A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Coach Pierce spent three years riding and racing for the CWRU Cycling Team. Now staff at the University, Pierce continues his role advising the club, providing helpful continuity between changes in club leadership. As a USAC Lvl III coach, avid racer, and at-home mechanic, Pierce brings years of experience and helpful know-how to the club. Like every cyclist, Ryan dreams of one day opening a bike shop and learning how to build his own bikes. He also likes backpacking, is a self-proclaimed "foodie", and will stop to pet any friendly dog in sight. He has no shame about his terrible taste in music.