Move Up Club History
Move Up Super Elite Road Squad
In 2021 the Olathe Subaru Cycling Team officially becomes Move Up Elite Road*. From 2015-2020, during the Olathe Subaru years, the team was limited to only USAC Category 1 riders. Under the new structure, the team consists of USAC Category 1-2 riders.
*We wanted a name that fit into the current naming structure of the club and off-road team, and this was the best we could do… Later in 2021, we decided the “elite” part of the name was a bit pretentious, so we changed the name to Move Up Road Squad. This name wasn’t any more creative, but definitely less pretentious. We now unofficially call ourselves the Move Up Super Elite Road Squad because we still have “elite road” and “road squad” jerseys in circulation, and the two names combined are super awesome.
Enter the Move Up Cycling Club!
Things get weird in 2020 🙂
At this point, we had three teams under the Move Up Umbrella.
- Move Up Off-Road focused on gravel racing and USAC Cat 1 MTB and CX
- Olathe Subaru focused on USAC Cat 1 Road
- Move Up Development was our USAC Cat 2-5 Road development team
While the road development program was a success, it was limited to only road racers. We had a lot of interest from athletes wanting to join Move Up Off-Road but didn’t have a solid pathway similar to our road program for developing riders to join. We needed a new structure to continue growth.
Enter the Move Up Cycling Club! This new club format included riders of all ability levels and all disciplines. With this change, the Move Up Development team was no longer needed, as the new club would act as a development pipeline for both aspiring off-road and road racers.
Move Up Off-Road Team Begins
Don Daly, the founder of the Dirty Dog Race Pack (DDRP), wanted to form a team of off-road riders that could be competitive in the growing gravel scene. The initial team comprised members of the DDRP, Olathe Subaru, and the Move Up Development team. By coming together under one jersey, we would be able to utilize team race strategy and better organize logistics for events. The team has been a great success and continues to this day as one of the most competitive teams in the region.
Move Up Development Team is Formed
In 2016, the founder of Move Up Endurance Coaching Kent Woermann formed the Move Up Development Team. The goal of this team was to help aspiring road racers reach the elite ranks through coaching and mentorship from the Olathe Subaru Cycling team, a Category 1 road squad competing in regional and national level events.