In 2015 DNA Racing birthed Team Arapahoe Resources, the first domestic elite cycling team in Oklahoma history. Team Arapahoe Resources competed in local & regional events, and focused on national level racing events. Team Arapahoe Resources was the first OK based cycling team to win a Pro Road Tour event in over a decade, taking the victory on the famed Cry Baby Hill on Sunday at Tulsa Tough.
Over the past two years, Team Arapahoe Resources has stood on the podium over 50 times, over 20 of which were on the top step as winner. This success has been shared with the incredible equipment & monetary sponsors that provide support to the team throughout the season. Team Arapahoe Resources has been fortunate to establish partnerships with Louis Garneau who outfitted the team with Dream Factory custom painted framesets, custom apparel, as well as shoes & helmets. In addition, Vittoria Industries has provided the finest wheels and tires in the industry for both training and racing.
When Evan started racing mountain bikes at the age of 16, there were two things he loved: racing and hating road cyclists. But after years of shredding the gnar and picking gravel out of his knees, Evan built up the courage to start shaving his legs. In his first year as a "roadie", and about ten races in, he was selected to compete in Canada’s prestigious Tour de L’Abitibi and had his butt handed to him. It was then that he know he wanted to take road racing to the next level. The rest is history. He can now be found riding for Team Arapahoe Resources and hating on cyclocross riders.
This season marks Jacob’s 8th full season of racing and 4th season as a Cat 1. He raced for DNA racing as a Cat 3, then moved on to Tulsa Tough for two seasons and Elbowz Racing for one season, getting great experience on both teams. He’s excited to be back with the DNA family racing with Team Arapahoe Resources. Whether it’s training, coaching, or racing, Jacob likes to take things seriously. Teammate Jack Funk describes Jacob: “With an acceleration faster than a hot tub falling from an airplane, Jacob White can out-sprint almost anyone in the Sooner State." He's won the Pro 1/2 Oklahoma State Criterium Championships two years running, and can't seem to escape the nickname "Garfield". Next time you see him, he'll probably be eating.
Ricky’s five years of cycling have taken him to many places but now he is really looking forward to where he can go with his new favorite team. In his free time you'll will find Ricky working diligently on his illustrious rap career as a member of D-Phunk & the Phellaz. Have a listen here: www.myspace.com/dphunkandthephellaz/music /songs Ricky escaped the world of running and injuries during his senior year of high school when a good friend suggested cycling and dragged him to his first road race: Dallas’s legendary Tuesday Nighter. It was love at first cycle. He ended up winning his next 10 races and earning his cat 3 upgrade in just 4 months. He ended up going to college at Midwestern State University for their cycling program. From there he went on to win the Collegiate Conference Championship in his freshman year, compete at large NCC races like Speed Week and Tulsa Tough, and even competed against some of Australia’s top cyclists.
Julio began competing in triathlons, but he soon found his real passion in cycling. His older brother, Alejandro, and his dad both raced bikes - all in the family. He began racing seriously as a junior when he was 16 and got involved with the Guatemalan national team when he was 17. Now, Julio is working to push cycling as far as he possibly can. He is currently working towards qualifying to race in the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro in 2016.
Alejandro started riding as punishment for getting low grades in school. His dad said he needed some discipline and began waking him up at 4.30 a.m. each morning - the time Alejandro’s dad used to ride with his friends. Every day for a full year.
Alejandro has participated in many sports and has always been extremely competitive, so when he rode he couldn’t stand having the older guys beat him. From that point on Alejandro rode harder and harder until he was able to beat his dad’s friends. It wasn’t long after that that he began winning races and his career took off. He went to school on a cycling scholarship and went on with his brother, Julio, to represent Guatemala on their national team. Now along with his brother and Team Arapahoe Resources, Alejandro is seeking peak performance and his dream of competing in the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro in 2016.