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Our Expert Coaches and Special Guests

Our team is the best in the business. With former and current professional cyclists, team directors and organizers, and industry-leading trailblazers, we understand what it takes to get you to the top!

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TIM CUSICK

Head Coach

Tim is a USAC-certified coach who has coached and guided camps for over ten years. Tim coaches pro and masters cyclists, including Amber Neben, Emma Grant, and Rebecca Rusch. Tim is also the product leader for TrainingPeaks' WKO software.

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AMBER NEBEN

Coach

Amber is a three-time Olympian, the 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2012 U.S. national time trial champion, the 2016 and 2008 time trial world champion, the 2012 team time trial world champion, the 2017 and 2003 U.S. national road champion, and a 15-time member of the USA world championship team, winning numerous races nationally and internationally.

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SCOTT MONINGER

Coach

Scott's amateur and professional career lasted twenty-six years. Of the 2000+ events he entered, he amassed a total of 275 wins, a record no U.S. rider has come even close to breaking. Scott was the top ranked professional rider in the U.S. twice, first with Coors Light in 1992 and again in 2005 with HealthNet-Maxxis. Scott has been coaching cyclists since 2009.

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BRIG BRANDT

Coach

Brig is a USA Cycling Level 1 coach and has helped a wide range of athletes, from amateurs to elites, reach their cycling goals. He’s enjoyed riding bikes all over the world, and his favorite spots are Spain, Italy, and the Pacific Northwest.

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REBECCA RUSCH

Special Guest "Queen of Stoke"

Rebecca is an adventure athlete, a 7x world champion, best-selling author, keynote speaker, activist, and Emmy award winner. She's spent over 30 years chasing firsts that have challenged and shaped her personally and professionally. She's had the good fortune to gain from so many others around her, and she enjoys sharing the most enduring lessons she's learned along the way. She'll share some of those lessons with us as a special guest in BaseCamp.

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SERENA GORDON

Coach

A lover of wild spaces, fresh air, and covering distance on two wheels, Serena lives and trains in Bend, Oregon, and races for for Liv Racing | Giant Factory Off-Road Team with a focus on endurance mountain bike, gravel, and cyclocross racing. She has been on UCI podiums across a number of disciplines and understands the demands of long-distance single-day and multi-day events.

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KAREN MACKIN

Coach, Triathlon Coach

Karen is a lifelong endurance athlete who began studying and practicing coaching skills in the early nineties while mentoring her fellow bike racing teammates. Her interest and desire to help athletes ultimately grew into a 20+ year coaching career. She has coached athletes all over the world, from those interested in simply improving their fitness to those desiring better local and regional performances to national and world championship competitors.

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KATE JOHNSON

Coach

Kate is a USA Cycling Level 2 certified coach and a TrainingPeaks certified coach, and she has earned her power certification through Peaks Coaching Group. She has over ten years of experience with in-person coaching, from the ultimate beginner who's never been on a bike before to age group world champions in Ironman and ITU Triathlon.

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MENACHEM BRODIE

Strength Trainer

With well over 15 years of coaching experience and a sports-medicine background spanning from Emergency Medicine & Physical Therapy settings, to the NCAA Division I Strength & Conditioning setting, Menachem brings a unique and diverse skill set. Coaching since 2000, Menachem has been working with athletes in a number of settings and a broad variety of sports from basketball and cycling to CrossFit and triathlon.

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LEN PETTYJOHN

Coach

Cycling has been Len's all-consuming lifestyle for over thirty years, including riding, racing, team management, and event organization. He has managed three major teams: the Coors Light Professional Team, the Crest Amateur Team, and the Lowrey’s Women’s Team and organized a series of major cycling events, the Mercury Tour, and Saturn Cycling Classic.

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JIM POMEROY

Coach

With over thirty years of recreational and racing experience, Jim enjoys the potential of utilizing a power meter to make the most efficient use of his limited training time. Knowing firsthand how difficult it is to balance life’s demands, he loves sharing his knowledge and experience to help cyclists achieve their goals.

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KEITH MOORE

Yoga Instructor

Keith has taught yoga for 20 years and brings a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology to his teaching; the strength, flexibility, and focus that form the core of Ashtanga practice dovetail with Keith's active lifestyle. He loves all forms of movement, from ultramarathons to rock/ice climbing to windsurfing and kiteboarding. He's worked with an Olympic weightlifting club and spent time with functional fitness coaches to experiment with yoga’s benefits.

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NAMRITA BROOKE

Coach, Nutritionist 

Dr. Namrita Brooke brings a wealth of knowledge to the BaseCamp team. Her research background includes hydration and sports drink research, and the interaction of nutrition, physical activity, and the brain. The combination of her nutrition expertise, coaching experience, and personal training and racing offers an amazing opportunity for the competitive rec racer, category cyclist, or performance triathlete to improve overall performance.

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REBECCA DURRELL

Ride Leader

Rebecca is a British professional racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI Women's Continental Team CAMS–Basso Bikes. During the 2017 Matrix Fitness Grand Prix series, she won the final round in Stevenage and the overall individual crown.

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KATHY WATTS

Program Director

Kathy has been a USAC coach for ten years and specializes in masters athletes. She is a power coach working with WKO and TrainingPeaks analytics. She also runs the Velocious cycling camps and coaching department. She was a guide and trip organizer for over 25 years, running backpacking and canoe trips with her outdoor retail shops, then working as a coach, guide, and athlete coordinator.

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