Gripped Racing is a team cyclists bound together by a common thread of friendship, camaraderie and a desire to improve our lives through the challenges of training and racing. Our mission statement reflects our strong dedication to the racing lifestyle: The Gripped Racing team is dedicated to having fun in the great outdoors while promoting a healthy lifestyle through training, racing and encouraging friends to join in our adventures. Our group of coed outdoor enthusiasts believe that by setting challenging physical and mental goals, our team members gain confidence while also achieving greater fitness and reducing stress. In addition to our athletic pursuits, our team is committed to our local community and global environment by participating in river clean-up days, trail maintenance and other volunteer activities. Our team believes that by supporting one another in our endeavors, while also educating the public on the benefits of a healthy mind and body, we can bring about a greater appreciation for the world in which we live and achieve a sustainable future.