Our mission at Dutch Diesel Cyling, LLC is to share the great experience of road and mountain biking with others while soaking in the beautiful sights that California has to offer. Why not get our kids excited about cycling too? With their busy school lives and time spent behind devices, biking is a great way to decompress, relax, and get outdoors. Dutch Diesel Cycling summer camps and clinics will teach your kids the skills needed to be safe on the road or trail, and our tours will enable you to experience California in one of the best ways possible...on the bike.
Coach and Tour Guide
Growing up in the Netherlands, biking was an everyday activity for me, even into my teenage years. But it was not until moving to California and participating in a 2001 Team in Training charity event that my love for biking really started. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the California hills and coastline in the group training rides and then completing "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride," a 100-mile ride that goes all the way around Lake Tahoe.
Since then, I have been riding an average of 3,000 to 4,000 miles per year. My time on the bike has included additional charity rides like "Best Buddies" and the "MLS Top Hat Classic," amateur racing (2009 - 2014 for NCNCA), solo rides after work, group rides with friends and my two sons, and spinning in the garage on "virtual" rides through the Zwift app. Currently, I serve as a ride leader for 6Fifteen Cylery Sunday shop rides and a weekly Zwift ride which includes cyclists from all over the world.
Another passion of mine is soccer. For the last 7 years I have coached youth soccer for Danville Mustang Soccer Club at both the recreational and competitive levels. I enjoy working with kids and helping them to improve their skills, build their confidence, and learn how to work with others.
I established Dutch Diesel Cycling to bring my passion and knowledge of cycling to those who want to learn new techiques, ride in a group, or discover some of the most beautiful places in California. Cycling is a fun individual sport, but it's even more fun sharing it with others. So, join us for a tour or a camp. We know you'll enjoy the ride.