Mark Edwards (49, Santa Cruz), who is also Bicycle Trip’s team coach, and Jim Langley(56, Santa Cruz), will participate in the road race and individual time trial. Jim is a longtime bicycle mechanic, cycling author and former Bicycling Magazine tech editor. Masters age categories are in five-year increments, and Mark will race with the 45-49 men while Jim will race with the 55-59 group. Mark works as an Associate Distribution Engineer at PG&E, while Jim is the content director for SmartEtailing.com.
Both racers have been training for several years for this opportunity and are enjoying stellar seasons. Mark excels in hillier road races, and this year has stood on the top podium step of the Early Bird, Orosi, Copperopolis, and Berkeley Hills Road Races.
Jim has also had impressive results, taking first in the Madera Stage Race, and standing on the podium in the San Bruno Hill Climb, the Cherry Pie Criterium, the Orosi Road Race, and the Sea Otter Classic Circuit Race.
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