• Alex LePage
    Alex LePage CX | Road

    Hometown: Wyomissing, PA

    Current Residence: Berwyn, PA

    Why I race: Committed to an active lifestyle for its many benefits, I enjoy racing for the structure, challenges, feedback, and community.  They keep me rolling along.

    Memorable Cycling Moment: Tour of the Battenkill – all of them.

    Likes: Family, Food & Wine, the Outdoors – especially when viewed from the saddle.

    Dislikes: Suffering (the non-bike kind).

  • Bruce Hotaling
    Bruce Hotaling CX | Road

    Hometown: Mt Kisco, NY

    Current Residence: Wayne, PA

    Why I race: Challenge of a faster lap, a better result.

    Memorable Cycling Moment: Racing with the Whalens and Sleepy Hollow.

    Likes: Long rides with great coffee stops.

    Dislikes: When people forget what’s important about being on the bike.

  • Chris Coccia
    Chris Coccia CX | MTB

    Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

    Current Residence: Paoli, PA

    Why I race: To test myself.

    Memorable Cycling Moment: Early days of training I rode from Williamsburg to Richmond VA and on the way back I ran out of water, I was also bonking but didn’t really know what that meant. I found a gas station and used my emergency $1.00 to buy a bottle of water. Two miles later I couldn’t pedal or see straight, I rolled onto the grass, put my helmet under my head and fell asleep. When I woke up I forced myself back onto the bike and dug in so deep just to pedal the few miles back to the motel. I believe I recovered with half a loaf of bread.

    Likes: People (mostly), bikes, comedy, food.

    Dislikes: Driving, the lowest common denominator, the easy way out.

  • Dan Lichtenberger
    Dan Lichtenberger CX | MTB | Road

    Hometown: Boiling Springs, PA

    Current Residence: Wilmington, DE

    Why I race: For that moment at the end of a race, when everything moves in slow motion, and the race is decided.  Get’s  my heart pumping just thinking about it.

    Memorable Cycling Moment: The day in 2013 when I decided to get back on the bike after 7 years off.  Everything hurt.  60 lbs later it still hurts, but in a good way.

    Likes: Cold beer, especially after long summer rides while hanging out in the back yard with the family.

    Dislikes: Rain on the weekend and when the coffee runs out.

  • Hector Hernandez
    Hector Hernandez CX | MTB | Road

    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

    Current Residence: Wallingford PA

    Why I race: Because I like to compete and I appreciate the process and science behind the training that prepares you for competition. I also like the tactical and strategic aspects of racing. I like knowing that the strongest rider does not always win.

    Memorable Cycling Moment: Garret County Grand Fondo Diabolical Double. Pinecone, first road race.

    Likes: Long rides with friends. Quality time with family. Good beer.

    Dislikes: When I’m not able to ride outdoors. Traffic and ill mannered motorist.

  • John Knisely
    John Knisely CX | Road

    Hometown: State College, PA

    Current Residence: Media, PA

    Why I race: I love to compete and push my body and mind to higher levels.

    Memorable Cycling Moment: Crushing it up Hurricane Ridge on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington on a beautiful sunny day with friends.

    Likes: 100+ mile rides, Strava, fast crits, flying, food, being outdoors.

    Dislikes: Driving places to ride a bike, unshaven legs.

  • Justin Wheeler
    Justin Wheeler Road

    Hometown: Naples, FL

    Current Residence: Wynnewood, PA

    Why I race: There’s a part of me that only finds expression in racing – in the hyperfocus, the need to make quick decisions, the interplay of preparation and chance, the ease of motion when it goes right.

    Memorable Cycling Moment: Losing my car key on the hairpin turn at the 2017 Bear Mountain Classic and trying not to go hypothermic in the cold rain while waiting for it to make its way back to me. Thanks, officials!

    Likes: Sleep, sushi, being with my wife, kids and dogs.

    Dislikes: Squats. Cocktail parties.

  • Nathan Tressler
    Nathan Tressler CX | Road

    Hometown: Mill Run, PA

    Current Residence: West Chester, PA

    Why I race: For the endorphins.

    Memorable Cycling Moment: Cycling on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. The views were incredible and the descents seemed like they lasted for hours.

    Likes: Long climbs, hockey, running, and pierogies.

    Dislikes: Swimming, country music, and cucumbers.

  • Tom Peacock
    Tom Peacock Road

    Hometown: Wheaton, IL

    Current Residence: Media, PA

    Why I race: To improve my skills, get faster, work with a team toward a common purpose, and see how I stack up against other racers.

    Memorable Cycling Moment: Garrett County Savage Century — 102 miles, 12,700 feet of climbing, on a rainy day, in a downpour between miles 80 and 95, with a 2-mile climb at the end.

    Likes: The feeling of flow in a paceline where bikes and riders become one bio-mechanical organism, enthusiasm, original thinkers, Margaritas (up in a Martini glass), Led Zeppelin and Neil Young, chocolate chip cookies.

    Dislikes: Drivers who pass too close, cynicism.

  • Randall Calvert
    Randall Calvert CX | MTB | Road | Tri

    Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

    Current Residence: Glen MIlls, PA

    Why I race: I enjoy training and for me the races are the icing on the cake.

    Memorable Cycling Moment: Racing Ironman St. George in 2012 with wind gusts up to 40 mph.

    Likes: Group rides with the West Chester Cycling Club and having a few beers with my family and friends.

    Dislikes: Rainy Saturday mornings.

  • Sean McLaughlin
    Sean McLaughlin CX | MTB | Road

    Hometown: Stow, MA

    Current Residence: West Chester, PA

    Why I race: To measure whether all the time I spend training has paid off.

    Memorable Cycling Moment: Racing the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic.

    Likes: Time with my family, Mexican food, listening to music, and a clean bike.

    Dislikes: Traffic.

  • Steve Karaszkiewicz
    Steve Karaszkiewicz CX | Road

    Hometown: Hartford, CT

    Current Residence: West Chester, PA

    Why I race: At the sound of the gun, all your nerves turn to adrenaline.  That adrenaline rush gives me focus, and it allows for me to be fully immersed in a race.  There’s no better feeling in cycling!

    Memorable Cycling Moment: Winning the Cat 4/5 Mount Joy Road Race in 2015.  I was in utter disbelief when there weren’t anymore racers to pass right before crossing the line.

    Likes: Exploring new areas on my bike, playing sax and bass guitar, hiking, and Mexican food.

    Dislikes: Left lane drivers, crossing wheels, and mayonnaise.

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