Atlanta, March 11, 2013 — Sharecare, the health and wellness social network, announced the sponsorship of an elite cycling team today, which will aim for podium finishes and overall wins while spreading the message of “Biking for Life.” Kicking off its season March 16 at Tampa’s 5th annual Cigar City Criterium, the Sharecare Cycling Team will compete in over 30 races across the country this year on the USA Cycling NCC and USA Crits Champion Series calendar. Elite cyclists joining the team include

  • Marco Aledia (Cleveland Clinic, Kenda Pro Cycling)
  • Rahsaan Bahati (Bahati Foundation, Rock Racing, TIAA—Cref)
  • Yosvany Falcon (Wonderful Pistachios, Real Cyclist, Bahati, Toshiba)
  • Chad Hartley (Kenda Pro Cycling, Jittery Joes, BMC, TIAA—Cref)
  • Jordan Mathes (Team Wheel and Sprocket)
  • Rob White (Kenda Pro Cycling)

The Sharecare Cycling Team will bring their passion for the sport to the Sharecare community, serving as cycling, training, wellness and nutrition ambassadors, who will answer user questions and blog about biking topics. Race updates and inspiration will be posted on Twitter @SharecareNow and Facebook.

Paul Weaver, founder of the Sharecare Cycling Team, said, “Our mission is to use professional cyclists to promote bicycling for fitness, health and wellness. We want to encourage individuals of all ages and fitness levels to bike — as a means of transportation, for better health and just plain fun.”

Rick Anderson, SVP of Sharecare and avid cyclist, said, “I’m proud that Sharecare is entering the cycling world in this way. Sharecare is an active community where knowledge is not just shared. It’s put into practice. The team’s passion for the sport will without a doubt spark enthusiasm about biking—an activity that virtually everyone can participate in at some level.”

Sharecare Cycling Team co-sponsors include Wheel & SprocketRacers Against Childhood CancerSidi AmericaMuth Mirror SystemsThomson bike componentsSkratch Labs nutritionMercury Cycling, and Athlete Octane.

About Sharecare

Sharecare is a health and wellness social network that connects people with experts, ranging from doctors and specialists to hospitals, healthcare companies and health-conscious consumers. The power behind the site’s unique Q&A format is its collective wisdom, providing health-seeking consumers with answers reflecting multiple expert perspectives—greatly simplifying the search for quality information. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications, Sharecare allows people to ask, learn and act upon questions of health and wellness, creating an active community where knowledge is shared and put into practice—simply said, sharing care. Launched in 2010, Sharecare is based in Atlanta, GA.