CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon Corp
In 2011, Jame Carney and Clay Murfet, who Jame coached, raced for the Arizona based regional men’s elite team RIDECLEAN/PatentIt.com. This same year RIDECLEAN had a couple of women racers and the program was split into a regional and a national criterium racing program. Throughout the 2011 season the national criterium squad earned many national results which ultimately opened the door for the team to transition. When the key men got signed to other teams, the opportunity for the team to change into an elite women’s team presented itself. In 2012 the first RIDECLEAN/PatentIt.com Elite Women’s Team was created which was changed into the CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon Corp Elite team in 2013.
“Our team is small but we’re well rounded,” said Erica Allar, 2012 USA CRITS Champion and member of CARE. “In any given race we have the option to have a rider in a break away or set up for a bunch kick.”
This season, Allar is already wearing the Orange Leader’s Jersey of the individual overall competition.
New to the team this year is Jessica Prinner, a 20 year old undergrad student at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. She recently won the individual time trial at collegiate road nationals.
Also new to the team is Elizabeth Morse, a long time rider who has a lot of experience and has the tendency to be the first attack in races.
“The team has a considerable amount of focus on the USA CRITS Series and aims to win the overall titles in the individual, under 25 and teams classifications.”
CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon Corp 2013 Roster:
Lenore Pipes – Born in Talofofo, GUAM and is a PhD student at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Lenore currently studies Computational Biology and is a self-proclaimed movie buff.
Jessica Prinner – Originally from South Elgin, IL, Prinner currently resides in Wichita Falls, TX where she attends Midwestern State University. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Business (Finance).
Elizabeth Morse – A St. Petersburg, FL building contractor who has raced in hundreds of amateur and semipro events over the last 14 years. Though her main motivation for riding is just for ‘FUN’, she is a highly competitive athlete and is a contender in any event she enters.
Erica Allar – A Pennsylvania State University graduate, Allar has been riding for nearly 10 years. Hailing from Fogelsville, PA, only 6 miles from the Trexlertown Velodrome, Allar began her cycling career on the track. It was here that the rider learned key handling and tactical skills that are key for successful criterium racing.
Jane Berger and Rachel Alter are development riders in the Tucson area. Jane and Rachel assist the CARE elite team with school bike safety visits while representing the team colors in local events.