Dispatches/Events

Sea to Shining Sea 2012: May 26 Wheel Dip Ceremony in San Francisco

The Sea to Shining Sea team participated in the traditional “wheel dip” in San Francisco Bay, not far from the Golden Gate Bridge. The “wheel dip” involves dipping the back tire of each athlete’s bike in the water of the Pacific Ocean.

When the team arrives in Virginia Beach on July 28, each athlete will dip their front tire in the water of the Atlantic Ocean.

The team in San Francisco. World TEAM Sports photograph by Kimberly Warpinski.

Jim Benson San Francisco

World T.E.A.M. Sports Chair James Benson (center, standing) with riders at the Wheel Dip Ceremony. World TEAM Sports photograph by Kimberly Warpinski.

Sea to Shining Sea Team at San Francisco Bay

The team at San Francisco Bay, with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. World TEAM Sports photograph by Kimberly Warpinski.

Sea to Shining Sea Wheel Dip Ceremony

The riders at the Wheel Dip Ceremony. World TEAM Sports photograph by Van Brinson.