Thad Walker

CTS Senior Coach


“I work with athletes to help them find life balance between family, career, personal time and training while working to achieve their goals. Helping an athlete set and achieve their goals is important but most important is investing in the process that gets you there. Achieving the goal is the reward of the hard work you invest in the process.”


Coach Bio:

I started my college career playing football at the University of Alabama and started cycling as a way to cross-train. However, I quickly fell in love with the road bike and racing on the road and decided to hang up the cleats for cycling shoes. My passion for cycling took me to the mountains of Brevard, North Carolina, which hosted stages of the Tour DuPont back in the day. In finishing college at Brevard College, I was looking to ramp up my racing and training but was offered a position to coach the Brevard College Cycling Team. I found my passion resided more in helping others accomplish their athletic goals and sharing in their success. While coaching collegiate cycling, I also started working for CTS as a way to diversify my coaching and gain experience from some of the best coaches in the world. Following 5+ years of coaching both collegiate and with CTS, I decided to focus full-time on coaching for CTS, which gave my wife and I the ability to move westward where we now call the playground of the northern California Cascades and Sierra Nevada our home. I have enjoyed working for CTS for over a decade. It has been an honor to work with some amazing athletes from all walks of life and abilities. The best part of coaching is the relationships I get to build with my athletes, helping them achieve their goals and always learning how to be a better coach through the process.


Some Of The Races/Events I’ve Participated In Or Coached Athletes For:
  • Ironman World Championships -Kona
  • USA Cycling National Championships (MTB, road, TT, cyclocross, collegiate)
  • Leadville 100/ 50 -MTB and Trail Run
  • World Duathlon Championships
  • BC Bike Race
  • Norseman Xtreme Triathlon
  • Nove Colli
  • Downieville Classic

Chico, CA

Coaching Packages:
  • Premium
  • Select
  • Ultimate

B.A. Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education, Brevard College, Brevard NC