Stage 1 Cycling Team

and the Muddy Mayhem Junior Team

Tuning up and constructing new single track for the Stage 1/AirLine Cycles Belltown Throwdown. Ensuring that this will be a course worthy of the Clif Bar Dirt Series finale and the Connecticut State XC Championships.

Registration is open! Get some of this! www.bikereg.com/belltown-throwdown
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Tuning up and constructing new single track for the Stage 1/AirLine Cycles Belltown Throwdown. Ensuring that this will be a course worthy of the Clif Bar Dirt Series finale and the Connecticut State XC Championships.

Registration is open! Get some of this! https://www.bikereg.com/belltown-throwdown

4 days ago

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Fun day riding with the youts' at Case Mountain today! And birthday cupcakes at the end 🙂

Muddy Mayhem AirLine Cycles
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Fun day riding with the youts at Case Mountain today!  And birthday cupcakes at the end :)

Muddy Mayhem AirLine Cycles

1 week ago

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A great tribute to Dave Hoyle from one of our favorite sponsors! Thanks Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. for all your support of Connecticut cycling! Please be sure to stop in to FOC for some great beers and buy plenty of stickers!On April 1st, the CT cycling community and the planet lost a most exceptional man- Dave Hoyle, Executive Director of the CCAP (The CT Cycling Advancement Program). It's impossible to express the impact he has had on so many people during his life.

Our sticker sale proceeds always go to a different charity or organization, so for this spring we will be donating to CCAP in is honor.
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A great tribute to Dave Hoyle from one of our favorite sponsors!  Thanks Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. for all your support of Connecticut cycling!  Please be sure to stop in to FOC for some great beers and buy plenty of stickers!

1 week ago

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Lots of great photos from the Hop Brook MTB Race courtesy of Rich House. Check 'em out! ...

Lots of great photos from the Hop Brook MTB Race courtesy of Rich House. Check em out!

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Here's the link to the entire album, but I think I picked out all the Stage 1 / Airline shots: photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMQTM8cZtIr2k3lVVJlRfj0yamrZfBvKQpGUwkZxq2bKqmYwlHoTJYG6cy1SHImiA?fb...

These are awesome!!! Loved seeing all our kits out there!!! 🙌🏻💪🏻

Ummmmm our team rocks!!!

Wow...great pics! What a team:)

Sweet, thanks so much for sharing!

The surest sign that you are dealing with a highly experienced and skilled race promoter -- plenty of TP! And notice it's "premium"! Only the very finest!

@Kurt D'Aniello and @Laurel Bike Club know how to throw a bike race!

Hop Brook MTB Race
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The surest sign that you are dealing with a highly experienced and skilled race promoter -- plenty of TP!  And notice its premium! Only the very finest!

@Kurt DAniello and @Laurel Bike Club know how to throw a bike race! 

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2 weeks ago

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All Cat 3s and Cat 2 juniors are off! #hopbrook ...

All Cat 3s and Cat 2 juniors are off! #hopbrook

2 weeks ago

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War faces! #hopbrook ...

War faces! #hopbrook

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Good luck kids!!!

The race is only a very small piece of the puzzle. This is the other very large piece

We're back! ...

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Thank you Brian and Kate and everyone else that cooked, baked or just showed up to support!

So lucky to have such a great team supporting us all!! Thank you all!! 🙏🏻 🤗💗

2 weeks ago

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This was a tough week for the New England cycling community. But this picture is a bright spot! This photo represents about half of the current Stage 1 Cycling Club membership. See all those enthusiastic kids? That's largely due to the legacy of Dave Hoyle and CCAP. Of course, this is also the third anniversary of AirLine Cycles, the official STAGE 1 base of operations and our primary and biggest supporter, Brian Holdt. And STAGE 1 owes so much of what it is to Brian "Uncle Hagrid" Holdt.

I didn't take the time to stop and tell Dave how great a guy he was when I had the chance; how much I admired what he was doing for the sport; or how much I'd like to be more like him. Well, let's not waste a moment telling Brian Holdt exactly that...

Brian, you have built something absolutely amazing with AirLine Cycles! You have created a strong community of riders, and you've given us a place to call home. These years haven't been easy -- not by a long shot! A ton of late nights... Vacation days? What are those? But we're all so thankful you are there and we owe you a collective debt of gratitude for all you do for us. And yes, we all wish we were more like you. Happy third anniversary, buddy! You deserve the absolute best.

#BeLikeBrian and #RideLikeDave
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This was a tough week for the New England cycling community.  But this picture is a bright spot!  This photo represents about half of the current Stage 1 Cycling Club membership.  See all those enthusiastic kids?  Thats largely due to the legacy of Dave Hoyle and CCAP.  Of course, this is also the third anniversary of AirLine Cycles, the official STAGE 1 base of operations and our primary and biggest supporter, Brian Holdt. And STAGE 1 owes so much of what it is to Brian Uncle Hagrid Holdt. 

I didnt take the time to stop and tell Dave how great a guy he was when I had the chance; how much I admired what he was doing for the sport; or how much Id like to be more like him. Well, lets not waste a moment telling Brian Holdt exactly that... 

Brian, you have built something absolutely amazing with AirLine Cycles!  You have created a strong community of riders, and youve given us a place to call home. These years havent been easy -- not by a long shot!  A ton of late nights... Vacation days? What are those? But were all so thankful you are there and we owe you a collective debt of gratitude for all you do for us.  And yes, we all wish we were more like you. Happy third anniversary, buddy! You deserve the absolute best. 

#BeLikeBrian and #RideLikeDave

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Well said!

Thank you, Rob. I am humbled and grateful and just can't believe what a strong community has grown around the shop. As I once famously said, "if you build it, they will come"... And as many people have said about me, "it takes a village to build an idiot", or something like that. Thank you to all that make AIrLine Cycles what it is.

2 weeks ago

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Anyone who would like to come and share stories and enjoy Dave’s favorite treat...We would like to invite everyone to celebrate the life of David Hoyle at a memorial gathering on Saturday, April 13th, at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, 55 Bridge Rd, Haddam, CT 06438. All are welcome to attend and enjoy ice cream during calling hours from 9 am to 10:30 am, with stories to be shared between 10:30-11:30 am. ...

Anyone who would like to come and share stories and enjoy Dave’s favorite treat...

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I will be there for sure.

We will be there also.. Dave was such a such a wonderful person!

2 weeks ago

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Folks, for those of you who knew Dave Hoyle, you know what a terrible loss this is. Our hearts go out to his family, CCAP, and the entire New England cycling scene. Dave was a class act all the way and he'll be deeply missed. His loss will be felt for years to come.It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Hoyle, Executive Director of CCAP. Dave passed away on April 1, 2019. Dave had been a critical member of our team since CCAP's inception. His friendship, leadership, and passion for CCAP will be missed tremendously. Please keep Dave’s family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time. Arrangements are being planned at this time, and we will provide more details as they become available. ...

Folks, for those of you who knew Dave Hoyle, you know what a terrible loss this is. Our hearts go out to his family, CCAP, and the entire New England cycling scene. Dave was a class act all the way and hell be deeply missed. His loss will be felt for years to come.

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Mountain bike race season is here and we'll be at HopBrook with the team trailer, tents, food, etc. Come out and race or come hang out and cheer on the Stage 1 / Airline crew. Hope to see some familiar faces flying the blue argyle!

**REMINDER** This race is preregistration only! No day of registration will be permitted, so get over to BikeReg and sign up!

www.bikereg.com/hopbrook
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Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Mountain bike race season is here and well be at HopBrook with the team trailer, tents, food, etc. Come out and race or come hang out and cheer on the Stage 1 / Airline crew. Hope to see some familiar faces flying the blue argyle!

**REMINDER** This race is preregistration only! No day of registration will be permitted, so get over to BikeReg and sign up!

https://www.bikereg.com/hopbrook

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Remember it’s pre registration only!

If you're going., please let us know so we'll have the appropriate number of lobsters and a big enough Mariachi band.

See you all there!

I don't see a kids fun race on the schedule, like at winding trails they have one on there. Does that mean maybe this race doesn't have one ?

3 weeks ago

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Thank God spring is here! I'm so tired of these indoor trainer sessions with George Dickerson and Brian Holdt.

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And I thought cycling was hard...

(via Instagram/Olena.Sheremet)
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Some of you may not know Patrick Dill and Harper Phillips, but they are two hardcore members of STAGE 1 and the Coast Guard currently stationed down in New Orleans. When they're not flying helicopters and saving lives, they like to ride bikes.... A LOT! I think Pat managed to get the first STAGE 1 Mt. Bike XC podium of 2019. (It's possible Leonard Garza beat him to it. Leo's been killing it out in NorCal!) Pat and Harp both made it to CT for the very first Belltown CX race in 2017, and we're eager to get them back to the northeast. Congrats Pat!

If I remember right, Pat is racing a 2017 Giant Bicycles USA Anthem Advanced 1, courtesy of Airline Cycles. He's also known to enjoy the delicious brews provided to us by Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. And I like that the race promoter was giving sweet bottle openers as medals!
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Some of you may not know Patrick Dill and Harper Phillips, but they are two hardcore members of STAGE 1 and the Coast Guard currently stationed down in New Orleans.  When theyre not flying helicopters and saving lives, they like to ride bikes.... A LOT!  I think Pat managed to get the first STAGE 1 Mt. Bike XC podium of 2019. (Its possible Leonard Garza beat him to it. Leos been killing it out in NorCal!) Pat and Harp both made it to CT for the very first Belltown CX race in 2017, and were eager to get them back to the northeast.  Congrats Pat!  

If I remember right, Pat is racing a 2017 Giant Bicycles USA Anthem Advanced 1, courtesy of Airline Cycles.  Hes also known to enjoy the delicious brews provided to us by Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.  And I like that the race promoter was giving sweet bottle openers as medals!

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Great job guys!

Oh ya! Very cool!

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