Brian Abers is a USAC certified coach who began racing in 1984 and has been coaching cyclists since 2001.  Still an active competitor, his racing experience includes two US Masters National Track Championship, multiple National Championships medals in both elite and masters competition, and almost 3 decades of international racing experience.  Brian has competed in all genres of the sport and this experience is greatly beneficial in working with cyclists of all levels and disciplines.

His coaching experience includes 32 National Championships, in both masters and elite competition, over 60 National Championship medals, from junior through masters competition, a masters world championship, and 2 masters world records.   His biggest satisfaction in coaching, however, comes from seeing dramatic progression in his athletes’ improvement, regardless of their level.

Brian Abers

Nathan Frechen began competitive cycling in 2006, after moving from the east coast to Portland.  His racing experience in that short time has been broad, covering all aspects of cycling from mountain biking, cross, road, and track.  Competition results include victories in several road and track events, as well as multiple regional and national events and several top 10 finishes at Elite National Track Championships.


Nathan, as the strength training coach for BRIHOP brings a lifetime of experience in the techniques and application of strength training from his powerlifting, strongman, rugby, and wrestling back grounds.  He believes in utilizing simple and effective methods to create stronger, more powerful athletes, and is a huge proponent of weightlifting to maximize strength gain, fat loss, sports performance and the prevention of bone density loss.  Nathan’s enthusiasm for both cycling and strength training are infectious and make him a valuable resource of the program.

Nathan Frechen

Daryl Hemenway began racing in 1994, starting with mountain bikes and including both road and track along the way.  His racing accomplishments reflect his all – around ability, with State Championships in road, track and cyclocross, as well as victories and podium finishes in major national – level races in both road and track.


Daryl is the team director for the Diamond Law / BRIHOP cycling team and brings with him the organizational and tactical skills, honed from his vast experience in both racing and his job at the Oregon Education Association, to facilitate the strategy, sponsorship and day-to-day functioning of the team.

Daryl Hemenway