Prima’s and Primo’s

Do you LOVE our CAMPS as much as we do? Have you found that our Camps really have helped you improve?! Do you find yourself telling anyone who will listen about how awesome it was to attend one of our amazing camp?. We also feel you need to treat your body well so you can be the best version of yourself….for your family and future?  Then you are just what we are looking for in a “PRIMA” or “Primo”.

You who exhibit personal growth, fearlessness, community outreach, and love can apply to be selected for the “Prima/Primo” Program.

CHECK OUT OUR 2020 PRIMA’S/PRIMO’s 

Donna Zurawski   Donna started doing Ramblin’ Rose triathlons in 2012. She fell in love with cycling and found Total Cyclist  in 2016. That decision “ changed her life .” Donna is a coach at the Total Cyclist  Training Center, a Total Cyclist  Prima and a Total Cyclist  coached athlete. She is so passionate about her biking that it is hard to find her anywhere else but on her bike. Donna is always “paying it forward” to others who want to learn about cycling and become healthier, happier people. She recently took up mountain biking and loves the new challenges. She has attended DivaDay Clinics and multiple-day Diva Camps  in multiple destinations around the US, Canada, and Mexico and is looking forward to new destinations. When Donna isn’t riding her bike, you can find her spending time with her Toy Poodle, Cali.

Donna Zurawski

Donna started doing Ramblin’ Rose triathlons in 2012. She fell in love with cycling and found TotalCyclist in 2016. That decision “changed her life.” Donna is a coach at the TotalCyclist Training Center, a TotalCyclist Prima and a TotalCyclist coached athlete. She is so passionate about her biking that it is hard to find her anywhere else but on her bike. Donna is always “paying it forward” to others who want to learn about cycling and become healthier, happier people. She recently took up mountain biking and loves the new challenges. She has attended DivaDay Clinics and multiple-day DivaCamps in multiple destinations around the US, Canada, and Mexico and is looking forward to new destinations. When Donna isn’t riding her bike, you can find her spending time with her Toy Poodle, Cali.

Caroline Day   Born in Epsom and raised in London England, I came over to the USA in late 1989, bright eyed and ready to work, travel and find new experiences. I guess I did all of the above as, save a couple of family illnesses, I didn't go back! I found jobs in technology and was able to get a Green Card and eventually Bill Clinton made me a citizen! I’ve lived in a number of different places in the US, all along the east coast, and settled in the south for its sunny climes, 4 seasons and warm winters. I have always liked to be active - I've hiked, kayaked, rowed, and I started running and riding a hybrid bike (slowly) when I lived in Atlanta, but it wasn’t until I moved to Charlotte in 2000 for a job with a startup company that I got more into the running community and ran 3 marathons! Life got in the way after a few years and I lost my fitness and gained quite a few pounds. It was about 3 years ago that I decided to take up road biking, thinking that a somewhat lighter bike than my 40-lb hybrid would make me faster and I’d be right there with every group ride. Well, ok then, maybe not! Riding, working on fitness, sprint triathlons and discovering TotalCyclist and the DivaCamps, latterly along with excellent coaching, has made me leaner, healthier and yes, faster. I have completed two 70.3 triathlons, started mountain biking, and even taken up wellness coaching! It has been a privilege to advocate for women's cycling and endurance sports, and continue to grow the DivaCamp concepts and advocate for all the things I love to do.

Caroline Day

Born in Epsom and raised in London England, I came over to the USA in late 1989, bright eyed and ready to work, travel and find new experiences. I guess I did all of the above as, save a couple of family illnesses, I didn't go back! I found jobs in technology and was able to get a Green Card and eventually Bill Clinton made me a citizen!
I’ve lived in a number of different places in the US, all along the east coast, and settled in the south for its sunny climes, 4 seasons and warm winters.
I have always liked to be active - I've hiked, kayaked, rowed, and I started running and riding a hybrid bike (slowly) when I lived in Atlanta, but it wasn’t until I moved to Charlotte in 2000 for a job with a startup company that I got more into the running community and ran 3 marathons!
Life got in the way after a few years and I lost my fitness and gained quite a few pounds. It was about 3 years ago that I decided to take up road biking, thinking that a somewhat lighter bike than my 40-lb hybrid would make me faster and I’d be right there with every group ride. Well, ok then, maybe not! Riding, working on fitness, sprint triathlons and discovering TotalCyclist and the DivaCamps, latterly along with excellent coaching, has made me leaner, healthier and yes, faster. I have completed two 70.3 triathlons, started mountain biking, and even taken up wellness coaching! It has been a privilege to advocate for women's cycling and endurance sports, and continue to grow the DivaCamp concepts and advocate for all the things I love to do.

Lori Keller Copelan   My life was pretty normal with husband and son up until 2009 when my husband passed away unexpectedly, and I was the only one left to raise our 12 yr. old son at 41 yrs. old. I wasn’t the healthiest and decided I needed to make some life changes so I would be around for my son for a very long time. I started mtn. biking in 2010 and realized that I was an adrenaline junkie (not to the point of risking my life…LOL) and that doing an endo on my first ever ride created a desire in me to learn as much as I could and be the best I could be for me. This transitioned into road cycling a couple years later where I found a postcard for a camp called Diva Camp through “TotalCyclist”. I decided to venture out of what I knew and go to this camp in New Castle VA. After all, I needed a vacation and wanted to make new friends. This was the BEST thing I had chosen to do. I met coaches that absolutely had a passion to help women grow in their cycling abilities, how to take care of my bike and what parts were on my bike and realize the hunger I had for more and more knowledge and how to continue to grow as a cyclist. Fast forward to now. I have spent 2 years as an ambassador for LIV cycling and now my 2nd year as a Prima Diva. I recently married my best friend and he is very supportive and encourages me all the time. We have a goal to ride together in all 50 states someday. I am truly blessed in every aspect of my life and to be part of “TotalCyclist” and “Diva Camp” and I am continuing to learn and to grow as a Prima Diva and use what I learn to encourage and empower other women who share the same passion.

Lori Keller Copelan

My life was pretty normal with husband and son up until 2009 when my husband passed away unexpectedly, and I was the only one left to raise our 12 yr. old son at 41 yrs. old. I wasn’t the healthiest and decided I needed to make some life changes so I would be around for my son for a very long time. I started mtn. biking in 2010 and realized that I was an adrenaline junkie (not to the point of risking my life…LOL) and that doing an endo on my first ever ride created a desire in me to learn as much as I could and be the best I could be for me. This transitioned into road cycling a couple years later where I found a postcard for a camp called Diva Camp through “TotalCyclist”. I decided to venture out of what I knew and go to this camp in New Castle VA. After all, I needed a vacation and wanted to make new friends. This was the BEST thing I had chosen to do. I met coaches that absolutely had a passion to help women grow in their cycling abilities, how to take care of my bike and what parts were on my bike and realize the hunger I had for more and more knowledge and how to continue to grow as a cyclist. Fast forward to now. I have spent 2 years as an ambassador for LIV cycling and now my 2nd year as a Prima Diva. I recently married my best friend and he is very supportive and encourages me all the time. We have a goal to ride together in all 50 states someday. I am truly blessed in every aspect of my life and to be part of “TotalCyclist” and “Diva Camp” and I am continuing to learn and to grow as a Prima Diva and use what I learn to encourage and empower other women who share the same passion.

 
Heather Sheardown (left)   Heather grew up in Muskoka Ontario Canada (yes like the camp!) and spent as much time outdoors as possible as a child, swimming canoeing, skiing and yes cycling. Her passion for activity continued through her adult life, but a busy job, busy family life and a long commute sometimes made getting in the workouts a challenge. She started doing triathlons and running events in early 2000s; in the beginning the bike was her least favourite leg of the race. She had loved mountain biking before but found the road bike a little daunting. She did a couple of charity events and got a little more comfortable, but really only cycled with her kids and mostly on a mountain bike. Sitting in a hotel room, in the middle of a long bout with depression, she felt like she needed “something” and stumbled on Diva Cycling Camp. Despite being very active and running a ton at that time, there was something missing. Chad’s immediate response to her email meant the rest is history. She signed up that day, dragged her friend along to somewhere in Virginia and became a convert. She has since brought others to camps, has put thousands of miles on her car driving to the southern US for camps, has advocated for a camp in Canada, and has added a couple more bikes bringing the total number to n, meaning n+1 cannot be far away. She now rides almost every day with a wonderful group of women in Canada and has travelled all over with her bike in tow (Italy, Napa Valley, Oregon, San Francisco) with sights set on more. She continues to try and bring more women into the sport and is honoured to be able to add Prima Diva to her resume and advocate for women’s cycling. She is looking forward to continue working with the Total Cyclist crew to develop new programs and welcome new people to the family.

Heather Sheardown (left)

Heather grew up in Muskoka Ontario Canada (yes like the camp!) and spent as much time outdoors as possible as a child, swimming canoeing, skiing and yes cycling. Her passion for activity continued through her adult life, but a busy job, busy family life and a long commute sometimes made getting in the workouts a challenge. She started doing triathlons and running events in early 2000s; in the beginning the bike was her least favourite leg of the race. She had loved mountain biking before but found the road bike a little daunting. She did a couple of charity events and got a little more comfortable, but really only cycled with her kids and mostly on a mountain bike. Sitting in a hotel room, in the middle of a long bout with depression, she felt like she needed “something” and stumbled on Diva Cycling Camp. Despite being very active and running a ton at that time, there was something missing. Chad’s immediate response to her email meant the rest is history. She signed up that day, dragged her friend along to somewhere in Virginia and became a convert. She has since brought others to camps, has put thousands of miles on her car driving to the southern US for camps, has advocated for a camp in Canada, and has added a couple more bikes bringing the total number to n, meaning n+1 cannot be far away. She now rides almost every day with a wonderful group of women in Canada and has travelled all over with her bike in tow (Italy, Napa Valley, Oregon, San Francisco) with sights set on more. She continues to try and bring more women into the sport and is honoured to be able to add Prima Diva to her resume and advocate for women’s cycling. She is looking forward to continue working with the Total Cyclist crew to develop new programs and welcome new people to the family.


Application

2020 Applications are closed!

Prima/Primo requirements:

  • Design 7 community outreach activities before December 31st 2019.

  • Prima/Primo to provide guidance and leadership at Multi-day camps.

  • Encourage the community through weekly social media posts  (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter) that are cycling/wellness related and tagging DivaCycling Camp or DudeCycling Camp.

  • Participate in 3 cycling events  (Fondo, race, charity event) before December 2020 as “Prima/Primo Diva Team Captain” with three or more additional Divas/Dudes.  During lead up to event, Prima/Primo will “take-over” the DivaCycling/DudeCycling Camp social media accounts for up close and personal exposure to event prep/participation.

As a Prima/Primo, you’ll receive:

  • Prima/Primo will get a camp in La Condesa, Mexico City!

  • 20% off ALL TotalCyclist clothing and clinics

  • Become identified as a leader and role model in your cycling community.

Fill out the following application and hopefully you will become a TotalCyclist Prima/Uomo. Be thorough in your explanations and remember, we will only be selecting 4 Primas/Primos for the next 12 months.  Many are already applying, but we can only select a few.