Back in 2009, when the team first started, they named the team TWENTY12 with the definite goal of taking athletes to the 2012 London Olympics.
Not only did TWENTY12 achieve the goal of taking athletes to the 2012 Olympics, but it resulted in 2 Olympic medals; gold and silver. TWENTY12 became the only U.S. based road program to achieve this.
Now the TWENTY16 team is looking ahead to the Rio 2016 Olympics. The team consists of 14 professional athletes including, numerous World, Pan Am and National champions and 5 Olympic Medalists.
TWENTY16 races primarily in the U.S but also expands in to Europe with National Team projects amounting to over 130 race days on the road and track.
And SockGuy couldn’t be more proud…to be on the team’s feet!
“Wearing my SockGuy unicorn socks allows me to express my individuality on a deeper level. It lets my inner spirit connect with a higher power. My unicorn socks create a statement that shows I will not subject myself to conforming with what society believes….blah, blah, blah. Who am I kidding?! I just love these socks because they’re straight-up DOPE!” ~ Lex Albrecht
“I love my CycloFemme Sock Guy socks! These are the SockGuy socks which have a compression fit and great ventilation. These are my favorite socks! As a female cyclist, I love the power and the freedom my bike gives me. This makes CycloFemme socks such a fun reminder of the past and looking forward to the future. I have those who have navigated the past to thank for the opportunities I have to race my bike! Let’s keep riding together and creating a future for women on bikes!” ~ Alison Tetrick
“Girl power, beauty, strength, and empowerment” ~ Kristin McGrath
Good luck TWENTY16! We will be cheering for you all the way to the finish line!
Meet Die Hard SockGuy Fan Christina Sovine from Georgia. Here she is skating at Found Skate Park.
Christina loves skateboarding because it gives her the freedom to do what she wants and how she wants it. Besides skateboarding, Christina also likes to play ‘Kendama’ a Japanese skill toy, drums, and guitar. She’s been playing drums since she was 5 and guitar since she was 11. But that’s not all! She’s also learning to play the piano too. Talk about multi-talented!
“SockGuy socks are the most comfortable socks. So lightweight and durable.”
You can make donations the campaign through May 31. All donations will be split 50/50 to benefit the national U.S. bike movement PeopleForBikes and the global bicycle programming of World Bicycle Relief.
For the second year, SockGuy has partnered with CycloFemme, a socially driven grass-roots celebration of women on bikes.
CycloFemme celebrates riders who bring women’s racing to the forefront, push the limits, breaking down barriers, and share the love of the bike each year with a special ride on Mother’s Day.
This year, CycloFemme’s goal is to have 500 rides in 50 countries and all 50 states! And by doing so, it hopes to empower the future of women in cycling and create an opportunity for positive social change.