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Roger Lovett

Roger has been training and racing at the San Diego Velodrome for more than 40 years. Owner and head mechanic of Bernie's Bike Shop in Ocean Beach, Roger has years of track experience to share with the track community, not only regarding race tactics but about mechanics of the fixed gear bicycle. In addition to velodrome racing, Roger enjoys mountain and gravel riding, sailing, and target competition. Roger served on the SDVA board from 2018-2021 and is currently coaching Advanced and Introductory classes on Wednesday Nights. Roger is also the FNR (Friday Night Racing) race director. Roger can be contacted at

Nina Rosenblum

Nina is a certified USA Cycling coach with coaching experience at Encino Velodrome and San Diego Velodrome. Her goal is to foster a love for track riding at all levels, and build a positive, inclusive cycling community. Nina runs Monday Night Introductory and Advanced classes March through September (see the calendar for Nina's classes). Fun fact: Nina holds a JD and is a legal research librarian (lawbrarian) at an intellectual property law firm. For coaching information please contact Nina at

Whitney DeSpain

Whitney has ridden bikes her entire life. A former USA Triathlon coach, she fell in love with track cycling in 2018 and has been riding on velodromes in San Diego and LA ever since. Since getting her USAC certification, Whitney has taught introductory track classes with Matt Hoffman. She is excited to begin focusing on getting more women on the track in 2023 with free group training sessions. Whitney is passionate about introducing people to the velodrome, and helping new athletes push beyond what they think they can do.

Matt Hoffman

Matt is a former professional cyclist, coach, and event coordinator. Matt is accomplished both on and off the bike, with accomplishments including racing and completing solo Race Across the West (RAW) in 2014 and solo Race Across America (RAAM) in 2015. Additionally, Matt was part of the winning Team Chase as a crew member at the Silver State 508 in 2015. Matt is currently the primary coach for the San Diego VeloYouth. In addition, he works with the Challenged Athletes Foundation and coaches private clients. Matt also is an accomplish motor-coach providing motor-pacing to private clients and on race nights in 2017. For coaching questions, please contact Matt at

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Jeff Seckendorf

Jeff is a masters athlete, USA Cycling coach, and former filmmaker. Jeff has been training adults his whole life as a flight instructor, scuba instructor-trainer, and mentor in the film industry. Jeff is the current hour record holder in his age group at the San Diego Velodrome and is the current fixed gear course record holder in his age group at the World 6-Hour Time Trial Championships. Jeff is a dynamic teacher and coach bringing his love for all things cycling to the track.

Pat Murray

Pat is a USA Cycling Certified Level 2 Coach. She has participated in several National Track Championships, earning a Gold Medal in Team Pursuit in 2018, as well as earning two medals at the UCI Masters Track Worlds in 2017 and four medals in 2022. She enjoys teaching "Mass Start" racing skills, and loves to share her passion for track cycling with our community. Pat teaches Adult Certification Classes 

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