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Team Philosophy

The Avanti Racing team supports the development of competitive cyclists. The team encourages new and experienced racers and seeks to attract athletes who are passionate about bike racing. We maintain a healthy balance between cycling and greater responsibilities such as career and family. Honor, fair play, and clean racing are fundamental values of our team.

About Us

One of the only multi-disciplinary teams in Seattle, Avanti Racing has been active in the Northwest peloton since 1988, competing in road, track, mountain and cyclocross events. The Avanti Club focuses on racing and provides the training support necessary to compete effectively while maintaining balance in our busy lives. If you are looking for a team that shares your passion for all types of racing, join us for a spin.

Joining The Team

The Seattle cycling community is a tight one where we race against and train with each other frequently. On Sunday you will train with the rider you out-sprinted on Saturday. It's a community that thrives on mutual support and respect between teams. Being a good member of this community is essential to Avanti Racing. We seek members who embody respect and support through good sportsmanship and being a team player. We explicitly recognize that you can't win without your team. Support your team well, both in dedication and character, and you will gain the support of your teammates and the respect of your competitors.

If we sound like the team for you, please contact us.

Team Officers

  • President: Brandon Dunlap
  • Vice-President: Josh Gerak
  • Treasurer: Jeff Lynch
  • Secretary: Linda Coppa

Team Coordinators:

  • Sponsor Development: Josh Gerak
  • Men - Road: Josh Gerak
  • Men - Mountain and Cyclocross: Brendan Connolly
  • Women - Road: Linda Coppa, Sharon Gregg
  • Women Cat 4 coordinator: Emily Nevin
  • Website: Michael Weaver
  • Mutual of Enumclaw Race Coordinator: Erik Anderson

USCF License Information

  • Club name: "Avanti"
  • Team name: "Blue Rooster"
  • USCF club number: 1883