About

It only takes but a few miles of riding on the small, winding country roads in central Virginia to understand why cyclists from around the world are drawn to the region. From the rolling terrain of the Piedmont to the scenic and testing Blue Ridge Mountains highlighted by Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, there is never a shortage of incredible riding. For the adventurous types, there are also endless miles of dirt roads weaving through the area and offering new challenges and exponentially more riding options.

Complementing the world-class road riding is exceptional mountain biking. Numerous state and national parks provide hundreds of miles of flowing singletrack and arguably the best big-mountain riding in the United States.

When Andy Gucbcgroupptill started Cutaway Bike Camp in 2010 (then Charlottesville Bike Camp), it was a direct result of the high quality of riding in the area. With over 20 years experience training and racing around the world at the professional level, he fully appreciated how outstanding the area is for cycling. With a passion for sharing his enthusiasm and expertise in the sport with others, along with unrivaled knowledge of the roads and trails in central Virginia, the Camps have been a springboard to an unrivaled love of the sport for hundreds of cyclists.

Joining Andy in 2011 was Phillip Robb, who brought with him over a decade of high-level cycling experience and an understanding of the nuances of cycling that only come with years of dedication to the sport. Serving as host for the camps, Miller School of Albemarle has also become an integral part of the Cutaway Bike Camp experience. Home of the premiere junior development program Endurance Team, MSA also boasts a fully-outfitted bike shop and scenic 1600 acre campus with miles of trails.

 

Camp Directors

Andy4tileAndy Guptill: With a professional cycling career spanning over aandy3tile decade in the disciplines of road and mountain biking, Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and international experience to each camp. As a junior, Guptill competed primarily on the mountain bike, racing numerous UCI World Cup events throughout North America along with the NORBA National Series, and was the number 2 ranked US junior as a 17 and 18 year old. In 2001, Andy was selected to represent the United States of America at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

While completing his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Fort Lewis College, he raced on the school’s powerhouse cycling team and made the  transition to road racing. During his senior year, Guptill had a breakthrough season during which he finished 5th in the queen stage of the Tour of Gila and was the top U-23 rider at Redlands Bicycle Classic, earning him an invitation to compete in Europe with the US National Espoir Team.  Upon graduation, he signed a professional road contract and began racing full time in events around the world.  During his career, he competed in many of the world’s premiere UCI stage races, including Tour of California, Tour of Georgia, Tour of Utah, and Tour of Missouri, where he finished 11th overall and won the Most-Aggressive-Rider jersey in 2009.  In addition, he was instrumental in helping Jamis-Sutter Home win the overall NRC two consecutive seasons.

Today, Guptill is the Head Coach and Director of the Miller School of Albemarle Endurance Team and teaches World Geography and Earth Science at the school. He lives in Charlottesville with his wife, Maria, and two young daughters, Parker and Peyton. When not riding, coaching, teaching, or spending time with his family, Andy spearheads the continued development of the world-class trail network at Miller School of Albemarle.

 

PhillipTilePhillip Robb: Phillip is the owner and Creative Director of Cutaway USAPhillip2Tile as well as assistant coach of the Miller School of Albemarle Endurance Team. While attending Lynchburg College, Phillip was instrumental in the creation and management of their cycling program. In 2007, he was a member of the Seigler Elite Cycling Team and competed in many of the nation’s premier NRC stage races, including Joe Martin, Nature Valley, and Tour de Toona. A true all-around road cyclist, Phillip is just as comfortable in an all-day breakaway as he is in the lead-out train for a finishing sprint. In 2006 and 2012 he was crowned Virginia State Hillclimb Champion with impressive performances on one of the area’s most challenging climbs: the Wintergreen Ascent. A mainstay in the nation cycling scene, Phillip is either competing in regional races or traveling across the country to events such the US Pro Challenge in Colorado to promote Cutaway USA and support sponsored riders.

 

Camp Counselors

Bios for camp counselors coming soon!