About

untitled-1112Founders Racing is one the most active Mountain Bike Racing Team in the Midwest. With a history in the West Michigan area that spans three decades, our team members have been racing and winning since the 1980′s. Team alums include many professional racers and even a national champion.
We are one of the strongest amateur teams in the country with some of the top Expert level talent in the Midwest. For our sponsors, The Founders Racing Team is a strong equity in the sport. Our jerseys, logo and reputation in the community offer those businesses that support us a chance to advertise and co-brand with a winning and respected enterprise. The Founders Racing Team attends Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance Championship Points Series races, USA Cycling races across the country and at national level endurance events, such as the NUE Series, National 24 Hour Challenge and the Lumberjack 100, as well as Fun Promotions Endurance Cup events. All of our team members must be West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance/IMBA members and volunteer time with local trail building and cycling fundraisers .
Founders Racing also reserves several spots each year for Ambassador Racer positions where racing might not be the focus, but group riding, clinics, advocacy and local volunteering is. Through the support of the team and our sponsors, our Ambassador riders are exposed to racing, volunteering and responsible trail riding in a supportive atmosphere. The team is extremely active in the cycling community with a focus on supporting the WMMBA and IMBA, where commitment to growing the sport and supporting sustainable trail design goes hand in hand with a winning attitude.Mission Statement

Promote The Sport of Bicycle Racing Through:

  • Participation in bicycle races.
  • Participation in local club rides and events.
  • Participation in volunteer trail maintenance and WMMBA advocacy.
  • Promotion of our sponsors (who are through their support, promoting our sport).
  • Showing respect for other riders, racers and non cyclist trail users.
  • Introducing the sport of cycling to new riders.
  • Providing opportunities to high school and college level racers to participate in the sport.

How do I become a sponsor or team member?

Contact Jeremy Karel at:

jermtb@gmail.com