Trevor McCutcheon who is a Temecula resident and has been flying the flag for the SPNDX MTB Team this season showed his strong results early on which resulted in an invitation to join the USA National team. No easy task to be invited by the National team Trevor jumped at the chance to go up to Canada and get his first taste in what the next level looks like. We’ll let Trevor take it from here…

My first experience as an international racer, albeit probably not unique, was a respectable blend of blood, sweat, and tears that usually follow an elite level race. What was different though was the frustrations, dead ends, and untimely emotions that seemed to constantly remind me that I am nobody special – your work is worth and your worth is your work. Being invited to Canada was my first shot at racing for the USA Cycling National team which resulted from a series of good results at the local Southern California Jr races.


California is the host of a few elite races that highlight a riders ability to ride in hot, dry, and rocky conditions – a characteristic not common in eastern Canada. After a fourth place finish at both the Fontana Pro XCT and Bonelli Jr. UCI, I was presented with an offer to race for my country the following month in June. The offer did come at an expense though as I was responsible for covering my airfare and baggage.



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