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Discounted Plan
Colfax Marathon
Elephant Rock
Denver Century
Donate-Bailey Hundo
Visit the OES online store to look at our offerings. We have OES branded items, Garmin products and training plans all at great prices...STORE
Training Term
Iliotibial Band (IT Band): a longitudinal fibrous reinforcement of the fascia lata.
In layman's terms, the IT band is a long tendon running down the outside of your upper thigh. The action of the IT band and its associated muscles is to flex, abduct, and medially rotate the hip. In addition, the IT band contributes to lateral knee stabilization. During knee extension the IT band moves anterior, while knee flexion moves the IT bend posterior. Because it moves across the knee joint, a tightening of the IT Band and it's associated muscles can lead to knee pain on the lateral (outer) portion of the knee as the tendon is physically rubbing across bone. This is often caused by a sudden or dramatic increase in activity. So as you start to ramp up your mileage this summer, make sure to do it gradually and place a greater focus on stretching, especially your IT Band.
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With winter squarely in the rearview mirror (we hope) we can now turn our full attention to the summer ahead. At OES we're excited to once again be partnering with so many great people, organizations and events. It's sure to be a busy but fun season for our staff. We can't wait to see old friends and meet new ones out on the roads, enjoying two wheels and some summer sun. Let the cycling tan lines commence!

~The OES Team 
Periodized Training: The Build Phase

OES blur riders When training for an endurance-specific event like a century or metric century, a cyclist will need to go through several phases of training leading up to the event. The physical and mental demands of a long, tough ride are such that attention paid to proper planning and performing certain types of workouts will make for a more enjoyable ride come event day. In the last few months leading up to your target event, your base training should begin to be reduced as you put a greater emphasis on intensity in your training. This phase of training, known as the Build Phase, is the next step towards advancing your fitness...READ FULL ARTICLE

Discounted Copper Triangle General Plan
There's Still Time to Prepare for This Year's Event!

Need help getting ready for the Copper Triangle but missed the start of one of our general training plans? Don't worry! For a limited time, OES is offering our 16 week Copper plan at a discounted rate. The plan may have started a few weeks ago, but you can still jump right in and get the majority of the benefits. Or start at the beginning to prepare for a similar ride.



Colfax Marathon - Sun., May 19th
OES Leading The Way At The Colfax Marathon

Optimize Endurance Services is excited to once again be volunteering at the Colorado Colfax Marathon. Look for members of the OES team paving the way in front of the lead runners in the marathon, half-marathon and urban 10-miler.


Check out the event & look for OES on course!...MARATHON

Elephant Rock - Sunday, June 2nd  
OES Coach-led Elephant Rock Training Ride Sunday, May 12th

Registration is still open for this year's Elephant Rock Ride. Kick off your summer cycling season right by being a part of Colorado's largest two-wheeled event! REGISTER


For further details about the OES training ride on May 12th, and to RSVP, visit our...OES RIDES CALENDAR

Denver Century Ride - Saturday, June 15th  
OES Coach-led Denver Century Training Ride Sat., May 25th

Optimize Endurance Services is proud to be the official training partner of the Denver Century Ride for the third consecutive year. With multiple course options to choose from, the Denver Century Ride is sure to provide a fun and challenging way to explore the Denver-metro area! REGISTER


For further details about the OES Training Ride on May 25th, and to RSVP, visit our...OES RIDES CALENDAR

Donate - Bailey Hundo - Saturday, June 15th
Bailey Hundo - An Epic Race Making An Epic Difference
On Saturday, June 15th members of the OES MTB team will be participating in the Bailey Hundo, a 100 mile off-road race on the trails around Bailey, CO. Racers must raise a minimum of $250 to participate, with funds going to several local charities including: Trips for Kids, Colorado High School Cycling League, Colorado Mountain Biking Association and the Bailey Trails Campaign.
To Learn More Or To Make A Donation...CLICK HERE
Team Sponsors
Optimize Endurance Services Mountain Bike Team is proud to be supported by local, cyclist owned businesses in 2013:

Inspire Orthodontics - Wade Housewright, DDS, MS
OES Mountain Bike Team member and Sponsor, Wade Housewright, DDS, MS joined OES in 2012 with the goal of taking his recreational, "just pedal hard" cycling habit to the next level. He is still very much on the upslope of the mountain bike racing learning curve and greatly enjoys the added dimension this has brought to his riding. Wade is the owner of Inspire Orthodontics in Littleton, CO. Inspire provides state of the art orthodontic treatment for children, teens and adults in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. "Dr. Wade" is dedicated to providing the best possible, evidence-based, customized treatment for each individual patient. He is a member of the major dental and orthodontic associations including the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists Board of Directors as Immediate Past President. Inspire Orthodontics is a Premier Provider of Invisalign, Invisalign Teen & Damon System Braces. OES Team members, family and friends can receive a 10% discount off services (see coupon below for details).To learn more about Inspire Orthodontics and Dr. Wade, visit their WEBSITE or call 303-754-0040. Keep those pedals turning! -Dr. Wade
Upcoming Rides
Upcoming Optimize Endurance Services Training Rides: 
-May 12th (Sun) Elephant Rock Practice Ride
-May 25th (Sat) Denver Century Ride Practice Ride
-May 26th (Sun) Double Nickel Loop with Team Evergreen
-June 9th (Sun) Triple Bypass Practice #1 Avon-Copper
-June 16th (Sun) Reverse Copper Triangle Loop
-June 23rd (Sun) Triple Bypass Practice #2 Keystone-Bakerville
-June 30th (Sun) Triple Bypass Practice #3 Idaho Springs-Bergen Park
Please see the OES RIDES CALENDAR for further ride details. 
Thanks again for spending time reading the OES newsletter and for your continued support of Optimize Endurance Services. Don't see what you need? Let us know.

Happy Training!
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"To me it doesn't matter whether it's raining or the sun is shining or whatever: as long as I'm riding a bike I know I'm the luckiest guy in the world."


-Mark Cavendish

Receive 10% Off at Inspire Orthodontics on any Orthodontic Treatment including Invisalign, Invisalign Teen and Damon System Braces for OES Team Members, Family or Friends. Call for a Complimentary Consult, 303-754-0040. Mention OES 2013 Coupon.
*Valid for patient fee responsible portion after insurance deduction. Not valid with other discounts. Maximum lifetime savings not to exceed $500. Must mention OES 2013 coupon at time of consultation.