COAST TO COAST CYCLING RELAY 2020

We’re really excited about opening our new brewery on the West Coast – so excited that we wanted to do more than putting up some balloons or cutting a ribbon. As a nod to how far we’ve come, we thought it would be fitting to travel from our original brewery in Stratford, CT to our new one in San Diego, CA – by bike.

10 RIDERS

EMPLOYEES & AMBASSADORS

3,188 MILES

FROM COAST TO COAST

152,678 VERT.FT

OF ELEVATION GAIN

THE RELAY ROUTE

FINISH

ABC Brewery San Diego, CA Opened 2020

JUDD WALENCIKOWSKI / MIKE BECK Riders

MASON GRAVLEY COORDINATOR/DRIVER

Route: Stratford, CA - Miffinburg, PA

Miles: 545

Elevation Gain: 35,103 ft

Brian Reynolds Rider

MASON GRAVLEY / NICK BROWN COORDINATOR/DRIVER

Route: Cleveland, OH - Chicago, IL

Miles: 333

Elevation Gain: 5,077 ft

Chris Bayly RIDER

NICK BROWN COORDINATOR/DRIVER

Route: Chicago, IL - Knoxville, IA

Miles: 334

Elevation Gain: 8,945 ft

Lorin Tobey RIDER

NICK BROWN COORDINATOR/DRIVER

Route: Knoxville, IA - Lincoln, NE

Miles: 215

Elevation Gain: 9,560 ft

Tyler Cloutier RIDER

NICK BROWN COORDINATOR/DRIVER

Route: Lincoln, NE - Denver, CO

Miles: 496

Elevation Gain: 15,166 ft

Julie Engler RIDER

MASON GRAVLEY COORDINATOR/DRIVER

Route: Denver, CO - Placerville, CO

Miles: 318

Elevation Gain: 22,914 ft

David Goscinak RIDER

MASON GRAVLEY COORDINATOR/DRIVER

Route: Placerville, CO - Grand Canyon, AZ

Miles: 353

Elevation Gain: 16,3878 ft

Michael Shipp RIDER

MASON GRAVLEY COORDINATOR/DRIVER

Route: Grand Canyon, AZ - Los Angeles, CA

Miles: 499

Elevation Gain: 21,591 ft

Bill Shufelt / Group Ride RIDER

MASON GRAVLEY COORDINATOR/DRIVER

Route: Los Angeles, CA - Brewery, San Diego, CA

Miles: 92

Elevation Gain: 3,630 ft

FINISH

ABC Brewery San Diego, CA

START

ABC Brewery Stratford, CT Opened 2017

START

ABC Brewery Stratford, CT Opened 2017

“A true adventure and manifestation of Athletic Brewing’s mission.”

BILL SHUFELT, CO-FOUNDER & CEO

THE RIDERS

JUDD WALENCIKOWSKI

Rider

Stratford, CT - Miffinburg, PA

Judd has been cycling for over 20 years. He enjoys going fast and smooth while pedaling outdoors in the tranquility of nature. He claims he talks about cycling way too much, but he once lived in an 850 sq.ft. apartment with 7 bikes, so what do you expect? Favorite beer is the Run Wild IPA.

MIKE BECK

Rider

Miffinburg, PA - Cleveland, OH

Mike loves a good adventure. Ever since watching the Tour de France as a kid and going out to buy his own bike, he was hooked! Although he’s mostly a mountain biker, he’s always had the dream to ride across Pennsylvania, which he’ll be doing on this ride. His favorite brew is the Run Wild IPA.

BRIAN REYNOLDS

Rider

Cleveland, OH - Chicago, IL

Brian is mostly a runner, but also enjoys the speed of a bike. He has always wanted to further explore the US, so he’s combining his love of endurance, adventure, and Athletic Brewing to do just that. Brian also has 8 world records as a double amputee runner.

Lorin Tobey

Rider

Knoxville, IA - Lincoln, NE

Lorin’s mindset around this journey is, why not? Rain or shine, he’ll be able to determine his completion of his segment through living without compromise. It’s the same mindset he chases his passion of snowboarding with and being the youngest of 6, he knows how to overcome adversity! His favorite beer is Run Wild IPA.

Tyler Cloutier

Rider

Lincoln, NE - Denver, CO

To Tyler, cycling is freedom. You can go almost anywhere in the world on a bicycle. While competition is a huge driver for Tyler, as he’s an elite racer, he wants to take on a new challenge to go further than he’s ever gone in a shorter time he has ever tried. He’ll be tackling one of the largest and toughest segments of the whole journey. His favorite brew was “all of the above”, but Cerveza Atletica on a hot day.

Julie Engler

Rider

Denver, CO - Grand Canyon, AZ

Julie loves spin classes, but prefers to be out on the open road. She’s joining our ride because she’s excited for the incredible views, the tough climbs, the good people, and to be part of something bigger than herself. Her favorite brew is the Downwinder Gose.

David Goscinak

Rider

Placerville, CO - Grand Canyon, AZ

Being fairly new to cycling, David loves the way it moves through the outdoors. Smooth and peaceful with the scenery and wind on his face. He joined the trip as a way to guarantee his spot in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through some of the most scenic places in the country. When he’s not on the bike, he’s trying to get better at golf and yoga. His favorite brew is Upside Dawn Golden Ale.

Michael Shipp

RIder

Grand Canyon, AZ - Los Angeles, CA

Mike is many things. He’s a triathlete, a podcast host, a community-builder, and a cyclist. In everything he does, he pushes forward with tenacity. That’s why he wanted to choose the hottest part of the entire journey to complete. It’ll be a challenge, but he’ll face it head on. His favorite brew is Free Wave Double IPA.

NICK BROWN

DRIVER / COORDINATOR

Cleveland, OH - Denver, CO

Nick is a road warrior who works hard every day to support our sales team, making sure everybody has the tools and resources they need to succeed. This summer he is excited to be providing the same level of support to our riders as they travel across the country. His favorite Athletic beer is Upside Dawn, ironically (or perhaps appropriately?) preferred at sunset after a long, rewarding day.

Chris Bayly

Rider

Chicago, IL - Knoxville, IA

Chris is an enormous part of the Athletic Brewing story. He has forged some of our strongest partnerships and relationships and will continue to be an integral part of this adventure by taking on one of the emptiest segments of the ride. When he’s not training for an epic adventure, you can find him watching/playing just about every sport out there. His favorite beer is the Upside Dawn Golden Ale.

Bill Shufelt

Rider

Los Angeles, CA - San Diego, CA

Long on optimism and short on brewing experience, Bill quit a stable financial job with the mission of having a positive impact through bringing great-tasting craft beer to everyday occasions. The rare sober brewery founder. You can typically find him at a finish line sharing free beers. A fan of every sport under the sun.

CURRENTLY ON THE ROAD

Michael Shipp

RIDER

Mike is many things. He’s a triathlete, a podcast host, a community-builder, and a cyclist. In everything he does, he pushes forward with tenacity. That’s why he wanted to choose the hottest part of the entire journey to complete. It’ll be a challenge, but he’ll face it head on. His favorite brew is Free Wave Double IPA.

NICK BROWN

COORDINATOR / DRIVER

Nick joined the Athletic team early on. His attention to detail and vast travel experience makes him the perfect coordinator for the coast to coast brewery adventure.

FOLLOW ALONG AS WE RIDE

ALONG THE WAY

Our journey begins August 1st. More updates to come!

10 AUG

THE FIRST LEG OF THE RELAY: RECAP

Our journey begins August 1st. More updates to come!

05 AUG

PASSING THROUGH PA

Our journey begins August 1st. More updates to come!

06 AUG

AND WE’RE OFF

Our journey begins August 1st. More updates to come!

01 AUG
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