Coaches

BJC provides a professional coaching staff that brings a high level of training and experience to the program. Our coaches include top-level racers, national champions, and veterans of the sport. All of them have a passion for junior cycling that fuels our success. All coaches are required to take BJC-provided training plus pass certifications in First Aid, Concussions, SafeSport, and Positive Coaching.

Pete Webber: Pete is BJC’s executive director and head coach. He’s been with BJC since 2013. Pete started pro mountain bike racing in 1993 and raced the World Cup circuit in the ’90s. Cyclocross became his niche and he’s a National and World Champion at the Master level. After his racing career, Pete worked for the International Mountain Bicycling Association for 12 years before becoming a full-time coach. Pete has been inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame for his bike advocacy work.

Lester Pardoe: Lester is BJC’s devo programs manager and senior coach. He started coaching with BJC before it even formally existed! In addition to his degree in Physical Education, Lester attended the highly regarded National Coaching Institute of Canada.  Lester has coached at all levels from grassroots to the Olympics, and is a certified coach across a multitude of sports. A 3x Olympic qualifier in speed skating, Lester has worked in sport development and education for Olympic Committees, multiple Olympic facilities, and numerous clubs and associations over the past 25 years. 

Joe Lewis: Joe is a lead coach and the high school programs manager for BJC. Originally from Australia, He’s an 11-year veteran of pro road cycling and currently races with Team Clif-Bar. Joe came to the US to race for the Holowesko-Citadel cycling team and decided to stay. Joe’s extensive experience helps all BJC athletes become the best version of themselves, on and off the bike.

Ben Robles : Ben is the lead coach for our Shredders enduro team. Ben came to Colorado from Arkansas but is originally from Mexico. Ben is currently pursuing a PHD in Mechanical Engineering from CU Boulder. Mountain biking has been in Ben’s life since he did his first race at 3 years old. Ben is extremely passionate about mountain biking and is excited for the opportunity to share that passion with the BJC team.

Lydia Tanner: Lydia is a Boulder native and was in the first ever class of BJC athletes. A graduate of Montana State and University of Denver, she has raced at all levels of mountain biking, including the World Championships. She’s a Content Editor at Training Peaks.

Michael Robson: Australian Michael Robson’s whole life has been on two wheels. From motorcycle racing at a young age to BMX, track racing in Australia, road racing in Europe, MTB and cyclocross racing, Michael brings a comprehensive background in bicycles and cycling to BJC and sees the program as not just an avenue to develop cyclists but also as a platform to help parents raise great human beings. Michael has been involved with BJC since 2012. 

Margell Abel: A 3x National champ, Margell has been racing bikes for almost three decades. Margell has a wealth of experience including 11 years as coach for the CU women’s road team. Margell loves coaching cross in the fall and watching the kids learn new skills. Margell loves the way the kids live in the moment and inspire her at every practice with their kindness and camaraderie.

Molly Madden: Molly is a prominent BJC alumni and MTB racer. She was a standout on the Boulder High MTB team, and a recent graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder where she studied Molecular Biology and was an officer for the CU Mountain Bike Team. She races for the Tokyo Joe’s Team. 

Scott Tietzel: Scott is a longtime BJC veteran and has coached MTB, cyclocross, and road. He’s done nearly everything on a bike, from European road racing to mountain biking, cyclocross, and gravel grinders. Scott’s day job is at Cuore, the same company that provides BJC kits.

Kay Tuttle: Kay is a veteran coach in our devo MTB programs. She has helped coach the Boulder High Mountain Bike team since 2014 and also coaches summer camps in Wyoming. She has raced cross country, endurance, and enduro races in Colorado, South Dakota, Arizona, Germany, Austria, and France. But her favorite part of mountain biking is just being outside having adventures with family and friends. She also teaches art at Metropolitan State University.

Brett Poulton: Hailing from the northern suburbs of Chicago, Brett was balancing on two wheels when he was two years old and grew up racing the Wisconsin Off Road Series. He found success racing cross country and was a Cat 1 racer by the time he was 15, ranking 1st in the nation multiple times as a junior. Brett moved to Boulder, CO to pursue a degree in Chemistry and Atmospheric Science. Eventually he found himself as the Vice President of the CU Cycling team and began coaching with BJC in 2017. He enjoys coaching his young riders through technical areas of both trail and life, and has true passion for imparting these life skills in a meaningful way.

Nick Carlucci: A Boulder local, Nick started mountain biking during his freshman year of college and quickly became very passionate. Nick raced at the collegiate level and has recently decided to focus on Enduro. Nick is looking forward to working with the athletes at BJC and hoping to pass on his experience and continue to learn.

Trevor Green: Trevor has been riding bikes in Boulder since he was a toddler. He raced 3 seasons in the NICA high school MTB league for Boulder High School. Trevor currently competes in downhill, enduro and slalom for the University of Colorado Boulder. A gravity specialist, Trevor specializes in jumping and technical riding. He looks forward to passing on his skills to BJC participants.

Yannick Eckmann: Originally from Germany, Yannick raced both road and CX professionally for 7 years. Yannick is looking forward to the CX season and hoping to draw from his wide variety of experience to help all BJC athletes succeed. Scott’s day job is at Cuore, the same company that provides BJC kits.

Athlete Wellness and SafeSport is a high priority for BJC. We’re proud to have earned Gold Level Certification, the highest level available.