WHO WE ARE
Team 209 has grown to be the TOP FUNDRAISING TEAM in the NATION for 6 of the last 7 years running! In 2021, we were the top Fundraising team for any Team In Training Sport! With your help, we can make 2023 our BIGGEST YEAR YET. We have our sights set on $3M raised by 2023 and need you to help make this dream come true for patients and their families!
Our team is on a mission to CURE blood cancer! Our team began in 2012 with 12 riders training for an event in Las Vegas raising $43,324. In 2013 we began our annual ride around Lake Tahoe as a part of the America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride. Every year, we have grown our team and our impact through the support of our community. With your support in 2023, we are working to be the Top Fundraising Team in the Nation once again!
...and raise 3 MILLION in the process!!!
Since our inception in 2012, we have trained hundreds of riders and raised over $2M for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In 2018, our very own Coach Mel Bradley & Captain Linda Lindenberg were recognized as Coach and Captain of the year for the entire country of Team In Training programs. In 2019 Coach Mel was honored as Team In Training Coach of the Year.
Our teammates are made up of beginning riders, experienced road cyclist and everyone in between! We are passionate about teaching you how to ride and enjoy cycling. If you already ride, we would love to help challenge you to reach your next big goal!
Mel's passion for building community through cycling began as a way to honor his late wife Nancy. Mel spent 7 years driving to Sacramento weekly to train with the team before founding the team right here in the 209. Mel gives countless hours to this program and has been recognized as the TNT Coach of the Year in 2018 and 2019.
Linda Lindenberg & Debbie Sommerfeld
Linda & Debbie are not only a founding members of the cycle program, but the heart of our team community. Together, these amazing women serve as the team cheerleaders, motivators and social glue all season. Linda was recognized as the Team Captain of the year for all of her efforts over the past several seasons. We are excited to welcome Debbie as our co-captain in 2021!
Mel Bradley, Steven Fernandes, Troy Lindenberg, John Hernandez, & Don Garcia.
Kelly Durrer, JoLynn Young, Larry Graser & Tom McGuire