In Memory Of
Dave Hoyle loved riding bikes. His passion for his own riding and racing was exceeded only by his desire to share that passion with kids. He dedicated his life to coaching young cyclists and creating opportunities for them to ride and race themselves.
He accomplished much in a few short years, and his devotion to cycling, Connecticut, and the kids will live on. Dave always focused on the kids, and he never held back from providing a word or gesture of support to any young rider.
His love was his family and friends, most of all his wife, Nicole. His heart and soul were truly dedicated to helping make the world a better place. We are blessed to have known him and will never forget his positivity and kindness.
David Nathaniel Hoyle, born on August 13, 1985. He was a 2003 "half lifer" graduate of Abington Friends School and a member of 2002 Friends School League championship soccer team. At AFS, David developed his love of art, which he balanced with his love of physical activity. David's deep Quaker roots helped to establish in him his commitment to honesty, integrity, and love of life. Each of these characteristics colored his day-to-day interactions with anyone he met. As described by a friend, Dave was "a role model, a leader, a teammate, and most importantly, a friend.”
David graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2007, where he majored in studio art with a concentration in woodcut prints. While there, he began his lifelong passion for cycling guided by his Uncle Fred Hoyle. After graduation, David headed to Connecticut to join a cycling development program, Target Training. Dave worked full time at Cycling Concepts, a perfect place for him to become part of Connecticut's broader cycling community. Later David joined the CCNS Pro-Am team where he enjoyed many seasons of successful racing.
When he helped establish the CCAP, Dave was the perfect fit to lead the Junior Travel Team. He also played a critical role in developing partnerships with local businesses. These were crucial for the CCAP in its early days. Given his early leadership, Dave was a natural fit when he became the CCAP’s Executive Director in 2015.
Through it all, Dave's main priority was always the kids. Indeed, everything he did and every decision he made about CCAP’s vision was with their best interests at heart. When we talk about the joy of cycling, about the way it provides balance and direction in life, we do so with the life and times of Dave Hoyle at the forefront of our minds.
Under David's leadership, CCAP reached hundreds of young boys and girls across Connecticut. With his enthusiasm as an example, those kids become involved in cycling activities and events at the grassroots, national, and international level. CCAP also hosted several major cycling events under David's leadership, including the 2018 Cyclocross National Championships and the annual New Haven Grand Prix.
Like Dave himself, CCAP grew to be an example to others. CCAP was named by USA Cycling as the top cycling club in the country for 2016 and 2017. Upon receiving this award, David stated, "Every kid has a road in front of their house or woods in their backyard to ride, and we're lucky that Connecticut as a state is one of the most beautiful places to ride." As we try to move forward, Dave will forever be in our hearts for how and why we should pursue the mission of CCAP. #RideLikeDave