I ride bikes to meet like minded people. Keep the rubber side down!
I love cycling for the thrill of riding fast in a group and pushing myself harder every ride.
4 wheels move the body, 2 wheels move the soul.
I am an amateur cyclist who started as a daily commuter and found his way into weekly group rides with friends. From there I discovered gravel racing, Fat biking, mountain biking and finally onto the OYRB race team. You'll see me sporting the team colors on all different types of racing events so watch out!
In 2017, I needed to get off the death by office chair train and onto a bike. 2020 happened and I turned into Backwards Hat Dylan’s possibly long-lost 4th cousin. One day I walked into RynoVelo. Ryan couldn’t have been more welcoming and spent time talking with me and answering my bike questions. In 2020 the only event going was Valley Cyclocross and Ryan made me to try it - I was hooked. The following season I bought a cyclocross bike and did several 100k gravel and cyclocross races but best of all, my kids started racing. While my 2023 season is off to a difficult start, I am very happy to be on this team with fantastic people who make me better as a cyclist and person. But I would not be here without Ryan, Brian and the rest of the crew at RynoVelo!
I have always been into biking, but first raced in 1986 when my high school wrestling coach told me I should go take his spot at a town festival road race that he had paid for, but wasn't going to be able to do. I think I was last place, but I loved it. I spent the next several years in Iowa City racing all the Iowa races I could find, and travelling to races in Illinois and Wisconsin as much as I could afford to do as a broke college student. I was just starting to figure it out and get some placings when I was hit by a drunk driver at the end of a training ride. My bike was destroyed and my hip damaged. I tried racing some after that, but was scared to train on roads, and my performance fell off.
I started riding time trials again about 10 years ago, and then started doing mass start races again four years ago when my son told me he wanted to try bike racing. Now I am excited to be part of a team that actually understands race tactics.
My goals for this season are to contribute as much as I can to the team, finally upgrade from Category 4, and win my age group at the Iowa State Time Trial.
I started riding BMX in elementary school, and never stopped peddling. It can be fast and competitive, but it is also my favorite way to slow down, escape, relax, and take in God’s creation.
Des Moines has one of the best biking communities around. Being surrounded by great local talent helps push me to get better every year. From starting off as a casual rider on a hybrid to doing long rides for charity, I have enjoyed all my biking experiences.
This will be my second year of getting into the race scene. I hope to really improve all aspects of biking this year, being surrounded by some great talent on the OYRB racing team. Looking forward to seeing all the great wins this team is going to have this year!
I grew up riding bikes as a kid and got my first road bike in middle school. I have also enjoyed mountain biking and several 24 hour races. In the last 8 years I have really enjoyed getting back into road riding again and meeting such a great bike community. I love to do anything outdoors and enjoy the beauty all around me. I am excited to experience another type of cycling with a great OYRB Team.
Started out riding on a hybrid and my friends saw potential in my abilities and encouraged me to purchase a road bike. It would be my first road bike ever and since then I’ve never looked back, joining multiple bike groups and enjoying the camaraderie and the Des Moines biking community. I look forward to my rookie racing season competing and having fun!
Enjoys Gravel Bikes, Fat Biking, Single Track, Riding below 32 degrees & ALL things Road Biking. I am a beginner in competitive racing and looking forward to an exciting 2023 season of Improvement, learning and Good Competition.
A bit of a renaissance man. I didn't cycle from 1990 to 2016. I re-entered the race scene in 2019. As a co-owner of RynoVelo Bike Shop, I work to promote cycling and service the race driven side of our sport.
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I began cycling in 2019 after a brief career in powerlifting. My focus over the last few years has been specifically with gravel racing, with a few ultra-cycling expeditions mixed in. In 2022, myself, along with two other OYRB members, rode the entire 411 miles of RAGBRAI in one day.
I got into cycling because my my wife was never home. She was always out cycling! I just wanted to spend more time with her, so I bought a used bike and history was made. Big shout out to my hero, my best friend, and my wife (boss lady), for inspiring and supporting me.
I started riding 5 years ago as a way to get out in nature and decompress. After doing a few RAGBRAIs, I got competitive when I discovered Strava segments. Now cycling has become a full blown addiction for me and I can't wait to race this season with the amazing riders of the OYRB Racing Team!
Hello! I'm Ken but my friends call me Kenny. I'm a covid cyclist. I honestly just ride my bike so when I get home I can eat a whole pizza pie. My friends think that I always show up late to the group ride, but they are just early.
Like many people biking became my COVID exercise of choice. Started out as a way to get out of the house but after a summer of Jerry's pace line rides and some encouragement it became an obsession. With a solid winter indoors 2022 I hit the group rides hard and for some reason Jerry thinks I'm good enough to race. Now if I can stop losing his dang wheel!
Long time Cyclist in the Des Moines area. Ultra Cycling Events have been the majority of my rides over the years. Paris-Brest-Paris, Boston Montreal Boston, numerous 24 and 12 hr. road races, 4 time Race Across America (RAAM) qualifier. Started gravel racing on a Fatbike 6 years ago and continue to "go long or go home".