Formed earlier this year, Flashpoint MVMNT is a collective of riders and brands on a mission to break down barriers to change the image of cycling, introducing the sport to a new audience along the way. The Flashpoint MVMNT team includes four riders: Kathy Pruitt, Andrew Jackson, Nehemiah Brown, and Amanda Schaper, who is also team manager. All four cyclists have unique riding backgrounds but share a passion for getting more people on bikes.
“We are committed to proving that riders don’t need a specific look or uniform to feel welcome in cycling,” said Amanda Schaper. “We want every rider to feel like they belong, no matter their skin color, gender, body type, cultural background, household income, or equipment preferences. We are focused on the fun that unites us all and making the changes that we want to see in our sport.”
Beyond just taking on big races and rides this season, including the Belgian Waffle Ride, SBT GRVL, and Grinduro, the Flashpoint MVMNT team aims to create positive change in cycling by showcasing friendly faces and personalities that a broad group of people can identify with. Despite being a group of elite racers, they’re committed to building a kind and welcoming community—something we can all aspire to in the broader bikepacking world, too.
Flashpoint MVMNT was founded by Giro Sport Design, with support from Canyon Bicycles, SRAM/Zipp/RockShox, Wahoo, Thule, and WTB. Follow along on Instagram @flashpointmvmnt and learn more about the team and the riders over at Giro.com.
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