Congrats to Brendan and Ansel and the rest of the US Jr. Nat Team on their huge win in Switzerland!

Congrats to Brendan and Ansel and the rest of the US Jr. Nat Team on their huge win in Switzerland!
(left to right) Phil O'Donnell, Geoffrey Curran (Pays de Vaud winner), Ansel Dickey (KMS), Miguel Bryon, Justin Oien, Brendan Rhim (KMS)

KMS at the ECCC collegiate races

KMS at the ECCC collegiate races
Ansel, Brendan and Peter, Jr. take 1st, 2nd and 4th at the RISD/Brown Univ collegiate crit in downtown Providence, RI

Congrats to Ansel and Brendan for being chosen for the Jr. Nat Team trip to Switz and Germany!

Congrats to Ansel and Brendan for being chosen for the Jr. Nat Team trip to Switz and Germany!
Brendan and Ansel take 1st and 2nd at the Tour of the Battenkill

KMS' Erin Donohue on the 2012 US Jr. Worlds Team

KMS' Erin Donohue on the 2012 US Jr. Worlds Team
(bottom row 4th from left)

Erin Donahue in the Jr. Women World Championships Road Race in Limburg, Holland

CONGRATS TO ANSEL AND BRENDAN FOR THEIR 1ST AND 2ND PLACE AT THE TD BANK MAYER'S CUP CRITERIUM!

CONGRATS TO ANSEL AND BRENDAN FOR THEIR 1ST AND 2ND PLACE AT THE TD BANK MAYER'S CUP CRITERIUM!

KMS/Start House's Brendan Rhim wins the 17-18 National Criterium Championships in Augusta, GA!

KMS/Start House's Brendan Rhim wins the 17-18 National Criterium Championships in Augusta, GA!

KMS' Ansel Dickey places 3rd in the 17-18 Junior National Road Race Championships!

KMS' Ansel Dickey places 3rd in the 17-18 Junior National Road Race Championships!

Thanks to Champion System for Brendan's amazing National Champion's kit!

Thanks to Champion System for Brendan's amazing National Champion's kit!

KMS Cycling Team Program Detailed Overview

The KMS Cycling Team is a comprehensive junior cycling development program. The team is coached by 1985 US Junior Worlds Team Member, 1989 US Collegiate National Champion, past pro racer and 30- year racing veteran, Peter Vollers, and Development Team Coach, Brad Ramsay. All team equipment and technical assistance is provided by the The Start House Ski and Bike Shop in Woodstock, Vermont.

The program starts with children of young ages with weekly bike rides (on any bike) from the Start House. These rides are organized by our elite and development team members so we have immediate integration of all levels of the team. During the summer months on Tuesday evenings, some of our cubs/kids team members have their first racing experience on the mini infield track at Twin-State Speedway in Claremont, NH and our cubs are encouraged to take part in the many cub-level cyclocross races taking place all over New England in the fall and winter.

From our cubs/kids team, the riders progress to the KMS Development Team. Many team members will also join our program at this level. KMS Development Team members focus their racing on New England prep school league racing as well Eastern Conference Collegiate Racing in the spring (KMS worked with USA Cycling and eastern conference promoters and officials to arrange for any high school student in the country to register a team and race in the well-developed collegiate conference races) and northeast region USAC races, including the entire fall/winter cyclocross season.

From our development team, some of our top juniors graduate to the KMS/Start House Cycling Team (KMS elite team). These riders are heavily supported with racing bikes for both road and cyclocross from Trek and Bontrager from the Start House, free kits and help with entry fees and travel expenses so they can attend international races like the International Junior Tour of Ireland , the Tour de Rimouski, the US Junior National Championships and other top level races. The team also takes part in the full New England cyclocross season.

Many of the riders on both the KMS development team and the elite team attend our sponsoring school, Killington Mountain School, which now offers a full-time cycling program where students in grades 8 thru 12 can attend the school while taking part in the KMS Cycling Team program. Just like with KMS' skiing and snowboarding programs, the cycling student-athlete's curriculum is arranged around their training and racing program to allow for maximum flexibility. The KMS school program is a great way for kids who are not from the Woodstock area to take part in our program and train and race with the team on a full-time basis.

If you're interested in the KMS Cycling Team program, please contact Head Coach, Peter Vollers, at pvollers@killingtonmountainschool.org or call him at 802-291-2419 or KMS Development Team Coach, Brad Ramsay, at bramsay@killingtonmountainschool.org.

KMS Kids Ride

Wondering how the team trains in the Vermont winter? Click on this video:

KMS/Start House Cycling Team (KMS Elite Team)

  • Ansel Dickey (18) Team Captain
  • Brendan Rhim (18)
  • Peter Vollers, Jr. (17)

KMS Development Team

  • John Ramsay (19)
  • Alden Suokko (17)
  • Jonah MeadVanCort (17)
  • Tommy Shebell (17)
  • Noah Barrow (15)
  • Ian Clarke (15)

KMS Cubs Team

  • Turner Ramsay (13) Cub Team Captain
  • Caroline Keller (14)
  • Carl Gebhardt (11)

Thanks so much to our van and trailer sponsors!

Thanks so much to our van and trailer sponsors!
Randolph National Bank, Janice Graham, CPA, Vollers Law, Start House Ski and Bike, Performance Unlimited, Sudie's, About Face Orthodontics, Sushi Yoshi, Suokkos, DHMC, Seiple Home Inspections, Green View Advisors, Toast and Jam, Killington Resort, Dunne & Calder, McNeill Construction

Care to become a MEGACAP, van or trailer sponsor? Just click on the bikereg link below!

KMS Cycling Team Training and Event Calendar

KMS Team Bike

KMS Team Bike
2012 Trek Madone 5.5 with Bontrager Aeolus 5 D3 Tubulars all available from the Start House Ski and Bike Shop in Woodstock, VT

Sunday, January 30, 2011

KMS Cycling Team 2011

Hi all and welcome to the Killington Mountain School Cycling Team!   I can’t tell you how pleased I am to announce that, as of tonight, we have a whopping 16 kids signed up for the team!  That’s a pretty amazing number for a program that is only a year old, especially for a winter term school.  

The KMS Cycling Team is an introductory junior bike racing program.   It’s all about just getting started and exposing our student athletes to the lifelong sport of cycling, an outstanding supplementary sport for any winter athlete.  Our hope is that, whether the kids take up racing bikes or not, they will fall in love with cycling as a lifetime fitness activity.

This email list includes all team members, parents and other relevant coaches to keep everyone in the loop.  Please look for a weekly (at least) update as we go through the racing season.   Here’s some important preliminary information about the team and the racing season:

•    The team roster to date is listed as follows:  (returning members:) Zach Stockman (Team Captain), Kenny McNeill, Cam Price, Dylan Malone, Ansel Dickey, Julian Scherding, Alden Suokko, Peter Vollers, Jr., Tommy Shebell, (new members:) David Schindler, Jake Jacobs, Spencer Smith, Alli Price, Jessica McNeill, Allison Smith and Mika Smith. 

•    The interscholastic season consists of seven races held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from mid-April to mid-May.   You can view all school season-specific race information at www.prepschoolcycling.com

•    Because the school season is fairly limited in time and number of races, the KMS team augments the season with several USAC (USA Cycling) sanctioned races including road race and criterium races in April and May and the Killington Stage Race on Memorial Day weekend.   Those student athletes new to racing will be focused mainly on racing the introductory categories at the school races while the returning experienced members will race in the higher categories at the school races and set personal goals for success in the longer, harder sanctioned races.   Many racers will continue racing through the summer season and into the fall cyclo-cross and prep school mountain bike seasons.   All races are optional and riders wishing not to race are welcome to simply train with the team. 

•    The team trains throughout the winter on Monday evenings at 4:15 in the KMS gym on the spin bikes.  Outdoor team training rides will begin in early April and take place at varying locations between Rutland, Killington, Plymouth and Woodstock two to three times per week.   Returning racers will start racing right away on the weekends and new riders will have local weekend training rides to help “get their sea legs” before they hit the racing circuit (if they choose to).

•    For team transportation, we’ll have the Vollers Law / Start House sprinter van as well as the KMS saturn and suburbans at our disposal.   A cargo trailer may also be in the works to help haul the bikes to the races. 

•    For clothing and racing equipment, the awesome KMS team clothing has been ordered and should be ready for delivery by late March.   For racing bikes, the team enjoys generous discounts on all ranges of bikes, shoes, helmets and other accessories from the Start House in Woodstock (call Dan McKenna at 802-457-3377) and, new for this year, Bruce Faulkner of Bruce’s Bikes, working with Team Captain, Zach Stockman, will be putting together an exclusive KMS team bike package with bikes custom painted in KMS team colors.  Please contact Bruce at Bikefaulkner@gmail.com or 802-558-5272 or Zach at thebikeshopvt@gmail.com for further details on the KMS team bike and ordering deadlines.

•    All email updates will be copied to the KMS Cycling Team website at www.kmscyclingteam.com, so please feel free to refer back to the team website for all team related information.

If anyone has any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact Peter or Greg and ask away.   Thanks and we’re looking forward to a fantastic season!

Peter Vollers pvollers@killingtonmountainschool.org.  802-291-2419 (mobile)
Greg Hadley ghadley@killingtonmountainschool.org.  802-238-5959 (mobile)