Andy Clark (Director of Sports)
Coach Andy has over 20 years of experience racing and coaching cycling. He has raced professionally in Europe, South America, and on the U.S. domestic pro circuit. He also has a distinguished record as and Team Director and Coach with five national championships and over 60 national medals to his credit in road, mountain and cyclocross disciplines, as well as two World Championship medals. As a founding Board member of CYF, Coach Andy’s goal is to make cycling a fun life-long sport.
One of our original “Ride Along Dad’s”, Coach Chris has two boys in our program and has been coaching with Ciclismo for four years. Coach Chris defines himself not so much as a racer, but rather as someone who “likes to ride fast with friends.” He became a self-professed “bike geek” and early adopter of the mountain bike in college in the early ‘90s and has been looking for good people to ride with ever since. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Coach Chris works for the Greeley Fire Department as a paramedic/firefighter to buy the fuel and bike parts necessary to keep things rolling.
Unfettered by the bonds of professional cycling, Coach Dave has been free to pursue maximum fun through a 50-year career as a recreational cyclist, riding road, cross, touring and mountain bikes at random times and places. This is Coach Dave’s third year as a coach with the Ciclismo Youth Foundation, originally joining our group as a “Ride Along Dad” or RAD in 2012. When he is not on his bike, Coach Dave sometimes shows up for work as a consulting engineer for the National Park Service, and is a proud full-time father of two great kids who gratefully both ride better than their dad.
Coach Matt is one of our original RADs. He has been coaching with the Ciclismo Youth Foundation for four years. Coach Matt got his start racing BMX bikes in Pleasanton, California before moving to Fort Collins in 1992. Matt has extensive biking and outdoor experience. He served in the U.S. Navy before taking on the duties of a volunteer wild land fire fighter and EMT. More recently, Matt has enjoyed racing on the mountain, road and cyclocross as an amateur. Matt is the owner of Flow Fire Protection and Life Safety Technologies in Fort Collins specializing in fire sprinkler and fire alarm technologies.
Coach Brain has been a loyal “Ride Along Dad” with the Ciclismo Youth Foundation for over two years. This year, we welcome him to our coaching ranks. Coach Brian describes himself as recreational rider and enjoys introducing our young athletes to sport that they can enjoy with their families for a lifetime. Coach Brian grew up right here in Fort Collins and recently left a career in information technology to pursue his passion as a professional photographer. He also has a little app company that he just started.
Coach Tiffany has been riding mountain bikes and racing for a little over 5 years, the last two as a coach with the Ciclismo Youth Foundation. As a native from Billing, Montana, she has extensive experience in the outdoors and enjoys sharing her adoration of nature with our young riders. As an Emergency Room nurse at Poudre Valley Hospital, she brings a wealth of first-aid and first responder expertise to our team.
The Ciclismo Youth Foundation is pleased to welcome Coach Alex and his wealth of cycling knowledge to our staff. He recently retired from racing bicycles professionally for the Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by Maxxis. Coach Alex has a distinguished Pro career that spans over 10 years. He started his career racing mountain bikes at Fort Lewis College in Durango while studying Exercise Science. During his time there, Coach Alex won the Collegiate National Championship in the Omnium, Short Track and Cross Country. He grew up in the Mountains of Colorado, near Aspen, and enjoys playing outside in the high country whenever he can.
Coach Gary has spent his life watching his son (Jason) and his grandson (Skyler) compete on some of the biggest cycling stages in the world. So, we are excited to welcome him back to his second year as a coach with the Ciclismo Youth Foundation. Originally from Safford, Arizona, Gary moved his family to Fort Collins in the mid 70’s to pursue a career with Hewlett-Packard. Today, Coach Gary is the franchise owner of several local H&R Block offices. When Coach Gary isn’t on his bike, you can usually find him on the golf course or elk hunting.
Coach Kacey became interested in the Ciclismo Youth Foundation after racing at the New Belgium Short Track Races. Coach Kacey is happy to see kids excited about riding bikes and thinks it helps build their future. He is currently studying marketing and working at Jett MTB. Coach Kacey began racing motocross at just five years old, dabbling with BMX every once in a while. At 19, Coach Kacey discovered that mountain biking was an awesome way to stay active. When not on two wheels, Coach Kacey enjoys kicking the soccer ball around.
Coach Jenny’s love for riding her bike was kindled while she was training for half Ironmans while living in Austin. When she moved back to Colorado in 2011, Coach Jenny decided to start racing her mountain bike in cross country and endurance events. She also enjoys dabbling in the cyclo-cross scene in the Fall. In the summer of 2012, Coach Jenny lived in Lake City, Colorado and led mountain bike trips for Camp Red Cloud. She followed that up in 2013 as an assistant coach with the Salida High School Mountain Bike team. Coach Jenny absolutely loves sharing her passion for the sport with High School kids. The sport of mountain biking has greatly benefited her life and she is excited about encouraging young people as they ride and race.
Information on becoming a CYF Coach available here.