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Jonathan Salinger, Providence, RI

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Team Rider: Jonathan Salinger2018 RACING AGE: 56

RESIDENCE:  Providence, RI

WHERE I GO MONDAY MORNING: Mortgage Network, Inc. Downtown Providence and Downtown Boston Offices – I’ve been helping folks with home purchase financing and refinancing for over 25 years.

RACING DISCIPLINE(S) AND CATEGORY(S): ESC Enduro 50+ Open, EWS/EWS Qualifier 40+ Masters, DH 50+ Cat 1 (with Cats 2-3 combined) XC/Endurance

# OF YEARS RACING: Ran a few XC races from 1995-2000 – Bought a NORBA license in 2001 so 15 years – was seriously racing from 2001-2005 and the again from the last Enduro race in 2013 to present and beyond

# OF BIKES OWNED: 5 in total: Trek Slash 9.8 29’r set up for Enduro racing,(I also run a set of 27.5+ wheels/tires on the Slash for local fun and park).. 2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon 27.5 PLUS (with spare set of 29’r wheels/dropouts for hardtail race days) NS Bikes Snabb E2 with Maxon Drive 750w eBike kit (don’t tell anyone about my secret eBike nite-rides around the city..) Schwinn Classic Beach Cruiser with Nexus 7 speed internal hub and coaster brake; with a big front mounted cargo basket! – what I use for a road bike and to pick up Chinese food), ’07 Ducati GT1000

FAVORITE BIKE: Chameleon Hard-Tail set up Plus or SS of course! Best for fun, finesse and flow on my local loops!

FAVORITE TRAIL OR RIDE: My custom loops in on the fun flowing trails of 8000 acre Big River Management Area, West Greenwich, RI

NON-CYCLING INTERESTS/HOBBIES: Telemark/Backcountry Skiing with my two sons

PERSONAL NOTES & QUOTES: I love (working on) hitting big lines on big trails.. Racing is a way to connect with others that share this passion… and chilling with the folks I meet at the camp site – cooking, eating, drinking, laughing.. these are the best of times… ..and I love showing folks some of the best trails in New England (or just riding them with my dog, Rozzi); I am an RI-NEMBA ride leader for Big River Management Area (8000+ Acres) and Arcadia Management Area (approx. 18,000 acres).. Come on down for a ride.... Let me put together a loop for you… 10-15-20+ miles non-stop flowing single track!

Do you have a passion for racing bikes? Want to be part of the Bikeman team? Email Alan our Team Manager for details.