The Optum Pro Cycling team will be sporting Club Ride product on and off the bike, providing testing and feedback for the casual-performance cycling apparel line. Club Ride, known for its strong mountain bike-oriented products, is continuing into the road community with their Open Road collection. Partnering with the Optum Pro Cycling team made for a natural-fit for both companies.
Scott Montgomery, Club Ride CEO, further elaborated on the affiliation with Optum Pro Cycling, “I have known Charles Aaron since 1999 and watched his outstanding race programs closely. It is with great pleasure that we can finally work together. Club Ride is looking forward to the feedback and suggestions of top professional cyclists. We hope that we can incorporate their ideas in our ever-expanding range of casual-performance cycling apparel.”
“Club Ride shares with our program, a true passion for cycling. We are very excited about this partnership knowing that the riders and staff will be outfitted in great looking, casual cycling clothing that can easily perform on and off the bike,” commented Charles Aaron, Managing Director of Circuit Sport.
About Club Ride Apparel
Club Ride was created in 2008 when founder Mike Herlinger had an epiphany while mountain biking: Design casual-performance cycling clothes that are highly functional on and off the bike. Based in Ketchum, Idaho, the company strives to provide innovative designs that are comfortable, functional, and stylish. Ride Daily.™
About Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies™
For the past eight years, the team has topped podiums in Europe, Asia, South America and across North America. In 2013, the men’s, women’s and cyclocross programs raced to 80 wins and 200 podiums. Based out of Minneapolis, Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies, is sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).