Katie Hamel, daughter of Beth and Dennis Hamel, is the recipient of the 2010 Steve “ICEMAN” Brown Junior Cyclist of the year Award, along with a $1,000.00 Scholarship, presented by the Michigan Youth Cycling Scholarship Program. She was also awarded a trophy, which will be on display for the year at her ship sponsor, Village Bike Shop in Grand Rapids, MI.
Katie, who is 13 years old (racing age of 14), is in 8th grade at Sparta Middle School, and says that math is her favorite subject. When she’s not racing her new Specialized Ruby Elite bike or working on her geometry homework, Katie enjoys reading and playing video games. Continue reading