Jim Castagneri

Active.com Contributing Writer

Jim grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder (CU). Originally a runner, Jim founded the University of Colorado Cycling team in 1983 after watching the Coors Classic make its way through Boulder. During his senior year, Jim raced with CU as part of the first collegiate team in the Rockies. Using his experience at CU, he worked with the USCF (United States Cycling Federation) to develop the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference in 1984. After graduating from college, Jim continued road racing as an amateur for the Denver Spoke home team through the mid 90’s. 

Jim began his coaching career with Black Sheep Junior Cycling in 2011 after serving as a parent volunteer. A professional Geographer, Jim spends his days working on Geographic Information Systems for the U.S. Census Bureau in Denver. Follow Jim on everything from cycling demographics to health and fitness at @JCastagneri on Twitter.