Vail Valley’s Dogma Athletica forming bike team |

Vail Valley’s Dogma Athletica forming bike team

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Tryouts for the Dogma Mountain Bike Team are open to all Vail Valley riders. Dogma will chose as many as 20 local riders to compete on it team and as many as 50 riders may tryout on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We are looking for riders to compete in the sport through pro categories in the Vail Recreation District’s mountain bike series,” said Rod Connolly, owner of Dogma Athletica. “My coaches and I are looking for up-and-coming riders with the potential to improve throughout the season.”

Tryouts for the team will be held at Dogma Athletica Monday through May 7. Riders wishing to tryout must call Dogma to reserve as spot, which are limited to 10 riders per night. Tryouts begin at 5:30 p.m. each night with riders completing a 20-minute time trial on a compuTrainer in which they will be scored based on the number of watts they generate per kilogram of body weight. Participants will be weighed in kilograms prior to the beginning of the time trial.

“This is an effective way for us to gauge those with good climbing potential, a key component of mountain bike racing,” said. “Though we will have space for three pro riders on our team, the goal is to find racers who are just getting into the sport or have been racing but want to step it up.”

Selected riders will not only get to compete on Dogma’s team and have their entry fees for the series paid for by Dogma, but will also receive free access to Dogma for the duration of the series. In addition, riders will receive a complete Dogma Racing Team Kit (jersey, shorts, etc.), a full 16-week training program specific to the rec district races, discounts at affiliated bike shops on cycling fuel and nutritional products and discounts on dynamic bike fits and custom cycling orthotics. Dogma’s coaches are Rod Connolly, Josiah Middaugh and Josh Nota. Riders chosen for the team will be announced the weekend of May 8.

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