Bear Development Cycling Team


BEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM was founded in 2011 in Santa Cruz, CA by Stu Bone and a committed group of 10 team riders. In 2013, Julia Violich and Chris Burnham joined Bone at the helm of the program. Together, they built the program into the development platform that it is today.

While BEAR’s racing results and development track record is impressive, this team believes that relationships make good things happen. We feel a strong sense of gratitude towards our teammates, sponsors, directors, and supporters. BEAR maintains a focus on fun, awareness of other and personal growth driven by values and goals.


  • Giving kids an opportunity to race at the national level
  • Being an ambassador of the sport
  • Smiling and having fun!

2018 GOALS

We invest ourselves in the success of our team and teammates. Together, we make good things happen, While also promoting our sponsors!


Almost everyone on the team can do a wheelie.


  • Watermelon Energy Chews


Nutrition is one of the most important things in training and racing, but it’s not the same for everyone. Do what works best for you! You know what’s best for yourself.

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