Hello! I am Mike Persoff, the president of the COBRAS and I want to personally thank you for visiting our web site!
If you are looking for a place to ride with a group of friendly cyclists and would like to consider learning how to participate in racing, I invite you to consider joining the COBRAS.
A little about me. I enjoy racing and competing, a lot. I don’t “podium” very often, but I simply enjoy being around other cyclists and going out there and doing the very best I can. I also enjoy the social aspect of being part of a club. All of us are learning and developing our skills and that is what the COBRAS are all about.
In the COBRAS, we promote community, supporting racing by organizing and promoting one of the oldest and largest time trial series in Colorado, the Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial series at Cherry Creek State Park. This COBRAS sponsored event provides a venue for racers of all abilities to compete in their own category, from young juniors to seniors. It provides funds to support racing in Colorado via the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC), and the Cancer Fitness Institute, an organization founded by Karen Hornbostel, a victim of breast cancer. In addition, it allows the COBRAS to provide donations to worthy organizations including Bicycle Colorado and the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s.
As a COBRAS member, you have the opportunity to be a race marshal at this event, and race as well at no cost to you. You also have the opportunity to contribute directly to our community by taking part in club activities including road clean up (the COBRAS are part of the Adopt-A-Highway program sponsored by CDOT).
The COBRAS also have weekly social rides (weather permitting) and during racing season, midweek training rides with experienced racers who can help you become strong and learn how to race. As a development club, we don’t require a minimum number of events of our members, but encourage and train them to become better cyclists, and to enjoy our sport to it’s fullest!
I would encourage you to look at all the information on our web site, then sign up for notices about our weekly club rides. Come meet us and decide for yourself if the COBRAS would be a great home for you to learn and continue on your quest to get strong and be a better cyclist!