“Rae Havoc” Faba is a multi-disciplinary cyclist with specialties in MTB and fixed gear. She is a 2019 Ohio State Champion in time trial and has been competing extensively for 5 years in OMBC, EOTT, Iceman, RATL, 331, Crusher, The Cherohala Challenge (5 completions) & NEOCX. She founded Team Mandalore with her brother Jeff and friend Joe because she believes in spreading the stoke. Her spirit animal is the opossum.
View her full resume here
“Lumpy Space Jeff” Radecky only rides fixed gear because he hates brakes. He won EOTT in his division in 2018, infamously wearing crocs for the entire series and playing a game of grab-ass on the podium with Joe. Jeff believes in the Force and the second law of thermodynamics. If asked his age, he will tell you he’s 8.
“Yellowman” Dave Starkey has been racing MTB since around the time G-D invented dirt, including 5 appearances at the Mohican 100 and 6 at The Iceman Cometh. He regularly competes with OMCB, 331, WVMBA & MMBA. He’s also a full time member of the CAMBA racing team. He originally comes from Detroit, so his taste in beer can be kind of sketchy, but he’s still an okay dude.
“Dammit Josh” Mace is an endurance roadie who has seen much of the country by competing in TransAM twice. He often travels by bike, despite owning a luxurious $500 car. He insists he may dabble in gravel a little bit more for 2021, after placing 3rd in the mens 100 mile race at McLain Farm.
Molly Aubuchon is going to race in 2021, after falling in love with gravel at McLain Farm. She is the co-owner of our sponsor Kent Cycle where she works endlessly for the local cycling community. Her not-bicycle hobbies include timed ruck hiking, kayaking and cooking. She is a vegan iron chef.
Connor “C-Note” Talbott III is our junior from Tennessee! We are all looking forward to training camp with him in the Spring of 2021 and seeing his enthusiasm in some sanctioned events. We expect he will focus on MTB if he can keep himself from destroying any more bicycles. His parents are reluctant high-dollar patrons of their LBS.
“Izzy” Isabelle Lawhorn started racing when she was 6 years old! She is a full-time member of Team Dayton Cycling & was the 2019 recipient & representative of the “Barn Swallow Fund.” Izzy loves all types of racing, but cyclocross comes in as her absolute favorite. If you see Izzy out & about, you are sure to see this girl smiling & spreading joy to all in the cycling community.
Heather Lawhorn is a full-time member & membership director for Team Dayton Cycling. She also is on the board for the Ohio Mountain Bike League! She loves volunteering & being able to give back to a community that means so much to the Lawhorn Family. Heather’s favorite discipline to race in is cyclocross because of all the amazing people who just go out to have fun & support one another! Then time trials come in at a very close second place. There is just something about going out full blast, max effort to push your personal limits!
“Mandalore Supreme” Joe Lawhorn is a full-time member of Team Dayton Cycling & is on the board for the Ohio Cycling Association. Joe is known for his crazy ultra-cycling endeavors! He has competed & finished Race Across America as a soloist, DKXL, The Crusher, several 24-hour cycling events & even holds two world records! He also loves to give back. He supports many different non-profit cycling organizations & helps them raise funds to do great things. He even started a bike shop program at his local Veteran’s Medical Center!
Allen Cooper is a full-time member of K&G Racing racing cyclocross and gravel. He’s a gravel and cyclocross race director and can be found supporting other cyclocross races at registration, course building, and repair. Allen’s a board member of the Cap City Collective and Ohio Cycling Association. You’ll find him helping out at Cap City Cyclocross practice every week. His ultimate goal is to race The Adirondack Trail Ride, a 570 mile mixed surface race in the Adirondack Mountains in New York.
Photo credit: KBaumgardt, 2019
“Ron T” Tomallo has ridden bikes all over the country. He’s been known to compete in marathon running and kayak races too. He is a multi-instrumental musician and a raced sprint cars & motocross in his younger years. If you’re looking for him and can’t find him, he’s probably out fishing!
Samoan Rob owns Outcast Mentality and Defiance Tattoos in Kent, OH. He’s excited about fatbikes and gravel races in 2021. We’re excited to have a guy on the team who named his dog “Crabcake.”
Brian Stakes has competed in endurance sports since he was about 10 years old. He started by running cross country and track in middle school and continued running through high school. He rowed on his collegiate crew team, and started cycling after college. He has 4 kids and an amazing wife. He is most likely writing software, spending time with his family, or riding a bike.
Stephani McIntyre is returning to bicycling after a long hiatus. She was formerly a mountainbike enthusiast and triathlete. She also loves to ride motorcycles and is the owner of our sponsor, Chilljoy Frozen Treatery.
“FrantzyPants” Craig Frantz is a National AMA championship motorcyclist, MTB enthusiast and sometimes road biker. In his professional life, he likes to pretend he is an accountant.
“Q” Farkas is our promising young Skills Ninja from Cuyahoga Falls, OH. We’re anxiously awaiting her 2021 debut on the local MTB circuit. Being in the woods is her passion, but she’s also getting a real kick out of road cycling.
Robbie Jones lives in Kent and can often be found roaming the streets and backroads of the area on a single speed. He’s looking forward to criterium and track cycling in his first year with a USA Cycling license.