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Training Plans & Coaching

Get Faster, Go Longer and Ride Stronger!

If you are reading this page, you probably want to get faster on your bike. We can help! Coach Dave Palese has over 15 years experience helping cyclists achieve their goals. Racing and non-racing athletes alike have benefited from Dave's guidence with on the bike training and off-the-bike preparation. We offer a selection of affordable, proven training plans targeted at improving specific aspects of your cycling performance like hills, sprints and time trialing or a variety of types of event like centuries, criteriums, hilly road races, grand fondos, gravel events, cross country mountain biking and more. There are also plans designed to deliver you to the start of your target event like Bradbury 12-Hour, The Dempsey Challenge, Trek Across Maine, Northwoods Gravel Grind and more. For the ultimate, custom solution to prepare you for your event and improve you performance consider One-to-One coaching with Coach Dave.


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Goal & Event-Specific Training Plans
We offer a great selection of training plans based on proven training methods and sports science that will help you improve your fitness and crush your goals. Use two or more of our plans to create a season-long training program!

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Fully Custom Training Programs and Consultation
Gold & Silver Coaching plans are one-to-one rider-coach relationships that revolve around a fully custom training program. The program is written specifically for you by your coach based on your goals, target events, and personal limiters and strengths determined by discussions, goal setting and a detailed review of your training history. The major difference between the Silver and Gold level is the amount of time and the way you and your coach consult with each other about your training on a daily, weekly and monthly basis - either via email, text, phone or in-person when possible. They are more the same than different.

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About Your Coach

Dave Palese has been working with athletes of all levels from around the U.S. and Canada, novice to professional, since 2002. He has helped many athletes acheive their goals including state champions in criteriums, road racing, cyclocross and mountain biking. Countless recreational riders, charity and grand fondo riders have worked with Dave to improve their experience on the bike and acheive their personal goals. Along with being a certified Master bike fitter and USAC Level II coach, Dave is the General Manager of Gorham Bike & Ski and you'll likely run in to him in one of the stores. Not sure what option is best for you? Ask Dave here...