Born in 1979, married with 2 wonderful children 11 and 13. Growing up ridding bikes, but never realized the passion until 2013. Not sure what all it would entail he signed up for his first ever race, an Olympic Tri. It was a local race but the competitive edge had already started to show, training 4 days a week.
Joining Onyerleft would make it the best season yet.
*XCO Lethbridge, AB. 2nd place
*Golden 24 hours 1st place (2 man team)
*Mile high tri Elkwater Alberta 2nd place (team)
*24 hours of adrenaline 1st place (5 man team)
*Battle creek showdown Elkwater Alberta 2nd place
In 2017 I am looking finish well in the XCO series of Alberta as well as competing in my first solo 24hour events, Golden 24
Born in 1985, Eric started riding mountain bikes growing up as a kid in the hood of Sarnia Ontario. Gaining 0m elevation on his rides, he later found himself in Alberta for work, trading in his Canadian Tire Tech Team for a 35 lb Trek Fuel. In 2015, Eric made the full transition to mountain bike racing with another bike upgrade, trading in surf trunks and tank tops for spandex and joining Onyerleft. Highlights include:
* 2014, 2015 24 HOA – 1st 5 person coed and 10 man corporate
* 2015, 2016 Rundles Revenge - 1st Half Donkey
* 2015, 2016 Red Deer Duathlon – 1st, 3rd
* 2011 RTR 16 hour Adventure Race - 1st Solo
Born in 1979, John has been racing for a few years competing in the AB Cup races, Xterra Canmore, cyclocross, and his first Salty Dog in 2016. Goals are to have good racing results and have fun riding in 2017 with Onyerleft.
I joined the Onyerleft Team just recently in April 2016. I was looking for new motivation to get faster and was contemplating joining a club when I stumbled upon this team with a really cool name and simple guiding principles. Onyerleft, who doesn’t enjoy saying that term as you pass someone. Seeing the commitment, miles and wattages on Strava literally cranked out by the Team members, motivation is exactly what I got. I bought my first road bike back in the day when “Breaking Away” was still a fairly new movie. Following university, I moved to Vancouver in 1992, and it was not long before I caught the mountain bike bug. I began getting serious in the mid-90’s and then by 2000, having raced at Expert classification, my oldest son was two, career obligations and a move to Edmonton, all got in the way of having adequate time to train. Years later, with my son now 18 and my daughter 16 years old, I have maintained the love to road and mountain bike ride and desire to be fast. Unfortunately for me though with the speed of this Onyerleft Team, that still puts me at the back of the pack…but hey somebody has to be the oldest and the slowest. On a recent road ride I met up with a rider that asked me “what are you training for”. I wasn’t sure what to say – does there have to be a reason, so I responded “for life”. Although, come to think of it, saying “onyerleft” to someone half my age still puts a smile on my face.
10 years ago, Trevor came to a cross roads, keep getting fatter or get a bike, thank goodness the bike won out. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on the road or on the trail biking is his passion. His wife affectionately refers to his bikes as his “Bitches”, spending way too much time and money keeping them happy! Over the course of the last several years Trevor has gravitated towards Mountain bike racing having completed in many single and multi-day events.
2008 Trans Rockies – Team 80+ top 102010 BC Bike Race – Team 80+, 7th place2012 BC Bike Race – Team 80+, 4th place2013 24hrs of Adrenaline, 4 man team, 4th Place2014 24hrs of Adrenaline, 4 man team, 3rd place2015 BC Bike Race – Team 100+ - we’ll have to wait and see!
New to the MTB race scene completing his second season racing with Onyerleft. Residing in beautiful Redwood Meadows Marc competes in the expert category in the ABA XC Cup, non sanctioned ABA events: finished 2nd place under 30 in the Test of Metal, 1st place overall 24 Hours of adrenalin, top 10 - Salty dog, top 10 - Giver 8 and in 2015 will be competing in the Transrockies Single Track 6.
Born in 1979, Cam started biking the riverbanks of Saskatoon, SK as a youngster and began triathlon & MTB racing at age 11 in 1990. Owes his passion of cycling to his dad for betting him no watching TV for a year and then purchasing his first real race bike GT Tundra Tempest. A few small breaks from MTB racing here and there but have always been and will continue to be a big part of his life and spending habits. Role models growing up included Tinker Juarez, John Tomac, & Missy Giove.Now just trying to be a fast dad, enjoy getting out and cycling/racing with daughter-Milah, wife-Lyndsay & teammates.
Past National Team Member Olympic Distance Triathlon & Xterra Triathlon1995 World Triathlon Championships Cancun, Mexico 15th1995-2003 MTB, Road, Triathlon, running, swimming races living in Saskatchewan2012 Xterra Triathlon Worlds Qualifier2013 Xterra Triathlon Worlds Qualifier2012 & 2013 Elkwater Mile High Off road Triathlon Overall Winner2014 24 HOA Team Onyerleft Champions
Born 1973, Tom started mountain bike racing at the age of 18. He's competitively raced XC mountain bikes as well as road and track over the past 20 years, at the National and Provincial Elite level. My goal for the 2016 season is to ride as much as possible, while still having time for my 4 kids and wife.
Born in 1975, Sam started racing in 1992 for 3 years as a junior and then started up again in 2008. Married for 19 years and father of 3 amazing girls who for some reason have no interest in racing:(
-2012-13 Alberta Provincial Elite Mens XC MTB Champion
-Alberta Provincial Sport Mens XC MTB champ and overall points leader for
24 Hours of Adrenalin Yellow Jersey
The team was started in 2011 by the Amberiadis brothers and has since grown year by year. The main focus of the team is primarily the Alberta XC Cup series although not exclusivly. The 24 Hours of Adrenalin that's held in Canmore with over 1600 racers will be another main focus for the team again in 2016. Many of our team mates also focus on Xterra, marathons, cyclocross, track and even the odd road race. Everyone on the team is competative by nature and we all boast different skillset attributes. We all agree that racing mountain bikes has more factors than just an individuals watts per kg, it's all a game of getting from A to B in the most efficient way possible.
Born in France in 1976, Yannick grew up on a bike in Burgundy, but started MTB in 2006 and racing in 2007. Moved to Canada in 2010 where he became addicted to endurance racing and the 24 HOA in particular. As Gary Fisher would say: "anybody who rides a bike is a friend of mine".
2010 Transvesubienne (France - 1 day - 10h25 - 246/946 overall)
2011 Transrockies TR3 and TR4 solo (7 days - 23h30)
2012 BCBR solo (7 days - 22h30)
2012, 2013 and 2014 24 HOA solo (best result: 17 laps - 2nd in under 40 category)
Born in 1978, Peter started racing at the age of 15 and excelled from the beginning. Landing a spot on the provincial team, Peter was Alberta's top finisher in Whistler Canada Cup back in 1995. Crazy technical skills and a high pain threshold are the two factors that make it hard to hold on to Peter's back wheel.
Born in 1986, James began mountain biking in Ontario during high school. Developing skills on Niagara escarpment singletrack enabled James to join the Golden Gaels mountain bike team at Queen's University After becoming the category points leader in the university cup race series during his first year; James was hooked on racing. In effort to expand on university cup race experience, James joined a team competing in the Summer Solstice and the Hot August Nights 24 hour races. After graduating university James moved west to seek out bigger mountains and more challenging races such as the BC Bike Race and Transrockies.
Highlight race results include:1st place in the 24 Hours of Adrenalin (2014 - corporate)10th place in the Organ Grinder (2014 - open men)1st place in the 24 Hours of Adrenalin (2013 - 5 person)6th place in the Bow 80 (2012 - Men 21 to 30)1st place in the 24 Hours of Adrenalin (2012 - 5 person)6th place in the Bow 80 (2011 - Men 21 to 30)10th place in the Transrockies TR7 (2011 - open men)2nd place in the 24 Hours of Adrenalin (2010 - 4 person)
Dean has been cycling for a few years now, mainly downhill and free ride. He soon realized that riding for a cup of coffee with a downhill bike wasn't all it was cracked up to be. So with some equipment changes and the addition of lycra he started MTB marathon racing in 2010 and was hooked. At most races you will see his two children and wife supporting him, the "best Pit crew ever" as Dean will tell you.
2013 Grizzly Mountain bike 50 km marathon top ten in age category2013 Giver 8 top ten finish overall. 2014 Rundle's Revenge 100 km third open men (top ten overall) 2012 and 2013 Elkwater Mile High off road triathlon mixed team overall winners
XC Mountian Bike Team
John started seriously riding singletrack back in Ontario in 2006. Soon after he tried some local midweek races and his first Epic 8 hour solo when he became hooked on endurance racing, and pushing the limits in competition. 2011 John moved to Alberta and worked his way back to racing by 2014 and is looking forward to a successful 2015 season.
2010 Ontario Epic 8 Hour series - 1st overall (3 races); 2014 Singletrack 6 Open Men - 16th Overall (10th Open Men at the Bragg Creek Stage); 2014 Rundles Revenge 100k 2nd <40 Men; 2014 Six in the Stix 2nd Open Men