WHO WE ARE
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. In 2019, our team raised over $356,000 and was the top fundraising team in the country for the 4th year in a row!
Since our inception in 2012, we have trained hundreds of riders and raised over $1.5M 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 is not only a founding member of the cycle program, but the heart of our team community. Linda serves as the team cheerleader, motivator 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.
Coach Roy's journey with Team In Training/LLS started nearly 20 years ago in the Monterey chapter. We are so lucky to have adopted him just in time to help us create and build Team209! Roy's steadfast support has been a tremendous asset to our crew.
Mel Bradley, Steven Fernandes, Troy Lindenberg, John Hernandez, Don Garcia & Roy Zahn.
Kelly Durrer, JoLynn Young, Larry Graser & Tom McGuire