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

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thurs ride

Kenny's been good enough to plan a new ride route from his house in Rutland, so we'll head over there tomorrow for a nice 16 mile loop. Van will leave the SH at 4 pm. Back to Woodstock by 7 pm. VARSITY, JV, Cubs and Kids.




Also, don't forget to pre-reg for your intended races by going to the team website and clicking on the links.



Jack S. and Mika, I need your signed USAC and WBC releases. Please see the links on the website.



Thanks!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

website race schedule update

I've updated the team website race schedule link list to now include all of the correct May races. I also realized that we really have 4 groups of riders on the team: Varsity, JV, Cubs (Eli and Brook) and Kids (Jack and Carl), so I've added notations to each race listing to show which groups should enter and which category. Please do take a moment and enter the May races asap as some of the ones where the kids are doing senior category 4 races will fill up quickly.




Thanks and great job everyone at Claremont tonight!



Peter

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pre-reg reminders

Proctor Criterium (prep school), Wednesday, May 4: Reply to me by 9 am tomorrow morning. VARSITY, JV




Profile Road (prep school), Sunday, May 8: Reply to me by midnight on Thursday, May 5. VARSITY, JV



New Hampton RR (prep school finals), Wednesday, May 11. Reply to me by midnight on Monday, May 9. VARSITY, JV



Sunapee Road Race, Saturday, May 21. Bikereg (see link on team website). VARSITY enter Men Cat 4 or 5, depending on your cat. Erin enter, women 1-3. JV men enter Cat 5. JV women enter Cat 4 women.



Barre Gran Prix, Sunday, May 22. Bikereg (see link on team website). VARSITY can enter Juniors and then also Cat 3/4 men for extra miles if you're doing KSR; All JV men and women enter Juniors, including Brook and Eli. I have already entered Jack and Carl in the kids' race.



Killington Stage Race, Sat-Mon, May 28-30: Bikereg (see link on team website). VARSITY men enter mens cat 4/5; Erin enter women Cat 3/4, All JV, including Brook and Eli, enter Citizens 4/5 Circuit Race and Citizens 4/5 Time Trial. Do so soon before the 4/5's fills up.



Thanks!



Peter

Plan for week of May 2

[I know this is a long email, but please do read the whole thing as it's a busy week of racing and training and there's crucial information here. Thanks!]




Great weekend, especially the weather! Results from the Exeter TT are still being ironed out and they'll be posted soon on www.prepschoolcycling.com, but there's one standout result we've heard of already. Spencer "Bring the Noise" Smith placed well into the top half of the Mens C category in the TT. It's always "quiet" results like this that make attentive coaches lift an eyebrow as what's interesting here is that Spencer is only in 7th grade and was doing his 4th ride (much less race) of the year.



As for Dragons, what an amazing race. Very high quality fields, especially with the juniors, and the best courses in New England hands down. Brendan almost won the criterium with a solo attack and did the same in the road race and even though his stage victories were thwarted by last minute chases, he finished an incredible 4th place overall among some of the best juniors in the entire country. Another huge result for B and it's only May.



But we do have another breakthrough result and that's with Ansel. He had an amazing TT (the race of truth), held strong in the crit and then finished 8th in the very hard road race for an excellent 8th place overall. Great job, Ansel!



Coach had a great race too. 4th in the TT, winner of the crit, winner of the sprint leaders jersey and 2nd overall by 5 seconds. Thanks to the kids (and to Asst. Coach Smith on Sun) for being very independent and allowing me to focus on my racing more than I usually would. Next year, I'd like to bring the whole team to Dragons.



This week's plan:



Monday: Easy kids' ride from the SH at 5 pm. Dirt roads for sure (road bikes and road tires are fine). VARSITY, JV, KIDS



Tuesday: Weekly Twin-State Speedway training race, Claremont, NH is on (weather depending)! We'll have the kids race on the infield go-kart track and then we usually have a B race followed by the A race. THIS IS A GREAT TRAINING RACE FOR EVERYONE ON THE TEAM. Van will leave SH at 4 pm. Norwich kids carpool and meet us down there. Back to Woodstock by 8 pm. VARSITY JV KIDS



Wednesday: Proctor Criterium (prep school race), Louden Speedway, NH. We'll meet at the SH at noon, leave by 12:30 pm. ROSTER DEADLINE IS TODAY (MON)AT MIDNIGHT. ANY KIDS WHO HAVE NOT RESPONDED TO ME VIA EMAIL BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THAT THEY'D LIKE TO RACE WILL NOT BE INCLUDED ON THE ROSTER. VARSITY, JV



Thursday: Easy kids' ride from the SH at 5 pm. VARSITY, JV, KIDS



Friday: rest day.



Saturday: train on your own, 1-2 hour ride. VARSITY JV



Sunday: Profile Road Race, meet at SH at 9 am. ROSTER DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT MIDNIGHT. NO REPLY BY THEN, NO RACE. VARSITY JV KIDS



Thanks, all!



Peter and Scott