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Blazing Saddles (and Trails): How a Coach Greets a New Generation of Cyclists

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The faces of cycling are evolving. And Anthony Carter helps pave the way.

This short film “Coaching Mr. Carter” shows what influence a coach can have in his community. Anthony Carter is a Waldorf-based trainer, community leader, and creator of Get it in cyclists.

His ethos (and his work as a trainer) is about getting young and African American cyclists in the saddle. As someone introduced to the sport late in life, Carter has achieved a great deal in his cycling career and in his community since the inception of the Get it at the cycling club in 2014.

Through meetups and mentoring events, he taught and trained many newbies, adults and young people alike.

“Man, cycling has given me so much freedom,” Carter said. “It gave me fulfillment. I’ve found a place in cycling. Now I’m here doing over 100 miles in a day. I never thought I could do that as a kid. “

Now Carter is in the student seat. He’s training to drive in his first gravel race, Unbound gravel, on Pinarello’s Scuderia list this coming June. And he has Husband Holden, a six-time American time trial champion, as his coach.

Pinarello works with Carter to support his goal of becoming a USA Cycling Certified Trainer. Pinarello also produced this film.

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Mary Murphy

From Mary Murphy

Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. She has degrees in English and Journalism and has been writing professionally for over four years. Her outdoor interests range from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her on top of a fourteen or at a local bakery.

Topics: cycling, road

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