Jim Lehman coaching cyclist

Jim Lehman

CTS Premier Coach –  Specializes In Cycling Coaching
“I believe a successful athlete is one who is able to commit to their sport, while striking a balance with other key aspects of life: family, work and friends. The ability to manage those demands makes one a better athlete and a better person.  As a coach, helping someone achieve that balance is a top priority for me.”


Coach Bio:

My passion for performance and coaching evolved from a background in competitive sports.  I grew up playing soccer and played while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Villanova University.

Building on that experience, I completed a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at Northern Arizona University.  The combined experience of those degrees lead me to a position at USA Cycling, where I served as the resident coach for the Junior National Team.

In the pursuit of coaching excellence, I joined CTS in 2000.  I’ve had the opportunity to serve as a National Team coach for the US Para-cycling team, including working as a coach at the 2004, 2008, 2016, and 2020 Paralympic Games. Athletes I’ve worked with have honored me with USOPC Order of Ikkos medals six times.


Some Of The Races/Events I’ve Participated In Or Coached:
  • Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race
  • Leadman
  • Cape Epic
  • Dirty Kanza 200
  • La Ruta de Los Conquistadores
  • Trans Andes
  • Tour of the Gila
  • Haute Route Alps
  • Road, Mountain Bike and Cyclo-cross World Championships
  • Paralympic Games
  • Road, Mountain Bike, Track and Cyclo-cross National Championships
  • Tour of California
  • AMA/World Superbike Series Events
  • BC Bike Race
  • USA Cycling PRO XCT Series Events
  • RAAM
  • Breck Epic

Colorado Springs, CO

Coaching Packages:
  • Platinum
  • Premium
  • Ultimate

BA in Psychology from Villanova University; MA in Exercise Physiology from Northern Arizona University; USA Cycling Level 1 Coach