- Coach John brings over 20 years of experience as a competitive endurance athlete. Personal achievements include Ironman distance triathlons, marathons, pacing athletes at the Western States 100, and extensive racing in the disciplines of cyclocross, track, and road cycling.
As a dedicated and seasoned Cycling Coach, John uses a proven combination of the latest technology in data collection, consistent and effective communication, goal setting, nutritional education, and customized training plans to assist his athletes in achieving maximum results, his athletes have won, International, National and countless regional titles. At all endurance events including road, track, cyclocross and mountain biking.
John is also a Director of the Hellyer Velodrome Juniors Program, a Director of the Earlybird Training Series, and a Coach with the USA Cycling Junior Talent ID camp. John enjoys racing his bike and trail running in Northern California.
When I first started working with John, I’d never seriously trained for any sport in my life. I’d run a couple miles a few days a week and I thought that was a lot! I’d only owned a road bike for one year prior and I used it to commute to work. John brought me from zero previous structured training at the beginning of the season to my first road race win and 3rd place overall in an omnium! All this in a single race season. I can’t wait to see what’s next!
JAY MAJOR – Bahamas U23 National Road Race Champion 2015
Coach John has really made a difference in my training. He has help me to raise my power out two fold. When I first met coach John I told him the goals that I had set for my season. He worked diligently and created a training plan that would allow me to go into my races in the best form I could be in. By coach John doing this he helped me to win my second national championships and he is helping to get in form for my second goal of the season which is going along very well. I am really looking forward to continue working with coach John. His experience and expertise are top notch.
CHRISTIAN GOMES – Alberta Provincial Road Race and Hill Climb Champion
I have been an athlete for all 16 years of my life, and have worked with many different coaches in different sports. When I got into cycling about 5 years ago, I had an ambition to race and push myself beyond my limits. In October of 2014 I decided that I needed a coach to help elevate my cycling performances, and I found Performance Cycle Coaching. I was put into contact with John, and we set up a training program. In 1 winter I went from a cat 5 athlete to a cat 3 provincial champion. I don’t think this would have ever been possible without John’s help. Right from the start, John was helpful, enthusiastic and motivating. He motivated me through many months of downstairs trainer rides. He is always able to answer my questions and he can change my schedule based on my life, which is very important. He is very interested and genuinely cares about my racing and training. Sometimes other things get in the way of riding, but he always changes my schedule appropriately and quickly. Working with John has been an absolute pleasure, and he has pushed me to my limits many times. If you want to become a better cyclist, John is your man.
John has been a huge help to me in getting into cycling shape after a minor running injury. Since I couldn’t continue training for a marathon, I thought I’d try cycling, but after a couple of months on my own as a complete newbie, I decided I needed help. I chose John after speaking with and/or emailing about a dozen coaches because not only did he have all the credentials and experience I was looking for, he was the most responsive to my questions. I also chose John because, although I’m finding cycling more forgiving for my 58 year old body, my bucket list goal is to run the Boston Marathon when I’m 60, and John is well qualified to help me attempt to reach that goal as well. John continues to be super responsive, helpful, supportive and flexible as I try to maintain my workout schedule while balancing family obligations, travel, and often long work days. With his workout and nutrition advice, I’ve been able to successfully complete a couple of metric century rides, two rides around lake Tahoe, and have lost weight. Bottom line is I highly recommend John.
- USA Cycling Level One Coach (with Distinction)
- Precision Nutrition Level One Coach
- Power and Skills certified
- Safesport Certified