Our line up of staff and coaches
Jeremy Powers is a four-time US National Cyclocross Champion. He has been racing cyclocross since 2004, racking up over 90 UCI victories in the past decade of racing. He helped create a non-profit development team, the JAM Fund, with longtime friends Alec Donahue and Mukunda Feldman. Most recently, he formed Aspire Racing, a team devoted to growing top-tier cyclocross talent in the USA. Jeremy has taught at countless camps, created an instructional video "Jeremy Powers Cross Camp," and has spoken at many events about technique, racing tactics, and just about everything in between.
Al is a friend and mentor to Jeremy and countless other riders who rely on his experience as one of the top coaches in the world. He is a true friend and someone who can pull the reins on his athletes.
Jeremy says: "Back in the day, we both wanted to learn about the newest training techniques at that time. Around 2002, we were riding to learn, to push each other, and as one of the strongest riders in the area at that time, Al was someone I wanted to emulate and learn from.
Over the years, Al and I have trained side by side, developed ideas, scribbled on napkins, and he's spent many hours on the scooter in bitter cold weather. All those hours in planes, trains and cars, living the life, we consider each other family."
Als' accolades and client list is truly impressive, but he wouldn't say it, so we will. He is undoubtedly one of the best coaches in the sport, both discovering and honing some of our country's top cyclocross talent through the JAM fund: Stephen Hyde, Ellen Noble, Jeremy Durrin, Anthony Clark, and many others. His expertise and guidance will leave a lasting impression on everyone attending.
Tom is Head Mechanic at Aspire Racing and Jeremy’s mechanic since 2011, when he was the Master Mechanic for team Rapha-Focus. He’s been a pro cycling mechanic for over a decade, including working in Europe with the Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling Team. Tom's role at camp will be to keep everyone's bikes sparkling clean and running perfectly throughout the camp.
Ellen is 21 years old, a student at the University of Massachusetts, and a four-time US National Cyclocross Champion. Originally from Maine, she moved to western Massachusetts to attend college while simultaneously focusing on her career as a racer. She began her pro career on the development program, the JAM Fund, before joining Aspire Racing in 2016, where she racked up wins on the road as well as in the cyclocross season, becoming the first American U23 Woman to win the U23 women's World Cup series, and she also took silver at the World Championships! Ellen will join us for the entire duration of the camp and is particularly excited to work with any women considering attending.
Anthony is one of the country’s premier cyclocross racers and a staple of the western Massachusetts cycling community. Often seen at the front of the largest races in the country, he was the winner of the 2015 Verge Cyclocross Series Championship. With his long hair and copious tattoos, he was nicknamed the "David Lee Roth" of cyclocross by race announcers! Anthony is known for his incredibly outgoing and positive attitude, his SWL (Sick What Lifestyle), and his huge heart. He was first discovered and developed through the JAM Fund, and in 2015 stepped out on his own to race professionally for Squid Bikes. Anthony's energy and charisma will without a doubt contribute to a really fun weekend of cyclocross.
Kathryn will lead the camp for two morning yoga sessions to get us primed and ready to do work in the field! Kathryn finished her 200-hour teacher training under the keen watch of Patty Townsend and Karen Miscall-Bannon at the Yoga Center in Amherst, MA. Here, she developed a love for the Embodyoga® style of teaching and practicing, which incorporates tools for whole body and mind integration that can be used by practitioners of any style of yoga. Kathryn is currently working toward her 500-hour Embodyoga® certification as well as the 500-hour Yoga Medicine® certification, specializing in Yoga for Athletes.
In addition to her daily yoga practice, Kathryn is a recreational cyclist and bike commuter, runner, hiker of forests and mountains, and loves just about anything involving being outside and moving her body. She is constantly incorporating yoga into her athletic pursuits, and allowing those activities to inform her yoga practice.
Jeff Jacobs, BOC Ped, Foot Care Expert
In August 2016, Jeff traveled out and met with the JAM Fund crew to get all of the riders outfitted using his expertise and unmatched eye for feet! Each camper can be fitted for orthotics, with the price included in the camp entry fee. We believe riders need a solid foundation to build from. In cycling and especially cyclocross, that starts with your feet. We're very excited to have Jeff joining us.
Jeff Jacobs is the owner of Foot Dynamics and Advanced Casting Technology. Jeff is respected as a foot care expert and one of the country’s most skilled and knowledgeable fitters. He has participated in many Master Fit University advanced programs as well as clinical conferences in Pedorthics, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, and Podiatry. Jeff began his career as a Pedorthist in 1989 and became certified after attending the Pedorthics training program at the Orthotics and Prosthetics Center at Northwestern University Medical School. Jeff currently resides in Boise, Idaho, with his companion Cyndi and their cat, Carl.
Molly is the Team Manager of Aspire Racing and a writer for Bicycling magazine. She’s also the author of “Mud, Snow and Cyclocross,” “Saddle, Sore: A Women-Only Guide to You and Your Bike,” and “Fuel Your Ride.” When not traveling with the Aspire Racing crew, she and her husband Peter Glassford travel the country in search of good riding and new adventures while running their podcast, The Consummate Athlete. At the camp, Molly will be keeping the schedule on point, taking photos, and possibly speaking in one of our evening sessions.