Josh Whitmore Coach

Josh Whitmore

Expert Level Coach

Other people would describe my personality as mostly laid back, an all-around nice guy, and having a consistently 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.”

 

Coach Bio:

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 Outdoor Education. 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. I also still keep a foot in the mountain guiding world, occasionally guiding rock/ice climbing, mountaineering, and backcountry skiing. Since 2010, I’ve focused my professional energies into coaching endurance athletes and helping people of all abilities reach their athletic goals in cycling and alpinism. In addition to ongoing coaching of individuals, I am the company’s most highly qualified mountain bike skills instructor.  

 

Races I’ve coached or participated in:
    • I am the 2018 Masters Mountain Bike National Champion (XCM)
    • Leadville 100
    • Dirty Kanza 200
    • Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race
    • National Championships for Cyclocross, Mountain Bike, and Road (Junior, Elite, Masters, and Collegiate)
    • La Ruta de Los Coquistadores
    • Cape Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race
    • Athens Twilight Criterium
    • Variety of Gran Fondos and Century events
    • Mountaineering summits (Everest, Denali, Kilimanjaro)
Residence:

Brevard, NC

Coaching Packages:
  • Premium
  • Select
  • Ultimate
Certifications:

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