Founded January 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel Cycling Academy began with the support of a world-champion sprinter, an Israeli Rockstar, a former Pro Cyclist born and raised in Israel, a bike enthusiast investor, and a dream. On that day, it was raining in Jerusalem as the riders embarked on their maiden ride as Cycling Academy Team, the rain, which had stopped, began to come down quite heavily. Rain is seen as a huge blessing, especially in Israel, a country that has truly flourished in the middle of the dessert, where the land was so barren.