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Travel like a ‘cross pro to races

December 14, 2012

“You’ve trained like a Pro, now get treated like one.”

Pro Bike Express and Snyder Cycling Services team up to service 'cross riders

Pro Bike Express and Snyder Cycling Services team up to service ‘cross riders

The concept occurred to Chandler Snyder and Wesley Smith at the start of the current cyclocross season. These two guys knew that the many, very serious amateur cyclocross racers along the Front Range in Colorado take their ‘cross racing very seriously. But they began to notice that while they train hard and spend lots of cash on bikes, equipment, clothing, and coaches, they sold themselves short when it came to support at races.

So Smith and Snyder combined their services to create Pro Bike Express and Snyder Cycling Services presents Cyclocross Nationals and Worlds, a bike transportation and on-site multi-support operation. Support includes a tent with trainers and chairs to warm-up or prepare prior to a race, as well as package and à la carte mechanical services provided by Snyder.

By last weekend thirty clients had engaged the operation for ‘cross Nationals in Madison and twenty for World Championships in Louisville. At the time of this story, Smith and Snyder are overbooked for transportation to Worlds and adding an additional truck to their existing van with an internal mounting system that accomodates fifty-two bikes.

Chandler Snyder explains the transport van set-up

Chandler Snyder explains the transport van set-up

The business isn’t limited to these two events. It will serve clients at races anywhere in the continental U.S. as long as the client list reaches at least twelve. The founders aren’t aware of a similar combined transportation and support service.

Currently transportation is $225 for the first bike with an additional $50 for a pit bike. Mechanic’s support is priced at $200 for a week or à la carte by service. For additional and updated information, see Snyder Cycling Services online (http://snydercyclingservices.com/CX-Nats-Worlds-support).

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