The team are members of the Almaden Cycle Touring Club

Russ (rider) and Sheila (crew) Stevens

This is Russ' first attempt at the Hoodoo 500. He and Sheila have crewed twice for the Furnace Creek 508. Russ completed numerous ultra distance events last year including taking 5th place in the California Triple Crown Stage Race in 2007. Sheila is a California Triple Crown Winner. Russ and Sheila completed the Terrible Two Double Century on a tandem this year.


Paul Vlasveld (crew)

Paul is a Furnace Creek 508 solo finisher (2005) and 2X team fnisher (2007, 2008). He is a member of the California Triple Crown Hall of Fame having riden over 63 double centuries. In 2007 he completed Paris-Brest-Paris and last year he completed a 1200K in Bulgaria.

Franz Kelsch (crew)

Franz is a Furnace Creek 508 veteran after finishing on a 2X team (2007, 2008). He ia California Triple Crown Winner (2007 and 2008) and has completed other ultra distance events, including the Everest Challenge