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Ride Like Amy D.

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Amy posing in the climber’s jersey during the 2009 Cascade Cycling Classic while riding for the Webcor Builders Professional Women’s Cycling Team. The bike is a 2007 (approx.) 48 cm Cervelo P2 SL aluminum time trial frame that was custom painted and rebadged as Leopard brand to be sponsor correct.

The Ride Like Amy D. Program supports the development of female cyclists by providing the use of a previously-loved bicycle, Amy D. Foundation cycling kit, and support at select events.  The goal of the program is to facilitate the growth of women’s racing from the ground up. The focus is on providing support to women who embrace healthy challenge and who exhibit character and values consistent with those that Amy displayed. The Ride Like Amy D. Program reflects Amy’s adventurous spirit and passion for engaging women in the sport of cycling.

Background

Amy’s legacy is the Amy D. Foundation, but she also left behind a garage full of beautiful bicycles. We believe that she would want to see these bikes being ridden. Consistent with the mission of the Amy D. Foundation, we are offering use of Amy’s bicycles to deserving young women in order to inspire personal development and encourage growth of the sport.

Support

  • Use of a high-end bicycle (details and sizing below)
  • Amy D. Foundation cycling kit
  • Support at select events
  • Professional bike fit provided by RETÜL in Boulder, CO
  • Shipping provided by Bike Flights
  • Shoes provided by Pearl Izumi

    Amy Dombroski leads the Elite Women off the line.

    Amy racing the 2010 USGP of Cyclocross in 2010 for the Luna Chix Professional Women’s Cycling Team. The bike is a custom 48 cm aluminum frame Orbea. It was discovered in a closet at Clif Bar headquarters in 2014 and donated to the Amy D. Foundation

  • Helmet and glasses provided by Lazer Helmets
  • Tires from CLEMENT cycling
  • Drivetrain parts from SRAM
  • For cyclocross, a cross propz portable training barrier

Guidelines

  • It is expected that Ride Like Amy D. program participants will:
    1. Serve as an ambassador for the Amy D. Foundation and be a positive role model for women’s cycling.
    2. Wear the Amy D. Foundation kit and represent all sponsors of the program in a positive manner. 
    3. Provide periodic updates and reports on their experiences through social media and / or a web-based blog
  • Our current inventory of bicycles is limited to the types and sizes described; applicants to the Ride Like Amy D. program must be of appropriate size to ride the bikes. We hope to expand the program to include a range of frame sizes in the future.  If you could benefit from the Ride Like Amy D. program, but need a certain type or size of bike that is not listed, let us know and maybe we can help.
  • Amy Dombroski (FCS|Rouse) chases

    Amy racing the 2012 Tour of the Gila criterium, guest riding for the FCS composite team. The bike is a 2011 48 cm Ibis Silk SL carbon frame, originally from her year spent with the CrankBrothers Race Club which was sponsored by Ibis.

    Although the program does not specifically target lower income individuals, we encourage those who can readily afford to purchase a high-performance bicycle to do so.

  • The Amy D. Foundation retains full ownership of the bicycle and has the right to take back the bicycle and any soft or hard goods provided at any time.

 

Apply for the Ride Like Amy D. Program

 

 

Amy Dombroski working her way through the field to eventually finish in the top 3. On October 3, 2013, Amy was tragically killed during a training accident Belgium while prepering for the upcoming World Cup cyclocross season. September 8, 2013, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Amy racing Colorado cyclocross in September, 2013 prior to leaving for Belgium. The bike is a 2012 48 cm Mosaic XT-1 titanium cyclocross frame, custom designed for Amy and handbuilt by Mosaic Bicycle Co. in Boulder, Colorado

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Amy racing the Grand Junction Off-Road in July, 2013. The bike is a 2012 14″ Mosaic MT-1 titanium frame hardtail, custom designed for Amy and handbuilt by Mosaic Bicycle Co. in Boulder, CO

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Lea Davison and Amy Dombroski (with Fathers Jeff Davison and Ed Dombroski) in 2011. Lea’s bike is a 54 cm Specialized Crux Expert aluminum frame with custom upgrades. The bike was donated to the Amy D. Foundation in 2015 for use within the Ride Like Amy D. prograGuidelines

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Sarah Lukas competing in the 2016 Amy D. Breaking Barriers Memorial CX Race. Sarah rides for the Amy D. Foundation as part of the Ride Like Amy D. program. Here she is riding Amy’s custom 2010 Orbea Luna Chix edition CX bike. Read about Sarah Lukas’ experience racing cyclocross in China.

 

 

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