About Us

Who...

An organization of bike enthusiasts dedicated to providing cycling development opportunities for youth in the Northern Virginia area.

What...

NOVA Cycling is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that supports the growth and development of junior cycling teams in the Northern Virginia area. Our primary focus is the NOVA Composite Mountain Bike Team serving school aged youth from the Northern Virginia and DC Metro areas. NOVA Cycling also works to enable school attached teams at High Schools primarily in Loudoun and Fairfax counties.

Mission...

NOVA Cycling was founded to provide opportunities for the education and development of youth cycling programs and activities with the intention of fostering local, regional, and national competition.

The Board

Jennifer Raab, President

Jennifer is the founder and head coach of the Northern Virginia Composite mountain bike team. An early childhood educator and an active community volunteer, Jennifer has been recognized for her leadership by the Girl Scouts of America and the Virginia NICA league. Always an outdoor enthusiast, she started mountain biking about ten years ago. Jennifer has a degree in Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary.

Scott Garrity, Vice President

Scott is a long-time resident of Northern Virginia and an avid mountain biker. He first started mountain biking in 1991 while a student at Virginia Tech. After one trail ride, he was hooked. In addition, Scott is a knowledgeable bike mechanic and tech adviser for the group. He is also an assistant coach for NOVA Composite and his son is currently racing for the team.

Stefan Raab, Secretary

Stefan is an Internet professional and outdoor lover. He got his first mountain bike in college but didn't get serious about using it until his son took his first two-wheeler off-road. Stefan enjoys cycling on both pavement and trails, open water swimming, running, and skiing. He currently serves as the chief race official for the Virginia NICA league.

Justin Swietlik, Treasurer

Justin is a Northern Virginia native and has been a mountain and road cyclist for the last decade and a half. His favorite places to ride are the Shed and the GW forest backcountry. Justin is also an avid CrossFitter and coaches classes at the affiliate he attends. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree in finance and marketing from James Madison University and an accounting certificate from the University of Virginia. Justin is a corporate finance professional and also a certified public account. He resides in Arlington with his wife and son.

Corinne Hilton, Director

Corinne represents the non mountain biking parents of NOVA Composite. Her idea of a good time on a bike involves a beach cruiser and a flat neighborhood! She has a degree in Community Health Promotion and taught for many years as a birth educator. Now a stay at home parent, Corinne spends much of her time volunteering in her children's schools and in the community. She loves hiking, snowshoeing, and road trips with her family.

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