Welcome to Team Dayton Cycling -- home of the Merrill-Lynch Cycling and The Secret Cycling race teams. We're a grass roots amateur cycling team that draws members from the areas surrounding Cincinnati and Dayton. Our mission is to grow and develop competitive cycling in southwest Ohio.
Team Dayton is a non-profit organization established to grow and develop competitive cycling in Southwest Ohio. Our team consists of 120+ racers with a primary focus on road races, criteriums, and time trials. We represent all USA Cycling categories and have strong Masters, Juniors, and Women's programs.
Team Dayton was founded in 2000 by veteran bicycle racers Ron Garrett and Bruce Skillings. As an offshoot of a local cycling club, the team was envisioned as a 25 person group that would focus on promoting local bicycle racing. Since then the team has grown significantly and become one of the most recognized teams in the mid-west. Bruce and Ron started the team with a grassroots philosophy which is still present today.
Team Dayton was founded in 2000 by veteran bicycle racers Ron Garrett and Bruce Skillings. As an offshoot of a local cycling club, the team was envisioned as a 25 person group that would focus on promoting local bicycle racing. Since then the team has grown and become one of the most recognizable amateur teams in the mid-west. The team races in over 200 events a year across the United States. The grassroots team philosophy envisioned by Bruce and Ron is still flourishing today.
Team Dayton Continues to deliver against our mission to develop and grow competitive cycling in Southwest Ohio. Our team remains competitive and we continue to support our riders in bigger events.
Our membership remains exceptionally strong with over 120 riders in 2012. We continue to bring in new members interested in racing. Our women’s squad is 30 members strong representing a large percentage of all registered women in the Midwest region.
Team Dayton is the largest USA Cycling team in OH, KY, and IN and for the past several years has been in the top 25 largest of the ~2,000 active USAC teams.
Our podium appearances continue to be extremely strong in the 2012 racing season with 127 wins, and additional 170 2nd place finishes, and yet another 201 3rd place finishes for a total of 498 podium exposure and experiences.
Ohio State Championships Podium Results (Road, Criterium and Time Trials)
21 Gold Medals
17 Silver Medals
13 Bronze Medals
Mission statement: Develop & Grow Competitive Cycling in Southwest Ohio.
Vision: Team Dayton strives to be the pre-eminent cycling team in the Mid-West. The membership is respected for their results, teamwork, tactics, and professionalism. Our riders span all road categories, mountain bike, triathlon, mens & womens, masters, and juniors. Team Dayton is well known for its development & support of young riders. Several Team Dayton 'alumni' currently ride for regional and national teams. Team Dayton has a broad and stable group of sponsors that enables the team to develop and grow cycling talent in SouthWest Ohio. The team and its members actively participate in community events and faithfully represent our sport and sponsors.
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