Based in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, the team practices and races cyclocross in the Fall/Winter and rides mountain bikes in the Spring/Summer. The team welcomes all ages -particularly youth and masters - and genders. 

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coaching philosophy

The HammerCross coaching philosophy is to get lots of kids And Adults on bikes in a playful environment. Principals include giving best effort and focusing on the things you can control. At practices, we organize around basic handling skills. Depending on the cyclist (beginner to advanced), coaches customize for specialized skills and motivation. 


Coach Don Rose

Don has been coaching youth for 20+ years. Having grown up as a competitive sailor, he has transitioned to triathlon - including Ironman - and cyclocross. He believes that the key to engaging youth in exercise is to have lots of fun. Don works at the UNC School of Medicine mentoring/coaching faculty in startups. 




Bryan is an avid mountain biker who grew up in BMX. He is involved in coaching both the youth cyclocross and mountain biking initiatives. His coaching style is to be well prepared with specific skills for each race. Bryan works in marketing at a technology startup. 



Coach Chris Mumford

Chris started coaching youth 30+ years ago in soccer and transitioned to cyclocross and mountain biking 3 years ago. He has raced in over 60+ triathlons and 50+ cyclocross races. His core values include being well prepared, finding flow and grit. Good outcomes usually follow. He was a Division 1 NCAA athlete. Chris is involved in health care and consumer products startups and is a professor of practice at the Kenan-Flagler business school of UNC Chapel Hill.