About On & Off Rhodes
Welcome to On & Off Rhodes
We are a “club” (for lack of a better term) interested in riding, running, hiking, camping, etc. Anything on or off road. Be it an epic road or mountain bike ride/race, a 12 hour race, 5K race, half marathon, triathlons, duathlons, skiing, snowshoeing, anything.
Created by Peter & Paul Rhodes in 2006 as a cycling club to race the New England road and mountain bike circuit. The goal was to start at team strictly because they liked to ride and race. No sponsorship, no changing jerseys every year because some sponsor was added or left. The focus was racing and riding bikes.
Over time the concept has morphed from just racing bikes to focusing on anything that can fall into an on or off road “adventure”. The evolution came about as both Paul and Peter got away from strictly racing bicycles and started to get back into running, hiking, camping, triathlons, duathlons, etc.
Peter Rhodes: One of the two masterminds behind On & Off Rhodes. Lives with his wife Mia and their two cats Caleb and Guinness. After years of soccer and track & field, he discovered the beauty of road bikes in early 1989. That was the famous 8 seconds Tour de France won by Greg LeMond. Something about the speed and finesse of pack riding appealed to him. In the long run, and as happens to most bike racers, the other disciplines soon caught his attention too. Peter has successfully competed in road, mountain, cyclocross races for over 20 years now.
In 2005 during a time of racing burnout and Mia completing her degree at SNHU Peter decided to turn his focus to the New Hampshire 4,000 Footers of the White Mountains. He Completed all 48 in just over 27 months and has since that time been back to many of his favorite peaks and slowly, but not consciously, knocking off his 48 Winter List.
After over 15 years of not running much at all, Peter took up the challenge of competing in the annual Payson Center Rock N’ Race 5K in 2007. Since that time Peter has competed in numerous running races including many 5K, 10K, 10 mile and even three half marathons. Peter was also part of an all rookie team to compete in the 2010 Reach the Beach Relay. A 200 mile running race from Cannon Mountain to Hampton Beach in New Hampshire.
Paul Rhodes: The other genius behind On & Off Rhodes. Paul is married to Shannon Rhodes, father to Travis, Isabella and Noah, and proudly owned by two cats. Flipflop and Gizmo. Paul is an accomplished category 1 mountain biker and category 3 road racer.
Paul started mountain bike racing in 1989 finding joy in the mud, technical skill required, and pain associated pushing yourself to the limits in the woods. Like Pete, he was soon attracted to all disciplines of bike racing and both spent many years traveling around New England racing the road, mountain and cross scene.
Being a successful husband and father requires a great time commitment and in recent years Paul has discovered triathlons and running as ways to stay fit without the massive amounts of time required to be a successful bike racer.