Not many teams have mission statements that start off with “Have Fun” and “Drink Beer,” but I can’t think of a better platform for a cycling team to be built upon that will strengthen the sport and attract full range of new riders, from novice to pro, to join the party. Backbone Adventure Racing has the most hilarious cast of characters who always push the envelope, both on their bikes and through their team blog. Just check out a few team bios like “Vegas Bob” or “Fuzzy” and you’ll soon see why this club has their fun meter pegged on high. Cap’n Chris leads this crew as they participate in numerous races throughout the country as their team expands from its Santa Monica roots. We couldn’t care less if members reach the podium, we just want to be on their guest list.
This attempt to summarize Backbone Racing simply doesn’t do the team justice, check out their blog for the true essence: http://www.backboneracing.blogspot.com/