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Flow Formulas Starlight Racing Team


2020 marks an exciting first year for the Flow Formulas Starlight. The team will be composed of regional professional and promising elite-level mountain bike riders. Our mission is to support these promising riders by covering 100% of race entry fees and team kits, thus allowing them to concentrate on training and race strategy. As a team, we plan to attend large regional and national races to promote our sponsors in numbers and in front of large audiences. We aim to represent our sponsors on and off the podium. As respected individual riders in our local communities, we will be ideal ambassadors for our sponsors as local podium and segment-chasers frequently look to us for advice on equipment - we know what works on our local trails.

Riders

Rider Bios and Results

Dylan Johnson

Dylan is a 25 year old ultra-endurance mountain bike and gravel racer who lives in Brevard, NC right at the foot of the east coast mountain bike mecca, the Pisgah National Forrest. Though still young Dylan has been riding and racing for 12 year and in that time he's become a 3 time National Ultra Endurance series champion and puts his training and racing knowledge and experience to work as a CTS cycling coach. Along with his racing and coaching he runs a cycling YouTube channel focussed on training and racing performance. This year he'll be hitting the 24 hours of Old Pueblo, Dirty Kanza as well as other gravel events, Epic Rides Races and NUEs.
Top Results:
3 time NUE series champion (2016, 2017, 2019)
9th place Dirty Kanza 2018
1st place SugarCane 200 2020

Scottie Weiss

Former USA National Elite Road Champion, Former US Masters Crit National Champion. Former WMCF Masters World Champion Road Race & Time Trial. Past Everesting World record holder currently 2nd in IRL attempt. 10 years as a Pro with over 25 years of Cycling experience. First Zwifter to ride a Century in game, in BETA. Jarvis Island. The "Assault on Mount Mitchell" RECORD HOLDER 4:54:48. Winner of the "FIRST" CVR LIVE event in Roanoke, Virginia. 2nd overall of the 3 race final "twice" at the LIVE CVR World Cup events. Paris, France and Vancouver BC Canada. IRL Teams including: Zaxbys Pro Cycling, Subway Pro Cycling, West Virginia/GoMart Pro Cycling, AEG Toshiba, Toshiba, KENDA P/B Gearginder, KENDA P/B 5-Hour Energy, 5-Hour Energy. Racing: USA D1 team 2016-2019 with “Support Clean Sport// Guttenplan Coaching” Helping my team and winning the USA Crit series in 2018. 2020 IRL TEAM: Support Clean Sport / Guttenplan Coaching 2020 Zwift TEAM: TEAM CRYO-GEN

Ian Schwing

Heading out the door and doing something fun and exciting outside was always on my mind. One day the plan was to head out with my dad on our local trails behind my house. Since that day I couldn’t stop riding a bike. I got all my friends hooked on riding and it was the best thing ever, we pretty much rode everyday after school. With some luck of bumping into the right people on the trails, I started riding with better people and learned all the ins and outs of biking. With the influence of the people I rode with and my natural progression, I figured I should try some bike racing 3 years ago, and that was a great decision. The combination of doing what I love and the thrill of competition totally turned me on to racing bikes. I love racing anything from ultra-endurance to NICA races, to cross and gravel. As a Junior at Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland, you can find me studying and shredding with my friends all around Patapsco Valley State Park. For the 2020 season, I plan to do a lot more racing and maybe getting out to do Marathon and XC Nationals.
Top Results
2x Undefeated Maryland NICA varsity champion (2018, 2019)
11th place Shenandoah Mountain 100 (2019)
1st Place Stokesville 60k Open Men (2020)

Ian Blythe

Former Professional moto and rally racer and current mechanical engineering student based in Golden Colorado. I've been racing bicycles since 2017, 2020 will be my second year as a focused XC racer. I love punchy technical trails and close racing. When I am not racing, you can find me battling e-bikers on my commute to school or blowing up on an I'll advised KOM attempt on the local trails. In 2020 I plan to build on a great season in 2019, focusing my efforts on the best races in the region, improving my training discipline, and getting loose and sketchy on some descents. I am really happy and excited to be part of the Flow Formulas Starlight team in 2020! See you at the races!
Top Results:
Collegiate Omnium National Champion 2019
5th Place USAC 2019 Marathon Nationals 19-29
3rd Place Pro Class Golden Giddy-Up 2019

Madeline Arpin

Madeline is excited to be joining Flow Formulas Starlight for 2020. Proudly hailing from the great white north of Minnesota, she is primarily an elite mountain bike racer who has dabbled in road and cyclocross racing. Madeline is still a relative newcomer to the high level race scene having only achieved her Pro license last year. However, her results among her more seasoned peers speak for themselves: She placed 1st at the Lutsen 69er (her favorite race in Minnesota), 4th overall at the Wisconsin Off-Road MTB Series (WORS) Cup, 5th overall at the Borah Epic and is the current marathon state champion of Virginia. When she's not doing specific workouts for her next big race, she enjoys fun trail rides, runs, and rides/hikes with her fiance. Madeline brings unwavering determination, rock-solid discipline and a relentless thirst for results to her new team.

Logan Kasper

Baldwinville Massachusetts is where I grew up and still call home. Being located dead center in New England it was the perfect place for every style of bike riding and outdoor activity. Growing up riding bmx with friends was almost a rite of passage. Being outdoorsy eventually lead me to bike on the same trails I have hiked. I swapped the bmx for a mountain bike and ever since then I was hooked. In 2017 I was talked into trying a race. Turns out I was extremely good at it; winning that race and several others that year. In 2018 I took things a bit more serious and the results continued. 2019 I became a dominate figure in the professional New England mountain biking scene. In addition to mountain biking I can be caught bike packing and exploring on the road bike as well. I have been a full time refrigeration technician ever since high school. Being mechanically inclined it has always interested me and kept me busy as far as a job goes. Through work I have traveled across the country servicing some of the largest process application cooling systems. In doing so I have been fortunate enough to ride around the US meeting great people and exploring different landscapes. It can be a demanding trade on top of training but I like the challenge. I am looking forward to 2020 focusing on the NUE marathon series as well as big non series races like the Rasputisa gravel race and the Ice man Cometh.
Top Results:
2020 Mohican 100 MTB Pro/Open winner
2019 Bubba Trophy Series Pro/Elite champion
2019 Vermont 50 Pro/Open winner

Andre Oja

My passion for playing outdoors and my competitive drive motivate me to ride, train and race at the highest level. Mountain biking and cyclocross provide the perfect playground for pushing limits and striving for the next level.
Top Results:
1st place 6 Hours of Warrior Creek - Men Open
2nd place DCMTB - Expert Men
4th place Wednesdays at Wakefield - Expert Men

Caleb Reese

Ever since I was young I have loved the outdoors. As a natural progression of my outdoor passion I discovered mountain biking 6 years ago. Since then I have progressed leaps in bounds from my start of riding a steel fully rigid mountain bike. In 2016 I moved to Denver for graduate school which opened a whole new level of competition and a new mountain bike play ground. This move took me from beginner to expert in 2 years of racing the competitive Colorado Collegiate teams. After my first "bonk" early on in racing I realized how important nutrition is. In 2017 my sister Hannah and I started Flow Formulas to give racers a research based nutrition that works. With improved nutrition and my drive to perform at a higher level I started racing pro categories in 2018. Racing the pro category I learned a lot and was challenged and many new ways. At the end of the summer I begrudgingly moved to Washington DC to continue my PhD in chemistry and have continued training hard and implementing all of the things I have learned. The silver lining to this move was I was able to meet Rob and have the opportunity to help found Flow Formulas Starlight elite racing. I am very excited to see what Flow Formulas Starlight elite team will do in 2020 in the opportunities it will bring!
Top Results:
USA Collegiate XC and STXC Nationals 2018 - 6th and 5th
USA XC and Marathon Nationals 2019 Elite - 30th and 18th
Grand Junction Off-Road 2019 - Elite 37th

Rob Kulik

Team President
Living vicariously through our elite/pro riders.

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