Ben Barczewski began racing at age 9 at the then Lehigh County Velodrome–since renamed the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, also known as T-town. Ben won his first two of an eventual 13 junior and elite National Championships three years later in the criterium and track omnium. In 2005 he joined the U.S. National Team and moved to Colorado Springs, CO to train at the Olympic Training Center and participate in the UCI World Cup circuit. Focusing on match sprint, kierin, and team sprint starter, Ben led the U.S. Team to a 4th place finish in the team sprint at the 2006 Los Angeles World Cup and a 10th place finish later that season at the UCI Track World Championships in Bordeaux, France. The following year he earned a silver medal in the match sprint at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as well as an elite National Championship in the team sprint. In 2008 Ben decided to hang up his bike and attend Columbia University, earning a BA, magna cum laude, in political science with a concentration in philosophy in 2012. Ben then went on to graduate from New York University School of Law and is now a practicing attorney in Pennsylvania and serves as BPC’s in-house legal council.
Coach Ben and Coach Andy have been racing and training together since their first Junior National Championships in 1997 through their Pan American Games trip in 2007.