Petrina has been in the sport of cycling for over 20 years, although her background is quite diverse. She competed nationally in the pool with some of the best coaches in Canada who produced many Olympic champions. After taking a few years in transition to have fun running marathons and some triathlons, including Ironman, she then discovered road cycling and fell in love!
Petrina has raced all over North America including many provincial team projects, including Western and Canada Games where she was part of a strong medal winning team. After becoming one of Alberta’s strongest riders and Provincial Criterium Champion, she embarked on the “Petrina Pro Tour” where she lived in her car and traveled all over the western United States and Canada to compete in professional bike races with the strongest women in the sport.
Petrina's coaching resume is as diverse as her sport background; working with beginner cyclists, elite racers, the Canadian track team, and everything in between. She has a talent for creating programs that are fun and built for each individual to help them exceed their goals.
What she is best at is sharing her passion for cycling, focusing on little details that create big improvements in technique and speed, and getting in to people's heads, in a good way. After training with Petrina and the Cycling Centre you will be forever changed. Send her your goals and she'll help set you up with the program that will best meet your needs.
Tracey has been active in fitness and sports for over 20 years. As an OFC and BCRPA certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Leader, Strength Trainer and a mother, Tracey understands the commitment and dedication it takes to integrate fitness into a busy lifestyle. As a trainer, Tracey’s goals are to enhance the quality of life of her clients by educating, motivating and providing the tools to achieve and maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. An avid runner, cyclist, swimmer and skier, Tracey has competed in races from short distance to marathon distance as well as triathlons.
She has coached numerous running clinics from novice to experienced athletes, youth soccer and hockey players and is a firm believer that exercise should always be safe, but most of all fun. Tracey believes that we live in one of the most beautiful places on earth and what better place to stay active and youthful!
Rob has been running and competing in triathlons for over 30 years; racing all distances from sprint to full distance Ironman triathlons. Rob is a top age group triathlete who has represented Canada at Duathlon World Championships and is an Ironman podium finisher.
Over the years, Rob has had the opportunity to train with many excellent coaches and mentors and has learned all kinds of skills to become an excellent coach. Rob is an NCCP trained triathlon coach and enjoys working with athletes of all levels.
Whether you are looking for better fitness, finishing your first race or getting faster, Rob is excited to share his knowledge and experience to help you achieve your goals.
A two-time Ironman Finisher and experienced cycling coach, Stuart is dedicated to his family, his friends, his dog, and triathlon (the last three not necessarily in that order).
Having Stuart leading your ride means you will be entertained, it will be social, and you'll learn a whole bunch of stuff that you can use on and off the bike! In short, Stuart makes learning fun.
If there is a funny side to any situation you can trust Stuart to find it, which is why he is the leader in the Cycling Centre social media campaigns. Have a picture, video, quote, funny story you'd like to share? Then Stuart is your guy!
Be ready to be greeted with open arms, and a good chance you'll be called a duck as Stuart leads your pack.
Nat is truly excited about all things bicycle. He has won age group national championships in both road cycling and triathlon, medaled at professional road nationals, and rode for the first ever Canadian-based professional cycling team (Jet Fuel Coffee in 1997).
After 8 years making his living as a pro cyclist, Nat took a competitive break and bike toured from the Canadian Arctic to Patagonia, often travelling with his father. To date he has cycled in over 50 different countries on a 130lb bicycle and over 250,000 kilometres. The triathlon bug took hold in 2008 and he was the 15th place amateur at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI.
Starting in 2010, Nat spent three seasons working with the Canadian National Cycling Federation based in Europe coaching and supporting the Junior and U23 national teams.
Sean has competed around the world on both the roads and track for the National Cycling Team for seven years.
A triathlete in his youth, he turned to competitive cycling at 15 and has been hooked on the sport ever since. After seven years of elite racing, including stints with a few European teams and four world championship appearances, Sean hung up his racing wheels at the end of 2017 to return to Canada and finish his post-secondary education.
Highlights include becoming a double bronze medalist at the 2015 Pan Am Games (Individual Time Trial and Team Pursuit) in front of a loud home crowd in Milton.
Sean continues to ride for fun on the roads and trails, and is eager to share his knowledge with athletes of all levels or recount stories from his days of living the cyclist’s dream of competing with the best in the world.
Over 25 years ago on Scott's very first club ride as a young junior, he got dropped half way through and had to find his way back alone. Cold, wet, and disappointed from being left behind by everyone he saw a rider up the road waiting. One of the older Elite riders had stopped and waited to help escort him back. Scott was embarrassed and apologetic for “ruining” his training ride. The experienced rider told Scott that someday he would do the same for someone else. At that moment, Scott remembers thinking that he was crazy. (Funny thing, Petrina had the exact same experience her first year racing).
In the many years that have passed, Scott has been lucky enough to race with and learn from some great riders and coaches. From each of them he has learned some valuable lessons on the sport.
After many years of racing, he decided to get his NCCP Coaching in addition to BCRPA Personal Trainer Certification, and now shares the knowledge he has gained to help others become champions. Scott has raced and coached at an elite level, is a full time coach and cycling advocate, and wakes up every day excited to help other athletes work towards their goals.
On April 27th, 2018 we lost our dear friend, coach, and fearless leader Ryan to colon cancer. He was 35.
Ryan had a passion for life and adventure and had a way of pulling us all in with his energy and passion. He was modest, quiet, but the more you got to know him the louder he got! The more time you spent with Ryan, the more you were welcomed in to his heart and gifted with his humour.
When Ryan was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in August 2017 and progressed through treatments he included us in his journey with emotional updates that balanced positivity and humour, and for that we are thankful. Our love for Ryan will only grow stronger as we carry him in our hearts forever.
"The further I ride, the more I learn about the world. The greater the challenge, the more I learn about myself. And the more that I interact with those around me, the more clearly I see my purpose evolving." - Ryan Correy
You can learn more about Ryan's adventures at www.ryansdream.com and we encourage you to read his incredible book A Purpose Ridden.