About Coach Kolie
Kolie coaches athletes and teams of all disciplines at all levels. He's consulted for World Tour teams, is part of the WKO4 development group that creates and tests new and advanced cycling analytics, independently developed many unique analysis tools for road racers and sprinters, and educates other coaches.
Kolie is a lifelong cyclist, national championship medalist, and former Taekwondo instructor and competitor (3rd Dan; selected for international WTF and ITF competitions, and Junior Olympics competitor). He holds a BS in Biology from Boston University, where he focused on metabolism and physiology. This background gives him a scientific and fundamental understanding the unique optimization required for each individual that is reflected in his training methods.
About Coach Alex
Alex has trained and raced his butt off all over the US and Colombia, competing in stage races such as the Tour of the Gila and Green Mountain Stage Race, and climbing the longest climb in the world, Alto de Letras, all the while doing it on a completely plant-based diet. After finding cycling at The University of Massachusetts Amherst where he completed his undergraduate degree in Sustainable Community Development, he moved to Boston, MA and later Austin, TX, competing and moving up the ranks to category 1. Through his diverse training and racing experience, Alex has learned how to put in the hard work to be a successful bike racer. Alex has traveled to Medellin, Colombia on four separate occasions, experiencing some of the best training grounds and cycling scenes in the world.
With over 7 years of racing under his belt, Alex knows firsthand what it means to keep a healthy training-life balance and is excited to impart his knowledge to other aspiring bike racers. Alex is extremely passionate about diet and nutrition and has been vegan for over 10 years. He is also the head mechanic at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop in Jamaica Plain, MA, and will gladly answer all of your bike related questions. Alex comes to Empirical Cycling as a long time coached athlete and is looking forward to giving back all he has learned to the cycling community.