The Front Rangers are supported by an amazing network of experienced adult cyclists who strive to develop young cyclists. We have two paid coaches and many volunteer "ride leads" who teach and provide support as well.
Our Board Members
Bev started mountain biking over 20 years ago and fell in love with the sport. She quit riding when her son was young but started riding again when he fell in love with it after doing Kids on Bikes camps and then joining Front Rangers. Bev became involved with the club shortly after and rides as much as possible, often times as a group's caboose ("because the kids are too fast for me"). She loves seeing kids get into the sport and all of the benefits it provides.
Drew started mountain biking in 1999 on a trip to Crested Butte. He has been riding all kinds of bikes since then and has fallen in love with mountain biking and enduro racing over the last five years in Colorado. He works for Colorado College. Drew's son Sam is an active member of the Front Rangers.
Karla became involved with Front Rangers when her son started riding with the group. She had not been on a bike in years but her son convinced her to try road biking with the goal of riding the Copper Triangle with him. She is not fast enough to keep up with the kids on the rides so she helps out by handling the clubs finances.
Amy doesn’t bike, but she loves that her son and husband do. As a military spouse, mom of 3, and crafter with an Etsy store, she runs in the early hours of the day. She served as PTA treasurer for 2 years in Virginia and she joined the board because she wants to help the organization that that gives so much to kids.
Multi-Discipline Coach, Board Member
Kip has an M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology and a B.S. in Psychology. He has been the lead coach for the USAC Junior National MTB training camp 7 times and is an ACSM certified personal trainer. He has raced professionally in 3 continents, in Track, Road, Mountain, and Cyclocross. Kip believes rule one is to have fun and that junior training should focus on technique and skill.
Track Lead, Board Member
Rebecca has been a level three USA Cycling Coach for four years. She is Safe Sport, CDC Concussion Training, and Red Cross CPR/AED certified. She coaches at the track and on the road and also teaches the Olympic Training Center’s "Learn the Velo" class.
Mountain Bike Lead, Board Member
Eric started mountain biking ~2014, riding with his daughters and helping out with the local jr. high school club and in a short time it became a whole family activity. As his girls continued riding into high school, he got involved with the Highlander Racing team and is currently Head Coach. He has also helped out as a ride lead for Front Rangers over the last 3 years as his schedule permitted. He really enjoys working with the beginner/intermediate kids and fostering their development and joy of mountain biking. He loves quick rips as well as epic rides and basically being on his bike, even better with friends or family. Elise (younger daughter) is frequent riding buddy.
Favorite food after after a big ride is a burger.
Member at Large
Isaac was on the Front Rangers for 5 years and he raced in the NICA League with the Highlanders for 3 years. He’s been independently racing for a total of 5 years. Aside from racing, he’s a head coach for Kids On Bikes over the Summer and tries to ride his mountain or cross bike when ever he can. He is a sophomore at UCCS studying Mechanical Engineering and loves teaching kids bike maintenance!
Member at Large
Eldon serves as a Front Rangers Member at Large as well as a Mountain Bike and Cyclocross coach. He is our resident engineer - having done a lot of design work for RockShox, Spinner, Vanguard, TRP, Wickwerks chainrings and more. Eldon also helps with our epic rides including our annual Moab trip. As a perk, he has a home shop where he is happy to teach junior riders how to maintain and repair their bikes.
Member at Large
Ryan is a Colorado Springs native and has been mountain biking for over 10 years. Prior to starting RAD Apparel with his brother, he has worked with some of the top shops in the country. Most notably Performance Bike, Colorado Cyclist, and Boulder Cycle sport, which did extensive work with Boulder Jr Cycling. He has raced in disciplines from cross country to downhill, and everything in between
Our Online Presence Team
The Front Rangers Online Presence Team is responsible for sharing the love of youth cycling through social media posts. Social media interaction and promotion to improve the organization and cycling in the Colorado Springs region. As well as Web site design, updates, and marketing for the organization. It is composed of parents and the Front Ranger Youths to ensure a productive and fun learning environment.
Online Presence Team Lead
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