett McManus is a mountain and road racer who has lived in Durango all his life. He had an amazing first full year of racing in 2022 and is excited to join Team Segment 28 in 2023 after growing up riding with Durango Devo. Emmett’s first races are in February and he is eager to get the new season started!
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We are actively looking for riders to join our 2022 program