Lansing, Michigan- Michigan Youth Cycling is pleased to announce its 2009 Junior Cyclist of the Year. Our presentation is schelduled to take place Sunday, January 31st, 2010 at the annual meeting of the Michigan Mountain Bike Association; MSU Pavilion.
Each year, Michigan Youth Cycling recognizes a student athlete who has made a commitment to cycling and represented the values and good character, goal setting, and self discipline through friendly competition. This athlete receives a $500.00 academic scholarship and the title of Junior Cyclist of the Year.
This year’s Junior Cyclist of the Year award goes to Zoe Reeves from the Priority Health Cycling Team. Zoe is a 14 year old junior racer who has won multiple State Championships this past season, including: The Superior Bike Fest State Road Championship, Gas Light Village Criterium, Michigan State Time Trial, 200m and 500m State Track Championship, and Michigan State Cyclocross Championship.
Zoe is an eighth grader at Crossroads Middle School. In addition to cycling, she loves to cook, play French horn at school, sing and play bells with St. James Lutheran Church, and participate in church youth group activities. Zoe also volunteers along with her Priority Health teammates to speak at local schools about healthy living and bicycle safety.
The ceremonial presentation will be led by American cycling legend Frankie Andreu; one of the most popular and well respected names in professional cycling. He is a former Junior National Champion, two time Olympian and nine time Tour de France competitor. Andreu has served as a bicycle race commentator since retiring from professional cycling. He is also the director of the Kenda Pro Cycling Team, gifted writer and motivational speaker.
Michigan Youth Cycling is on a continual quest to join cycling clubs, teams, retailers, and promoters across Michigan together to help make a difference in a young person’s life by supporting their cycling and educational dreams.