Fall Training Series

This class is taught by:

Rick Hoffarth

Operations Manager | Marketing 

Rick is an accomplished road and mountain biker who has a flair for the artsy side of what TotalCyclist does. 
Rick runs the show.
He enjoys time with his beautiful wife and their children and grand children!
Rick graduated in September of 2014 with a degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Charlotte, and with a 4.0, too! 

Chad Andrews

Chief Bottle Washer
Quick Facts *
  • US Elite Cycling Coach *
  • Professional Race Announcer *
  • President of TotalCyclist Training, LLC *
  • Website: TotalCyclist.com *
 Chad Andrews is the President and Founder of TotalCyclist: Charlotte, NC. Chad is a USA Cycling Level 1 coach and professional race commentator. Chad envisioned the concept of developing an all-in-one training center for cyclists in the early 90’s.
The idea morphed from many different concepts and finally the Training Center vision was made a reality. His background includes interpersonal, public speaking and a speech communication degree from UNC Wilmington. He also apprenticed under Dr. William Riner and his Exercise Science Lab at USC Lancaster. Chad uses unique motivational, scientific and holistic approaches to achieve a high level of success with his athletes. He has coached athletes of all levels, abilities and disciplines. Chad still finds some time to mix it up with Road/Mtn and Cyclocross racing whenever his Cat 2 license hasn't expired. When Chad is not running the business you can find him Race Commentating at major bicycle races throughout the country, riding his bike, playing with his kids or passed out on the couch.

Jeremy Walton

Trainer Midtown

Riley Grier

Trainer | Southpark

Riley Grier is a Masters road racer with 30 years of experience. Retired from Bank of America where he was a fixed income trader and MD in the Risk Management area of the bank. Riley spent 35 years in the financial trading arena and lives in Charlotte with his wife and son. Another son has followed his financial career at BAC. Riley is very committed to power training and coaching on how to ride to potential by focusing on technique and riding "smart

Riley is an accomplished cyclist who is affectionately known as one of the "mayors" of cycling in Charlotte, NC

Pat McFeeley

Co-Owner | Trainer Southpark and Midtown

Pat has been active and a competitive athlete all of his life. Growing up on an island, surfing and skateboarding were among his early activities. Through his twenties he was a competitive runner and now counts cycling and skiing are among his favorite activities.

  • He has been active in several businesses throughout his career, most recently as a manufacturer’s rep in the semiconductor industry. As a partner in TotalCyclist he is active in creating ways to bring TotalCyclist to more athletes.

Pat graduated from James Madison University in 1987 and attended the Villanova University in the MBA program.

When his twin 17 year old daughters were diagnosed with Type I diabetes at 1 ½ and 2 ½ years of age his priorities quickly moved to helping JDRF. As a member of the Charlotte board of directors and then the JDRF International Board, Pat has participated on a chaired various committees. Currently Pat is the Coach for the JDRF Ride to Cure diabetes.

Anne Moore

Associate Coach | Distance Coach | Mt Pleasant Trainer


Anne Ahern Moore, MS, CWC is the owner of Anne Moore Endurance Coaching, as well as the Exercise Physiologist at FitMed Partners, an adjunct professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Trident Technical College, a personal trainer, as well as a competitive cyclist and triathlete. She has her Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences/ Physiology from the Medical University of South Carolina, is a certified triathlon coach through USA Triathlon, a certified cycling coach through USA Cycling, and holds several certifications for personal training and group exercise. In addition to her certifications she is a Certified Wellness Coach through The Wellness Forum in Columbus, Ohio and serves as a health and wellness advisor. Anne works with clients of all levels, but specializes in sports performance training as well as muscular imbalances.

Chris Moore

Trainer Mt Pleasant

Laura Fralinger

Trainer | Mt Pleasant
  • A swimmer converted triathlete, Laura took to the road 4 years ago challenging herself to push the limits and try something new. 
  • That challenge open the doors to a new life and Laura never looked back. A personal trainer to all fitness levels, Laura helps clients find their inner strength and push their limits to new levels.
  • Laura competed in her first Ironman distance triathlon at the beginning of 2013 and continues to challenge herself under the saying from her late coach “Don’t Stop Dreaming.”

Susan Airheart

Associate Coach | Trainer Midtown
  • *USA Triathlon Certified Coach, and Certified Youth and Junior Coach
  • *B.A. Psychology from Florida State University
  • *10+ years working in the HR field in banking, hospital and hotel industry.
*Married to Mike Airheart, Bank of America

*Susan is currently a competitive age group triathlete, duathlete and runner. In 2013, she finished first in her AG at the Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte in a time of 3:42.25. She also placed 2nd at the 2013 USA Triathlon Long Course (70.3 distance) National Championship in Anderson, South Carolina.


*She has received All American status with USA Triathlon for 2013, 2011 and 2009, and Honorable Mention in 2012.


*Locally, Susan races for the Triple Threat Racing Team.

*She has competed on Team USA 4x for triathlon and duathlon. She placed 6th AG and 3rd American at the 2008 ITU World Duathlon Championship in Rimini Italy. That same year she raced for Team USA at the ITU World Triathlon Championship in Vancouver B.C. She was 3rd in her AG also that year at the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championship. Additionally, Susan was 4th AG at IM Lake Placid in 2009 (12:17), and 6th AG at IM FL in 2008 (11:40).

A veteran of numerous road races, Susan has competed in 7 marathons including 4 consecutive Boston Marathons, NY and Marine Corp. Her personal records include:
Mile: 5:35.89, age 39
5k: 19:00, age 41
10k: 39:26, age 40
15k: 1:00, age 40
Half Marathon:1:34.15, age 36
Marathon: 3:31, age 34. Boston PR, 3:32.05, age 37.

Susan was the head men's and women's cross country and track coach at Charlotte Catholic HS. She led the women's team to 3 consecutive North Carolina State Championships, and two runner-up finishes (Men's team in 2005). 3x she was named Charlotte Observer Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year. Susan started the Winter track program while there and was the head track coach from 2002-2005, leading the team to its first ever conference championship. She was voted conference cross country and track coach of the year numerous times. Susan also served under Roy Benson, as Associate Director of Nike's Smokey Mountain Running Camp at UNC Asheville (9 year Staff Coach).

Lisa Arnold

Sports Scientist | Running Coach 

Lisa has been a lifelong runner. Growing up as a competitive tennis player, she ran for cross-training. She continued to run, swim, and bike throughout college and while raising her family. Lisa has competed in all distances from 5K’s through Ultramarathons. Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. She worked at the medical school in the Dept. of Orthopedics’ Biomechics/Biomaterials research lab, where she performed gait analysis studies for running shoes manufactures and focused her research on hips and knees. While there, she taught the Orthopedic interns and residents biomechanics. Lisa has spent many years around cycling races and triathlons. She has coached Total Cyclist Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer training classes and worked with many cyclists and triathletes to improve their running and their cycling for their respective sport. Lisa has a passion to teach and help others become better and reach their goals. Her sports science background, vast practical experience and knowledge, and love of running and cycling has extended to coaching others. Lisa is a RRCA Certified Coach, USATF Certified Coach, NFHS Certified Coach, and a REVO2LUTION RUNNING TM Certified Trainer (formerly Run-Fit Certified).

Franci Pirkle

Franci Pirkle grew up swimming competitively at the state level. As an adult, running became her primary mode of fitness. After a running injury, she revisited swimming and found a love for the open water. Shortly after, she decided to buy a bike and put all three sports together. From this grew a love and passion for the sports of triathlon and cycling.

Franci completed her first sprint triathlon in 2005. Since that time, she has been competing in all distances of triathlons including Ironman Florida 2013. She has also competed in several endurance open water swim events, mountain bike races, time trials and endurance cycling events including 6 hours of Warrior Creek and Race Across America 2011.

Franci is a certified Level 1 USA triathlon coach and a certified Level 3 USA cycling coach. Franci is motivated by helping ordinary people do extraordinary things.


Level 3 USA Cycling Coach
Level 1 USA Triathlon Coach
Certified Athletic EQ Trainer

Mike Byrd

Mike has been riding bikes for as long as he can remember. It started with his Dad getting his brother and him girls bikes that he painted blue and put BMX handlebars on. John, nor he knew any better. They learned to ride on those bikes. More importantly, he learned the basic bike skills he needed to keep him off the ground - like jumpng curbs, endos, bunny hops, skidding, etc. He graduated from the girls bike to a true BMX bike - a steel Mag-wheeled Huffy. With that bike he learned to tear a bike apart and put it back together.

The next phase was mountain bikes. He and his brother had the first MTB bikes in the neighborhood. He went through a Diamond Back, Haro and a GT Mtn bike. He raced the GT occasionally through college. His focus was on lacrosse until my early 30's when he realized I couldn't keep up any longer. He was in San Diego and would see large groups of cyclists on Saturdays so he decided to hang the 'stick' up and get a road bike with the idea of doing some triathlons. He bought a Lemond Buenes Aires and started riding. This lead to me into triathlons and getting a Felt Time Trial bike. He completed Ironman Coure d'Alene in 2004. That was kind of the end of his 'Tri' career. After that he focused on just riding and started Road Racing.

He currently is a Cat 3 road and Cat 2 Mountain Bike racer. He can hang pretty tough in most Cat 3 races and run real strong in the mtn. bike races. He also dabbled in Cyclocross races. It's all about having fun.

Summer is winding down and some of the best riding is ahead. Keeping some intensity in your weekly schedule is important for maintaining overall fitness on the bike. The Fall Series will focus on tempo to threshold efforts with occasional anaerobic segments. Get the most out of your on-the-road and on-the-trail riding this fall by signing up for the Fall Series today!