The Benefits of Cycling for all Athletes
By Gabriel Johnson
KMS student-athlete (Freestyle, Downhill MTB)
Most people know that cycling can be good for your health, but did you know that it can also make you a more well-rounded and better athlete overall? Whether it be downhill mountain bike racing, free riding on local trails, road biking, cross country cycling or even BMX/Dirt jumping, there is a style of biking for everybody. Kip Spangler, the High Performance director at Killington Mountain School (KMS), a local alpine/freestyle/snowboard/cycling academy, notes, “Most KMS athletes tend to ride some sort of road bike or mountain bike to keep them in shape throughout the season.”
Cycling is an integral part of the athletic programming at athletic academies like KMS.