Strada Racing Club
Notre Dame Strada
Mike started cycling in 1961 and won four State Championships in Michigan before graduating from college and starting to work at Ford Motor Company. Career responsibilities reduced his involvement in cycling until 1978 when he pursued writing books in addition to his responsibilities at Ford.
Mike was co-author of three books: The Custom Bicycle (1979), The Ten Speed Bicycle (1979) and Cycling for Sport (1984). During those years, he was a contributing editor for Bicycling magazine and coached the Rainbow Cycling Club, whose riders won 180 State Championship medals and 16 National Championship medals. Riders he coached went on to win 12 World Championship medals and numerous other honors. Mike raced again in Seattle, Washington and won the State Championship in 1982.
After retiring from Ford Motor Company, Mike moved with his wife Lisa (who has won numerous bike races including 18 State Championships) to Scottsdale in 2001 to pursue a healthy lifestyle while contributing to the development of cyclists.
In 2006, Mike took over the Strada Racing Club as president and coach. Since that time, Strada members have won 11 National Championship medals and 182 Arizona State Championship titles.
The tradition continues.
1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1993, 1995
World Pursuit Champion
1983 World Road Championship Silver Medalist
1984 Olympic Road Silver Medalist
1986 World Pursuit Championship Silver Medalist
1987 Pan American Games Road Gold Medalist
1987 Pan American Games Pursuit Gold Medalist
1992 Olympic Pursuit Bronze Medalist
1987 Pan American Games Sprint Silver Medalist
1990 World Sprint Championship Silver Medalist
1987 World Pursuit Championship Bronze Medalist
1988 World Pursuit Championship Bronze Medalist
1987 Pan American Team Pursuit Gold Medalist
1981 World Veteran Cup Road Champion
2007 Mountain Bike Junior World Team
2007 US National MTB Champion 17-18
2009 US National Champion 2000m 40-44
2011 World Pursuit Championship Silver Medal
2011 US National Jr Team Selection
2012 US National U23 Team Selection
2011 US National Record 500m 40-44
2012 US National Points Race Champion 45-49
2006 Race Results (all in Master 60-64 age group):
1st Senior Olympics 20k
1st Senior Olympics 40k
2nd Az State Criterium Championships
1st Az State Road Championships
2006 Az State Track Championships
1st Flying 200M TT
2nd Match Sprint
1st 500 M TT
1st 2000 M TT
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