Coach David Flaten
David's passion for endurance sports came at the early age of 12 when he started on the South Middle School Cross Country team in Wisconsin. After a few successful years in running spikes, he discovered cross country mountain biking, and soon after began racing the Wisconsin Off Road Series where he quickly climbed the ranks to Category 1 prior to leaving for Air Force Basic Training in 2010.
After basic training, he continued to race while balancing a demanding Protective Services career out of Andrews Air Force Base. In 2013 he was selected for the US Armed Forces Cycling team to compete in the Military World Cycling Championships in Leopoldsburg Belgium where he rode to a top 10 finish in his first international race. In 2014 he was accepted into the Air Force World Class Program, and between 2014-2016 David competed in 7 international races including representing the US as a National Team Member on 4 occasions in UCI Mountain Bike World Cups.
In 2017 after 7 years of Active Duty he decided to separate from the Air Force in pursuit of a Business Management degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg Virginia. David has numerous wins and podiums in Mountain Bike XC and Marathon disciplines; cyclocross, and road racing, and offers unlimited enthusiasm for cycling and for helping others succeed. He always strives to keep workouts fun, fresh, creative and challenging!