Cantu Cycling Wheels is happy to kick off our new Gravel Ambassador Program. The program is designed to support the working athlete who is enthusiastic and engaged within their cycling community, not to mention having great sense of adventure on gravel roads. Our two ambassadors this year hail from the Midwest representing Kansas and Nebraska where gravel is not only a way of riding, but a culture for those who enjoy the wide open skies and endless rolling hills their region has to offer.
We'd like to welcome Bobby Thompson and Craig Schmidt to the Cantu family as our Gravel Ambassadors for 2017. As a Gravel Ambassador Craig and Bobby will be riding on our Cantu Rebel 28mm Disc Brake Wheel Set built custom for them. Their passion is not only in gravel riding, but building community. They embody the true meaning of "adventure starts where the pavement ends."
Bobby is the host for Gravel Guru's show "This Is Gravel" and the mind behind The Casual Cyclist. Hailing from Emporia, Kansas, home to the Dirty Kanza 200, Bobby is grateful to call the Flint Hills his home. We will be cheering him on as he rides to complete his 5th Dirty Kanza this year to collect the Five Time Finishers Cup and also shooting to complete the Race the Sun Challenge (ie finishing before sunset). He has participated and finished other events such as Rebecca's Private Idaho, 24 hrs of Cumming Relay, Land Run 100, and Gravel Worlds.
Craig represents the Pirate Cycling League out of Lincoln, Nebraska, home to Gravel Worlds. He wears many hats when it comes to helping orchestrate a gravel event such as Gravel Worlds and Tour of Dirt Roads. You can find him scouting out potential courses throughout the rolling gravel grids of rural Nebraska. Some favorite events under his belt are the Gold Rush Gravel Grinder, Almonzo, Cirrem, and Good Life Gravel.
Give these guys a follow! We're fortunate to have them on board and we're looking forward to their experience our the Cantu Rebel! #UCantu #CantuAttitude