Meet the 2019 Captains


Chris Hiltenbrand, Road Captain

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Chris is originally from Strasbourg, France, but has been here for over 35 years and considers himself a Texan. As a teenager, he rode bikes and mopeds for transportation, so he is quite at home in urban traffic.

After purchasing another road bike in the late 90s, Chris rode on his own for a few years. He then started to sweep both the BSS 25-mile Parmer Saturday Ride and the Research Beginner/Intermediate Ride in 2012. He joined the Bicycle Sport Shop Road Club in 2013 and has been leading those two rides and others ever since.

Raymond Martinez

Raymond Martinez, Road Captain

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Raymond is a lifelong learner and educator from the Rio Grande Valley and has spent the last decade in the classroom before landing in Austin during the summer of 2018. Road cycling has been his passion since 2009, with most summers dedicated to pro tour watch parties and daily rides.

Although Raymond has yet to compete in a race, he loves sprinting and going the extra mile on rides. You can find him leading the BSS 35-mile Parmer Saturday ride and supporting most weekday rides out of the Research location.

Wes Robinson

Wes Robinson, Mountain Bike Captain

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Wes rented a Specialized Rockhopper from Bicycle Sport Shop on Toomey Road in 1991 and has been hooked ever since. A year later, he began racing mountain bikes for the University of Texas Cycling Club.

Since then, he co-founded Circle C Ranch Cycling Club, became a master-level cycling instructor for the League of American Bicyclists, served as the education director for the Austin Cycling Association (now Bike Austin), and is a certified as a level 1 ride guide with the IMBA. Wes and his wife, Laurie, have four children and live in southwest Austin near the south Austin trail network where Wes does most of his mountain biking.

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Leigh Busby, Mountain Bike Captain

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Leigh is a native Austinite whose love affair with cycling began in the late 90's with a mountain bike. She moved to the road in 2003 and spent her weekends doing charity rides, several centuries, and spent a week with Trek Travel for the Tour de France, where she climbed Mont Ventoux, her most challenging ride to date!

Leigh joined the Team in 2014 and was instantly addicted to the group rides and the amazing folks she met there. A fellow club rider invited her to cyclocross practice and, after just one practice, she purchased a 'cross bike and has been racing since 2014. Leigh also reawakened her passion for mountain biking in 2016 and now races in the TMBRA Spring series each year. She is happiest with dirt and grass under her wheels!

She loves the community and camaraderie of Team Bicycle Sport Shop and wants to share her passion for mountain biking and cyclocross with others, especially female cyclists who are ready to jump from the sidelines to a start line. Leigh is a CPA and works as a Controller at an insurance company.

Nicholas Oberski

Nicholas Oberski, Cyclocross Captain

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Nicholas is originally from the Midwest and now lives in Austin with his wife, Laura, and two kids, Isaiah and Annie. Cycling provides Nicholas with a way to challenge himself and to explore his surroundings in a new and exciting way. Above all, Nicholas loves cycling for the community it brings both through racing and riding in a group. His desire to be a part of a local cycling community is what brought him to join Bicycle Sport Shop.

You will most likely find Nicholas at the Texas cyclocross races or riding the bike path while pulling his kids in the Burley to get in his "weight training." Feel free to ask him any bike-related questions. He loves to talk tech, training, and technique!