Due to USA Cycling Masters Nationals coming to the US Air Force Academy on our usual dates, COS Racing will host this year’s Darkblade Systems Thunderbird Road Race on September 8, 2019. Check back soon for details.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Over 2000 photos have been posted for the Darkblade Systems Thunderbird Road Race, which took place on Sunday, 12 August 2018 at the US Air Force Academy. This race was also the Colorado and Southern Wyoming state road race championships for 2018.
Results will be posted shortly.
On behalf of COS Racing, thank you to everyone who played a role in making yesterday’s 2018 Darkblade Systems Thunderbird Road Race a success. Over 300 riders competed for personal and Colorado state road race championship honor.
Special thanks to our title sponsor Darkblade Systems, RŌL Wheels for neutral wheel support, and Halo Branded Solutions, Dr. Soot Chimney Sweeps Inc, and Locked In Escapes for their waterbottle sponsorship.
Results and photos will be posted ASAP.
From the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC):
“Riders do not need to be annual BRAC members to qualify for state championships. However, they need to be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must live in BRAC’s local area that consists of all of Colorado and the southeast corner of Wyoming…. On the results [BRAC] will indicate who the state champions are….Riders need to be annual BRAC members to receive Rocky Mountain Cup points.”
Based on this guidance, we may have two podium ceremonies for some events – One for the state championships and a different one for prizes depending on if whether we have out-of-state riders in a particular category that have placed.
One of our 2018 race sponsors – Pita Pit – has posted a new menu for this year’s event including $2 coffee to meet your morning coffee requirements and a wide range of healthy lunch options for racers, officials, volunteers, and spectators. These include straightforward health, vegan, and or gluten-free choices. Since food options for non-DoD personnel are quite limited on the USAFA, you’ll find Pita Pit’s booth in the Vendors area close to the entrance to the 10th Medical Group Clinic. For details and pricing, see menu below.
We’ve just been informed that any non-Department of Defense (DoD) individuals over the age of 18 who expect to stay later than 5 PM on race-day need to complete the following online form. USAFA regulations require all non-DoD to vacate the base by 5PM, unless they have registered for a waiver. This will most likely affect all Men’s Pro-1-2 racers and their guests, some spectators, USAC officials, vendors, and some volunteers. Failure to complete the form may result in delays departing the base, apprehension, and may negatively impact our ability to continue to hold this event at the USAFA. Please comply ASAP. It’s painless.
Welcome to the Darkblade Systems Thunderbird Road Race (Presented by COS Racing) website. I am Michael Chamberlin, your Race Director.