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Daniel Matheny: How do I find Balance?

The formation of our U19 regional program in Colorado Springs has been a labor of love and luck.  As Jay Hakala, our CS chapter lead, explained in his story, it was a series of fortuitous events and preparation that led to the right people being in the right places at the right time. Another key player in this story is coach Daniel Matheny--Summit coach and founder of Matheny Endurance.  He has been an indispensable part of the Summit story in CS, helping to bring the program to fruition and building a foundation of motivated young athletes in the community through his personal coaching business. With years of coaching experience, a background in exercise physiology, and a passion for nutrition and cycling, he has a unique...

Winter Monster Bike Training

Coach Rob Squire shares some of his winter riding tips Seasons can change quick! I've spent several winters in front of a tiny TV in my parents unfinished basement on rollers putting in way too many hours.  Luckily there are many more options now to stay fit in the winter rather than mind numbing trainer miles. I like to XC ski, snowshoe, and run in the winter, but my favorite is fat biking.   I was skeptical of the big tires at first and spent more of my rides climbing out of snow banks rather than turning the pedals.   Just like any new discipline though, after a few rides I got the hang of it. No longer did I dread the winter, but rather looked forward...

Presenting the Pivot – Competitive Cyclist Team

Summit Bike Club is proud to present the 2018 Pivot - Competitive Cyclist Team. Since 2015 Summit's elite program has been known as the Competitive Cyclist MTB Team, and now heading into the program's fourth season, we are grateful to continue our relationship with Competitive Cyclist while bringing Pivot Cycles on as a presenting sponsor. The roster of elite development athletes will consist of seven U23s and eight juniors. With athletes from Utah, Texas and Colorado, the Pivot - Competitive Cyclist athletes will also participate with regional Summit programs in their respective states. “The Pivot Competitive Cyclist Team provides a great platform for me to progress as a rider and race at an elite level. ”Rylan Schadegg - U23 Athletes involved with the elite development program will learn...

Introducing Colorado Springs to the Summit Family

New for 2018, Summit Bike Club is adding a U19 program to the state of Colorado with a base in Colorado Springs. In bringing Summit to Colorado Springs, our goal is to provide local athletes with an educational experience and the support they need to be able to compete at the next level, while being on a nationally recognized team.  Also home of USA Cycling, the Colorado chapter will be led by Jay Hakala with coaching by Daniel Matheny and Russell Finsterwald. Daniel Matheny:  Founder at Matheny Endurance, USAC Level 1 coach and Pro MTB racer; competing since 1996 & coaching since 2004.  Philosophy rooted from experience in-the-trenches to real-world application of the science. Russell Finsterwald:  Russell has been racing mountain bikes professionally for 8 years. He…