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New Youth Competitive Cycling Team Launches in Collingwood

A Friday, April 8, celebration marks the launch of Collingwood Collective Racing, a new competitive cycling team for youth that fills a void in the region.

Bruce Zigman, owner of Summit Social House and bike shop (think pre-ride coffee, post-ride snack-and-beer), spearheaded the creation of Collingwood Collective. Having grown up racing bikes, Zigman was surprised to find that element lacking in the Collingwood area.

Collingwood has a massive bike scene,” he said. “So I was surprised not to find the same thing as you find here with hockey and skiing: strong youth development and a healthy racing environment.”

Zigman banded together with ten other business owners to make Collingwood Collective happen. Together, the sponsors will provide cycling kits, race fees, and coaching, as well as training rides and mentorship, with the bulk of the funding going towards youth members.

Sponsors are:

Summit Social House, propeller coffee co, Powerwatts, Pedal Pushers, Maximum Physiotherapy, F45 Blue Mountain, Engel & Völkers, Edward Jones, Collingwood Youth Centre, Chalk’s Training, Barista Coffee Roasters.

All the available spots on the team this year are filled with aspiring young racers. We hope to add more next season.

For more information, or to RSVP for the soirée April 8 at 6:30 p.m. (media only), contact collingwoodcollective@gmail.com and/or Carl Michener, ¡Outwrite! Communications carl@outwrite.ca 1-416-476-7484.

 

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