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Alison PowersNow retired from racing, Alison Powers is the only person, in history, to win all three road discipline National Championships in one year (Road, Criterium and Time Trial - 2014). These go along with two previous national championships (Time Trial 2008, Team Pursuit 2008), 2 National Racing Calendar titles, and a 2nd place at the Leadville 100 mountain bike race (2013, 7:26hrs). Today she coaches road, cyclocross, and mountain bike skills clinics, and high performance race preparation and tactics. Learn more at alpcyclescoaching.com

What I Didn't Know Then...I'll Teach Now

What I Didn't Know Then...I'll Teach Now

by Alison Powers
March 23, 2018

My first roadie race was in 2005 in New Hampshire. It was a Criterium, and other than watching the Tour de France on TV, I had never seen a road bike race. I knew nothing about racing a criterium and I made many mistakes that day. Saturday, March 24th, my fellow ALP Cycles Coaching coaches and I will be coaching a criterium clinic in Boulder. We are going to teach the things I didn't know 13 years ago in New Hampshire.

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Community

Community

by Alison Powers
January 12, 2018

"Other than taking over the world, our goal, here at ALP Cycles, is to build community. Through our coaches, our athletes, and our race team, we have a group of cyclists who enjoy learning, trying new things, being challenged, and most of all, enjoy riding and spending time with each other; Community."

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Alison Powers and ALP Cycles Coaching Present New Women's Race Team- ALP Cycles Racing

Alison Powers and ALP Cycles Coaching Present New Women's Race Team- ALP Cycles Racing

by Alison Powers
October 20, 2016

We are excited to announce the addition of a Women's Race team to our ALP Cycles arsenal.  ALP Cycles Racing is a new women's race team based in Boulder, Colorado which augments individual professional coaching with race team techniques and camaraderie. By providing coached training rides and team races with team race strategy, ALP Cycles Racing hopes to change the way local race teams train and race. 

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The Moment of Truth

The Moment of Truth

by Alison Powers
February 16, 2016

“Time trialing requires constant focus and attention and pushing deep into the pain cave.” by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching Time trials: a moment of truth and arguable the purest form of cycling. One human against the clock attempting to pedal their bikes as fast as possible against one thing that remains constant – the […]

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Team Tactics

Team Tactics

by Alison Powers
July 15, 2015

Most important – have a race plan but also have a plan B and a plan C. by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching Wednesday morning was our monthly coach/athlete ride. We call these monthly rides the ‘ALP Rides’. Each ride has a specific focus and goal for the workout. This month the focus was on […]

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Criterium Racing – Tips and Skills

Criterium Racing – Tips and Skills

by Alison Powers
June 24, 2015

Positioning in a crit is very important… by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching This past Wednesday evening was our June ALP ride and the  topic was criterium racing. Criterium (crit) racing is a lot more than going around in a circle for 45 min and sprinting at the end. Tactics, skills, team work, and fitness all […]

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The Importance of Race Weight

The Importance of Race Weight

by Alison Powers
February 17, 2015

In determining your ideal race weight, first evaluate your goals. by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching Power to weight ratio. Watts per Kilogram. Race weight. Three different ways to say it, one simple meaning; however much you weigh, you must have the strength and fitness (power) to move that weight. The theory simply states the […]

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