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Club meeting-Brady Irwin-Preparing for a century ride

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7:30 PM
Mudville Grille-St. Nicholas
3105 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL  32207
Club Meeting
Registration is not Required
Our speaker will be Brady Irwin, owner of City Cycle.

A century can be a very intimidating event for many cyclists. If the thought of riding a distance where the miles hit triple digits or spending half of a day pedaling is daunting, don't fear! Brady will go over key factors such as training, nutrition and hydration to help prepare you for a successful century.

Hometown: Topeka, KS
Resides in: Tallahassee, FL
Education: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Kansas State University
Currently held Licenses/Certifications: Level II USA Cycling Coach, Trek Certified Road fit specialist

At a young age Brady participated in his first cycling events from short BMX style races and century rides.  Brady fell in love with the competitive side of endurance sports in high school though where he ran cross country(5K) and the two mile on the track.  In college, he came back to cycling to continue to train and stay in shape but most importantly race.  Brady has raced road, mountain bike, and cyclocross, and loves getting out on the ‘cross course and mixing it up.

In 2012, Brady competed in Race Across America on a four person team.  This 3,000 mile adventure meant little sleep riding at all hours of the day and through any elements that mother nature might throw at him and his team mates.  After all that was thrown at them the team finished 4th overall with a time of 6 days 2 hrs and 8 minutes.

2016 brought a new year and another great experience.  The Tallahassee half marathon was Brady’s re-entry back into the running world and between the training and finishing with a 1:33.15 his love for running was rekindled.

Sports: cycling & running
Sports Coached: cycling, running, triathlon & motorsports
Why do you coach: “Seeing an athlete achieve their goals after months or years of hard work and dedication is very rewarding.”

Coaching highlights:

  • Coach since 2004
  • 2015 – Coach to master’s National Cycling Champion
  • 2008-2009 advisor/bike fitter for Colombia es Pasion U23 team
  • 2008  Coach for Phil Keoghan for MS Ride across America
  • Coach to 2 time National Champion Pete Butler

Athletic Accomplishments:

  • 2016 Tallahassee Half marathon – 1:33.15
  • 2012 Race Across America fourth Place Finisher (four-man team) 6d 2h 8min
  • 2010 Race Across the West Finisher & Record Holder (four-man team)
  • 2008 Cyclocross Nationals
  • 2005 Collegiate Road Nationals

Brian Reyes will have Club swag available for sale. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Arrive at 6:30 PM and enjoy dinner with your cycling friends. In addition to the Mudville Grille's usual menu, there will be some specials. Or just come for the meeting at 7:30 PM.