Category Archives: Team Event

COS Racing Eyes Upcoming Mad Gravel Race

ELBERT COUNTY, CO – This Memorial Day weekend, COS Racing will be headed to Elbert County and the Peaceful Valley Scout Camp to compete in three days of off-road racing at the 2023 Mad Gravel event present by Rattler Racing. This event will consist of a gravel circuit race, gravel road race, an XC MTB event, and a trail run.

In addition to historically being one of the home races for COS Racing, this event is particularly significant because Mad Gravel has incorporated the HEMI gravel race into its program.  The HEMI was previously a separate gravel event held in Kansas in remembrance of Craig Henwood – the son of COS Racing team members Kristine and Steve Johnson – who was killed in a gravel race in 2019.

Rattler Racing is also partnering with team sponsor and coach Daniel Matheny of Matheny Endurance to provide coaching services in preparation for this event.

We are anticipating significant COS Racing participation in this event and encourage the off-road cycling community to join us for an exciting three days of racing.

Annual Team Membership Night

COS Racing will host its annual team membership and information night on 29 November 2022 at TrailsEnd Taproom in Colorado Springs. The event will include an overview of the team, sponsor presentations, and kit fitting.

WHO: Current and Prospective Members

WHERE: Trails End Taproom & Eatery, 2925 West Colorado Ave

WHEN: 29 November at 5PM – 7PM

“Live Out Loud Ride” Coming Soon

COS Racing invites all to an upcoming event hosted by COS Racing teammate Gwenn.

On October 16th, Gwenn is hosting a MTB and gravel ride in memory of her late husband Theodore “Turtle” Wilson who passed away in late 2020 while riding in Palmer Park.  Turtle was an avid competitive mountain biker, cyclist, USA Cycling official, and US Air Force Academy graduate.

The “LIVE OUT LOUD Memorial Ride ” will take place at Greenland Open Space. Routes include an easy-paced 10-mile single-track ride (MTB), a moderately-paced 32-mile gravel ride, a 3-mile walk option, and a make-your-own adventure ride of your choosing.

All proceeds will support the TURTLE Effect Foundation (a 501c(3) non-profit) that provides scholarships to talented cyclists in Turtle’s name and supports young people seeking admission to the US Air Force Academy.

COS Racing’s charter is to support bike racing in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and elsewhere and this event and Gwenn’s efforts align with those priorities. Please join us on October 16, 2022.

For more on Turtle, see https://turtleeffect.org/about-turtle/

For additional information about The TURTLE Effect Foundation, go to https://turtleeffect.org/

For additional details on the “LIVE OUT LOUD Memorial Ride” and to  register, go to https://www.bikereg.com/liveoutloud2022.

Thanks to our sponsors for making such support possible.

Team Registration is Now Open for 2021/22 Race Season

Effective immediately, our registration/renewal site is active! Please go to “REGISTER/MEMBERSHIP” above.

It’s an easy two-step process:

  1. Submit form
  2. Pay annual membership fee of $40.

We’ll have a laptop available at tonight’s membership meeting.

2021/22 Annual Team Membership Meeting – 13 December!

Annual Team Membership Meeting: 13 December!

The COS Racing Team meeting will take place on 13 December at 6PM at sponsor Trails End’s location in Old Colorado City.

This year’s meeting will be a forum to gather with fellow team members and prospective members, learn about new opportunities and plans for the upcoming race year, and try on this year’s kit from our new kit sponsor Pactimo.

It’s going to be another stellar race season in Colorado, so jump on board for some great experiences. If you are on the fence about bringing your riding and racing to the next level, attend this meeting to meet a great group of like-minded riders and learn about the riding, racing, and coached experiences you can have on this team.

Sincerely,

COS Racing

2021/22 Annual Team Membership Meeting – 13 December!

See our open Facebook page for details.

COS Racing is a 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Nonprofit Organization. We are a bicycle racing team. Our purpose is to foster local, national, and international amateur cycling racer development and competitions. As a team, we help develop road, MTB, track, and gravel bicycle racers through clinics and training. We support racer participation in local, national, and international racing events. We also host our own race annually, the Thunderbird Road race, the state road racing championships for juniors, seniors, and master amateur racers. In addition, we co-support the Front Range Classic, a collegiate race sponsored by the Air Force Academy Cycling Team. Ancillary to our racing endeavors, we volunteer at cycling events and cycling-related activities in our region.

2021 Thunderbird Road Race Cancelled

COLORADO SPRINGS (25 August 2021) – Due to public safety concerns amid an uptick of COVID cases, the United States Air Force Academy has withdrawn approval for us to conduct Sunday’s Colorado Road Race Master and Junior RR Championships on the Academy. We regret the missed opportunity to host a great road race on a stunning and challenging course. We hope to see you again next year.

We are currently working on issuing refunds to those who pre-registered.

COS Racing

See also: BRAC

2019-2020 Season Registration is Open

COLORADO SPRINGS on 20 OCT – Today marks the official start of COS Racing’s 2019/2020 racing season. Last year was one of the most successful years for the team in its five-year history – with more than 125 top-three podium finishes across all disciplines at the international, national, regional, and local levels across all disciplines, except BMX.

Online registration opens today at COS Racing online and in-person tonight at the annual team registration event and meeting.

Most notable, we had international podium finishes by Chris Murphy at UCI Para-cycling Track World Championship and Para-cycling Track National Championships. Our mountain-bike team also podiumed at several MTB National Championship events in 2019, as well as won consistently throughout multiple MTB world-class multi-day and endurance events such as the Breck Epic. Liz Woods took 2nd at Masters National Track Championships. At the individual level, at least a dozen riders upgraded this year as a result of their successes in the local racing scene.

New riders who are interested in joining/applying for COS Racing’s race- or club teams are invited to attend our team meeting today at 6PM for information. See inset for details. New and returning members are also welcome to register above under the “MEMBERSHIP” tab above.

COS Racing Team Hosts Team Road Racing Clinic

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — On 24 March, USA Cycling Level 3 Coach Daryl Spano conducted a skills clinic for COS Racing team members.  The clinic covered the basics of bike fit, racing tactics, bike handling, and feed zone and group ride dynamics.  Over 15 team members benefited from the clinic.

As part of the team’s vision of supporting and enhancing local racing in all disciplines, COS Racing has implemented a program of structured professional development for team members – both to improve the quality of local racing and to encourage team members of all categories and disciplines to embrace racing.

Pink Realty, one of COS Racing’s long-time sponsors, graciously allowed the team to use the conference room in their new facility along Austin Bluffs Parkway.  Coach Spano was assisted by team member Matt Brady.  The clinic was followed by a team ride and drill session in a nearby park.

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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.

COS Racing