Senior Mentor Squad

Jonathan O’Connor

Jon will back for his third year with the team in 2018. After having some trouble with his car more than a decade ago, he began commuting by bike and found an outlet through racing a few years later. Success came big in 2015 when he won the overall in the Green Mountain Stage Race in a sprint finish for time bonuses and his passion for giving his all for teammates helped secure U23 rider Ben Ryan his first GC win a year later at the Killington Stage Race. Outside of cycling, his passion for helping others sees him as a photography and digital design teacher at the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, where he is also the advisor for the high school mountain bike club. With a two-year old son at home, and another one on the way, Jon has made the jump to XC mountain biking and enjoys the freedom and flexibility that it allows him as he spends more time with his wife and kids. A lifelong artist and illustrator, Jon says his ultimate goal for the 2018 season is to be the best father he can be and we’re truly grateful to have him be a part of our family as well.