Team Members

Cheer Bear

Team Mascot

I love bike racing! I go to as many races as I can and cheer on my team and all the racers. I even raced last year in Bend! I love rainbows, skittles, ponies, hugs and making people smile. Come by our team tent and say hi! Instagram: @swiftcheer

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Matt

Team Director

I’ve been involved in competitive cycling for the past 10 years.  To me cycling has always been more than “just another sport”, it is about: people, culture, science, panache, transportation, community and athletic talent.  As the director of Swift Racing PDX, it is my privilege and honor to bring others to appreciate diverse attributes that competitive cycling has to offer.

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Drew

Assistant Team Director

This will be my first year with Swift after many years with Hammer Velo and the River City JV.  I race road and cross and am just getting into mountain biking.  I crash a lot.  I keep telling myself I am a climber, but reality suggests otherwise.  I have three beautiful little kids.  Due to their commitments I can barely…

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Halley

Art Director

Name: Halley (pronounced like Halle Berry, not Haley Joel Osment) I grew up in the weird isolated little town of Arcata in the heart of Humboldt County on the northern coast of California. I moved to Portland for college and have been here ever since. I’ve been riding for a few years and started racing some cyclocross last year. I…

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Simon

Shop Order Coordinator

Two years of cross racing under my belt. Ready to take the Masters C by storm this year!

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Cassie

Volunteer Coordinator

I previously associated sports with standing in the outfield in uncomfortable clothing as a small child, eating sunflower seeds, and hoping the ball never came in my direction. Racing bikes is a preferred activity because usually things are not being thrown at me. Also, I enjoy the breeze. While riding bikes for the purposes of exploration and transportation has been…

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Cory

Web Developer

Came from prior team “Go Bananas!” where I was the proud sole team member. I became enamored with the idea of racing bicycles in the mud after hearing about cyclocross for the first time in 2012.  Within 3 weeks I had my first race and that was all it took to get addicted.

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Katy

Nickname: La Guerita Race age: 36 Disciplines: Cyclocross; mountain biking Cross-training: rock climbing, napping Trivia: Lived at 12 addresses since graduating college, all on file with the FBI.  Sold my road bike to my mom, who competes in triathlons.  Considered becoming a professional french horn player.  Hold the family record (between Matt and me) for most cars damaged and fewest…

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Ben

I moved to Oregon in 1993 and that winter I tried my first bike race.  It was cold and muddy.  My sneakers kept slipping off my platform pedals and my long johns kept getting hooking on my saddle.  I didn’t try it again until 2011.  Now I race Masters A cyclocross, with some Cat 3 road mixed in.  This year…

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Justin

Race Age: 33 years old Disciplines: Road, cyclocross I moved to Portland from upstate NY because it was so bike friendly and I was a bit bike obsessed.  However, I never considered racing or even wearing Lycra until I learned what cyclocross was.  Now, I can’t get enough.  I’m looking forward to cx this year and endless miles of gravel…

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Todd

Todd “the Bod” Racing Age: 39 After 13 years in Portland, definitely calling it home, raised in Louisville, KY. Ride bikes for the fun and race for the camaraderie. Focus is enduro and cyclocross. Outside of cycling I enjoy camping & hiking with my wife & dog, fly-fishing and bourbon.

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Bill

Disciplines: XC MTB, Cyclocross, Road I grew up mountain biking in Corvallis, OR. I didn’t start racing until later in my life so I still have lots to learn. I like to keep things fun by riding in new places with the team, friends, my wife, or sometimes alone.

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Andy

I’m NW native with a passion for all things outdoors! I like to ride bicycles when I have time- my favorite kinds are skinny tire bicycles, but I also really like knobby tire bicycles! Been with the Swifts since Fall of 2014, and am still figuring out this whole bike racing thing, so I will start off in the Easy…

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Nico

This guy just became a registered murse so he could have four days off to cycle and play. Favorite pastimes include epic rides across abandoned mountain passes, and bouldering. Expect to see him competing in road, mountain and cross, and heckling your face from the sidelines of your race.

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Sara

Race Age: 28 This is my first year racing with a team. I’ve been in Oregon for 10 years and live to be outside. This season I will ride cyclocross and try to bring up the rear in some mountain races. My athletic background includes 10 years of competitive gymnastics and all the rock climbing I can get in when…

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Travis

Born deep in the bayous of Louisiana among crocodiles and shrimp boats in 1981, grew up in Battle Ground and Portland. He spent the last 8 years of his life in Tacoma where he cut his cycling teeth on the pothole-ridden, drive-by prone, chip sealed hills around the Puget Sound as part of Old Town Bicycle’s dirt and road teams. Travis met and…

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Jeff

Race age: 25 Disciplines: cyclocross, road I grew up in small town PNW and settled in Portland a few years ago after becoming enamored with the robust cycling culture here. When not racing and/or crashing into barriers I can be found staring deeply into my Garmin during intervals or at my local bar consuming recovery drinks.

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