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About this Group

SoCal Instructors

Jim Baross


Professional Bicycling Training, Seminars and Workshops: 1975, completed the Bikecentennial ’76 several-day workshop for transcontinental group ride leaders. I was accepted and assigned to lead two week-long group tours through Virginia to Kentucky, and Colorado to Idaho. 1986, certified as an Effective Cycling Instructor by the League of American Wheelmen. I was then re-certified by the League of American Bicyclists as a League Cycling Instructor (#185) when their name changed. 2002, named as a League Cycling Instructor Trainer/Coach and have conducted more than 25 training seminars for certification of League Cycling Instructors. 2003, completed the San Diego City Police Bicycle Skills Menu Course. 2003, completed University of California Institute of Transportation Studies Technology Transfer Program course “Design, Implementation and Operation of Bicycle Facilities” January 29-30, 2003; Instructors Michelle DeRobertis and Tim Bustos. 2014, completed “Understanding Bicycle Transportation” training provided in San Diego by the California Department of Transportation. 2014, accepted as Cycling Savvy Instructor after completing the Cycling Savvy Instructor course in Santa Ana, CA. Recent Employment History: 2014, contracted to provide bicycling training, League of American Bicyclists “Smart Cycling 101” to California Highway Patrol; Irwindale – January 2014, Sacramento – February 2014, and Hayward – March 2014, Sacramento - April 2015. 2014, provided bicycling California Vehicle Code and bicycling best practices to Oceanside Police Department staff; first session February 26, 2014 to motorcycle patrol officers, remainder of officers to be reached in the future. 2002 to present, League Cycling Instructor Coach for 25+ LCI training/certification seminars usually three per year, all in California. I have trained more than 230 League Cycling Instructors. Seminars I have coached have been held in San Diego, San Jose, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, San Jose, Alameda, San Luis Obispo, Sacramento, Morgan Hill, Fairfax, Oceanside, Bakersfield, Davis, and Palo Alto. 2011, Interim Executive Director – San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, www.sdbikecoalition.org.

Tom Bunn


I am a lawyer in Pasadena, California. I have been riding most of my life. I ride for recreation, alone or with friends, and once a week to my office. What I like about cycling is it allows you to go anywhere, under your own power.

brian cox


Brian Cox became engaged with the bicycle industry in the fall of 1971 as a high school sophomore in Keene, NH, looking for a way to earn some cash. He stayed in the retail side of the industry throughout high school and college, eventually being lured to the wholesale side of the industry in 1979 by Ben Lawee, of Lawee, Inc. (Univega and Motobecane) based in Long Beach, CA. He worked in all aspects of the company, from sales to purchasing to finance, before being recruited by Richard Long of GT Bicycles, Inc. in 1988. Mr. Cox managed the credit department of the fledgling regional company for 2 years, eventually becoming the national credit manager for the company. As GT Bicycles continued to grow, Mr. Cox turned his focus to the distribution portion of the business and was named the Vice President of Global Distribution Services for the publically traded company. In 2002, Mr. Cox left the wholesale side of the industry to return to retail as Vice President of Operations for Jax Bicycle Center, based in Irvine, CA. Jax Bicycle Center is a BRAIN top 100 retailer in the USA, in the top 10 retailers for Trek Bicycle Company, and a leading southern California bicycle retailer with 8 retail locations. Mr. Cox served on the board of directors for the CBC for 7 years and is currently on the board of directors for the Orange County Bicycle Coalition. He has attended numerous National Bike Summits, and assisted in launching the first California state summit in 2005. He has been married to his wife Lori for 31 years, has two sons, Duncan and Mason, is a League Certified Instructor, and an American Bicycle Education Association Cycling Savvy certified instructor. Mr. Cox has commuted from Placentia to Irvine regularly for the past 6 years, logging over 4,000 per year.

Gary Cziko


I have been involved in many aspects of cycling since I was able to balance on two wheels, including touring, commuting and racing. I have taught several CyclingSavvy workshops in Illinois and now look forward to offering workshops in and near my new home in Southern California.

Brian DeSousa


Will soon be teaching classes through the Orange County Bicycle Coalition in late 2014 or early 2015.

Greg Kline


I am a bike commuter, randonneur and ultra-distance cyclist. Since I spend so much time on my bike, I am able to see again and again how the techniques taught in the Cycling Savvy program work to increase both the safety and enjoyment of cycling.

Stacy Kline


Like most people, I learned to ride a bike when I was quite young. A child of the 70s, I was taught bicycle driving from the start, and rode confidently all over my community. Although I never stopped riding, it wasn’t until I was in my early 40s that I started riding in earnest. I began bike commuting to work and signed up for my first century in 2009, unsure if I could ride such a long distance! My husband Greg (also a CSI) and I had so much fun that he suggested we give randonneuring (long distance, self-supported, cooperative cycling) a try. We are now committed ultra-distance cyclists and regularly complete rides of 100 - 750 miles (rusa.org). I can honestly say that the bicycle driving skills taught in the Cycling Savvy program are skills that we use every time we ride, regardless of the distance, allowing us to ride confidently, comfortably, and competently on every ride.

Brian Parent


I like to use my bike to commute to work, and grocery store. I learned the hard way that certain behaviors, intended to improve my risk factors, were actually making things worse. Now I'd like to do what I can to help others learn from my mistakes, hence my interest in teaching the Cycling Savvy curriculum. I plan to bring this class to UCSD students, staff, and faculty, but haven't nailed down any dates yet. If you would like to be notified of class dates, send email to bparentx@gmail.com, with "UCSD Cycling Savvy class" in the subject.

Randy Profeta


Randy has been an active cyclist since 1998 when he and his family relocated from NJ to Southern CA. In 1999, Randy started doing 24-hour mountain bike races with his three sons. Since then, he has become an active participant in endurance cycling events and spends many training hours on the road. A professional instructor, Randy loves to share his passion and knowledge of cycling with others. "If we want to grow our sport, it is essential that both new and experienced cyclists learn how to be safe, be predictable, be relevant while riding, and enjoy their time on the bike. Riding should not be stressful; it should be stress-relieving! Cycling Savvy helps make the riding experience enjoyable and safe." With his son, Dan, Randy operates Trail's End Cycling Center.

Pete van Nuys


Want to enjoy bicycling when and where you want? I'm delighted to meet you! I've taught bicycling for fun, fitness, commuting, and world touring for over 40 years. Cycling Savvy is the most up-to-date curriculum and the best approach for Americans I've ever seen. Some students tell me it's "life changing." We'll practice new perceptions so you can take charge of your own safety. And learn simple drills to improve your skills in any situation.



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