Weekend Results 3/6/16-3/7/16

The guys from Taco Time NW Cycling Team came out strong this weekend, putting up some good results in three races:

Icebreaker TT

  • Tim N: 5th
  • Chris M 7th
  • Mark C: 2nd
  • Jim W: 8th

Mason Lake Road Race #1

  • Paul D: 3rd
  • Chris S: 10th
  • Dennis T-W: 10th

Echo Red2Red Mountain Bike Race

  • Mike R: 4th

The Ice Has Been Broken

This past Saturday, March 5th, saw the 2016 edition of our Icebreaker Time Trial.

Chris Mahan, on his way to a 7th place finish.

While the day started out in the cool and rainy fashion of a typical PNW spring, the sun broke through as the first riders started their warmups. A beautiful day of racing ensued, with a constant stream of riders flying down Green Valley Road. The fastest times of the day came from the Men’s category 4/5 field, with winner David Vanbolt setting a blistering pace, with an average speed of 28.7 mph! The fastest time in the women’s fields came in the Pro/1/2 field, from Sara Youmans (Monster Media Elite Women), at an average of 25.8 mph.

The full results are available from GC Racing.

Congratulations to our winners! We hope everybody had a good time racing!

More Racing!

Interested in trying out another kind of racing? On June 18th we host the Volunteer Park Criterium, atop Capitol Hill, in Seattle. We’ll be working closely with our wonderful sponsor, Taco Time NW, to make this a banner year for the race!


There were several photographers out on course:

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The Shifting Gears Blog

One of our team, Neal Karlinsky, writes an excellent blog for VeloNews on the dual life of the amateur cyclist. It’s a great insight into how we all try to balance the joys of the bike with the requirements of our everyday lives.

His most recent post, “‘Fight Club’ moments,” captures one of the greatest parts of our community: the shared passion for the bike unites people, bridging our differences as if they were nothing.

Follow Neal’s posts to get a first-hand view into the Taco Time NW Cycling Team.


RENTON, Wash. (December 4, 2015) – Taco Time Northwest is excited to announce its title sponsorship of the Seattle Super Squadra Cycling club. The club, formerly known as Cucina Fresca, will officially be racing as the Taco Time NW Cycling Team for the 2016 season. Seattle Super Squadra Cycling Club is one of the Seattle area’s most recognized amateur cycling teams with more than 50 members specializing in all cycling disciplines including road, cyclocross, mountain and track.

“We are really excited to be the title sponsor for the Seattle Super Squadra Cycling Club,” states Chris Tonkin, vice president of Taco Time NW. “This is another opportunity for Taco Time to support the local community that supports us. We feel that bike racing and everything this team represents is in alignment with our company values. Cycling embodies a healthy active lifestyle and that is right in line with our initiatives to support our community with access to healthier food and education about living a healthier life.”

As part of the sponsorship package, Taco Time NW will be the name sponsor of the Volunteer Park Criterium, one of Seattle’s longest running bike races. Additionally, Taco Time NW looks forward to welcoming riders at their restaurants for post-ride meals or as a meet-up location for team rides as well as collaborating with the team on additional events to benefit the cycling community.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Taco Time NW,” said cycling team President Mike McGuffin. “Taco Time NW’s dedication to nutritious food from local ingredients fits with our team’s focus on healthy training and spirited competition here in the Pacific Northwest. The team is excited to represent Taco Time NW both on the road and on the race course. Together, we will be Northwest FAST, every single day.”

Taco Time NW Cycling Team

We are excited to announce that starting for the 2016 season, Seattle Super Squadra will be racing as the Taco Time NW Cycling Team!

We are thrilled to be partnering with Taco Time NW, an iconic Northwest institution. Taco Time’s dedication to fresh local ingredients and sustainable practices is inspiring, and fits well with our desire to bike everywhere. Plus, have you tried the Mexi-Fries? They’re pretty darn good!

This marks the beginning of an exciting new era for our team. We aren’t just wearing new colors; we’ll be working to bring a great company into the world of cycling, and show our friends around the region how Taco Time fits into a healthy, active life.