Wednesday, December 30, 2009

NC Winter Cross Race #2

The Subaru-Gary Fisher Elite Road Team is excited to be promoting our first cross race in conjunction with the Giordana-Cliff Bar Team and Carolina Bicycle Company Huntersville location. The race will be #2 in the NC Winter Cyclocross series and will be held in Mooresville, NC. Multiple race categories will have the chance to go at it for some sweet prizes. " i have to have a cyclocross bike?" Heck no, borrow an old mountain bike and enjoy the fun.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Harrisburg Short Track MTB Race #1

The gals bring home the medals at the first Harrisburg Short Track series!
Left to right:
Lisa Preslar (3rd wms cat 2)
Angela Krol (1st wms cat 3)
Lori Harkey (1st wms cat 2)
Congrats also to Adam Little (3rd Mens Super Sport)

Our team is a proud sponsor of the Harrisburg Series, along with our friend from and The second series race is this Saturday night. Night racing! Bring those lights.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Team to become Subaru/Gary Fisher Road Team for 2010! Partners with Carolina Bicycle Company.

Team News Release:
The Hincapie/Gary Fisher/Barkley Elite Team is pleased to announce Subaru and Gary Fisher Bikes as our new title sponsors for the 2010 race season. Both the men's and women's elite teams will compete across the Southeast as the Carolina Subaru/Gary Fisher Elite Road Team, racing the new Gary Fisher flagship carbon road bike, the Cronus.

The 2010 Carolina Subaru/Gary Fisher Men's Elite Team will consist of 13 racers, including the additon of two new racers to the program for this year, AJ Meyer (Hincapie U23 Team) and Andrew Olson (DLP Pro Cycling). We have also expanded our 8 person womens roster to include 2 new strong racers, Sara Tussy and Nancy Jones for the 2010 season. Both Elite teams will be competing in Southeast road and cyclocross events as well as select national NRC races and the US National Championships (Elite, Masters and U23 Nationals).

"We are looking forward to a great year with the addition of Subaru to our program along with the contunued support of Fisher, Bontrager, SRAM and many of our other dedicated team sponsors. I forsee us having the strongest men's and women's squads that we have had for several years with the recent signing of some strong talent and the awesome tech advancements to the new Gary Fisher Cronus bike we will be using. We are also proud to continue with our team's heritage and support from Hincapie Sportwear as a presenting sponsor in 2010." Adam Little - Subaru/Gary Fisher Team Manager

Additionally, new for the 2010 season is our partnership with the Carolina Bicycle Company, one of the areas top Gary Fisher/Bontrager dealers. In addition to racing with the CBC logos and team colors, our team will also be instrumental in helping aid CBC's team of 15-20 road category 3, 4, 5 racers to further promote Subaru and Gary Fisher also as the Carolina Subaru-Gary Fisher Team. CBC will also have a core MTB race team of 5 racers who will also be racing the Gary Fisher Superfly and Superfly 100.

Carolina Subaru / Gary Fisher Elite Men:
Adam Little
AJ Meyer
Andrew Olson
AT Stamp
Chris Knetsche
Chris Harkey
David Flynn
Darren Fuller
Geri Mewett
John Delong
Mike Kelly
Reid Beloni
Shane Martin
Richard Howard - Masters
Mac Canon - Masters

Subaru / Gary Fisher Women's Elite Team:
Angela Krol
Bridgette McClean
Lauren Rigby
Lisa Preslar
Lori Harkey
Marianne Holt
Nancy Jones
Sara Tussy

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oct 24th Team Supported Charity Ride Route Maps

Join us on Oct. 24th for a great ride. Below are the routes for the 100K and 50K options. See the earlier post below for registration links. Remember that 100% of the money raised goes directly to Stanly County Habitat for Humanity!

100K Option

50K Option

Monday, September 14, 2009

HGFB Team to Host Habitat Charity Ride Oct. 24th

Plan to join the Hincapie/Gary Fisher/Barkley Team and our friends on Oct. 24th for the 1st Annual Overcoming Obstacles Charity Ride. Proceeds from this year's ride will go to benefit the programs offered by the Stanly County Habitat for Humanity. You can choose from either a 100K or 50K route, both rolling through the great roads of Stanly Co. Bring the family, we will have kids events (face painting, bounce house, games) as well as great food and fellowship.
See the registration flyer for details.
You can also Register ONLINE through Pre-reg at the following link.

Additionally, plan to stop by the Team Gary Fisher Tent to check out the sweet 2010 Gary Fisher bikes we will have on site to show off. We will have out the new Gary Fisher Cronus and Ion road bikes, along with some of the 2010 model mountain bikes complements of and Carolina Bicycle Company.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hincapie/Fisher/Barkley recruiting Female Team Members

With the success of our Women's Road Team in it's 3rd year now, we are looking to add one or two additional motivated female racers to our strong squad of gals for 2010. Ideally we are looking for Cat 1,2,3 females who live in the NC/SC area and love to race. Sense of adventure a plus, sense of humor a must, and love of competition is well...duh! In addition to Southeastern races, we are looking for gals who plan on competing at the US National Championships, State Championships and select races in the surrounding states. Racers interested should email their goals for 2010, resume and a bit about themselves to or see Adam Little at the races.
Thanks for your interest in our program.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Flynn 2nd at Lexinton Road Race

Congrats to David Flynn for an insanely close sprint for 2nd place at the Lexington Omnium Road Race. David was barely outsprinted at the line by Rich Harper (Kenda Pro Cycling). Congrats to David, and to Rich for the win.
2nd - David Flynn - Lexington RR Pro 1-2

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Rich's wisdom

Our good friend Rich Hincapie summed it up perfectly.
George is a true class act and will come out on top. We are behind you!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Marianne nabs two Medals at the National Championships

Big congrats to Hincapie/Gary Fisher/Barkley racer Marianne Holt for bringing home two medals from the Masters National Championships in Louisville, KY. Marianne placed 5th in the Road Race and 5th in the Criterium along with 7th place in the Indivudual TT. "My plan was to attack until I blew up in the Crit, after having bad luck in the RR and TT. Those girls had to chase the Gary Fisher!" And attack she did. Eventually the race came down to a sprint with Marianne taking 5th. Not bad for a self-proclaimed "non-sprinter". Great riding to Marianne and all the other team members who competed at Nationals.
5th Marianne Holt - Nationals RR
5th Marianne Holt - Nationals Crit
7th Marianne Holt - Nationals TT
7th Lori Harkey - Nationals RR
12th Chris Harkey - Nationals RR

On the podium after the RR


Solo on the backside of the crit course
Marianne takes 5th in the Criterium

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Justin, Bridgette WIN NC State RR Championship Titles

Congrats to Justin and Bridgette for their wins at the NC RR Championships. Both will have the privelage of wearing the State Champion jersey for the year. Both the men's and women's teams have great races during the RR Championships and racked up a slew of results.

1st Justin Beard - Pro 1-2 RR NC State Champion
1st Bridgette McClean - U23 Wmns RR NC State Champion

2nd Lori Harkey - Womens Pro 1-2-3 RR
2nd Justin Beard - NC U23 RR
2nd Lauren Trull - Womens U23 RR
3rd Reid Beloni - NC U23 RR
3rd Chris Harkey - Masters RR
4th Chris Harkey - Pro 1-2 RR
4th Bridgette McClean - Womens Pro 1-2-3 RR
6th Lori Harkey - Womens Masters RR
8th David Flynn - Pro 1-2 RR
8th Marianne Holt - Womens Masters RR
9th Chris Knetsche - Masters RR
10th Marianne Holt - Womens Pro 1-2-3 RR
11th Lisa Preslar - Womens Pro 1-2-3 RR

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A look at the Gary Fisher Team Bike

2009 Hincapie/Gary Fisher/Barkley Team Bike:
-Frame: 2009 Gary Fisher ARC Pro (aluminum/carbon)
-Wheelsets: Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 ACC and Bontrager Race X Lite
-Crankset: SRAM Red
-Shifters: SRAM Red
-Brakeset: SRAM Force
-Derailures: SRAM Force
-Cassette: SRAM Red 11x23
-Chain: KMC X10SL-CP
-Bars: Bontrager Race Lite aluminum anatomic
-Bartape: Bontrager gel cork
-Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite -7 degree
-Seatpost: Bontrager Race X Lite ACC 5mm offset
-Tires: Bontrager Race X Lite AC (racing), Bontrager Race X Lite Hardcase (training)
-Saddle: Bontrager Inform R
-Computer: VETTA V100
-Pedals: Speedplay Zero
-Cages: Bontrager Batcage

Our team has been very impressed with the stiff and responsive ride from our 09 ARC Pro's. This is a perfect crit and road race bike to pilot onto the podium. The stiff and durable aluminum frame is complemented with a lightweight carbon rear triangle to take the sting out of the road. Equally impressive is the offering of a women's specific model which our women's elite team are racing, the ARC Pro GS. Check out which model is best for you, and read about the latest news at

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bridgette WINS U23 State Games, Harkey / Marianne 3rd

Congrats to Hincapie/Gary Fisher/Barkley racer Bridgette M. for her win at the NC State Games in the women's U23 division and 4th overall in the women's open (podium pic to come). In the men's Pro/Am Criterium, Chris Harkey followed up a very hard TDK race by taking 3rd place in the NC State Games. Marianne also took 3rd in the womens open. Way to go.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Mewett to lead Bermuda Junior Cycling Camp

The Hincapie/Gary Fisher/Barkley Cycling Team is please to be sending 3 team members to lead the 2009 Bermuda National Junior Cycling Summer Camp. Chillin' at the 2008 camp Mewett fylin' the Bermuda National Kit at Charleston
The camp will be led by our own Geri Mewett (current Bermuda Pro RR National Champion) with two other teammates. Over 60 junior cyclists ranging from ages 10-18 will be attending the weeklong development camp, learning a full set of cycling skills, training tips and teamwork. The camp will run one full week from July 6th - 11th. Special thanks goes out to the Bermuda Cycling Association for this honor to help grow jr. cycling. A big thanks also goes out to our friends at Paceline Products for donating Chamois Butt'r product for all participants of the Jr. Camp. In addition our team will be donating a Vetta Cycling computer and Finish Line products as raffle prizes to the kids.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Delong WINS Crit and Overall at Sanofi Aventis Omnium

Reid attacking off the front
John Delong through the turns
Reid Beloni followed by Bermuda National Champ Geri Mewett
Harkey, Reid and Geri through the technical course
John takes the win...AJ Meyers (Hincapie Development Team takes 2nd)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Monte in latest VELONEWS Magazine

Monteleone with his USA U23 National Team
See if you can spot Hincapie/Gary Fisher/Barkley racer, Christopher Monteleone in the latest issue of Velonews next time you are doing your bathroom reading. Monte aka "Blackfoot" has started his days of racing with us at the age of 15 as a Jr racer and has raced with us ever since. He is currently a member of the USA U23 National team living and racing in Belgium along with Phinney, and the best U23 talent in the nation. Although he has suffered some nasty crashes while there, probably his biggest obsticle has been that pesky Starbucks withdraw.
This is Monte's 2nd year with the U23 Team and is has seen him racing pretty much non-stop in Europe, competeing most recently in the U23 Paris-Roubaix last weekend. We have been very please as a team to have been part of his cycling experience and are honored to have him as a teammate. We have watched Monte grown in talent and maturity beyond his years, aided by the help of Dee, Monte's father and our longtime team soigneur. Our team is proud to aid Monte in his pursuits to secure a spot on a Pro Tour team in the next few years. Monte will return to the states in July, and be ripping it up with us flying the Hincapie/Gary Fisher/Barkley team colors. Oh yeah, he is the one on the left, deep in meditative thought...likely about when he gets to be back on his Gary Fisher. Way to go Monte! Later, Adam

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Flynn WINS Ace Speedway Criterium

David Flynn kept up the teams winning streak with his first win of the season at Ace Speedway this week. David, who joined our team as a new rider this year, has flown through the USFC ranks after just starting racing bikes 2 years ago.
1st - ACE Speedway Criterium - David Flynn