Than Sport (MTS) Welcomes Professional Mountain Bike Racer Payson McElveen
Professional Mountain Bike Racer Payson McElveen has partnered with Charity
MORE Than Sport and will race upcoming 7-day Trans-Sylvania Epic and upcoming
2014 events supporting World Bicycle Relief.
"Iím thrilled that Payson is teaming up with More Than
Sport to raise funds and awareness for World Bicycle Relief. Payson has
embraced the spirit of MTS, to do more as an athlete, and give back, and weíre
excited to see him mobilize students, entrepreneurs and healthcare workers,
through the Power of Bicycles as a result.Ē said Katie Bolling, USA Development
Director for WBR.
Founded by Professional Triathlete Chris Lieto, MORE
than Sport is a global network of Professional Athletes, Corporations,
Charities and Everyday Heroes who are passionate about inspiring others and
transforming communities. WBR is one of several select charities supported
by MORE Than Sport.
World Bicycle Relief mission is empowering people by giving them
transportation, and the resources to change lives. I am so happy to see someone
at 21-years old, who makes a living racing a bicycle, already on a leadership path
to helping others. Athletes like Payson are why I started MORE Than Sport,Ē
commented Chris Lieto, MTS Founder.
Starting his racing career in 2007 in Texas, McElveen now
splits time between Austin, where he graduated from High School, and Durango,
Colorado. "To be honest, Iím not sure what
Ďhomeí is now, and Iím okay with that. The Texas Hill Country, Colorado
Rockies, a five star hotel in China, or tent in the desert. I guess home is
wherever my bike takes me,Ē said McElveen.
talent on the Pro MTB scene McElveen is in first full professional season while
taking a hiatus from Fort Lewis College, where he also was a member of their prestigious
collegiate MTB Team. He put together his
own effort for 2014 sponsored by Richardís Rainwater.
season wrist fracture sidelined him, but before the injury McElveen opened his
season with an impressive 6th place finish at PRO XCT Opener Mellow
Johnnyís Classic and is working towards selection to represent the U.S. in the
2014 MTB World Championships in Norway. "Iím excited to use events like
Trans-Sylvania Epic to give back to World Bicycle Relief. What Chris Lieto has
created through More Than Sport is the perfect way for me to share my efforts.
The strong social media aspect allows me to keep those watching in touch with
my efforts and help spread the word all season longĒ Commented McElveen.
Paysonís Efforts On Twitter @PaysonMcElveen or on the web at www.paysonmcelveenracing.com or,
link direct to Paysonís MORE
Than Sport Fund Raising page HERE.