Kirk Nordgren

CTS Pro Coach – Specializes In Cycling Coaching


“No two athletes are the same.  We all carry our unique life circumstances and stresses as well as possess distinctive sources of inspiration and physical strengths.  I believe in both the art and science of coaching and tailor my approach to guide each athlete in the pursuit of their goals and dreams. “


Coach Bio:

I began pursuing my passion for endurance sports as a cross-country ski racer, competing from childhood through college.  Skiing took me from my home town of Colorado Springs, CO to Duluth, MN where I trained as an elite amateur athlete year-round, ski racing in the winter and cross-training through cycling and triathlon in the summer.  I also completed a B.A.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Minnesota Duluth.  Recognizing the limited opportunities available in the skiing world, I pursued coaching and started working with CTS in 2005.  I’ve since completed an MSc degree in Biomechanics and moved to California to establish a regional training center in the Santa Ynez Valley.  I enjoy riding road, gravel, and mountain bikes and try to race them all a few times each year.  When I’m not coaching or riding, you’ll find me exploring the mountains and coastlines of the golden state.


Some Of The Races/Events I’ve Participated In Or Coached Athletes For:
Participated in:
  • Leadville 100
  • Dirty Kanza
  • Trans Andes
  • Brazil Ride
  • Tahoe Trail 100
  • Haute Route San Francisco
  • Leadville 100
  • Dirty Kanza
  • La Ruta De Los Conquistadores
  • Trans Andes
  • Brazil Ride
  • Cape Epic
  • USAC MTB XC Nationals
  • USAC Road Nationals
  • CTS Amgen Tour Of California Race Experience

Buellton, CA

Coaching Packages:
  • Platinum
  • Premium
  • Ultimate

B.A.S Exercise Science., M.S. Biomechanics, USA Cycling Level 1 Coach