We are a USA Cycling certified Collegiate Varsity Cycling Team located at 7500ft above sea level in beautiful Alamosa, CO. With well over 300 days of clear skies per year, low annual precipitation, exceptional single track and hundreds of miles of rural roads, we are in a great location for cyclists to thrive.
We provide among the best support for our riders of any Collegiate Cycling Team in the Nation within the disciplines of Mountain Bike, Road, and Cyclocross. All of our team members compete for free all season long with no team fees.
To provide the members of the team the resources and opportunities to excel in cycling, education and community.
Duran was captivated by photos of Le Tour de France in 1983, and has been a fan and student of cycling ever since. He started road racing in 1984, and in 1986 started competing with the best in the early days of mountain bike racing. After a brief stint with Lennard Zinn, he established Duran Custom Bicycles in 1990, and made bikes for many great people including Robert Redford. Duran spent a decade as Race Director of the Riders Del Norte Mountain Bike Stage Race which was a staple on the historic Colorado Off-Road Point Series. He has been an Observed Trials Judge at State, National, and World Championships. Since the early 1990’s he has sponsored and coached racers. He pioneered and invented the popular Stone Quarry trail system near Del Norte, CO. Prior to coaching at ASU he worked as a Wolf Creek Ski Patrol for 15 years where he practiced as an certified Emergency Medical Technician and a Level III Avalanche Technician. With 120,000 miles ridden he still looks for what’s around the corner of his next ride.
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