Jonathan “Jock” Boyer
Jonathan “Jock” Boyer is the coach of Team Rwanda Cycling. Jock was the first American to ride in the Tour de France in 1981. He came to Rwanda in 2006 as a guest of Tom Ritchey to assist with a local race. At that race they spotted talent like Adrien and in February 2007, he moved to Rwanda and has grown the program every year.
Maxime “Max” Darcel
Maxime Darcel is the Team Rwanda Cycling mechanic. Max was first introduced to Team Rwanda at the Tour of Gabon in early 2009. In May of 2009, Max moved to Rwanda to live and work with the Team full time. His father owns a bike shop in France where Max honed his skills. Max is also an avid rider often riding alongside the Team at training camps.
Kimberly Coats joined Team Rwanda assisting with logistics and marketing in 2009. As a cyclist she was drawn to the Team and her job duties include everything from social media to cooking breakfast for the Team during training camps. She splits her time between Rwanda and the United States developing the marketing and fundraising campaigns to make sure Team Rwanda continues to grow and has the necessary tools to produce world class cyclists.
Hilary has been a professional fundraiser for more than13-years, having raised money for causes such as environmental science, early and higher-education, contemporary art and economic development projects. The largest gift that she played a part is securing was $14.6 million (for a computer automated virtual environment laboratory). She has been a registered lobbyist in Nevada, Utah and Wyoming and worked for a senior Member of Congress on Capitol Hill. Her specialization is in strategic planning and implementation of both policy and fundraising initiatives. Her key objective is to translate Team Rwanda's racing successes and exposure into sustainable financial support while expanding its brand.
An avid cyclist herself, she looks forward to returning to Rwanda to assist and support the Team at the 2011 Tour of Rwanda.