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Who We Are

We are passionate cyclists helping fellow cyclists build their passion.

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What We Do

Provide individualized coaching services, events, host training camps and instructional clinics.

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Our Commitment

Bringing faster to everyone we help.

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Zion Gran Fondo

The Zion Gran Fondo, which took place this past Saturday, proved to be an exciting and hard ride for our members in attendance. The 74 mile course was challenging as expected, but our riders were served up the additional challenge of strong winds, making for a day of head, cross, and finally tail winds.... The ride began in Springdale, UT, where the temperatures were a bit cooler and the wind only added to the chill. All riders took off at around 7:30am and headed straight into gusting head and cross winds for nearly three-fourths of the course. Nevertheless, our riders managed to help form the lead group which included Brenna and Moirin Nelson, two very strong young female cyclists. The wind continued to blow the entire ride but offered a bit of a break when the wind was finally hitting the riders’ backs on the climb back to Springdale. After a long day in the saddle, our riders had a successful finish with three in the top four places and 17 year old Moirin finishing second place overall. A big thank you goes out to Planet Ultra for putting on this great event, as well as many others. We are certain to be attending more of their events in the future.

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Standardized Training Plans

With the season underway, Faster Cyclist is looking forward to the long miles ahead. Some of the biggest races are yet to come, but we are nonetheless looking forward to our next few weeks of racing. Currently, Faster Cyclist is preparing for a weekend in California, where we will be attending the San Luis Rey Road Race and... LA Circuit race. Starting on April 16th in Bonsall, California, the San Luis Rey Road Race takes place on a 15.4 mile circuit, with rolling terrain. Categories will do multiple laps of the circuit, with the first part of the circuit being mostly downhill and climbing to the finish. The next day, we head to LA to the Los Angeles International Airport for the LA Circuit Race. Categories will be riding a 4 mile circuit, with rolling terrain, making for a fun and hard race. Looking ahead to the next event, Faster Cyclist will happily be attending the Zion Gran Fondo. This enchanting ride takes place on the roads of Southern Utah. The ride begins in Springdale, UT, and goes through and near Toquerville, Leeds, Quail Creek State Park, Sand Hollow Reservoir, and Hurricane. We will be extending the ride for a full century, riding the out-and-back to the Temple of Sinawava. This makes for a perfect ending for a long day of riding. The weekend of April 30th to May 1st provides a great weekend of racing again in California. It is the weekend of the Dana Point Grand Prix in Dana Point, California. As it is part of the USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour, there is certain to be plenty of well-known riders in attendance. With the many other activities included in the festival, it will certainly make for an exciting couple days of racing. The course, with a view of the Pacific Ocean, is 0.8 miles long and has 6 turns, completing the shape of a large L. The races will be fast, but provide many great views for spectators. The season will start heating up quickly now so stay tuned in for information on our upcoming events. Please feel free to contact us regarding any of the events or if you’re interested in joining us on our outings.

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JULY 14th - 23rdIntelligentsia Cup
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Location - Chicago, IL
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JULY 30thManhattan Beach Grand Prix
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Location - Manhattan Beach, CA
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Faster Cyclist is far more than your generic cycling business. It is our goal and duty to provide quality cycling coaching services that will help all athletes reach the level of fitness and competition they aspire to. It is our mission through our services, that competitive and noncompetitive athletes can come together to create a close-knit cycling community. This community is driven by our shared passion for cycling, and we use our services to help support that passion. Portraying a positive image plays a huge part in our community, as we hope that through our example, the sport of cycling can be improved. Please feel free to check out our services, community, membership, and team information.

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Richard Nelson

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Richard Nelson is a Level 1 certified USA Cycling coach with over 30 years of coaching experience and nearly 40 years of racing experience. Mr. Nelson has built his life around cycling, and has the knowledge, experience, and talent to share that passion with those with a desire to learn. This passion for cycling and teaching are the primary reasons why he founded Faster Cyclist, LLC in 2002. Richard Nelson began his athletic career at the age of 10 racing BMX. In high school, he ran long-distance on the track and field team. He continued racing cycling competitively throughout his early adult years, competing in BMX, road, mountain, and track events. He learned how to race from some of the best, and continued to mentor other young riders as he trained and raced all over the country. In 1989, Richard Nelson began what is now known as the ASU Collegiate Cycling Team. He became a USA Cycling coach in 2000 and has experience as a Nordic Ski coach. In 2012, Richard Nelson returned to the Southwest and it is here where he continues to build his passion for cycling. Whether it is in group rides or competitive events, Richard Nelson is eager to share his expertise.

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Individualized is key

"The personalized approach they take has made all the difference for me..."

-- Brenna Nelson, Athlete

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Supportive community

"The support of the Faster Cyclist community is second to none..."

-- Anonymous Athlete

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Big performance gains

"My performances have seen a positive change through the structured training plans..."

-- Moirin Nelson

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