Josh Whitmore MTB Coach

Josh Whitmore

Premier Level Coach

“As a coach, my preferred style is to foster a collaborative relationship where I equip you with the tools, knowledge, and experience needed for success. Your journey is yours to conquer, but I’ll be right here guiding and mentoring you along the way. I love to empower motivated athletes who are hungry for improvement but need guidance on how to structure training based on your goals, abilities, and busy lifestyle. I believe scheduling workouts is the easy part. Beyond the workouts on the calendar, I enjoy helping athletes with race or event strategy, optimizing bike driving skills, nutrition for training or events, making good equipment choices, and developing a mental approach that is resilient and adaptable for sport and life.”


Coach Bio:

Josh considers that his life has existed thus far in three distinct phases, each one uniquely preparing him to be one of the most highly sought after coaches in the country. Phase one was enjoying a career as a professional mountain bike racer in the 90’s, earning a national championship and representing the USA in the World Championships on four occasions. Disgruntled with the influx of performance-enhancing drugs at the top end of the sport at that time, Josh “retired” from full-time racing and pursued his second phase of life in mountain guiding and outdoor education. In that phase, Josh guided mountaineering expeditions to 3 of the 7 summits and worked extensively as a rock climbing, ice climbing, and backcountry ski guide racking up 300+ nights a year in a sleeping bag on expedition. Wanting to establish more roots in a community (and less time in a sleeping bag), Josh entered his third phase of life in 2010 as a full-time coach for cycling and alpinism while returning to his racing roots as a part-time elite and masters age category racer in road, mountain bike, cyclocross, and gravel events (earning another National Championship in the Mountain Bike Marathon discipline). These days, Josh races a few mountain bike enduro and downhill events each year and still guides a handful of days rock climbing. In addition to ongoing coaching for individuals, Josh is the company’s most highly qualified mountain bike skills instructor, regularly teaching in-person private lessons, and working as an instructor-trainer for the Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association.


Races I’ve coached or participated in:
    • USA Cycling National Championships in Mountain Bike Cross Country + gravity disciplines, cyclocross, road, and gravel.
    • UCI Cross Country / Downhill events and Cyclocross events in Junior, Elite, and Masters Categories
    • Mountain Bike Stage Races all over the world (Pisgah Stage Race, BC Bike Race, Cape Epic, Swiss Epic, Trans Andes, etc.)
    • Leadville 100 and many other 100 mile MTB events
    • Unbound 200, Belgian Waffle Ride, Bootlegger 100 and many other gravel events of all lengths
    • Race Across America and Tour d’afrique (Chiro to Cape Town, 5800 miles), long distance tours
    • CTS bucket list events, gran fondos, and sportives around the world
    • Mountaineering summits (all 7 summits)
    • Backcountry and ski mountaineering events including Power of 4: Aspen CO and Patrouille des Glaciers: Switzerland

Brevard, NC

Coaching Packages:
  • Platinum
  • Premium
  • Ultimate

BA and MS in Outdoor Education, USA Cycling Level 1 Coach, Safe Sport Certified, PMBIA Level 3, Wilderness First Responder, AMGA Apprentice Rock and Alpine Guide, Certified Ice Instructor, Avalanche Pro-1