Cycles BiKyle is committed to the sport of cycling. Over the past 25 years, Cycles BiKyle has helped sponsor over 1,000 professional and serious amateur cyclists - road, mountain, triathlon, track, and even some BMX! BiKyle sponsored athletes proudly represent nearly 20 countries world-wide!
Our BiKyle-MLC cycling team: Main Line Cycling
Walther Ramos selected to Team U.S.A. and Masters Worlds!
We've been building and servicing bikes for top ranked triathlete, Walther Ramos, for more than 10 years now. We are very pleased to announce that Walther has recently been selected for the U.S. National team! Walter will compete in the Masters 40-44 division and will represent our country and Team U.S.A. at the World Championships in Cancun, Mexico on November 9th, 2002. Congratulations Walther and best of luck from all your friends at Cycles BiKyle. (picture to follow shortly)
BiKyle rider wins the Moscow 6-Day!
(picture of Ryan Oelker and John Walrod by Ed Landrock)
Moscow 6-Day, March 2002
Sympatico-Jet Fuel Coffee Professional Cycling Team ~
Cycles BiKyle assists in providing technical support to the Sympatico-Jet Fuel Coffee Team from Canada. Here is a July 2002 update on team progress.
9/02: Jean-Francois from the team has been selected to represent Canada at the road worlds. He'll be doing the Espoir TT. Canada only has two spots in this event. JF's training seems to be peaking at the right time. He finished third in a 2.6 UCI race four event stage race in France over the weekend. JF and Dominique from the team are riding with the Canadian National team as it prepares for the worlds. The final selection for the Canadian Espoir road team will be announced after next weekends espoir Paris-Tours race.
7/02: The team had a great weekend at the Canadian National Road Championships:
So again I'd like to thank everyone for their support. I've been reviewing things from this past year recently and I know that the team has done much better this year because of your support. On another racing note Joe and Josh finished 21st & 22nd at the NYC race last weekend. We also ended up 2nd, 3rd and 5th at the Quebec Provincial Road Race Championships on the same weekend as NYC. The team will be looking to keep its winning ways next weekend at the epic 250km long Louis Garneau Montreal-Quebec Classic.
Again thanks, Dave Butler, director
2002 BiKyle Flyers hit the Track !
A big congratulations to Steve Brown who not only reached his big-time Tri goals, but also helped a very deserving family in the process. We are proud to be a supporter of Steve's exceptional efforts. To view more of Stephen's exploits click here: Stephen Brown
"An IRONMAN for an Officer"
Many thanks to all who were involved with my race at IRONMAN USA for slain police officer Dennis McNamara. I received an overwhelming response to the project from as far away as Canada and California. A special thanks goes out to UDPD, the McNamara family, and Cycles BiKyle in Bryn Mawr for sponsoring my effort." - Steve
Ed Ilgren passes the clouds ~
February 2003 - Ed Ilgren and friends climb a peak in Hawaii that takes them above the actual cloud line at 6:30 in the morning. A lot of climbing for a sunrise, but it sure looks worth it!
Our good buddy, Dr. Ed Ilgren, made his 2nd attempt at the treacherous Mauna Kea climb. Last year, rough roads and inclement weather held him back. This year he successfully competed the world renowned monster climb. Big congrats to Ed.
Cycling mates. Here is a pics from the Singapore Corp Triathalon - a precursor to the final series i November. My participation was as part of a relay trio - with me covering the bike leg - a 20K timetrial. (avg speed 31K (19M)/hour).
We came in 10th out of 90 teams. Needless to say my teammates, swimmer - Raoul - and runner Shaffiq - and I all worked together for this great result. ... my Cycles BiKyle frame and new outfit brightened up the place!
Summer 2001: Bill Nottingham of Delaware brings the BiKyle colors to the top of the infamous "Tourmalet" of the French Pyrenees. Bill still has 3 miles to go. But, his 39 x 26 gearing was enough to bring him to the top!
MLC rider Nicole Breuninger enters her first junior race !
Continuing a long-standing MLC tradition: like father/like daughter!
Congratulations Nicole on a great start to a healthy, happy lifetime of cycling.
Charm Breon, Williamsport, Pa
2000 Pennsylvania Time Trial Champion
2000 U.S. National Time Trial Championships - 13th place
7/3/01: Hi Kyle,
Well, it's been an incredibly busy race season to say the least. Since I updated you last , I've been in CA for Nationals and Idaho for the HP Womens Challenge and everywhere in between. All in all it's been a good season. My role on the team has changed a bit this season from last season. We now have a sprinter on the team which means that we work to get her to the sprint finish and I along with my team mates have been learning the fine art of the leadout. Pretty fun stuff.
The National TT went pretty well, although not quite as well as I had wished. My goal was a top 10 finish but it just wasn't meant to be. I finished 14th , which isn't bad but it's always a bit disappointing when you don't meet your goals. The Cervelo is working just fine. I always get tons of complements on it.
Our team was in Philly for the First Union race. The Manayunk Wall was a real treat. It was incredible to see that many spectators . What a rush! I felt really good for that race. It wasn't a particularly hard race except for the wall. The final sprint was pretty hairy as usual but I had pretty good position and ended up finishing 21st. Not too bad for a non sprinter in a field like that. I was one of the top 5 American finishers which made me very happy.
From Philly we flew to Idaho for HP. My attitude going into that race was survival. I had never done a tour type stage race before and only had been at altitude once and that was 4 yrs ago. So, survive I did. All 13 stages. The altitude really killed me at first but by the end I was actually getting stronger and even had some top 20 finishes which was very encouraging. What a great experience . Hopefully that will be a perfect tune up for tour de Toona. Now we're off to Mass. for the BMC race, then to Seattle at the end of the month and then Altoona. Ahh, the life of a bike racer. Gotta love it !!
Take care Kyle. I'll continue to update from time to time.
4/10/01: Hi Kyle,
Well, Sea Otter has come and gone... What an experience! A good experience I might add. Our team had traveled to CA at the beginning of March to do about three weeks of training and to do the Visalia races and the Sea Otter Classic. My main objective while I was out there was to get as much quality training as possible. And that I did. It's always a rude awakening when you are thrust into a World Cup race and your fitness is only up to east coast winter training standards. It was an encouraging time though. My fitness is right where it needs to be for a May peak.
I did take the Cervelo to CA with me, thinking that it would be a perfect time to really try it out on a tt course. Well, that was a mistake. The TT course at Sea Otter was all climbs which required a lot of standing. I probably should have used the road bike with aero bars. My finish was ok, not great - 24th. Still encouraging though. I hadn't done any hill training up to that point and the course was all hills. I finished 26th in the GC. I crashed on the last day which put me back some in GC. I would have finished 20th had I not crashed. Oh well, that's racing. So , all in all it was great experience and great training. Next on the race agenda is tour of Gila. I've been doing a few training races here and there and really increasing the training volume in preparation for Gila. I've been training on the Cervelo once a week also. I just love that bike. It's like a little rocket, especially when I put the Zipp's on.
I'll continue to update you on the seasons progress. The updates will become more frequent as the season gets in full swing. I will also be sending a photo soon. Our team will be having photos taken on the 16th and I will have one taken separately of me on the Cervelo. Thank you for your continued support Kyle.