Our MTB team is new for 2018! Stay tuned for the official announcement. In the meantime, this video should give you a good idea of how we view MTB racing – maximum fun without taking ourselves too seriously. But there will be podiums. Oh yes, there will be podiums.


Cari is in her first year of racing and thrilled to be a member of La Grange. Cari’s triathlon background and love of climbing make road racing her specialty. She enjoys the new challenges of crits and circuit racing, especially when she can race with her teammates. If Cari is not pedaling on the road, she is playing in the dirt with her mountain bike. Her two proudest cycling achievements are: being a part of the La Grange race team and Winning 4ta Etapa Estatal de Ciclismo Vall e de Guadalupe when La Grange went to race in Ensenada.

Cari is in her first year of racing and thrilled to be a member of La Grange. Cari’s triathlon background and love of climbing make road racing her specialty. She enjoys the new challenges of crits and circuit racing, especially when she can race with her teammates. If Cari is not pedaling on the road, she is playing in the dirt with her mountain bike. Her two proudest cycling achievements are: being a part of the La Grange race team and Winning 4ta Etapa Estatal de Ciclismo Vall e de Guadalupe when La Grange went to race in Ensenada.

Cari Smulyan, Captain

With no on-the-bike specialties and a penchant for beer and distracting hobbies, Chris has been a perpetual Cat 4 road racer for the last 13 years.  His race resume includes over 75 cycling races, two Ironman races and a number of race disciplines that could only be described as insane.  More recently though he has come to the conclusion that running is for criminals, swimming is for fish, and cycling is for him.  Keep an eye out for him during the afternoon group rides and good luck spotting him before 9am anywhere.

With no on-the-bike specialties and a penchant for beer and distracting hobbies, Chris has been a perpetual Cat 4 road racer for the last 13 years.  His race resume includes over 75 cycling races, two Ironman races and a number of race disciplines that could only be described as insane.  More recently though he has come to the conclusion that running is for criminals, swimming is for fish, and cycling is for him.  Keep an eye out for him during the afternoon group rides and good luck spotting him before 9am anywhere.

Patrick has been racing XC mountain bikes since 2003 and began doing road races regularly in 2009. As a Cat 3 road racer for La Grange, he captains the 3/4/5 men and has over 200 races under his belt.

Patrick has been racing XC mountain bikes since 2003 and began doing road races regularly in 2009. As a Cat 3 road racer for La Grange, he captains the 3/4/5 men and has over 200 races under his belt.

Chris has been racing mountain bikes with varying intensity and success since 2002.  He is most famous for having his picture in Mountain Bike Action Magazine for expertly navigating some singletrack during the Iceman Cometh Challenge.

Chris has been racing mountain bikes with varying intensity and success since 2002.  He is most famous for having his picture in Mountain Bike Action Magazine for expertly navigating some singletrack during the Iceman Cometh Challenge.

Will Hughes is a westside based cyclist who can be found enjoying all cycling disciplines. Moving from the western NY area to live in a warm climate, La Grange gave Will an opportunity to be part of a community of incredible people. Will is not only passionate about cycling, but is an avid classic car enthusiast and is constantly on the lookout for his next project.

Will Hughes is a westside based cyclist who can be found enjoying all cycling disciplines. Moving from the western NY area to live in a warm climate, La Grange gave Will an opportunity to be part of a community of incredible people. Will is not only passionate about cycling, but is an avid classic car enthusiast and is constantly on the lookout for his next project.