August 11, 2022 2 min read

From the Ground Up Project 

(FTGU)

From the Ground Up Project

 

ALMSTHRE is proud to support people such asRyan Petry andAlexey Vermeulen (San Diego BWR Winner) in their efforts of giving people the opportunity to experience cycling and to get lost in a world previously unseen. 

What is From the Ground Up?

 

 

With an increase in people participating in cycling since 2020, From the Ground Up was born in efforts of keeping those unfamiliar to the sport engaged and continuing to cycle for years to come. They do this through education and participation; taking three people with little or no cycling experience and preparing them for the Leadville Trail 100. Arguably one of the toughest races in America, riding for 104 miles with 11,000 ft of climbing throughout the event.

 Season 2 Episode 5 

The Leadville Trail 100

Season 2 Episode 1 

Bike delivery

Season 2 Episode 2

Bentonville camp

 Season 2 Episode 3 

Emporia Kansas 

Season 2 Episode 4

Leadville Camp

 

notes from Ryan

"Last weekend 6 months of dedication and training was put to the final test as the From The Ground Up crew took on the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. Over 1,500 racers from around the world traveled to the small mountain town, bringing an electrifying energy to the typically sleepy streets.


On Thursday before the race, the crew soaked in this energy as they walked around the expo meeting and thanking sponsors while Shimano dialed in their bikes. Although not able to race due to his broken elbow, Enzo flew out to support the three and offer guidance and advice that he learned from his first attempt at the race. Friday was a short pre-ride with Alexey and Ryan followed by interviews for the series up at one of Leadvilles historical mines.


Race morning came quickly, and as the three prepared their bodies, nutrition, and bikes the nerves were apparent. 104 miles at 10,000ft is brutal for a seasoned rider, let alone someone who first started training in March. What we have realized is that this final test does not dictate the result of the project, for the result has already been achieved. Lining up as part of a community, all that was left was to dig deep, lay it all on the line and have a day that they could look back on and be proud of."

 

Check out FTGU’s first seasonclick here.

Check out the ALMSTHRE gear they are using click here

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