Team and Racers

Team Update:  June 2013 was a big date for the development of Yackle Brothers Racing.  Our move to Reno, NV marked a transitional point for the Team.  Leaving our long-time home of Cortez, CO was a big, but important step.  Reno, NV now provides the Team with many important aspect of racing and training which were a challenge living in Cortez, to say the least.  2013 marks our competitive cross road, as we now compete in Cross Country, Road and Cyclocross.   XC will still be a important part of the Team’s focus, but we will be Road Racing with equal passion from here forward.  Early, successes on the Road have been encouraging, showing the Team Racers are quite gifted Athletes……stay tuned! 

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Team Member:   Jedediah Jake Yackle   Age 15  Starting his 9th Season of Racing

2015 USA Cycling XC 15-16 National Champion

2015 Enduro Cup Points Championship 2nd Junior Expert

2015 California Enduro Series Points Championship 5th Overall Junior Expert

2015 Downieville Bike Classic All Mountain 5th Junior Expert

2015 NICA/NorCal Silver California State Junior Varsity and Conference Chanmpionship

2012 USA Cycling XC  10-12 and National Champions,

2010 USA Cycling XC U10 National Champion,

2011 USA Cycling Bronze Medalist,

2013 USA Cycling Nationals 4th & 5th

2014 California State Champion Jr 13-14

2014 California State Cyclocross Champion Jr U14

2012 Colorado State Champion,

2012 New Mexico State Champion,

2011 Category 3 New Mexico Off Road Regional Series Champion,

2012 Category 2 New Mexico Off Road Regional Series Champion,

2012 Category 3 Mountain States Cup Regional Series Champion,

2013 Northstar Point Series Champion

2013 Sierra Cup Point Series Champion

2012 Silver Medal Team Points Championship Mountain States Cup Regional Point Series.

Team Member:  Nathaniel Nye Yackle  Age 13   Starting his 8th Season of Racing 

2015 California Enduro Series Points Championship 3rd Overall Junior Sport Class 

2012 USA Cycling XC U10 National Champion,

2011 USA Cycling Silver Medalist,

2013 USA Cycling Bronze Medalist

2014 California State Championships 2nd Junior 11-12

2014 California State Cyclocross Championships 3rd Jr U14

2012 Category 3 New Mexico Off Road Regional Series Champion,

2013 Northstar Point Series Champion

2012 Silver Medal Team Points Championship Mountain States Cup Regional Point Series.

2016 Sponsorship:  KHS Bicycles, Primal Wear Inc, Shimano, Panaracer Tires, Slime, Genuine Innovations, Full Speed Ahead, Vision, Yakima Racks, Osprey Packs, SIDI, White Lightning Lubricants, Xpedo Pedals, Ergon, 9point8 Dropper Posts, Clif Bar, Forcefield Body Armour.

These Colorado born Athletes embody all of the goodness of growing up in the Mountain West.  They enjoy all that is great in the Outdoor Lifestyle! Though they focus their attention on Mountain Bike Racing, but they enjoy rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, paddle sports and a leisure camping trip!  You won’t find these kids with idle time!  Being top endurance athletes, requires dedication and hard work.  Beyond that they heavily participate in the building and development of their Race Team as a business-Yackle Brothers Racing!  Their home life is another place where this athletes are not ordindary kids as they are required to do the chores to maintain their household.  Mom and Dad are there to teach self sufficiency and support.  We think they are well on their way!


Recent Posts

Crashes: The Achilles Heal of My Road Racing- Jake’s Blog 

I dedicate nearly all of my race Season to Enduro and XC Racing. So when I have an opportunity to compete in a road race, I need to capitalize and get the best result possible!  Out of the 13 USA Cycling sanctioned road races I have competed in during the past 2 years, I have been involved in 5 crashes. 3 of which occurred in the last 7 days!

img_9745The first crash I was caught in was the 2015 Bariani Road Race.  The crash occurred after racing 56 miles, 300ft before the finish, as a racer in the front of the peloton was blown sideways by a gust of wind, causing a domino effect crash. I instinctively swerved off into a paved ditch to avoid the multi-racer pileup, crashing there.


img_8161In 2016 during the last lap of the Folsom Criterium, the rider in 5th or 6th position crashed 2 bike lengths in front of me. Causing me to slam on the brakes to slowly ride around the crashed riders. This set me so far back that I had no shot at the win.





img_6477In 2017 during the Cantua Creek Road Race, the racer in 4th, who was directly in front of me crossed wheels and went down causing me to go over my handlebars. I untangled my bike and had to chase back to the lead group blowing all of my energy.  I just caught them before the finishing climb where I was dropped.



img_6741 5 days later during the Thunderhill Circuit race, on a tight, wet, corner on the last lap, a racer’s front wheel slid out causing a major crash.  I again had to slam on the brakes to avoid crashing, setting me far behind the lead group.




img_70622 days later during the Steve Harrison Criterium 2 1/2 laps in someone slammed into my rear wheel going into a corner nearly causing me to crash. The rider broke my rear wheel spoke and damaged my derailleur to the point where I couldn’t shift, and I was stuck in a small gear. I ended up riding to the pit zone and was forced to use a neutral bike throughout the rest of the race.


img_7056I’ve learned that if I get involved in a crash it is nearly impossible for me to get a points result, which I am seeking in order to upgrade from Category 3.  Since I have been caught in so many crashes, I know that in order to avoid being crashed out, I need to stay in safe positions in the peloton and always be ready to react and avoid any potential crashes!

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