Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to have a conversation with a superhero? If you’re talking to ultramarathon cyclist Sarah Cooper, it’s like catching up with an old friend. Listen to the ‘origin story’ of one of the world’s fastest distance cyclists around. She’s shattering records and changing perceptions about what a woman can do on a bike. Cooper is as comfortable and happy on top of the podium as she is waiting in line for carpool. Here she is talking with the Des Moines Register’s Kyle Munson on the JustGoBike podcast. (Want to know one of the secrets to her intensive training? Heavy Metal. Hello, Slipknot.)
Velorosa is the proud racing wear sponsor for Sarah Cooper. Our Road to Glory jersey celebrates the invincible spirit of ultramarathon cycling. The horse on the jersey symbolically gallops from west to east, the direction of RAAM (Race Across America)— a 3000-mile bicycle race across the United States. The colors are a stylized version of a patriotic red, white and blue. Sarah will wear this kit when she goes for glory and attempts to make history starting on June 13, 2017 in Oceanside, Calif. where RAAM begins.
The Road to Glory jersey is available now for pre-order in both men and women sizes and retails for $100. Forty dollars from every jersey sold will help Sarah pay for her crew and the resources she needs to compete in this year’s RAAM. Pre-ordered jerseys will deliver in mid-April. The Road to Glory jersey coordinates with the Plains Cycling Shorts and the Range Cycling Shorts as well as other pieces in our new Road Warrior Collection.
Velorosa Cycling was founded in 2015 by business partners and cycling friends Kim Hopkins and Lisa Carponelli, both of Des Moines. Hopkins began designing jerseys for her race team in 2008. The partners sell the race-inspired apparel online and at pop-up locations to meet the needs of women looking for unique, great-fitting, high-performance cycling clothing.