New kid on the block; Team PPBI officially joins the fun in the SoCal sun.
Backed by corporate sponsor Pacific Premier Bank (PPBI.com), Team PPBI will enter the racing scene in 2014 armed with the reassurance of growth for the next several years. With a multi-year sponsorship locked in until 2017 and the experience of team director Rick Thomas at the helm, the future looks bright for Team PPBI. “Our goal is to start at a grassroots level and build each year with an emphasis on rider development,” says Thomas. Building a program is nothing new for Thomas. In 2001, he founded the SC Velo club which served as the umbrella organization for the Schroeder Iron/Incycle Professional Cycling team. For 2014, expectations are conservative. “This is the year we get our feet wet, it will be an exciting time to get involved as we look to the future of the program.”
About Pacific Premier Bank – Originally founded in 1983, Pacific Premier Bank provides business and consumer banking products through 13 full-service depository branches in Southern California located in the cities of Encinitas, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Pt. Loma, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Seal Beach.