Palo Alto’s premier women’s cycling team celebrates ten years of success
Words by Matt Niswonger • Photos by Anthony Ortega
When Linda Jackson gave up her investment-banking career in 1993 to become a professional cyclist, she had no idea where it would lead. She just knew she wanted to race bikes. After six Canadian National Championships and a spot on the Olympic squad in 1996, it was clear that following her passion for cycling was the right choice.
She retired in 2000, but her passion for the bike remained high, and in 2004 she became involved with a local women’s cycling club started out of Palo Alto Bicycle Shop. Using her business background, she reached out to possible sponsors for a serious women’s racing team. Palo Alto based software giant TIBCO signed on as the title corporate sponsor, and many in the cycling industry offered support as well, including …