Sept. 17, 2016

My 2014-15 teammate and great friend, Reuben Howden, and I met Shane Martin, owner of Classic cycling, early in 2014 just after Reuben and I committed to the upcoming race season in the Paralympic Cycling division. After meeting Shane, we decided to give our unofficial team, a name and logo. My wife designed our logo with Reuben and I was responsible for the name and thus, R5-PARA Racing was born. 

I had been racing in the Paralympic Cycling division since 2010 so the work and commitment was already existent, we just needed a few more pieces. So, we approached Shane at Classic cycling with the idea of a Classic cycling custom R5-Para Racing uniform. The rest is history, as they say. We quickly discovered that Shane possesses an incredible attitude for helping to grow the para-cycling movement through his support of R5-PARA Racing and it’s journey to defeat eye disease, vision loss and disability through training and racing the tandem bicycle, along our journey in pursuit of Paralympic competition. 

Shane and Classic cycling partnered with R5-PARA Racing, during the 2014 Paralympic Cycling Track season to raise money for the Central Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired., in Utica, NY. The money Classic cycling, R5-PARA Racing, and many local donors raised was used to purchase helmets for the blind and visually impaired youth at CABVI for their tandem cycling camp. shane also demonstrated incredible dedication to not only r5-PARA Racing but also to the para-cycling movement by welcoming Reuben and I into the Classic Cycling weekly training rides. 

For Reuben and me, the Classic cycling training rides were instrumental in our preparation for the 2014 and 2015 Para-cycling Road National Championships, as well as, a UCI C1 race in Montreal, QC. The Classic cycling training rides were the hardest fastest group ride around and were perfect for Reuben and me to sharpen our skills on the tandem. Shane Martin and the classic cycling team welcomed us into the group, despite the fact we were riding a tandem and it’s this positive and inclusive attitude that we grew to highly respect in Shane and the classic cycling Team. 

At Classic cycling, they specialize in cycling wearables and it’s with this, that R5-PARA Racing trusts no one else for our team uniform, helmets, shoes, gloves, socks, and everything we need to stay warm during those cold winter training rides. When we are suited and booted, ready for battle on the racing circuit, we turn to Classic Cycling for all things, Cycling Wearables. 

We extend our most sincere thanks to all the support from Shane Martin at Classic Cycling.

Classic Cycling

Classic Cycling

One of our highly valued founding sponsors.

R5-PARA Racing and Classic Cycling

R5-PARA Racing

R5-PARA Racing and Classic cycling Training Ride

Classic Cycling (Salisbury, NC)

R5-PARA Racing

All things cycling Wearables.

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Grants for disabled military Veterans, made possible through Operation Rebound, a CAF program

USABA

The United States Association of Blind Athletes

Podium Multisport NC

Triathlon Speedshop

Saturday

Jan 28th
2017

U.S. Paralympics Track Cycling Open

Sat 1/28 - Sun 1/29
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
U.S. Paralympics Cycling will host the 2017 Track Cycling Open presented by Toyota at the Velo Sports Center in Carson, Ca

Thursday

Mar 2nd
2017

2017 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships

Thu 3/2 - Sun 3/5
8 a.m. - noon
The 2017 UCI (International Cycling Union) Para-Cycling Track World Championships will take place this season in Carson, CA at the VELO sports Center.

Thursday

May 4th
2017

2017 Para-Cycling Road National Championships

Thu 5/4 - Sun 5/7
8 a.m. - noon
2017 Para-Cycling Road National Championships

Saturday

Jun 17th
2017

The 2017 Para-Cycling Time-Trial (UCI Road Worlds Selection)

9 a.m. - noon
2017 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championship selection event

Cycling Speed Skinsuit

$250.00

Official R5-PARA RACING Uniform

Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey

$90.00

Official R5-PARA RACING Uniform

Cycling Bibs

$100.00

Official R5-PARA RACING Uniform

Cycling Wind Jacket

$140.00

Official R5-PARA RACING Uniform