Thursday, September 22, 2011

Website Dedicated to Supporters of Jordan Cullen

Junior Development Support from USA Cycling

Jordan was recently invited to attend the USA Cycling National Talent ID Camp in Chula Vista, CA held Oct 30-Nov 3. This is the 3rd successive year Jordan has been invited to this exclusive camp, designed to develop the future US professional road cyclists. Costs of the camp are limited to airfare, and bike transport. USA Cycling picks up all lodging, food, and other transport fees.

Unfortunately, Jordan made a difficult choice last spring, in making cyclocross his priority this year. Between the risk of burn-out, high costs involved, and missing too much school, he was forced to choose. While Jordan did have a phenomenal road season this year, he did pass on the opportunity to road race in Europe with USA Cycling this summer, and is opting out of attending the National Talent ID Camp this fall.

Jordan did get the opportunity to attend an invite only Cyclocross Camp in Helena, MT in July. USA Cycling provide the same level of support there as they do for the Talent ID Camp.

Good to see USA Cycling providing these opportunities for promising young cyclists.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

European Cross Campaign Cash Donations

If you want to donate funds to Jordan Cullen for his European Cross Campaign without buying a t-shirt, contact me at You can send a check, or I can send you a paypal invoice so you can use a credit card, or simply click the Donate Button Below. Thanks for all your support!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Support Jordan Cullen's European Cross Campaign

Jordan is planning on attending Euro Cross Camp in Belgium, in December over the holidays. He is also making a bid for the USA Junior 17-18 World Cyclocross Team. We are raising funds to help cover some of the costs of Jordan's travel.

T-shirts to support Jordan's European Cross Campaign are now available for ordering online at

The short sleeve t-shirts are black, with white screen printing on both front and back. They are available in Unisex sizes Small-3XL, Youth sizes Small-XL, and Ladies fashion fit sizes Small-4XL. The Ladies sizes do fit a bit small.

Cost is $20/shirt, and payment is accepted by credit card. Deadline for ordering is Oct 3rd.

Delivery of the shirts will be done at several locations and times. Jordan will be available at all pickup locations to thank you and autograph your shirt. Shipping via USPS is available by request to

First available pick-up will be Oct 15th at the Baker Orchard Cyclocross Race. Additional pick-up locations and times will be posted soon.

We thank you for your support!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jordan's European Cross Campaign

Many people have been wondering why Jordan has missed the last couple Tuesday Night Cross races, and why he isn't racing the USGP at Madison next weekend. He has been advised by his coaches to take a break from racing in September, in preparation for a long cross season. With Nationals moving to January, and the ultimate goal of making the US Cyclocross Worlds team, he needs the rest.

Jordan will be racing again this year for Clif Bar Development Cross Team out of Boulder, CO. The team is managed by Ben Turner and Mitch Hoke.

Since your cyclocross age is one year older than your actual age, Jordan is now 17, and is in his first year of eligibility to race Cyclocross Worlds.

The selection criteria for the worlds team requires travel to major events, in both the US and Europe, which are UCI sanctioned. At these events, high placings earn UCI points, which determine your national and world ranking. These UCI rankings are used by USA Cycling coaches to select riders for the European World Cups and Cross Worlds Team.

Below are the Major events Jordan is targeting this season:

  • Fort Collins, CO USGP, October 8-9

  • Cincinnati, OH UCI, November 5-6

  • Louisville, KY USGP, November 12-13

  • Jingle Cross, IA, November 25-27

  • Bend, OR USGP, December 10-11

  • Euro Cross Camp Belgium, December 16- January 1

  • US National Championships Madison, WI, January 4-8

  • Cyclocross Worlds Belgium, January 25-29

To help fund Jordan's quest, he will be selling t-shirts, and holding a fundraiser this fall. The t-shirt design is shown below. Ordering details coming soon.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jordan wins Chequamegon Short and Fat

Photo by Darlene Prois

Jordan won the Chequamegon Short and Fat race, held in Cable, WI yesterday. He did so in dominating fashion, attacking the 900 racer field just a mile or so into the race as the surface changed from pavement to gravel. Only Ian Haupt attempted to follow, but was soon reeled in by a front group of chasers. Jordan finished nearly 4 minutes clear, in the 2nd fastest time in the 29 year history of the event. Ian Haupt 2nd, Nate Labecki 3rd. Conditions were dry and fast, as indicated by Jordan's winning time of 48:41, averaging 19.7mph over the 16 mile off-road course.

The Chequamegon has a rich history. With that legacy in mind, Jordan decided last fall he would set a goal of winning the Short and Fat. There are 2 races held at the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival. The Chequamegon 40 is a 40 mile race starting in Hayward, WI finishing at Telemark Lodge in Cable, WI. The Short and Fat is a 16 mile race starting in downtown Cable, and finishing at the same location as the 40. You must be 18 years old on race day to do the 40. The Short and Fat is typically dominated by teenagers, yearning to be old enough to race the 40 someday.

The first step in Jordan's quest to win the Short and Fat was to get a Mountain Bike. We picked up a Scott 26" hardtail in December, 2010 from Flanders Cycles. Jordan's first prep race was the Freewheel Frolic back in May, where he won the Comp division on an extremely muddy course. He raced off-road twice in August. First was the Border Battle in River Falls, WI, where he found the tight twisty single track unlikeable, finishing 4th in the Elite Juniors. Next was the Pre-Fat in Seeley, WI where Jordan won his age class, and finished 16th overall in the Expert division.

Then MBRC/Flanders teammate, Ed Macholda, generously offered to loan Jordan his Trek Top Fuel 9.9 for the Short and Fat. Jordan quickly leaped at the opportunity, and the rode the full suspension machine in a flawless race to victory.

Jordan was disappointed he had to miss Hudson High's Homecoming, but we all know being a great athlete requires sacrifice.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TNC#3 Race Report is up.

Available on the front page of

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

TNC#2 Race Report

Available on the front page of