Category Archives: Community Service

Community outreach activities.

COS Racing Supports Kids-On-Bikes

On January 23, 2019, six COS Racing members volunteered at the Kids on Bikes (KOB) Pedal Station to build and repair bicycles for disadvantaged children.

The Pedal Station is the repair/retail shop for Kids on Bikes where donated bicycles are prepared to either be sold or given to children in the Colorado Springs community. COS Racing is grateful to be able to partner with KOB and support them through regular volunteering efforts.

COS Racing will be participating in additional KOB events on 20 March, 15 May, and 17 July 2019.

To learn more about Kids on Bikes, please visit kidsonbikes.net!

Darkblade Systems to Sponsor 2018 State Road Race Championships Hosted by COS Racing

On 12 August 2018, COS Racing will host the Colorado State Senior & Junior Road Race Championships at the United States Air Force Academy.  Darkblade Systems Corporation will sponsor this year’s event. Darkblade systems is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business providing scientific, engineering, technical, operational support, and training services to Federal government and Commercial clients.

Last year’s event, which was the Colorado Masters State Championships, brought out approximately 400 racers to compete in over 15 categories.  Held on the US Air Force Academy, the race will take place on the same course as last year – an 8.8mile circuit around the USAFA, with approximately 750feet of climbing each lap.  More details will follow.

For more details on Darkblade Systems Corporation, please visit Darkblade Systems.

For more information on the event, see the Darkblade Systems Thunderbird Road Race website.


RELATED ARTICLES:

Darkblade Systems Sponsoring Thunderbird Road Race, Corporate Members in the News. (2018, July 12). Retrieved July 12, 2018, from https://www.afcea.org/site/membership/corporate/in-the-news.

COS Racing hosts MTB Clinic at Red Rock Canyon Open Space

On April 28th, COS Racing team rider Daniel Matheny hosted a free public mountain bike clinic at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.  The event attracted over eight local riders. Hosted out of Trails End Taproom, the two-hour clinic focused on mountain-bike fundamentals, especially essential cornering skills. Riders worked on body positioning on the bike and efficient corning on a variety of surfaces and terrain.  COS Racing is dedicated to promoting cycling and the development of racers and riders of all levels within the Colorado Springs region.

Daniel Matheny is a professional mountain bike racer, cycling coach, and owner of Matheny Endurance LLC coaching services. He has been a professional coach since 2004 and holds certifications as a USA Cycling Level 1 Elite Coach, UCI Director Sportif, and NSCA-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. His coaching career highlights include coaching several USA National Champions and multiple World Cup qualifiers.

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COS Racing April Rides & Clinics (Open-to-the-Public)

During the month of April, the COS Racing team will host multiple rides and clinics from Trail’s End Taproom, as part of our cycling advocacy and community outreach programs. These include a several mountain-bike rides/clinics, a beginner-intermediate group road ride, and a beginner-intermediate time trial training session. Historically, these have been great opportunities for team members and guests to learn new skills and improve technique.  COS Racing Team members are encouraged to participate, bring a friend, and otherwise let the community know of these opportunities.

DATES:
9 APRIL @ 5:30PM – 7:30PM – Beginner-Intermediate MTB Ride (lead by Coach Daniel Matheny)
18 APRIL @ 5:00PM – 7:00PM – Intermediate MTB Ride to Red Rocks/High Drive (Ian Matteson)
22 APRIL @ 10:00AM – 1:00PM – Beginner-Intermediate Road Ride – focus on group etiquette/skills ( Nick Krash Kulesa )
28 APRIL @ 10:00AM – 1:00PM – Beginner-Intermediate MTB Cornering Clinic (Coach Daniel Matheny)
29 APRIL @ 10:00AM – 1:00PM – Beginner-Intermediate Time Trial Training (Janet Winterhalder)

All events are open to the public with wheels rolling promptly at the designated start time. Participants should arrive early to ensure no delays. Participation also requires the proper equipment, including but not limited to an appropriate bike and suitable, certified helmet. In addition to these events, we will host many of our normal, closed-to-the-public rides, so keep an eye on Facebook for the latest information.

START POINT: Trails End Taproom (3103 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904)

TRAINING FOCUS: Technique

REGROUP: Frequent

ROUTE: As determined by ride/clinic leader.

DIFFICULTY & PACE: Beginner-Intermediate. Regrouping & sub-group options will be discussed at the start.

COS Racing Supports Kids-On-Bikes

On February 28th, over a dozen COS Racing members converged on Pedal Station, the Colorado Springs headquarters for Kids on Bikes,  to help build, restore, and repair donated bikes for children.  Overall, the team was able to restore approximately six bicycles to a usable condition and contributed a combined total of 19 volunteer hours.

To learn more about how to get involved with Kids on Bikes, please visit this link.

America the Beautiful Park Clean-up

On Saturday December 13, 2014 the COS Racing team gathered at America the Beautiful Park to clean up the paved trails around the area. The majority of the team headed south on the paved trail leaving the park while others went across the river and started cleanup efforts there. Within 2 hours the team had gathered enough trash to fill 30+ trash bags and they were able to remove 7 shopping carts from in and around the river. The only thing preventing the team from continuing their efforts was the loss of sunlight and they ran out of trash bags. Another event will be planned in the near future to continue the community service efforts that are required to keep this city beautiful.