Staff and Writers

The Editors

Kyle Bruley
School & Year:  Boston University 2010
Major: International Relations
ECCC Role: Blogosphere Master & ECCC News Network Chief Editor
Racing Category: Men’s A

Kyle is a Senior at Boston University and the Directeur Sportif of the Boston University Cycling Team.  He also races for Green Line Velo and shares his profound thoughts at his blog http://HuggingTheTurns.blogspot.com.  You can also follow him at www.twitter.com/k_bruley.




Steven Hopengarten
School & Year: Union College Alum 2009
Major: Mechanical Engineering
ECCC Role: Website Coordinator & ECCC News Network Chief Editor
Racing Category: Men’s A

Steven is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY, during his time there he founded and ran the cycling program, somewhere along the line he started helping out with the ECCC , garnering the “Most Valuable Volunteer Award for 2008-2009.  He now races for Green Line Velo and the Wheelworks cyclocross team.  He has a blog to share his genius (http://PartyAtTheBack.blogspot.com/) and you can follow him on the twitter at http://twitter.com/shopengarten.



Ian Sullivan
School & Year: Universitas Viridis Montis Alum 2009
Major: History, Political Science
ECCC Role: Assistant Conference Director
Racing Category: Men’s A

Sully (as he is more commonly known) is a graduate of the Universitas Viridis Montis.  Formerly President of the UVM Cycling team.  The older and quieter of the Sullivan siblings.  You can read more of Sully’s thoughts at his blog .







Maggie Sullivan
School & Year: Northeastern University 2011
Major: Chemistry
ECCC Role: Women’s Cycling Coordinator
Racing Category: Women’s A
2008 & 2009 MTB Overall Champion








Joe Kopena
School & Year: Drexel University Alum
Major: Computer Science
ECCC Role: Conference Director
Racing Category: Men’s A-E, Women’s A-D









The Writers

Pan Pan (Xieyue) Fan
School & Year: Current NYU Cycling Head Coach, Yale and ECCC Alum for 2008
Major: Physics & Philosophy at Yale, going to the London School of Economics in 2010-2011
Racing Category: Women’s Cat 3, Women’s A (back in the day)

After 18 months of working in New York City, she decided to leave the law arena to ride her bike and Coach NYU.  It’s a great lifestyle, as she calls it “the 7 month sabbatical before heading across the Atlantic to race the bike in constant, 55 deg rainy weather”.  In New York City,  she is a member of CRCA and races for the team Houlihan-Lokey/Sanchez.

Shane Ferro
School & Year: Columbia 2011
Major: Political Science and Crit Racing
Racing Category: Women’s B

Shane Ferro is one of the only undergraduates to represent Columbia University Cycling. She believes in three things: bikes, books, and iced coffee. After giving up her student newspaper editorship to devote more time to training & sleeping, she airs her views on her personal blog, cosmoshane.blogspot.com, & on Columbia’s cyclingblog, cucycling.blogspot.com


Tiahna Harris
School and Year: UMass Amherst 2013
Major:  Communications (for now)
Racing Category:  Intro


Tiahna stumbled upon the world of UMass biking by chance and has no intention of leaving anytime soon.  She plans to create a major combining communications, psychology, and kinesiology, with a minor in sign language.




AJ Moran
School & Year: Wentworth 2010
Major: Architecture
Racing Category: Men’s A

AJ been riding bikes forever, but only started racing in college. It has evolved into a lifestyle he loves, despite not being able to put all the time into it that he wants to. Maybe after undergrad he will take it more seriously, but he is just looking to have fun for now.






Rob Rowan

School: Columbia University
Major: n/a
Racing Category: n/a

Rob is beginning his fifth season coaching Columbia. He is a USAC Level One Coach and creates customized training plans for current team members and alumni.





Jacob Sisson
School & Year: Cornell University 2010
Major: Human Biology, Health & Society
ECCC Role: Cyclocross Co-Coordinator
Racing Category: Men’s B


Jake has been racing his bike competitively for 7 years, and all 4 of his Collegiate career for the Cornell Big Red. He’s a past president of the Cornell Cycling Club, race promoter and current Cyclocross Co-Coordinator for the ECCC. Outside of the ECCC, he writes for Team Type 1 and Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com. His thoughts can be found at twitter.com/jake_sisson.






More bios coming soon

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