Alex found cycling while attending college at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Originally just a way to get around campus, he began racing through the school’s cycling club and upon completing his first race was immediately hooked. After graduation he moved to Boston where he immersed himself in the New England racing scene, racing all of the classic races and eventually branching out all over the east coast. Alex spent 2017 in Austin, Texas, racing in the well-established scene there as well as in New Mexico and Arkansas, at the Tour of the Gila and Joe Martin Stage Race, respectively. He has also had the privilege of travelling to Colombia three separate times to train and race.
Having been a Bell Lap Athlete for over 5 years, Alex has had to learn how to balance being a dedicated cyclist with other things in life such as work, family, and relationships. Climbing his way through the ranks from a collegiate racer with little experience to a seasoned Cat. 1, Alex is well versed in what it means to see goals through to completion and knows well the sacrifices and dedication that process demands. Alex is excited to be able to turn the hard work he’s put in over the years into helping other athletes reach their goals, sharing with them the valuable lessons he’s learned along the way.
Alex currently lives in Jamaica Plain, MA and is the head mechanic and service manager at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, an independently owned shop that has been in business for almost 40 years. Alex is very passionate about diet and nutrition and has followed a vegan diet for almost 10 years. He loves big post-ride smoothies, eating lots of bananas, and likes to bring a big bag of dates on rides. He also plays the drums and lives in a vegan co-op house.