PACTIMO REWARDS(0)  |  FREE SHIPPING ON $50+ ORDERS  |  NEED HELP?  |  877-291-6238   “US “British “Euro”

ALP Cycles Coaching Inaugural Climbing Challenge – Results

October 02, 2015

ALP Cycles Coaching Inaugural Climbing Challenge – Results

We had 15 people step up to the challenge.

by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching

Our 4-day Climbing Challenge has come to an end. The Challenge was just that – it was challenging and hard. The 4 days of climbing over and over again, on top of our Saturday ALP Ride got people out of their comfort zones. It forced them to do things on their bikes that they would not normally do. It forced mental toughness by pushing through the fatigue, fear, and discomfort.

We had 15 people step up to the challenge. The winner, ALP Athlete Terry Petersen, was motivated and up for the challenge. She changed her daily routine in order to ride in the mornings to take advantage of the daylight. Two days in a row, she did 6 repeats of NCAR (a 1.5 mile climb that averages a 6% in Boulder, Colorado). She participated in our ALP ride on Saturday and followed the rules of the challenge to a ‘T’. She was creative with her routes, her time allotment (11hrs), and finished with 16,673 ft in 10 hours and 20 min. Congratulations Terry! For your efforts, you receive your choice of – A free month of coaching with ALP Cycles Coaching ($225 value), A one hour skills/clinic with your ALP coach of choice ($85 value), ALP Schwag (hats, T-shirt, Pactimo Jersey), or Osmo products.

We now present to you, the Top 5 finishers in our Climbing Challenge.

  1. Terry Petersen      10:20 hrs      16,673 ft
  2. Abby Mickey         7:43 hrs         15,282 ft
  3. Kathy Hix              10:41 hrs       14,081 ft
  4. Steve Saedi            9:38 hrs        13,592 ft
  5. Marshall Evans    10:03 hrs       13,140 ft

Great job to everyone who participated and pushed themselves outside their own comfort zones! You are now a better bike rider because of it.


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Alison Powers

Alison Powers only recently retired from cycling, finishing her final season on the UnitedHealthcare Women’s Team. Her career has spanned a wide array of wins, including the 2013 USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championship where she won in memorable fashion by soloing after an early breakaway that obliterated the pro women’s peloton. Other standout results during the 33-year-old’s 2013 season include the win at Redlands Bicycle Classic, second at the Tour of Elk Grove, third at the US National Road Championship and the US National Time Trial Championship, and stage wins at Cascade Classic, Tulsa Tough, Tour of the Gila and Redlands Bicycle Classic. Hailing from Fraser, Colorado, Powers has been racing bikes professionally for eight years and is a true athlete with her career beginning as a teenager in mountain bike racing. In her mid 20s, she added in alpine ski racing before switching over to the road. In addition to being the current Criterium National Champion, Powers has two other national championships (Time Trial, Team Pursuit) and 2 NRC titles (2009, 2013).

About ALP Cycles Coaching

ALP Cycles Coaching is located in the mountains of Colorado, and is a cycling coaching company with over 25 years of professional sports experience. ALP Cycles Coaching is unique in that we have 4 coaches, Alison Powers, Jennifer Triplett, and Patricia Schwager who each brings her own coaching strengths and personal experiences. We work together to create a training plan that works for each and every person. Visit them online at

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in People, Places & Things

A Smart Investment In Women and Water
A Smart Investment In Women and Water

March 22, 2017

Together with, we have helped empower smart women like Aisyah through access to safe water. 

Aisyah is a wife, a mother, and a farmer. Most critical to all of her roles is time. Asiyah explained, “Time to work my rice fields means more money I can make for my family; our life is better.” As a smart business woman growing one of Indonesia’s most desired crops, Aisyah recognized lack of access to water at home as the main obstacle keeping her from having the time needed to farm.

Read More

Cold Weather Clothing Roundup Pt. 4: Pactimo Warms up Before, During and After the Ride
Cold Weather Clothing Roundup Pt. 4: Pactimo Warms up Before, During and After the Ride

February 09, 2017

"Along with their custom and off the rack clothing for the warmer months, Pactimo has been helping cyclists warm as well. Pactimo’s Alpine Thermal RT jersey remains one of my favorite cold weather pieces, but this time Pactimo sent along a couple jackets that sit on either side of the Alpine in terms of warmth and weather protection."

Read More

Colorado National Bank Palisade Gran Fondo
Colorado National Bank Palisade Gran Fondo

February 02, 2017

We hope you are enjoying your winter season- on or off the bike! It has been heartening to see several previous year participants jumping on the early registration bandwagon for the 3rd Annual Palisade Gran Fondo. This tells us that we are becoming an early season tradition in Colorado!

Read More

Find us on Google+