More results!

April 2, 2011

Congrats to Steve Riskus for his 9th place at a tough Morgantown road race and to Charles Ramer for his win at the 40+ Salisbury road race. Nice work!


Jersey debut

April 2, 2011

The little man loves his new jersey!



Sportif Cross Cup

March 29, 2011

Keep an eye out for this logo.  These will be the races you WON’T want to miss this fall.


in the works……

March 24, 2011

Mark your calendars for October 8th, 2011. The ball is rolling for the first annual WHCC cyclocross event, part of a multi-race series – the Sportif Cup. The venue is amazing and promises to be one of the most challenging in the region. After racing down Main Street you’ll only be blocks away from Sykesville’s annual Fall Festival – so it’ll be fun for the whole family. More news to come in the months ahead.



March 16, 2011

The team out in action preparing for the upcoming season.

Sportif Coaching Group s/b Ben’s Performance Bikes Racing Team

March 16, 2011

CONTACT: Mike Birner

President, Sportif Coaching Group, LLC


March 3, 2011 – Woodbine, MD: Sportif Coaching Group, formerly Mid-Maryland Coaching, has joined forces with Ben’s Performance Bicycles for 2011 to create the Sportif Coaching Group supplied by Ben’s Performance Bicycles racing team.  SCG s/b BPB will be seen at various regional and national road, mountain, track, duathlon, triathlon and XTERRA events throughout the season with a primary focus on cyclocross.

Team members returning from the Ben’s Performance Bicycles team include Mike Birner (current MABRA Elite Masters Cyclocross Champion), Blair Saunders, Dave Blodgett, Mike Neary and Barry Hindman.  Some of the incoming members include Wendy Ulmer, Paul Anglin, Matt Berens, Ken Han, Terry Harrigan, Jon Hicks, John Ludicke, Steve Maxwell, Jay Morali, Randy Nixon, Tom Poche, Chuck Ramer, Steve Riskus, Guilherme Roschke and Chris Zangmeister.

SCG s/b BPB will also be supported by several associate sponsors: Air Flow Services Inc., Daisy Import Auto Care, JetBlue and



Sportif Coaching Group, LLC specializes in coaching and fitting services for cyclists.  More information can be found at

Ben’s Performance Bikes is one of the nations leading BMC dealers and also carries Ridley, Pinarello and Niner.

Western Howard County Cycling (WHCC) is the USA Cycling registered club name behind SCG s/b BPB.  More information can be found at

Happy New Year!!

January 2, 2011

A new website, a new name, a new logo, but still the same company.  Mid-Maryland Coaching is growing and changing and is now known as the Sportif Coaching Group.  We’ll have some new things in store for 2011, including the introduction of the Sportif Coaching Group supplied by Ben’s Performance Bikes Racing Team – a vast expansion of our previous program.  Watch out for our riders on the road, trails and even the track.

All of us at SCG wish you the best of success toward your goals for 2011!!