Saturday was our team banquet/kick-off party which team owners Teresa and Jeff so graciously hosted. It was a fun-filled evening of celebrating the team’s 2017 accomplishments, kicking off our 2018 season, eating/drinking, and getting to know our sponsors.
The party kicked off with Teresa announcing all of our sponsors, returning and new, and acknowledging them for their immense contributions to our team. She also acknowledged each rider, Cat 1 through Cat 5 – we have a great mix of riders who are all going to contribute so much to our team’s success this year, and it was so much fun getting to know everyone just a little more than before.
Teresa then announced our team “awards” which the team voted on for the 2017 season. Huge congrats to our winners - Andy (Team Riptide Award), Shaina (Most Improved Rider), and Deborah (MVP – AKA Superwoman). Well deserved to all!
After the awards, the only thing left to do was to party! Several teammates brought amazing food/dessert/drinks for everyone to enjoy and we continued the celebration for the rest of the night!
This year we have many new riders and sponsors and it was the perfect time to get everyone together, introduce our newbies, and truly thank our sponsors for everything they do for us. Our sponsors are integral to our team’s success and we cannot thank them enough!! Overall it was a great night with many laughs and we can’t wait to see what 2018 holds for us!!