MASHSF riders showed up in more races, in more venues and on more podiums around the world last year.
The “any time, anywhere, any format” attitude continues. Here’s to moving up in 2018.
Derek is a Bay Area native. He grew up racing BMX on the national circuit and shredding every skate park in Northern California. Over the last few seasons he has raced at the elite-level in mountain bikes and cyclocross, taking two MTB national championship podium spots and numerous top five finishes in CX. Derek is known for heckling opponents while bunny-hopping past them over the barriers, asking them how it feels to get smoked by a vegan.
Rainier is a San Francisco racer. He rides up front, taking podium spots in Pro/1/2 road criteriums as well as the Brooklyn edition of the Red Hook track crit last year. He’s a formidable crosser too, winning the overall SS A Bay Area Super Prestige Championship in 2010. This season he will take the grid in geared As, maybe on a single speed.
Chas is a San Francisco messenger, hailing from the Pacific Northwest. A few years ago he flew to win on the streets of Jakarta, Puerto Rico, and Minneapolis as well as a podium in Milan for Red Hook. Most recently he took second place in the third annual Mission Crit and continues to race around the world. He is a true ambassador of the sport.
When the first MASH video came out in 2007, Eddy Bach was 9 years old. He was raised here in San Francisco, and we met through shop rides and alley cats. Like many riders today, he discovered bikes through track bikes on the streets. A track bike can be an affordable way to discover cycling, while it holds the danger card that can attract those who speak it’s language. To us, Eddy represents the future of cycling. Today he races Alleycats, Fixed Crits, XC, CX, and is a freshman at SFSU.
We met Evan through Walton. He’s also Kyle’s brother and all three of them went to the same small art high school in Portland. In 2012, Evan won Red Hook Milano No. 3 and soon after was racing on the Foundation road team. He now races at the pro continental level with the Lupus Racing Team.