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Amber at Cal Cup 2005
Amber Rais
2005 CalCup

Palo Alto Bicycle's Women's racing team (PABW) just completed their most successful racing season ever. The team was on the podium in local races throughout the season, and capped off the season with an impressive win in the 2005 Cal Cup series (7 races in Northern California).

PABW is now expanding its focus to national level competition with the goal of developing the next generation of Olympic hopefuls. The team has obtained new sponsorship from several leading Silicon Valley firms to help it achieve its expanded racing program. The team recently announced the signing of TIBCO Software as its new title sponsor. TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) is a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business. Additional new Silicon Valley sponsors include Devcon Construction, Fenwick & West law firm, LimeLife (a woman's software application company), and Monitor Ventures.

Amber at Cat's Hill 2005
Amber at
Cat's Hill 2005

Now called PABW Powered by TIBCO, the team's 2006 focus will include the California NRC races and the Women's Prestige Series. The team has both Elite and Development squads. Elite riders returning from 2005 include Eryn Hanna, Jenni Tafoya and Julie Adams. New additions to the Elite team include Amy Mackey, Brooke Miller (2005 Collegiate Road Race Champion), Jamie Crawford and Tracey Ford. Development team riders include Alexis Alexander, Brianne Burgess, Elizabeth Wistrom, Holly Harris, Katie Behroozi, Sarah Beaver and Victoria Vallstrom.

Linda Jackson
Director Sportif
Linda Jackson

Managed by 1996 Bay Area Olympian, Linda Jackson, the team is ready to begin their quest to become a top National level team. "Our immediate goal is to provide the Elite riders with the experience of racing in National Calendar Races, and to provide a rich learning environment for the development riders", Jackson said. "Next season we will be recruiting additional racers to the team to complement our existing roster" she added.

The team has recently completed several California NRC races (McLane Classic, Central Valley Classic and Sea Otter). Check out the race reports and visit often to get updates as the season progresses!