- Jack Braconnier -

Matching his passions with his degree, Jack brings a scientific edge to Cadence Coaching with a Kinesiology degree from Penn State University. With his expertise in biomechanics and physiology, he prides himself in providing individualized coaching with a focus on maximizing performance by feedback from lab testing. Jack has provided detailed bike fits to all levels of athletes ranging from new riders to international Pro tour riders. He guarantees an increase in comfort and performance with all of his fits.

Jack comes from a running background with successes ranging from 400-meter sprints to the Boston marathon. He is a 3 time All-American in Track and Field and was named All-East in 2004 as a Division One athlete from the University of Connecticut. As a middle distance specialist, Jack features PR’s of 48.9 in the 400 and 1:53:8 in the 800.  After racing on the track in college he began racing multisport in triathlon and duathlon. He quickly ascended from his multisport race to an undefeated age group season in 2008 then to earning a professional license in 2010.

Jack has been coaching athletes for the past 5 years with athlete success ranging from sprints on track to Ironman distance. He loves working with athletes to ensure that their goals are reached and share in every PR.

Jack’s Racing Palmares:

  • Professional Triathlete
  • 3 time Track and Field All-American
  • Division One Cross Country and Track and Field Athlete
  • Boston Marathon Qualifier and completed in 2:56
  • Undefeated in Age Group in 2008
  • 2010 Towamencin Triathlon Champion
  • 2010 Hightstown Triathlon Champion
  • 2010 Tuckahoe Triathlon Champion and Course Record Holder
  • 2010 Carls Hart Duathlon Runner up
  • 2011 Pemberton Triathlon Champion
  • 2012 Fort Richie Duathlon Champion and Course Record Holder
  • 2012 USAT Nickel City Buffalo Triathlon Runner up

Jack's Coaching Palmares:

  • Boston Marathon Qualifiers
  • USAT National Championship Qualifiers
  • ITU World Triathlon Championship Qualifers
  • World Triathlon Championship Qualifers
  • Coached Amatuer athlete to Professional License
  • USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification

- Matt DiCarlo -

Since making the switch from soccer to track & field in grade school, Matt has become a “student” of endurance sports. He has left no stone unturned in his research on training methodology, nutrition, injury prevention, and strength & conditioning. Matt believes success in endurance athletics requires a holistic, balanced, long-term approach to training and racing.

Matt comes from a distance running background and has 15 years of training and racing experience. He was a 3 year captain of the Cross-country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field teams and received all-conference honors in the 10,000 meters while competing for Widener University. Since college, he has transitioned to longer running races on the road and is an elite amateur multisport athlete.

Matt is a USATF certified coach and has been coaching athletes to success in running and multisport for over a year.

Matt’s Racing Palmares:

  • 2013 – Upper Dublin Duathlon Champion
  • All MAC Conference – 10,000 meters
  • 1,500 meters – 4:16
  • 5,000 meters – 15:56
  • 10,000 meters – 33:36

- Brady Gibney -

After competing in running races for as long as he can remember, Brady gave it all up when he went to college to get a degree and a “real” job. Two years into school, though, made Brady missed training and competing in organized sports. That spring while watching the Little 500 Collegiate Bike Race, best known for being featured in the movie “Breaking Away,” he realized sitting in a cubicle was not his destiny. Brady got a bike and never looked back. One year later, he had moved up to a category 3 bike racer, won both state championship and collegiate races, and had become the 2004 Little 500 Rookie of the Year.

Since college, Brady has raced around the country as a Cat 1 bike racer and in 2011 transitioned to multisport events competing in duathlons and triathlons. Brady competed in the USAT Long Course Duathlon Championsips winning the 39 and under race and claiming his first national championship. He then represented our country as a member of Team USA at the World Championships in Switzerland, placing 10th in his age group, with a time on 7:29:30 for the 10k, 150k, 30k distance.

At Cadence, Brady serves as General Manager and utilizes his degree in TV production while working on CadenceTV as well as his racing experience to get riders comfortable and efficient with our professional bike fitting services.

Brady's Racing Palmares:

  • 2004 – Little 500 Rookie of the Year
  • 2005 – Two stage wins: Superweek International Cycling Classic – Cat. 3
  • 2008 – PA State Road Race Championship Bronze Medalist – Elite Category
  • 2009 – PA State Criterium Championship Silver Medalist – Elite Category
  • 2010 - PA State Time Trial Championship Bronze Medalist - Elite Cetegory
  • 2011 - 1st Place Long Course Duathlon National Championships 30-34
  • 2011 - 10th Place Long Course Duathlon World Championships 30-34
  • 2012 - Marathon PR 2:45:29 at Philadelphia International Marathon

 Brady is currently holds a Pro Duathlon card and still competes although his two kids are slowing him down a bit. 

- Ryan Oelkers -

Ryan has been coaching cyclists and triathletes with Cadence Cycling & Multisport since its inception since 2004. With over 20 years racing experience, 10 as a professional cyclist, Ryan has his share of praiseworthy results including capturing 12 medals at the National Cycling Championships and also winning the 2002 Moscow Six Day Race, where he won with Olympic Champion, Marty Nothstein. Nothstein and Oelkers became the first American team to win a European 6-Day in over 50 years. Ryan has raced with EDS,, Fuji and Snow Valley professional cycling teams.

Ryan is a graduate of Kutztown University, is a certified USA Cycling and USA Triathlon coach, and has over 15 years of coaching experience.  Previously, he was involved with the American Cycling Academy, where over 80 medals where won at the national championships in junior and senior divisions.

In 2007, Ryan and Cadence Cycling & Multisport owner, Jay Snider, started the Cadence Cycling Foundation (CCF), a non-profit with a mission to Help Kids Create Opportunities through Cycling. CCF helps Philadelphia youth between the ages of 9 and 18 discover the possibilities that the sport of cycling has to offer and helps develop life skills, goal setting, self-esteem, teamwork and commitment.

The Cadence Cycling Foundation has also developed the Cadence College ConneXion (CCC) to help kids transfer all of the positive traits developed through cycling into a successful college planning, preparation and application process. To develop the CCC program, the Cadence Cycling Foundation initiated a strategic relationship with JEVS Career Strategies, one of the largest, private nonprofit organizations in the Delaware Valley that focuses on education and training, to provide customized programs for our kids, including SAT tutoring, college admissions counseling and financial aid advising.

Working together, the CCF cycling coaches and academic mentors provide the resources, guidance, and support to students throughout high school and in the college preparation process. CCF is deeply committed to changing the lives of youth in the Philadelphia region. For more information on the Cadence Cycling Foundation, please visit


Class Instructors

Julie Caramanico, M.S., RYT is a Vinyasa yoga teacher based in the Philadelphia area.  She completed her training at Dhyana Yoga Studios in Philadelphia in January 2012, and teaches an all levels class at her home studio.  She also practices Ashtanga yoga, which greatly informs her teaching.  Her classes are open to all levels of experience and focus on developing flexibility, balance and strength in a safe, approachable way.  Expect an energetic class designed to nourish the body and mind.


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