Our Story

Cap City Collective 501(c)3 is a non-profit organization formed specifically out of the need to develop a full-time off-road cycling training/racing facility in Columbus, to meet the current demand and also assist in the growth and development of the sport. It is comprised of three experienced individuals each with a strong tie to the local cycling community. Through the development of such a racing/training facility we hope to develop a bike park that is capable of attracting the best riders/racers in the country to Columbus, Ohio by way of world class events. Sustainability of this project can be met through the creation of daily programming, the establishment of a professional and/or youth development team and stimulating the growth of non-competitive and competitive cycling in the city and the region.

Cap City Collectives provides a high degree of experience in race directing, race promotion, course design, team development, budgeting, organization, program development and not to mention an exceptional amount professional experience.


Our Founders

Chris Arndt

Ohio Dominican Cycling Club/Team – Columbus, Ohio – 2012 - 2014
President/Founder/Race Director

  • Manage and oversee all club/team operations
  • Recruitment, Marketing, Budgeting, Organizational Leadership, Team Development, Sponsor Acquisition
  • Event planning, volunteer management
  • Policy and Procedure development and compliance
  • Race Director for 2013 Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference Cyclocross Championship
  • Midwestern Collegiate Cycling Conference Executive Board member

Paradise Garage Racing – Columbus, Ohio – 2012 - present

Club President - 2017-present

  • Sponsor relations, fundraising and budgeting
  • Community relations and primary contact for club community involvement efforts
  • General club development and administrative tasks
  • Volunteer organization and management

Road Captain/Cyclocross Captain/Race Director – Winner of Best New Club of the Year by USACycling

  • Manage all Road Team activities and functions
  • Road Team Recruitment, Development, Event planning, Policy and Procedure compliance
  • Race Director for Cap City Cyclocross Series: Race #9 Return to Infirmary Mound

Stanridge Professional Cyclocross Team - 2015


  • Co-manager of all CX activities
  • Scheduling, Budgeting, Marketing, Team Development, Community Outreach
  • Rider Development
  • Soigneur and non-mechanic pit duties

Taylor Kruse

University of Akron Cycling Team - Akron, Ohio 2007-2009
Treasurer/Founding Member

  • Organized team budget and funding through University of Akron Department of Student Life
  • Organized recruitment efforts

Freelance Race Organizing - Akron, Ohio 2007-2009

  • Presented two races for the Akron and Cleveland cycling market, a cross city scavenger hunt style in 2008 and a city to city time trail in 2009
  • Organized all race routing, collateral materials and volunteers
  • Sponsor relations

University Park Alliance - Akron, Ohio 2008-2009
Marketing Intern

  • Organized bicycle programming as a part of a larger job
  • Organized, managed, and promoted a series of bicycle scavenger hunts and awareness events
  • Assisted in creation and placement of the City of Akron bicycle lane and sharrow system for the University Park area
  • Worked with the City of Akron and University Park businesses to place bicycle racks in efficient and useful locations

Paradise Garage Racing - Columbus, Ohio 2012-2016
Club President/Race Director - Winner of Best New Club of the Year by USACycling

  • Organized club creation
  • Sponsor relations, fundraising and budgeting
  • Community relations and primary contact for club community involvement efforts
  • Club kit design and order management
  • General club development and administrative tasks
  •  Volunteer organization and management

Spencer Hackett

Cap City Cycling – Columbus, Ohio – 2011 - present
Manager/Co-Founder/Race Director, Promoter

  • Manage all club activities.
  • Organize, promote and work club events, races and programs
  • Sponsorship acquisition with local businesses for supporting events
  • Contributor to the Ohio Cycling Association

Cap City Cyclocross/Cap City Short Track MTB– Columbus, Ohio – 2009 - present

  • Series director for two competitive race series’ since 2011
  • Series volunteer since 2009
  • Sponsorship acquisition
  • Scheduling
  • Course design
  • Managing registration