Josh Whitmore

I came to coaching from a racing background, enjoying a brief career as a full-time cross-country mountain bike racer in the 1990s when the sport was at its pinnacle. I retired from full-time racing to pursue a career in outdoor education and mountain guiding, earning a Masters Degree in Recreation Management. I eventually returned to my love of cycling and currently race as a high-level amateur and masters age category athlete in road, mountain, and cyclocross events.
Over the last 6-7 years, I’ve focused my professional energies into coaching endurance athletes and helping people of all abilities reach their athletic goals. Other people would describe my personality as mostly laid back, an all around nice guy, and having a consistent positive attitude. As a coach, my preferred style is to be a resource to athletes that have a high level of motivation and drive to improve. Rather than just tell you what to do, I prefer to create a synergistic relationship with athletes where my role is to provide you with the tools necessary to succeed. It’s up to you to make it happen, but I can help keep you on the right path.


Sylva, NC

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USA Cycling Level 2 Coach, Wilderness First Responder, American Mountain Guides Association: Single Pitch Instructor, Professional Climbing Guides Association: Climbing Wall Instructor Certifying Course Provider, American Canoe Association: Level 5 Whitewater Instructor for Canoe and Kayak, American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education: Avalanche Level 2