Zagga - Team Mascot

Trail Dog and all around best friend

The 2014 Team​

Ryan "Pasta Piccolo" Simonovich

Junior, Scotts Valley High School


​I live and breath bikes. I dream about riding everday and can proudly say that I do, in fact ride bikes everyday. Whether it is a long cross country ride or pinning laps at Northstar, I can't say that there is a bad type of bike ride. My love for the sport extents far from riding. I love documenting my riding with my GoPro and sharing edits on the web. I also love building my own trails and riding them. There is nothing like picking up a shovel and spending some quality time in the forest on a crisp afternoon. My goals for this season are really quite season. Podium at every Norcal League race and podium at every CCCX downhill race. SCMCT provides great resources for a young, ambitious athlete like my self, and I am going to use the time on the trails this year to have fun and become a better biker.

Ryan Simonovich

Mitchell Pisciotta

Mitchell Pisciotta
Junior, Scotts Valley High School

I am just a big kid. I like messing around with friends doing things that most kids my age would've stopped doing in 5th grade. Pulling kids behind go karts, riding skateboards down hills, Nerf wars, you name it. That’s also why I was drawn to mountain biking. I thrive outdoors, love a good rush, and am a better endurance athlete. If I could describe my riding style, the trail shakes in fear when it hears me coming down the trail.

Dylan "Kamakaze Pilot" Arndt
Sophomore, San Lorenzo Valley High School

​I ride bikes because it is a way for me to get away from things, I ride them to get better at the sport and so I can go out and just do what I like to do. This is my second year on the team and I have to say its hard work but the result is totally worth it. My friends call me the kamikaze pilot because I will try anything and not really think about it...

Karl "Macgyver" Schultz

Karl 'Goggles' Schultz
Senior, San Lorenzo Valley High School

I am just an average high schooler that loves to bike. When I am not on two wheels I am doing competitive airsoft. These two sports combined are my life. I ride because it frees me and I love the rush.

Jo Van Pykeren

Joe Van Pykeren
Junior, San Lorenzo Valley High School

I ride my bike because it keeps me in shape and I love to.

Ben "Lil' Bean" Slaughter

Ben "Lil Bean" Slaughter
Junior, San Lorenzo Valley High School

Mountain biking is what I love to do. I like pretty much anything with wheels. If I'm not riding my bike I'll be working on it.
I like to ride my bike because there's always a challenge and always something to do with it.

Dylan O'Connor

Dylan "The Hopper" O'Connor
Junior, Scotts Valley  High School

Gabe "On The Road Again" Multer

Senior, Scotts Valley High School


My name is Gabe Multer and I ride bikes.  I started cycling almost 3 years ago as a roadie.  I still dedicate almost all my time to the road, but I am starting to mountain bike.  This will be my third year of road racing, and my first year of mountain bike racing.  I race for the Bear Development Team on the road, but am very happy to say that I race for the Santa Cruz Mountain Composite Team on the mountain.  I have been riding a mountain bike for about 5 months now and love it.  I am extremely excited to be racing the Norcal season with this fun team.  Being a roadie I lack skills on the mountain bike.  I look forward to learning from all the guys and becoming a better mountain biker.  I hope to teach some of the other kids on the team the magic of the road, pain, shaved legs, and spandex.

Porter Wesson

Junior, Scotts Valley High School

I love biking because it is an excellent source of training requiring mental alertness and focus, physical strength and endurance and there is no limit, there is always room to improve!
Plus it is STRAIGHT UP FUN!!

Alex Sierant

Junior Scotts Valley High School


Casey Cunningham

Sophomore San Lorenzo Valley High School


Gabe Wooden

Sophomore San Lorenzo Valley High School


Gabe Firpo-Triplet

Sophomore San Lorenzo Valley High School


Isaac Wallen

Sophomore San Lorenzo Valley High School


Max Bauerle

Sophomore San Lorenzo Valley High School


Nathan Muccia

Sophomore San Lorenzo Valley High School


Thomas Hogye

Freshman San Lorenzo Valley High School

Christopher Tomolillo
Ian Wenger
Kailee Huebner
Matthew "Drink It!" Robinson
Nicholas Gallizioli
Ryan Miller


Coach, Andrew "Schwillbo Baggins" Cavaletto

Coach,  Andrew  "Schwillbo Baggins" Cavaletto
Graduated University of Phoenix in Business

Head Coach and Scotts Valley Cycle Sport owner.  Andrew won a bid to race downhill on the U.S. National Team at the final round of the 2009 Nissan UCI World Cup in Schladming, Austria.

Coach, Steve "Pastaman" Simonovich

Team Director/Coach, Steve "Pastaman" Simonovich

I have always loved to bike.   I like the team because of the exercise and the kids keep me young!

Team Webmaster

@danrarndt, #BooneVision
@danrarndt, #BooneVision
Team Webmaster, Dan Arndt

I love biking. It is something I will be able to do my entire life and enjoy with my family and friends.

Nicky DiNapoli

Nicky DiNapoli

​Coach (Former Team Rider)

I enjoy mountain biking because of how fun and technical it can be.  Riding down a super rough trail while trying to find the fastest, smoothest line is what makes it fun for me.  Being on this team has really helped my fitness and has made me a better all-around rider.  Having great coaches and teammates that make you push as hard as you can gives you the drive to do your best.  Being on this team has been an awesome experience!

Coach, Graham Dittman


Coach, Skylar Dittman


Support Staff

Brian Huebner  

Catherine Simonovich  

Gene Knipe  

Jason Halberstadt  

Jeff Wenger

Jerry Seagreaves  

Josephine Fleming  

Matt Gallizioli  

Steve Miller