“Wenzel Coaching cycling, running, and triathlon coaches work with road cyclists, mountain bikers, triathletes, cyclocross racers, endurance runners, skiers, adventure racers, and combination athletes. We coach athletes for everything from weight loss, to beginning riding and racing, to personal records, to World Championship competition. Chances are we have a coach in your event specialty who can bring you to a peak performance.”
Head Coach, Kendra Wenzel, has been instrumental in my success on and off the bike. As a former professional cyclist and coach, she has years of first-hand knowledge and experience coaching athletes from beginners to elite. What I love most about Kendra is that she understands what it’s like to be in th shoes of a professional female cyclist and she customizes a plan to meet my personal and team goals, while understanding the physical and mental demands of being a pro athlete.
WEST END BIKES
“No matter who you are, or where you want to ride, West End Bikes can match you with the perfect bike to take you there – and maybe a whole lot further. From beginners just looking to get started, to hard core bike commuters, to accomplished racers looking for uncompromising custom builds, we’ve got you covered. A sincere passion for cycling permeates this building, and you’ll spot it right away in our staff. We’ll work with you to find the perfect bike to suit your needs, and our Body Geometry Fit Services will make you at one with your bike. We have a comprehensive selection of parts, apparel and equipment on hand to meet any need, and our skilled service team will keep you rolling smoothly for miles and miles.”
I’ve been a West End Bikes customer for the past few years and will never go anywhere else. The shop mechanics are detail-oriented, experienced, knowledgeable and down-to-earth. Joe Holcomb is the shop’s professional bike fitter and has fit me for my road and Time Trial bikes over the past 3 seasons. He’s personable, listens and spends time to get to know you as he helps you find the balance between performance and comfort. Joe is also the only Certified BG FIT technician in Oregon. The staff welcome you with open arms. Regardless if you’re searching for your first bike or a professional cyclist, West End offers something for everyone.
“Hosmer Chiropractic Health was founded in 2007 by Dr. Seth Hosmer, and is located in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. They offer treatment for a wide variety of conditions including:
- Sports Injuries
- Chronic Pain
- Car Accidents
- Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- General Musculoskeletal Aches and Pains
- Repetitive Overuse Injuries
Their treatment approach is based on three main principles:
- Understand the patient, their medical history, and goals for treatment
- Provide safe and effective treatment
- Educate the patient so that they understand their condition, and learn how to minimize the likelihood of a future recurrence”
I’ve been a patient of Hosmer Chiropractic Health for the past five years and visit the facility for both chiropractic work and sports massage. Whenever I’m in town and need to get the kinks worked out, I see one of their trusted LMTs who truly understand the problem areas I experience on the bike. I’ve seen the chiropractic doctors in tandem with the LMTs after bike-related crashes and repetitive injury as well. What I love about their philosophy is that they offer chiropractic and massage work in one session, and also show their patients self-massage and stretch techniques. Check them out today and you won’t be disappointed!
“Aaron Gustafson LMT, CAMT II, Reiki Master shares Integrative Myofascial Therapy, Advanced Myofascial Techniques, Massage, and Energywork to aid healing, growth and progress.” See Transcend Body work in action- Just 90 seconds to watch a whole hour at Transcend Bodywork.
I’ve been seeing Aaron over the past year to aid in my healing from race crashes that I’ve had over the past few seasons, foot-related health and overall body work off the bike. Aaron masters in a unique approach to working through body ailments by triggering the root issue first and integrating life-style changes through therapy and off the bike homework. He uses visualization therapy and several techniques to help with the healing process. Aaron has helped me gain strength and work out my imbalances on and off the bike. He’s outstanding! Check out his video (above) to get an idea of what an hour at Transcend Bodyworks can do for you!
MELINDA HALPERN, SPORTS THERAPIST
“GritPerformance fills the gap between hard work and mental strength. All sessions are led by Melinda Halpern, Licensed Professional Counselor and trained EMDR therapist. Melinda has experienced both the thrill of success and the challenge of adversity as an athlete throughout her life, battling her own addictions to running, skiing, swimming, yoga and recently mountain biking. As a coach and instructor Melinda speaks the language of an athlete while implementing brain based research skills for success.”
I’ve been seeing Melinda this past off-season to help me balance my pro and personal life on and off the bike. She has helped me cope with the mental challenges an athlete can face in the sport and on-going activities to be a successful athlete.
AZAD TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS
“One of AZAD Technology Partner’s core values has always been to support both local and global communities by giving back at every opportunity, and is proud to be an active supporter of the cycling community.
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My family members, Lydia “Mimi” Hughes and Marty Lloyd who have been fundamental supporters of my cycling career and truly believe in my potential. I wouldn’t be able to be where I am today without your help and support.