Ellen Noble Awarded First SRAM/JAM Grant


SRAM also to award prizes to top donors

SRAM, the world leader in cycling components, is generously increasing its support of the JAM Fund cycling development program. SRAM and the JAM Fund are excited to announce the newly created SRAM/JAM Young Women’s Cycling Grant. This will be an annual gift to a young female rider in the JAM Fund cycling program. The grant’s first-ever recipient is Ellen Noble, who won the U23 Cyclocross National Championships in Austin in January. As part of the grant award, Noble will receive three SRAM groupsets for her upcoming cross season.

"I'm so excited and honored to receive this grant," Noble said. "I look forward to making the most of it by racing my hardest all cyclocross season."

Noble joined JAM Fund in summer 2014 and has been an outstanding member of the team, also winning several UCI cyclocross races and earning an international ranking. This fall, she moves up another step, traveling to Europe for select events, with U.S. National Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers in the Aspire professional cycling program. Read more about Noble’s career with the JAM/NCC/Vittoria team at Ellen Noble is a National Champion.

In addition, SRAM is creating incentives for fund-raisers who plan to ride in the JAM Fund's annual Grand FUNdo. Any rider who raises $500 or more to the JAM Fund before the non-profit’s July 25 Grand Fundo will be entered to win a SRAM Force 1 groupset with HRD. Those who raise $250 to $499 have a chance to win a pair of ZIPP 30 wheels. All of these fund-raisers are given free entry to the ride and are invited to a V-I-P dinner on Friday, July 24 with Powers and special guests where prize winners will be announced. Registration for the Grand Fundo and donations to JAM Fund can be made online at https://www.bikereg.com/jam-fund-grand-fundo.

SRAM has been a longtime sponsor of JAM Fund’s Grand Fundo, a one-day scenic bike ride through Western Massachusetts. Again this year, SRAM will provide support vehicles with mechanics, tools and tubes and follow cyclists during the Fundo rides. SRAM’s partnership is one of the reasons the JAM Fund has been able to help many cyclists succeed since the charitable organization was formed in 2003. Each year, the JAM Fund distributes grants to young enthusiastic cyclists who desire to turn pro. JAM Fund is the creation of Powers and his longtime friends Alec Donahue and Mukunda Feldman. For more information, visit jamcycling.org.


Contact: Vicky Sama, JAM Fund Media Relations at jamcycling@gmail.com.