Our line up of staff and coaches
Jeremy Powers is a four-time US national cyclocross champion and Pan American champion. He has been racing cyclocross since 2004, racking up over 95 UCI victories in the past decade. Jeremy helped create the non-profit development team, the JAM Fund, with longtime friends Alec Donahue and Mukunda Feldman. In June of 2019, Jeremy retired from professional racing to take a role with the Global Cycling Network as a presenter. Jeremy has taught at countless camps, created an instructional video "Jeremy Powers Cross Camp," and has spoken at many events about cyclocross, technique, racing and just about everything in between. “This is the camp I always wanted to host, it’s a dream come true that we’re able to do it again in 2019 and I’m so excited to welcome all my friends to coach with us and all our guests to ride, learn and relax with us in Western Massachusetts again this year!”
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 to make sure we all were trained perfectly. All those hours in planes, trains and cars, living the life of professional sport, we consider each other family."
Al's 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 the worlds top cyclocross talent directly through his non profit JAM fund and his day job as a coach: Ellen Noble, Stephen Hyde, Anthony Clark, Curtis White, Michael Van Den Ham and many others. His seemingly endless depth, expertise and guidance will leave a lasting impression on everyone attending.
Curtis is one of the biggest cyclocross talents in the United States currently. His second place at the elite national championships in December complimented by 21st place finish at the elite world championships along with being the current Pan American champion has placed Curtis in a very elite group of riders, especially for his young age of 24. Racing for Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld for the last 6 seasons, he currently lives in Duanesburg, NY. We’re really excited to have Curtis join us and bring his enthusiasm, talent and perspective to this years camp and… we’re gonna be checking in on his form as he prepares with us for his upcoming season!
Ruby is 21 years old, from Dundas, Ontario, and our first Canadian to join us as a coach, we’re really excited to have her! A three time U23 Canadian national champion, with 10 elite UCI win’s to her name so far. Ruby’s smile and energy come through in everything she’s a part of. Currently racing for Specialized adventure / 10 Speed Hero, Ruby joins us as one of several women who will be part of the camp through out the four days, her experience racing at the international level in both elite and U23 give her incredible depth and understanding of the sport from a women’s perspective, being able to give insight into everything she has accomplished so far in her young career is going to be an exciting addition to this year’s camp.
Nate is a world class mechanic, having worked for SRAM, JAM Fund, Neon Velo, Aspire Racing and as Jeremy’s personal mechanic for the past two years, Nate has been working on bikes at the highest level for a long time and is excited to bring his insight, experience and positivity to the camp. Nate lives about 30 minutes North of where camp is being held and will be the head mechanic for the camp and be looking after everyones machines day in and day out.
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 at the Yoga Center in Amherst, MA, and is working toward her 500-hour Yoga Medicine® certification, specializing in Yoga for Athletes.
In addition to her daily yoga practice, Kathryn is a recreational cyclist and 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.