Many years ago, at the age of thirteen, I entered my first bike race in Brookdale Park, New Jersey. I was hooked. I was fortunate to race at the top level of the sport in the United States and spent several seasons in Europe at the top amateur level, competing in many of the major stage races on the continent. I continued to serve the cycling community as a past president and board member of the US Bicycling Hall of Fame. I earned my first USCF (United States Cycling Federation) coaching certification in 1977, and I currently hold a USA Cycling Level 2 coaching certificate. I spent fifteen years coaching youth ice hockey, working with all levels of players, and I hold a USA Hockey Level 4 certificate (the highest level). I am the director and doach of Montclair Bikery Colavita Development, passing on training and racing knowledge to U23 athletes. I've watched and helped juniors move from beginners to the highest ranks in cycling. In the 2014 season I perfected my comeback by adopting my training philosophy, and earning the season-long 55 + Maxxis Garden State Cup. I repeated this success in 2015.
I've coached different types of athletes, from beginning riders finishing their first century to seasoned athletes wanting to move from an average result to a podium finish. In recent years I served as Director Sportif for four Tour d’ Abitibi Teams, with tour leadership experience dating back to the 1980s. I work with fitness to elite athletes who want to improve in endurance in running or cycling, helping them set and reach their individual goals.