Adam Berg, the founder of STM Cycling, is passionate about having fun cycling. He’s been cycling for 16 years, ridden many Century Rides and road raced for 5 years. After learning that to really get fit and fast, you have to take a scientific approach to training; He studied and has ridden with Power, Heart Rate, Rate of Perceived Exertion and Cadence data for most of his 16 years cycling. He has ridden in Texas, Florida, California, Virginia, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. As well as internationally in Mallorca, Spain and Florence, Italy.
STM Cycling is the result of putting all of this together: A scientific workout, that is ‘social’ and also includes nutrition training as a component.
Paul De Santis
STM Cycling is very proud to introduce our newest instructor, Paul De Santis, an avid cyclist.
After graduating from college in 1996, Paul pursued a career in music. To make ends meet, he worked as a kennel hand and dog trainer at a local veterinarian’s office. His lifestyle afforded him ample free time to spend mountain biking. He eventually went to law school, acquired a dog from a band-mate, and gained the perfect mountain biking buddy. He tried his hand at racing, which didn’t go so well, and purchased a road bike to gain more endurance. Paul joined a cycling team in 2003 and over the past 13 years, he has become a competent Category 3 roadie and a fixture in the area cycling community.
As an all-around rider without any special knack for climbing or sprinting, Paul races aggressively to form small break-a-ways. His attacking style means he has finished as the Lantern Rouge far more times than he has won. As a time-crunched professional, he uses power training as a means to train smarter and improve his ability to produce watts on the bike so he can survive in long break-a-ways. Paul is excited to teach classes and share his love for bikes at STM Cycling.
In 2015, Paul founded Good Velo Club (“GVC”) as a way to give back to animal welfare causes. GVC is a USA Cycling-registered club supporting the Baltimore Humane Society. You can learn more about the club at www.gvc.bike.