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!
As an athlete, Rob has been running and participating in triathlons for over 30 years; competing at all distances from sprint to Ironman triathlon. Rob is a top age group triathlete with dozens of podium finishes. Rob represented Canada at the 2008 Duathlon World Championship in Rimini, Italy and recently raced to a third place age group finish at Ironman Lake Placid 2016.
Over the years, Rob’s had the opportunity to train with a variety of run, swim and triathlon clubs. He has been fortunate to work with many excellent coaches and mentors. From an athlete’s perspective Rob has learned what it means to receive great coaching. Rob himself 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, getting faster or standing on the podium, Rob is excited to share his knowledge and experience to help you achieve your goals.
When not training on the road, you’ll find Rob running or enjoying his mountain bike in the trails around Oakville.
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.
Ever since his father introduced Ryan to the freedom of the open road at age 13, it has been his dream to turn his passion on two wheels into his purpose in life.
In June 2012 Ryan raced 4,418 km solo, from Banff to Mexico in the Tour Divide – considered the longest and toughest mountain bike race in the world. In 2008, he became the youngest Canadian to ever finish the Race Across America – considered the toughest sporting event in the world by Outside magazine. Previously, he cycled 25,000 km from Alaska to Argentina in pursuit of a new world record, and rode 14,000 km around North America for charity. The list goes on.
"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."
You can learn more about Ryan's adventures at www.ryansdream.com
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.