Cycling Jerseys a success for Congo!

After 2,776 miles in just 7 days on their bikes, the Race for Congo Cycling Team sponsored by Ascend Sportswear finished their amazing ride in Baltimore, Maryland.  Riding non-stop 24 hours a day the cycling riders were on a mission to raise money for the urgent crisis in Congo.   Congo is stricken with conflict tearing families apart, insecurity threatening the innocence of women, and hunger stunting the growth of an entire generation.

The cycling team was not without trouble on their journey though.  They faced foul weather, multiple flat tires on their support vehicles, and worsening fatigue as each rider had upwards of  6 cycling tours every single day!  The riders were wearing their official Race for Congo cycling jerseys and biking jerseys on each route and conquered some amazing terrain.  You can follow their journey and view all the great pictures of this fantastic team HERE.

Cycling Jerseys Race for Congo Start LineThe Race for Congo Cycling Team from World Relief, had a goal of raising $43,000 to bring relief to Congo.  With the help from many generous donors the Race for Congo raised nearly $110,000 meaning the event was a huge success.  We want to thank all of the Ascend Sportswear fans and customers who purchased the Official Race for Congo Cycling Jersey, and those who outright supported the cause.   With your help Ascend Sportswear was able to support World Relief in its critical and powerful mission to aid Congo.

Race for Congo Cycling Jerseys Arrive

Race for Congo Cycling Jerseys BoxThe official Race for Congo Team cycling jerseys and team kits arrived over the weekend.  The box arrived in good fashion marked with the words ‘Congo Relief’  (to the left).  That’s what this courageous cycling team from World Relief is all about; relieving Congo from conflict tearing families apart, insecurity threatening the innocence of women, and hunger stunting the growth of a generation.   Their mission is to raise over $43,000 towards this effort in just 7 days traveling over 2,776 miles across the United States on their bikes!

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Major Motion Development Cycling and Biking Results

Major Motion Development Cycling Team Criterium FinishMajor Motion Development Cycling Team sponsored by Ascend Sportswear delivers higher performance results in the USA Cycling 2011 Junior, U23 Elite Road Nationals

Among the most elite junior cycling ranks in the USA, team Major Motion Development delivered an outstanding performance which included 5 top 10 finished and 2 top 5 finishes!  The USA Cycling 2011 Junior, U23 Elite Road Nationals which was held from June 22-26 in Augusta,GA saw the nations up and coming cycling and biking stars in action for nearly a week.

There were a total of 5 events including 3 road races, 1 criterium race, and 1 time trial race.  Cycling Team Major Motion Development’s best performance came during day 3 in the criterium race.  Both team members Cory Williams (shown above – far right) and Ben Bertiger earned a spot in the top 10, with Cory making the podium in 4th position overall! (FULL CYCLING RESULTS BELOW)

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Cycling and Biking for Congo

Ascend Sportswear is Racing for Congo!

Race for Congo Cycling and Biking Jersey
Race for Congo Cycling and Biking Jersey

Ascend Sportswear is teaming up with World Relief to support the Race for Congo August 1-7th.  The 1st annual Race For Congo is a cycling race across the country and against the clock to help end the urgent crisis in Congo. With conflict tearing families apart, insecurity threatening the innocence of women and hunger stunting the growth of a generation, the people in Congo are praying for peace to come now.

Joining them in their cry, 8 Race for Congo cyclists will pedal wearing Race for Congo cycling and biking jerseys and gear from Ascend Sportswear.  They will ride in relay around the clock August 1 – August 7, crossing 2,776 miles in 7 days, enduring grueling hours and pain-filled nights to raise $2 per mile.  Read more about how you can Help and own this cool cycling jersey! Continue…

Major Motion Development Cycling Team Sponsorship

Ascend Sportswear is announcing its official sponsorship of Major Motion Development cycling team as of June 2011.  The junior team is a perfect fit for Ascend Sportswear, as it focuses on developing youths to have discipline and expand their opportunities inside and outside the sport of cycling.  The partnership is a result of Ascend Sportswear’s continued work with the Bahati Foundation, founded by professional cyclist Rahsaan Bahati for the development of under privileged youth.   Rahsaan grew up through the ranks of the Major Motion Development team and excelled to become a very successful professional in cycling ranks. Continue…