Welcome! I am a professional cycling coach, trainer and experienced guide. I have spent the last 25+ years exploring the outdoors on foot, wheels, skis and more…I simply live for adventure and want to share that passion with you! Some professional background you ask? My pleasure… I am a USA Cycling Level 1 (elite) coach with certifications in both power based training and skills instruction. I have been a competitive cyclist for over 30 years including District podiums in road, time trial, Cyclo-cross and track. I have managed teams from amateur development teams to the Worlds number one ranked mountain bike team over the last 20+ years. I currently coach teams in both the United States and Hong Kong, as well as athletes around the World. On the guide side I spent seven years as the Adventures Director as San Jose State University, developing the program from the ground up to include hiking, sea kayaking, snow shoe adventures, rock climbing, and wilderness first aid courses. At any given time I had 3-8 guides under my supervision and during my entire tenure we had zero significant accidents in the wilderness! Client safety is a primary consideration on all trips and I have Wilderness First Responder and CPR training as well.
The following are the details of my service:
I provide one-to-one and small group cycling instruction, rides and multi-day tours. In addition to leading your trip I will design a personalized training plan to help prepare you for our adventure! I lead road, mountain bike, and gravel/mixed terrain rides and tours in Northern California, Colorado, and occasionally International arenas. I cap my small groups at a ratio of no more than 6:1 to ensure high quality, safety and a great experience!
BA Exercise Physiology - University of Colorado 1995
Certified Exercise Therapist - 1995
Certified Personal Trainer - 1996
Certified Group Exercise Instructor - 1997
Leve 1 / Elite Cycling Coach - 2004
Power Coaching Certification - 2008
Certified Cycling Skills Instructor - 2014