Category Archives: Team Event

COS Racing to support “Front Range Classic” at USAFA, 16-17 March

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — On 16-17 March 2019, in conjunction with the US Air Force Academy Cycling Team, COS Racing will support the two-day annual “Front Range Cycling Classic” at the
US Air Force Academy. COS Racing team members will support registration and other activities to enable this USA Cycling (USAC) and Collegiate event.

This year’s event consists of a team time trial, a criterium, and a road race for USAC and collegiate racers. Non-USAC riders may purchase a one-day license.

The event is open to the public. Please visit USAC Cycling (event) or the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC)(website) for details.

COS Racing 2019 Kick-Off Meeting

COLORADO SPRINGS – The 2019 COS Racing Team Social/Kickoff meeting will take place on Oct. 20 from 6-8pm in High Forest Ranch. This meeting is open to all interested cyclists, both current and future. This is our annual registration event, team meeting, and fall social event.  It will include team sign-up, kit fitting, and a brief presentation by our team President on this year’s and last year’s activities.

If you are interested in joining COS Racing, please join us at High Forest Ranch to learn about the team, meet other team members, and try on this year’s team kit.

4541 High Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
One-time gate code is Gate Code: #5103 (must hit # first).

This social is to:
1) Pay 2019 team dues ($30) and sign new contracts
2) Meet new and old team members
3) Meet our Castelli rep and try on kits
4) Pick up 2018 race-reimbursement checks

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th. Food will be provided.

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COS Racing Holds Team CX Clinic at Rhyolite Park


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CASTLE ROCK, CO – On the 9th of September, COS Racing cyclocross pro Eric Fossell held a cyclocross (CX) clinic at Rhyolite Park in Castle Rock, Colorado.  Approximately a dozen COS Racing riders attended.  The clinic focused on teaching and improving basic CX skills such as how to properly execute bike carries, dismounts, and mounts, conquer obstacles, steep run-ups, and sand pits, and corner at high-speed on mixed surfaces.

The Rhyolite Park is located in Castle Rock Colorado and features multiple off-road options including this cyclocross track and mountain-biking opportunities.  It is also the home to several CX events annually.  The site is maintained by 6202 Cycling Club from Castle Rock.

2018 COS Racing CX Clinic

 

RELATED STORIES:

Hartel, J., & COS Racing. (2018, January 16). Fossell Races to 9th and 11th at Cyclocross Nationals – COS Racing. Retrieved from http://cosracing.com/fossell-races-to-9th-and-11th-at-cyclocross-nationals/
Schuster, Z. (2017, January 11). Mission Accomplished: Drummond Sticks to His Plan to Win Masters 35-39 2017 Cyclocross National Championships. Retrieved from https://www.cxmagazine.com/chris-drummond-2017-cyclocross-nationals-masters-men-3539

 

RELATED LINKS:

Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado

Rhyolite Bike Park – Official Site

6202 Cycling Club

 

 

 

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.

Winter Coaching Clinic

Team, the first coaching clinic of the season will be happening December 2, 2015 starting at 5:30 in the evening. This clinic will be hosted by Daniel of Matheny Endurance. He will be discussing Strength Training for Endurance Athletes (see flier below)

Although participation is not required, it is limited. We can only accept the first 20 people to respond to the event. An email will be sent out to the members that aren’t on Facebook. We will post a message on the event page notifying people when it is full.

2015 Frostbite Gravel Grinder

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Official Results from the 2nd Annual COS Racing Gravel Grinder are below. Thanks all who participated and/or assisted in putting this event together.

Overall

  1. Bradon Babiracki
  2. Max Huddleston
  3. Jason Hanson

Female

  1. Heidi Martin
  2. Merry Vanderlinden
  3. Fran Summerhill

Youth

  1. Max Huddleston
  2. Connor Everett
  3. Heidi Martin

Road Bike

  1. David Huddleston
  2. Rob Carrera

Mountain

  1. Daniel Matheny
  2. Jeremy Kroto
  3. Chris Marchini

Gravel Bike

  1. Chad Edwards

Tandem

  1. Jim/Seth Gustafson

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.