Adam Myerson is an ex-professional cyclist and coach who specializes in criteriums and cyclocross. A former collegiate national cyclocross champion, he began racing as a junior in 1987, and was a professional for 13 years. He raced his final season for the Astellas Professional Cycling Team in 2015.
Alec first entered into the endurance training world through high school cross-country running. As an undergrad at Bates College he majored in Biology, interned in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, and continued his athletic career with with cross-country and middle-distance track. Halfway through college cycling took over as his primary sport, and has continued since then.
Jacob grew up in West Virginia, mountain biking in the rural foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. His competitive racing began at age 13, traveling West Virginia participating in the state points series. This evolved to a successful junior road racing career. He quickly advanced through the amateur ranks and signed his first professional road contract with Zaxby’s Cycling Team at the age of 22. Jacob spent his Neo-Pro year traveling the country with Zaxby’s competing in the NRC races highlighted by the San Francisco Grand Prix and the US Pro Championships.
Jordan first became introduced to cycling after graduating from UConn with a BS in Biology in 2009. She's been hooked since then, beginning with road racing in 2011, then the addition of cyclocross and most recently mountain bike racing to her calendar. Her interest in both science and sport lead her to pursue her MS in Sports Nutrition through Northeastern University, a program which she completed in the Fall of 2013.
Shawn Adams came to Cycle-Smart as a former Head Coach and part owner of FS Concepts. His began his athletic career playing basketball, and eventually discovered he enjoyed coaching as much as playing. At the University of Akron he was a student assistant for the men’s basketball team, and then continued his coaching at Slippery Rock University as a graduate assistant coach for the men’s basketball team. During his time there he also directed their strength and condition program.
Dylan Postier is a category 1 cyclocross and road racer from Stillwater, Oklahoma. He graduated from Northern Oklahoma College with a degree in Business Administration and Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor's in Business Marketing/Management.
Nick recently moved from New Mexico to Minnesota after growing up in Wisconsin. Mountain bike racing at the Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) was Nick's first love as a teenager, later racing road in the Midwest Collegiate Series and on the roads of the Gila in NM. Finally, at age 27, Nick found cyclocross and has been a student of the sport ever since, racing at the UCI level and Elite Nationals for the past 5 seasons. Nick also holds a pro license on the Mountain Bike. Nick has worked in soils analysis, homelessness, high school counseling, and psychiatric research, holding an MS from the University of Wisconsin in Counseling Psychology.
Ben Frederick races professionally for the beyondCX Cyclocross Race Team. He rode mountain bikes for a few years before finding his legs in road racing. He's had success as a Cat 1 on Kelly Benefit Strategies, winning the overall at the Killington Stage Race and 8th at the infamous Stillwater Critierum NRC in 2014, and is the 2x Most Heroic Rider at the Clarendon Cup NCC. Ben is now focusing on cyclocross full time. He loves working with riders new to training and racing. His past clients saw rapid growth in the first year working with him.
A lover of mountain bikes, cyclocross, wild spaces, and fresh air, Serena lives and trains in Bend OR. She races for the LIV | Giant Co-Factory Team; with a focus on endurance mountain bike and cyclocross racing. After receiving a Bachelors degree in Financing and Marketing from the University of Portland, spending a number of years as a competitive ultra-runner, and completing a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, Serena and her husband, Ben, found themselves in the high desert of central Oregon. Here she was first introduced to mountain biking, and was instantly captivated.
Michael has ridden bikes for as long as he can remember. Growing up he saved up and bought his first real bike (well, half of it) when he was 11. A couple years and a lot of lawn mowing later he bought another. And then another. He printed out sheets from the Park Tools website and learned how to fix them. At 16 he started working in a bike shop. At 17 he entered and won his first race. He's loved racing bicycles ever since.
Jordan Villella comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA. His love of athletics and sport started as a four-year-old hockey player from Aliquippa PA. A love of training and pushing his limits landed him on the Amateur Penguins and elite amateur teams in New York state. Jordan spent most of his teenage years traveling North America playing hockey and learning how to train and play like a professional. In college, Jordan traded his skates for two wheeIs. His love of racing started as a bike messenger racing alley-cat after alley-cat.
Shaun started racing mountain bikes at the age of 14 after competing and participating in many sports and activities through his childhood. As his commitment to mountain biking increased, he got a road bike to start training, leading to more and more road racing. From there he got an offer to start racing cyclocross at the 2003 nationals in Vancouver; he was hooked.
Ben Turner is an associate coach with Cycle-Smart, a position he has held since 2003. Ben received a BS in Kinesiology from the College of William & Mary, then an MS in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001. His time at CU was spent working on cycling performance research in the Applied Exercise Science laboratory.