Wisconsin cycling team makes positive impact, despite its "devilish" nameSubmitted: 09/06/2017
Story By Katie Leszcynski

Wisconsin cycling team makes positive impact, despite its
PARK FALLS - Diablo means "devil" in Spanish, but to members of Diablo Cycling, it means to do devilishly good deeds.

"They're really trying to spread cycling to children and youth," said Trisha Moore.

The Diablo group is based out of the Fox Valley area, but it has about 60 members of all ages and from all over the state.

"It's really great that they're trying to bring in new people," said Moore.

Moore was adopted as the "Diablo for a Day" at the Park Falls Time Trials on Sunday.

"To have something in Park Falls that is only an hour from where I live is so awesome," said Moore.

Sally Lester and her family have been a part of the Diablo team for the last few years.

"We always take what we call a 'family lap'," said Lester.

Now that her two daughters are getting older, they're realizing how big a difference they can make on the team with the "Diablo for a Day."

"A lot of our older youth, they kind of take them under their wing and help warm them up and warm them up," said Lester.

Once they're warmed up and ready to go, the Diablos for a Day get to wear the team jersey and really help spread the word about Diablo's mission, which is getting people excited about their sport.

"It makes me feel like I'm a part of a bigger team that's in a bigger urban area, but that I'm from the Northwoods and can still be a part of that," said Moore.

And there are some hidden perks to being on a team as well.

"We get team participation points every time we race, we get team competition points," said Lester.

But it's about more than just the points.

"To see their self-confidence boost. I really like to see these kids, and even adults, build that self-confidence," said Lester.

Whether it's just for a day or it's a way of life, the Diablos are peddling their good deeds around the entire state.

If you would like more information on Diablo Cycling or how to become a "Diablo for a Day," follow the link below.

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