Bell Lap Coaching's founder, Steve Weller, has been coaching since 2004, and brings practical experience and a scientific background to his athletes.  He holds a BA from Dartmouth College in biology and physiology, and is both a USA Cycling Certified Coach and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

In his years of coaching, Steve has worked with hundreds of athletes, ranging from those using cycling as a fitness tool to professional and Olympic athletes racing domestically and abroad.  Under Steve's training and guidance, his athletes have achieved upgrades to every license category, numerous wins, and medals at National and World Championships in road, cyclo-cross, mountain biking and track.

After more than a decade of racing road, track, cyclo-cross and mountain bikes, Steve now focuses on helping his athletes reach their goals and athletic potential.  He most recently raced as a Cat. 1 for the BikeReg.com / Cannondale Elite team (formerly Fior di Frutta), managing the team after his retirement from racing.  Since stepping away from racing, Steve has volunteered with the Food Bank of Western Mass, and as member of the Board of Directors of the New England Bike Racing Association.  He now focuses his competitive drive on sweep rowing and sculling when he can, and designing challenging workouts on the bike and in the gym.

Steve lives in western Massachusetts with his wife Darcy, and two dogs, Elsa and Ingrid.  When not exploring the local roads, trails and rivers, Steve enjoys barbecuing, swimming in rivers, and taking his 40 year-old truck apart, and putting it back together.

Coach Steve leading the Pro Men's field at the Chris Thater Classic.

Coach Steve leading the Pro Men's field at the Chris Thater Classic.