Bend, OR , United States
Hello! My name is Kristen and I am a holistic cycling coach based in Bend, Oregon. As a former pro-level athlete with almost 25 years of experience in this sport, my approach to coaching goes beyond the training aspect by integrating mindset, self-care, and overall wellness into the program. During my 10 years of personal coaching experience, I have guided numerous athletes to reach their goals and would love to help you do the same.
My story begins when I started riding in 1999 and began coaching as mountain bike instructor for Northern Arizona University in 2004. My first coaching experience taught me that I enjoy giving back to the sport I love by helping others succeed. I raced for many years, working my way through the ranks from total beginner to Pro XC on the mountain and Cat 2 on the road. I have experience in a variety of disciplines, including Cross-Country MTB, Endurance MTB, XTERRA, Criteriums, Time Trials, Stage Races, Hill Climbs, and Gravel events. I have studied training metrics and methodology since obtaining my first power meter in 2008. I have been a USA Cycling Certified Coach since 2009 and Registered Yoga Teacher since 2010 with continuing educaiton in both disiplines. Over the years I've acquired a wide range of experience such as serving on the board of directors for a race team in Arizona, working as head cycling coach for a triathlon training program in Hawaii, and co-founding Women's Cycling NYC.
Today my focus is on athletic wellness, recognizing that riding a bike is an extension of who we are, connected to the things we love most about our life. I have a special place in my heart for time-crunched athletes who are looking to make their limited training time count. My role as a coach is to help guide and navigate through the complexities of the training process so improvement feels linear and the results speak for themselves.