Meet the Coaches
HEAD COACH & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Ross grew up riding bikes through ditches on the side of the road and exploring anything he and his brother could call a trail. At age 12, he joined the Earl's Cyclery Junior Team and began racing locally, then regionally. The Earl's Team evolved into Bliss Racing Development Team on which Ross rode competitively throughout college. While attending Allegheny College, he founded the cycling club and led group rides and traveled to races. Ross had several podium finishes in Collegiate National Championships and US National races as a semi-pro.
Upon returning to Vermont, Ross volunteered for several years as the team manager and coach for Bliss Racing. He also enjoyed leading bike-packing trips for youth at Kroka Expeditions, a wilderness living school in New Hampshire. Currently, he enjoys helping to build his wife's confidence on a mountain bike and is addicted to the Zen of finding the perfect flow on the trail.
Kelly is a local rider who has been pedaling up hills and jumping off rocks for the past fifteen years.
Kelly honed his mountain biking skills while attending Warren Wilson College and riding rugged singletrack in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
In 2011, Kelly and his wife completed an east-west alpine traverse of Switzerland on mountain bikes after which he was inspired to move to one of the mountain bike strongholds of America - Moab, Utah – where he rode and trained with some of the most skilled riders in the sport.
Kelly has worked all over the country as a trail crew leader, outdoor educator and camp counselor and is thrilled to share his enthusiasm for riding bikes with the next generation of Vermont riders.
Ryan grew up with a passion for two wheels. He was always the first one in his neighborhood to discover new spots to ride and places to build jumps or ramps from salvaged wood from nearby construction sites.
He learned how to build bikes at a young age with his first full build before the age of 10. Ryan competed in the local BMX scene in his hometown and soon this turned into a passion for trail and road biking.
Ryan navigated the crazy roads as a bike messenger in various locals in New England before landing in Stowe.
Ryan is excited to share his enthusiasm and experience for cycling and the outdoors with the younger pedallers!