• About

    HellyerTed Burns started writing under the pen name Hellyer to promote the Testarossa Velodrome Challange and memorialize the John E. Peckham Points Race.  After creating a successful Twitter and Facebook promotional vehicle for Hellyer Velodrome he started writing for NCCN in 2009 and helped Mike revive the site in 201o in order to cover the rich local racing scene.  You can reach him via email at norcal [at] love.com. Ted thinks he’s the funny one and can really best describe himself in three words….

    Chris H-D – Chris Harland-Dunaway grew up in the town of Moraga and now lives in Palo Alto.  He is a recent UC Davis grad and NorCal racer on Marc-Pro Strava. Chris has big ideas and when they work their way into a post it’s like printing money.

    Ellen Sherrill – Ellen lives up in the mountains around Tahoe and descends down into the wetlands when she decides it is time to win some bike races. In addition to her writing skills she races for Metromint on the road the summer, and medals in single speed cyclocross nationals each year in the fall. You can find out more about Ellen and her coaching business at http://bikecoachellen.blogspot.com/

    Blake Anton –  Blake is a handsome, hirsute, hill-climbing  (kidding!) Team Clif Bar rider enjoying his halcyon cycling days. Blake is the ultimate gear snob, with an uncanny ability to remember every detail of a rider’s bike and componentry, but not his or her name. Aside from his active cycling career, which includes both racing and officiating, Blake enjoys architecture, photography, small-scale horticulture, beekeeping, and world traveling.

    Hernando – (Founder) Mike Hernandez is a long time racer, promoter, and cycling advocate.  Mike started NorCal Cycling News, with the help of Sabine Dukes of Velo Bella fame, after he discovered his local blog covering some of his exploits in the NorCal Racing Scene were being followed by legions of fans across the globe.  Mike is a passionate advocate of supporting women and young athletes as well as a central figure in the burgeoning racing scene at Hellyer Velodrome. Mike’s race series at Hellyer Velodrome, the Friday Nite Fights, is one of the most popular mid-week cycling events in the United States.  Mike thinks he’s the clever one…

    Cranking Glass – Tim Westmore is the coolest dude in the world.  He is a mild mannered engineer by day, but when the weekend starts he is a cycling writer and photography machine.  Support Tim by going to his website and picking out some of your favorite photos! You can find all of Tim’s work online at http://www.argentumimago.com/

    Alex Chiu – Alex is one of the top NorCal race photographers. At some point in the last year he started sending in race reporting with his photos, and his career as a journalist was born. He’s new at this and not as used to dealing with partisan emails at Ted, so make sure to be nice to him when you see him. Check out his photos and buy tons of them!

    Nate Dunn – Nate Dunn has always been passionate about understanding human performance. What started as a fascination with heart rate monitors in high school led to the completion of his Masters Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from CSUS and the founding of his cycling and endurance sports coaching business Data Driven Athlete. He can typically be found reading exercise physiology research, talking excitedly about athletic performance with clients, or backpacking around the NorCal wilderness with his wife and young daughter

    Matt Beebe – Like the NorCal lion? Matt’s the designer. Matt Beebe is a former IDEO designer and has been working with mobile devices for several years. He has designed several cycling kits and a few other other cycling products, in addition to the NCCN logo. Before becoming an insanely proud father, Matt was an avid racer, and specialized in time trials. These days Matt races cyclocross and is a founding team member of several start ups. Sometimes he gets talked into writing a review.

    Alumni who will return to us one day: Flandria, Lisa Mueller, Drew Juiliano

    NorCal Cycling News – Our goal is to create entertaining information source that covers Northern California’s men and women’s elite level race scene as if it were it’s own country.  Which it should be.  Like New Zealand.  Or Andorra

    We are always on the look our for the following…in order of priority

    • Race results and gossip
    • Writers – we pay a lot! Kidding… still – contact us if interested
    • Photographers
    • Race video
    • Sponsorship and advertising leads