Specialty & Certification
Road,Mtn,CX, Centuries,Fitness, Speedskating,Derby Adaptive and Physically Challenged Athletes U.S. Paralympic Cycling National Team Coach U.S. Military Adaptive Cycling Coach USA Cycling Level 1 Retul Certified Bike Fit Specialist.
Over the last 39 years, Rick has been skating & cycling competitively as well as developing & practicing his coaching style. 1979 marked the start of his coaching education under USA Roller Sports and in 2000 he joined Carmichael Training Systems and USA Cycling as an Elite Level Coach.
Beyond being a personal coach for a wide variety of able-bodied athletes, Rick also develops cyclists with physical challenges using handcycles, trikes, tandems, and upright bikes. He is currently a personal coach for several USParalympic National Team Athletes who competed and brought home medals from the Paralympic Games in LONDON 2012.
Coach Rick has been Head Coach for the Paralympic Cycling Development Camps since 2005 and Assistant Coach for the ParaCycling National Team High Performance Program since 2008. He is currently, Head Coach for Team USA at the Invictus Games. Coach for the United States Air Force Warrior Games Cycling Team,Team PossAbilities handcyclists, and administers entry-level adaptive cycling camps through the USOC Paralympic Military Program. He is very proud to have been part of the coaching team at the Paralympic Games in both London and Rio de Janiero, and looks forward to developing athletes who are on track for Tokyo 2020!
In 2011, Coach Rick and Dr. Jan Babington, PhD (his wife) were co-presenters at Disabled Sports USA’s “Adapt 2 Achieve” Conferences in both San Diego and Chicago.
Through their business, Positive Moves, Dr. Jan and Coach Rick provide holistic athletic and nutritional programs.
Coach Rick is a Certified Retul™ bike fit specialist and a sound therapist using Acutonics.
Coach Rick states: “I competed on skates and bikes from 1974 – 2006 and accumulated several State Championships and was the National Inline Skating Marathon Champion in 1997, but this pales in comparison to the satisfaction I receive from the fact that my athletes have achieved everything from Personal Bests to World Championships and Paralympic Games Medals. I am happy and proud to be a part of every one of their success stories!”
Custom-Built Training Plan
Plan is built around your available training hours, prior experience in the sport, and current fitness level. Plan includes a Training Log and file analysis via Power and/or Heart Rate data. Also, phone consultation 2-3 time per month to discuss training details, goal-setting, nutrition, strategy, tactics, equipment, etc.
BIKE FITTING SERVICES
Customized Sport performance plans for all levels:
Children to Adults | Able-bodied to Adaptive | Recreational to Olympic and Paralympic