Riders from “Team Loco” of Lowcountry Bicycles joined with a few of the cyclists entered in the Annual Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic on Monday for a pre-race ride. This followed an Outdoor Demo with Felt Bicycles. John Feeser, owner of Lowcountry Bicycles said, “It was great that the Felt demo van was able to stop by before the classic. Sean Rudzinsky (Felt representative) is a great guy and loves traveling all over the U.S. to share his love of cycling. And then to be able to ride beside these young racers is a real honor. Some of them are riding the racing circuit with the hope of eventually qualifying for the 2016 World Olympics.”
Sean found Beaufort to be a hidden gem for cycling enthusiasts, enjoying not only the road ride Monday, but also the trails Sunday out at Hunting Island State Park. He said he uses these demos as a way to not only showcase Felt bicycles, but also to help local shop owners promote cycling in their communities. The bonus for him is getting to ride with the locals on their favorite routes.
The team riders included Laure van Gelder, who is a former National Criterium champion.