Now in it’s 5th season, the Pacific Premier Bank® Cycling Team will again compete at many of the top races in North America, several of which are part of the 2018 Pro Road Tour calendar.   So come back often to stay up to date,  grab some gear at our team store, and join in the excitement as we work to develop the future stars of world cycling!


Ride w/the Team at the SLO Fondo Oct 28th!

Ride w/the Team at the SLO Fondo Oct 28th!

October 16, 2017

The PPB Cycling Team will ride in the SLO FONDO w/Bob Roll Oct 28th in San Luis Obispo CA – come join the boys for a beautiful ride from Avila Beach followed by wine tasting, delicions food, and some great conversation with the team, Bob Roll and other International Pros!!  <more info>

On the attack at Manhattan Beach

On the attack at Manhattan Beach

July 31, 2017

Returning to race in Southern California for the first time in nearly two months, the Pacific Premier Bank Cycling Team was anxious to show off their form at the 56th annual Manhattan Beach Grand Prix.  With the clock winding down of the 2017 racing season, the 90 minute circuit just 1 block inland from the famed Pacific

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Surviving the Cascade Cycling Classic

Surviving the Cascade Cycling Classic

July 26, 2017

In what is quickly becoming commonplace, the team once again lined up alongside 200 of the best cyclists in the world, this time at the 38th edition of the Cascade Cycling Classic.  With organizers bumping the race status up to UCI 2.2 for the 2017 race, it was clear from the start it would anything but

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Spring Classics good to Team Pacific Premier Bank

Spring Classics good to Team Pacific Premier Bank

June 19, 2017

The team found some great results this past month at both the inaugural Memorial Day Classic Stage Race and the 57th annual Nevada City Classic, winning four stages and the overall at the first, and placing 5th at the latter. At the Memorial Day event, rider James Piccoli stole the show winning three of the four stages and

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A season of firsts; Redlands Bicycle Classic

A season of firsts; Redlands Bicycle Classic

May 8, 2017

Amidst a season of firsts, the Redlands Bicycle Classic is likely to stand as one of the most memorable for the Pacific Premier Bank Cycling Team.  From the opening stage, the boys knew they had their work cut out for them.  Every rise, dip, and descent, presented a new challenge.  A swarm of bees to navigate

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Drama prevails at 2017 Tour of the Gila

Drama prevails at 2017 Tour of the Gila

April 24, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Tour of the Gila will be remembered by the team as the first time the boys went toe to toe with some of the top teams in a UCI (United Cycliste International) level event.  The 5 day contest began with the 89.1 mile Mogollon Road Race on April 19th, which ended in a sprint finish

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    Joseph Garey

    Place of birth – Tehuacán, Mexico (1995)
    Height/Weight – 6′ 162 pounds
    Cycling specialty – “all arounder”

    Most satisfying result – Castiac Road Race, I placed 11th. I didn’t win, but I was really happy with my performance against some top notch climbers. One of my break through races

    Most awkward cycling moment – wearing my bib shorts inside out for my first ride!  Ahaha

    Pre race ritual – I down a bottle of beet juice and listen to my “get you some” playlist on Spotify

    Fav training ride – I enjoy doing a Lake Mead loop and coming over sunrise mountain to get back into Vegas.. All uninterrupted and lots of rolling hills

    Long term cycling goal – Make it as far as I possibly can as a professional and sharing this wonderful sport with as many people possible

    How long to Change a flat – I’ve been around a few flats. Give me a co2 ready at hand and I get you back on the road in around 1:30-2 minutes!

    Favorite beverage – can I pick two? A nice hot black coffee in the morning and a le croix (any flavor except coconut)

    Last time/place I had fast food – does Chipotle count?  If it does, last week on the way back home from Tucson Bicycle Classic… If it doesn’t, maybe about 3-4 years ago!

    Last Poster on wall – I had a sweet Pokémon poster back in the day when I was 12-13 years old. What a nice treat to wake up to every morning.. Gotta bring that back

    John Garbo

    Place of birth – West Covina, Ca (1974)

    Height/Weight – 5’7″ 150 lbs

    Cycling specialty – sprinter

    First race bike – Diamondback Jr. Turbo (mid 80’s)

    I like to snow ski when not riding a favorite crit practice

    Goals are to help the guys on the team and stay as fast as I can before I retire to master races.  Mostly train solo and love bacon cheeseburgers

    Ian Holt

    Place of birth – Bethlehem, PA (1982)

    Height/Weight – 5’8″, 160lbs (explains why James crushes me on the climbs)

    Cycling specialty – All arounder / track rider now

    Hardest race completed – I’ve raced for too many years to know the hardest race I’ve completed.. probably something in Belgium but the Tour of Utah crit was brutal

    Last book read – The Martian

    First road bike – Tomassini

    Favorite sport (other) – Ice hockey

    First race – a collegiate race in New Mexico

    Long term cycling goals – to stay fast as long as I can!

    Solo or Group training – Solo training most of the time, group training once or twice a week

    How long to change a flat – About 2 minutes

     Last time I had fast food – I eat In and Out way too much

    Rex Roberts

    Place of birth – Berkeley, CA (1988)

    Height/Weight – 5’10”, 160lbs

    Cycling specialty – “punchuer

    Hardest Race completed – Lake Elizabeth Road Race in 40mph winds and Zipp 404s

    First Road Bike – 2006 Specialized Allez Comp

    First Race – Boulevard Road Race (3rd)

    Favorite (other) sport – Skateboarding

    Favorite Beverage – Kombucha

    Favorite Food – Granola

    Favorite Band – Deftones

    Solo or group training – Group

    Occupation – User Experience Designer

    Pet – Fat Orange Tabby (Beezy)

    Last sports figure poster on bedroom wall – Michael Jordan

    Chris Wyman

    Place of birth – New London, CT (1993)

    Height/Weight – 5’8″, 143lbs

    Cycling specialty – “All Arounder”

    Hardest Race completed – Cascade Cycling Classic (Pro1).  My first time racing with the big boys, and they put me through the ringer

    Most Satisfying result – 1st Place, Lodago Road Race (formerly Leesville).  My first win as a cat 1, there’s nothing quite like getting onto that top step

    Last book you read all the way through – “On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft” by Stephen King

    Favorite sport (other than cycling) – Football (American). Go Packers!

    First race – CBR Off Season Criterium, Carson CA. I took last place in the cat 5’s, and was lapped about 7 times… in a 30 minute race

    Long term cycling goal – Go pro and race the Amgen Tour of California

    Favorite beverage – Dr. Pepper

    Last time you had fast food – Yesterday, chicken sandwich, chocolate shake, and curly fries from Jack in the Box

    Anthony Fitch

    Place of birth – San Dimas, CA (1995)

    Height/Weight – 5′ 6.5″, about 140lbs

    Strengths – “All around specialist”

    Hardest race completed – Tour of Gila stage race 2016 Cat 1/2

    First race – Ontario Grand Prix in Ontario, CA (8th place)

    Favorite training ride – Glendora Mountain Road to Mt Baldy Village, on a foggy June morning when you ride through the clouds and ride above them

    How long to change flat – 2.5 min with a co2 pump of course!

    Favorite beverage – Horchata

    Long term cycling goal – Become the best I can be

    Favorite thing to do while not training/racing – hike and explore the San Gabriel Mountains

    Most satisfying result – 16th Tour of Gila 2016 Stage 1

    Favorite race – (The Gila) is my favorite result due to the fact that it became my favorite race!