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Team Spin / Litzler Automation on the Podium

May 2, 2016

Racing has started in earnest in North East Ohio and Team Spin / Litzler Automation are already showing the team colors, not only in Ohio, but in other areas of the country as well.

4/30/2016 – Race at the Lake (RATL #2) Cat. 1, 2, 3
2nd – Bradley Cramer
3rd – Jeremy Paul


2016 Team Spin / Litzler Automation Team Kits

May 2, 2016

The new 2016 Team Spin / Litzler Automation jersey! Thank you to the fine folks at Starlight for the first class kits!
2016 team spin_litzler automation jersey_v2

2016 Team Spin/Litzler Automation Sponsors

March 10, 2016

Team Spin/Litzler Automation is pleased to continue in 2016 thanks to the support of our awesome sponsors!

Specializing in the highest quality industrial automation and control system solutions available, Litzler Automation returns as our title sponsor for 2016. Litzler’s team of disciplined, qualified, and experienced industrial automation professionals provide clients with the highest quality industrial automation and control system solutions available. Litzler Automation is a long standing supporter of cycling in Northeast Ohio, and we are once again proud to represent them.

Located in Lakewood, Ohio, Spin Bike Shop is rider owned and operated. Spin specializes in high performance road, mountain, triathlon, and BMX bicycles, but also caters to the needs of commuters, families, and beginners. Since 2003, Spin’s staff of experienced mechanics and sales people have helped people of all abilities select, outfit, and maintain their machines, and they look forward to getting you on your next bike.

Beyond sponsoring us on the race course, law firm Brown and Szaller is there to protect our rights while we’re out on the road. If you’re hurt or otherwise involved in a crash, call lead Brown and Szaller attorney Ken Knabe to make sure you’re protected. Ken is an expert in cycling related cases.  As an avid rider himself, Ken understands the reality we face on the road. If you’re looking for representation from someone who cares about you and your rights, look no further.

When we’re hurt, we call Xcell Medical Group in Elyria, OH to put us back together. With offices in Euclid, Cleveland, and Canton, Drs. Ross Lubrani and Nicholas Fabian provide chiropractic treatment, as well as relief from knee pain, arthritic pain, and other athletic or work related injuries. Xcell’s commitment to patient care is unparalleled, and while no one likes to get hurt, it’s nice to know where to go for help.

Stalex is a Manufacturer’s Representative Agency owned and operated by Charlie Hicks. The business was started in 1986 and represents three companies who design and manufacture technical components primarily for the automotive industry.

Metro Lexus strives to make every interaction with their sales and service staff an enjoyable experience. Offering the full line of Lexus luxury vehicles at their Cleveland location, Metro Lexus is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. Let the sales team treat you to the elite experience that comes with owning and driving a Lexus.

If you’re in the market for sharp and stylish in eyewear, Europtical is the place to find it. They offer complete eye examination with dilation, pediatric examinations, contact lens fittings, and Lasik evaluations. Working with licensed opticians, Europtical takes the time to help you select your perfect eyewear, and make sure you have the correct lens for your prescription.

The Lazzaro Law Firm, LLC advocates for the rights of employees. When people are wrongfully terminated, harassed, or discriminated against in the workplace, or not paid fairly for their time, Lazzaro’s expertise, both locally and nationally, can help.. The firm is committed to offering superior representation for wronged employees.

Winter extended indefinitely: Spin / Litzler Automation indifferent.

June 29, 2015

It has been an eventful first half of the season for Team Spin/Litzler Automation. Our racers braved the elements and travelled great distances to race their bikes in the cold months of March and April. We even survived the cold and wet months of May and June! Our recognizable orange kits could be seen not only in Ohio but also in the states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Some of us also made the trek North across the border to race in Canada. We have won 6 races outright—in Masters, Junior, and Elite fields, from road races to criteriums, on our local wooden oval, and on rain-soaked roads.  We’ve also climbed on the podium in 27 events. But the season is far from over with our focus shifting to the track in the upcoming months, and cyclocross in the fall.

Other team news:
Junior Daniel Tokarczyk will travel to Belgium in July to train and race against some of the world’s best. We wish him the best of luck and to come back to the USA faster and stronger!

Masters Jeff Kompa and Derek Wilford will travel to Minnesota in July to participate in the 2015 edition of the biennial National Senior Games.

Master Derek Wilford will travel to Denmark in September to represent the USA at the 2015 UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT).

Good Luck to all Team Spin / Litzler Automation members as the season rolls along!

We would again like to thank all of our 2015 Sponsors for their generous support of our team: Spin Bike Shop, Litzler Automation, Ken Knabe of Brown & Szaller, XCell Medical Group, Metro Lexus, The Lazzaro Law Firm, EurOptical, Stalex Engineered Products, North Ohio Heart/Ohio Medical Group, Red Bike Studio, and the Cleveland Velodrome.

1st - Thom Dominic 3rd - Jeremy Paul

1st – Thom Dominic
3rd – Jeremy Paul

1st - Jeff Kompa

1st – Jeff Kompa

We’ve been Racing and Riding Bikes! How about you?

April 15, 2015

Team Spin / Litzler Automation has been busy riding and racing bikes early on in 2015.

Team Members have raced and been on the Podium in the below races to date:

3/8 – Season Opener RR – Granville, OH
3/14 – Greenville Spring Series – River Falls RR – Marietta, SC
3/15- Greenville Spring Series – SCTAC (Donaldson Circuit) – Greenville, SC
3/14 – Top of Ohio RR – Zanesfield, OH
3/28 – Barry-Roubaix Gravel RR – Hastings, MI
3/29 – Lake Hope RR – McArthur, OH
4/4 – Morgantown RR – Mount Morris, PA
4/12 – Zanesfield RR – Zanesfield, OH


March 3rd – Season Opener Road Race – Granville, OH

March 12, 2015

Team Spin / Litzler Automation in action and in the Money at the 1st race of the season in Granville, OH on March 3rd in the Season Opener Road Race!

Representing the team at the race were Dave Steiner, Mark Davis and Daniel Tokarczyk! With Daniel riding strong and taking 6th Place in the Men’s Pro, 1,2,3 Race! Way to go Team and what a great way to start the season!


2015 Team Spin / Litzler Automation Team Jersey Presentation!

February 11, 2015

2015 Team Spin Litzler Automation