Chaingang Racing

Rider: Jared Wood (Team Manager)
Class: Expert 19-29
Location: Cohoes, New York
Info: Team manager for Chaingang Racing, Also overall Champ for Expert 19-29.
Rider: Kevin Wilson
Class: PRO
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Info: Kevin is the fastest on the team, 2019 he landed 7th overall in the pro class. With a fresh bike we expect to see to see Kevin on the podium this year and at least 5th overall in pro
Rider: Sean Surprenant
Class: PRO
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Info: New face to the team but not the racing scene, Sean has been a long time racer. Last year he finished 9th overall in pro. We are hoping to see some podiums this year!
Rider: Cooper Pleva
Class: Junior Expert
Location: Verona, New Jersey
Info: Cooper is a highly motivated young man with passion in many different places. He’s working his way to be an eagle scout while also highly involved in wrestling and gymnastics. He will be one to watch this year as we focus on his line choice and endurance.
Rider: Collin McBride
Class: Expert 19-29
Location: Lanesborough, Massachusetts
Info: A new face to the team but not the race scene, Collin was part of the Eastern States Cup UCI World Cup team back in 2015. That opportunity gave him the chance to race in two world cups.
Rider: Chris Sinclair
Class: Expert 19-29
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Info: Chris spent his winter living in New Zealand to ride his bike and explore the countryside. His dedication for growing the sport shows, he gave up his career as an exploration geologist to become a full-time trail builder.
Rider: Brandon Schoenborn
Class: Expert 19-29
Location: Spokane, Washington
Info: Currently serving in the Air Force, Brandon is going to be traveling across the country to make 6/8 races. With the winter training and riding, he has the advantage he has we expect to see more than just military medals on him.
Rider: Nelpison (Nels) de Almeida
Class: U18
Location: Hampstead, New Hampshire
Info: The youngest on the team but also the most style, Nels Spends his summers at Highland Bike Park. Last year he started to race to see how he likes it, let’s just say you’re going to a lot coming from this guy.
Rider: Evan Portnoy
Class: Amateur 16-29
Rider: Dan Hopmans
Class: Amateur 16-29
Location: Belchertown, Massachusetts
Info: New to racing but will see good things out of Dan, He will be learning the tricks of the trade to some good results this year. Dan also helps running the team website and is the right hand man to Chaingang Racing.
Rider: Jackson (Sam) Kinney
Class: Amateur 16-29
Location: Maine
Info: Captain Kinney! Sam spends his weeks out on the sea catching lobsters. In 2019 Sam also caught 3rd overall in Amateur 19-29, this year we are aiming to be top dog.
Rider: Joey Szczepaniak
Class: Amateur 16-29
Location: Belchertown, Massachusetts
Info: Joey is taking a new career half way across the country, but that’s not stopping Joey. He plans on making it to most of the races this year.
Rider: Patrick Healy
Class: Amateur 16-29
Location: Rochester, New York
Info: The only original members left that started when the team was formed. Pat suffered from a broken wrist last year at one of the races. We will be working with Pat to get him back to speed, and hopefully some podiums.
Rider: Isaac Hernandez
Class: Amateur 30-45
Location: New Jersey
Info: Golden boy! Isaac is a great guy with a even better personality. Any time you need help Isaac is right there, with his roots in racing we won’t be surprised to see him pulling some good results.
Rider: Matt Thompson
Class: Amateur 30-45
Location: Rhode Island
Info: The Joker in the group, Matt has been working all winter to finally pull some solid results. On the side Matt also does standup comedy and artwork. Matt is also a trusted rider with helping on the social media account and the website.
Rider: Scott Surdyke
Class: Amateur 30-45
Location: Rochester, New York
Info: If you want any one to talk anything up Surdyke is your man, Scott is a caring person and truly cares about watching the team do its best and grow. If Scott is at a race you can count on him to throw a hand in anything that needs to be done.
Rider: Scot Carpenter also known as MTB BETA, Scot is our camera and video guy. His job is to create content taken at races and make them into videos. He also goes around and creates reviews on different bike parks and trail systems. You can find him on YouTube HERE