It does not take a newbie mountain bike rider long to realize the value and importance of having a good connection with professional bike mechanics and coaches.  Since most bikers are always looking to improve their bike riding skills and fitness, it is a huge benefit to have a good relationship with a potential biking coach and consultant.

If you live in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area, I want to recommend an experienced coach and mechanic who has been a helpful consultant for me in many areas of biking.

Todd Hunter is a USA Cycling certified coach with over 25 years of racing experience in mountain bike and cyclocross. Todd started racing BMX in North Carolina at age 11 and quickly established himself as a fast rider, winning many regional and national events across the US. He is also a former NC Cyclocross State Champion and places consistently in the top 5 in the Southern Classic XC MTB Series, Cat 1. As of the last few months, you will see his consistent top placements in the North Carolina Cyclo-Cross Series.

You can read more about Todd and reach him from his Wenzel Coaching page.