Today marks the launch of the From the Ground Up project, a six-part video series that documents novices on the road to the Leadville 100.
In “From the Ground Up,” two Pearl Izumi crew members — Ryan Petry and Alexey Vermeulen — take on the task of guiding three novice cyclists through the Leadville 100 MTB.
The Leadville 100 is one of the most iconic bike races in the West — the out-and-back course covers 104 miles and climbs above 12,500 feet.
The three novices Pearl Izumi selected were individuals whose “lives were positively impacted by the bike through COVID-19,” wrote the brand. Meet the riders: Roberta Nuñez, 30, an ICU nurse; Enzo Moscarella, 34, a fixie owner and artist; and Shawna Anderson, 47, a high school special ed teacher.
The novice riders trained for 5 months. And you can track them as the Leadville 100 MTB race starts this weekend on August 14.
- Episode 2: August 25
- Episode 3: September 8
- Episode 4: September 20
- Episode 5: October 6
- Episode 6: October 20