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“I had little cycling and no racing experience, but five months before the Leadville 100. I began to implement Dean’s program on a stationary bike in my Manhatten apartment. His commitment, knowledge, and consistenly sound advice allowed me to finish the race in a little over 11 hours—far better than my expectations. Dean is a highly qualified coach.”
“I was a competitive athlete in college. 20 years and 25 lbs later I decided I wanted to do the Leadville 100 mountain bike races as a way to focus myself and get back in shape. Dean taught me about technique, nutrition and helped to get me into some of the best shape of my life. We have done Leadville twice, La Ruta twice, raced the Cape Epic together and countless other events in between. Dean not only taught me a lot about how to race a bike, he also taught me a lot about myself. I am grateful to have him as a coach and a friend.”
“I was lucky to meet Dean Hill in the summer of 2019. He had been recommended by so many people. I had very little cycling experience and my height (6 ft 6) and my weight ( 290 lbs) didn't exactly fit the profile of a cyclist. Dean had the patience and perseverance to stick with me. We put a training plan together that encompassed many hours of riding accompanied by a strong nutrition plan. 5 months later we were doing an 84 mile Gran Fondo and climbing 8,400 feet. I consider Dean the best coach I have ever had.”
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As athletes ourselves we understand the hard work and focus that goes into achieving results above and beyond what you thought was possible. We take pride in in continuing to challenge ourselves athletically setting and reaching towards new goals which allows us to remain in tune with the process, the demands and the results.
Dean pursued a cycling path that began in Australia including national level placings in BMX followed by a move to road cycling and racing at the elite level. Following a break of some 10 years and a move to the U.S.A, Dean returned to racing targeting elite mountain bike cross country and endurance which has seen him compete in many of the toughest MTB single day and multi day stage races across the globe. Coaching since 2009, Dean has committed full time to the coaching pathway working with a mix of world tour professionals, domestic pros and amateur cyclists.
Born on the ocean and embraced by the mountains, Steve’s style is defined by variety. His deep passion for the mountains exposed itself first in rock climbing and alpinism where Steve sought adventure on the edge and a mastery of the mind to outperform risky situations and find true adventure. He found fitness became the key to progression which lead to his pursuit of ultra trail running, speed mountaineering and ski mountaineering. While supporting runners in their ultra distance endeavors, Steve was introduced to the personal satisfaction gained from coaching and assisting his peers’ success.
Former pro cyclist Rachel Beck knows how to do hard things--and she knows how to motivate clients to meet their goals with a hefty helping of grit and just the right amount of humor. An Ivy League graduate and collegiate varsity rower, she has lived in Aspen for 15 years and is raising three mountain-obsessed kids, all strong athletes in their own right. Rachel has logged gutsy wins at the Bailey HUNDO, the WEDU 50, the Leadville Stage Race, and the Aspen Power of Two (both in summer on the bike and in winter on skis). But her greatest athletic achievement has been five successful finishes at the Leadville 100, including a sub-9-hour ride. Leadville is Rachel’s kind of race: the tougher, the better. Trained as a biologist, Rachel has a nuanced understanding of exercise physiology and nutrition and is guided by a deep love of the mountains in all their seasons.