We’ve been called everything from fitness freaks and endorphin junkies to mountain jocks. We can’t help it. We love to ride our bikes! In our family the bikes have taken over our lives. Everything we do each day is geared around when and how long we want to ride. Meals are cooked based on how far we’ve ridden and loads of laundry are directly related to how often we’ve gotten out on the bikes. When you’ve been riding since the beginning of time, (or your fifth birthday), its hard not to have cycling be a huge part of your life. We have experienced everything from rigid forks, toe clips, Levi jeans, and day glow jerseys, to $7000 carbon fiber mountain bikes, power meters, internet-based coaching, high-tech energy drinks, and GPS devices that never let you get lost. Little did we know that we would make a living at riding bikes. Whether we’re professional cyclists racing around the country and all over the world, or instructors at a skills clinic, cycling has and always will be our crazy passion and love. It’s in our blood.
We have always had a fascination with the Moab area. I started coming to the desert with my dad in 1974, hauling me on a five-day backpacking trip through Grand Gulch. Greg started coming in the late eighties to ride in the Fat Tire Festival. Since then, our obsession with the area has only grown and intensified. I still make a yearly weeklong trip with my dad to the desert southwest (26yrs and counting!), and both of us come at least twice a year to ride with friends, eat good food, and take cool pictures. We even got engaged and had our honeymoon in the Moab area!
Even though our competitive days are behind us, our enthusiasm and energy for riding are still all-consuming. Hosting Adventure Camps is a natural fit for a project that combines our love of the desert, our passion for the sport, and our desire to share with others what we’ve learned about cycling since that first bike ride thirty some odd years ago. The Alison Dunlap Adventure Camps has given us the opportunity to teach others how to ride bikes, meet amazing people, eat a lot of good food, and ride in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Our mountain bike camps are all about you. We’re there to take you on incredible rides, teach you skills and techniques, feed you amazing food, fix your bike for you, and share with you stories and advice from our many years in the sport.
Come join us for an adventure you’ll never forget.
From a kid with a training wheel-equipped, royal blue, banana seat bicycle, to the 2001 World Mountain Bike Championship, Alison Dunlap has never ignored her dad’s advice when he told her "don’t stop pedaling!" It was advice that has taken her beyond an early initial interest in soccer and gymnastics to become one of the elite among female cyclists.
Alison Dunlap has always maintained an intense interest in sports. Her early involvement with soccer in her freshmen year at Colorado College left her looking into other options when she became the last team player cut from the Division 1 powerhouse. A life-long interest in cycling resulted in her becoming the only female member of the school cycling club. It was a perfect fit and the die was forever cast when she became the woman’s national road racing collegiate champion her senior year. She was hooked.
Five years later found her at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games in the women’s road race where she finished 37th. While contemplating retirement she began to realize that despite being burned out on road racing she still loved the sport. It was when she began dating professional mountain biker, Greg Frozley (now her husband), that she realized her untapped potential as a mountain biker. Their personal relationship, combined with his involvement in the mountain bike scene, further nurtured her interest. A new love was born. Soon followed a sponsorship with GT Bicycles, helping launch her ascent into the world of the mountain bike elite.
In 1997, in only her 4th World Cup, she stunned everyone by winning the race in Budapest, Hungary. Then in 1999, Alison won her second World Cup, a gold medal at the Pan-Am Games and became the U.S. National Champion. She was the number one ranked US rider and finished the season ranked second in the world. Since then she has won twelve more national titles, a World Cup Overall, a World Championship, and raced in her second Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
After a short four year retirement, Alison came back in 2009 and raced cyclocross for LUNA. “I realized I missed the excitement of racing, but I also knew that I didn’t want to come back full-time. Cyclocross was a good choice; the season is short and I had spent seven years previously racing cross and knew I loved it.” After getting 4th at the National Championships, it was back to retirement, thanks to a very exciting new development; the birth of her son Emmett Dunlap Frozley!
In 2013, Alison will continue working as a USA Cycling certified Level II coach, a member of the USA Cycling Olympic Selection Committee, and a certified Wilderness First Responder. She continues to work on her new coaching company; www.alisondunlapcoaching.com. Alison is a most proud of the birth of her son Emmett on Oct 26th, 2010. She and Greg have become fully overwhelmed by the world of parenthood and are loving every minute of it! Alison is also a graduate of the Colorado College with a BA in Biology, and currently lives in Colorado Springs with her husband Greg, Emmett, and Border Collie Jiggs.back to the top
Greg grew up a skier, skateboarder, and BMX racer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His love of the outdoors took him to Colorado in 1987 in search of better skiing and single track opportunities. He quickly adjusted and thrived in the athletic, outdoorsy mountain town of Breckenridge, meeting many people with similar interests. Before long, Greg found himself involved in competitive mogul skiing, Nordic ski racing, and road and mountain bike racing. He competed on his mountain bike in the expert class for several years – winning several races along the way before upgrading to Professional status in 1995.To support his racing habits, Greg worked as a manager of ski, snowboard, and bicycle shops in the tourist-friendly town of Breckenridge.
After nine years of juggling ‘mountain jock’ sports in Breckenridge, Greg was ready to pursue his favorite sport of cycling in an area with warmer climates. Colorado Springs was attractive, and worked well because of its cycling-friendly climates and trails, opportunities to get back in school, and to be closer to his new-found love, Alison. While completing his degree in Geography and Environmental Science, Greg competed professionally in mountain biking and cyclocross while holding his category II road license.
Greg still occasionally competes on the mountain bike in the Expert class in local and regional events. Greg is in his fourth year of working for SRM, a German company that produces high end power meters for bikes. He helps run the North American service center based in Colorado Springs. Greg is also a proud but sleep deprived father to Emmett and is enjoying the chaos of parenthood.back to the top