Their dad Gary, ‘The Godfather,’ entered and finished his first mtb race over 25 years ago in black Lycra shorts and a hot pink sweatshirt (this outfit choice was strategic so their mom, Carol, could pick him out of the crowd).
Tom and Jeff aren't sure whether it was the outfit or the event that made an impression on them as kids, but it did spark something wild in their family which started their love of bike riding and racing.
Tom was first to jump in the scene entering his first race at 11 years old. Jeff followed many years later and it was this entrance into the scene that formed Benderbrosracing.
Trail System: Gooseberry Mesa
Race: Red Rock Rampage
Restaurant: Ray's Tavern, Green River