1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations
I prefer working with enthuisastic, positive, and excited athletes. It doesn't matter whether they're new to mountain biking or are seasoned professionals!
Founded in 2015 by ultraendurance cyclist Kurt Refsnider, UltraMTB offers unparalleled endurance MTB, ultra-distance, and bikepacking expertise. UltraMTB has helped riders onto the top step of podiums in everything from grassroots events to the 24 Hour World Championships, as records and personal victories in Tour Divide, Colorado Trail Race, Arizona Trail 300/750, 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, NUE 100 milers, XC events, winter ultras, and more!
Training plans are available via www.ultraMTB.net
Kurt Refsnider, Ph.D. is the founder of UltraMTB LLC. At age 13, he trained for and completed a solo century ride, his first endurance pursuit. Since then, Kurt has raced extensively in everything from track to road to cyclocross to mountain, and he's won and/or set records in each of the most prestigious mountain bike ultras in the United States.
Kurt holds a Ph.D. in geological sciences and was a professor of geology at Prescott College for 6 years and coached the Prescott College Cycling Team for 3 years. As such, he has ample experience with time management as he managed to balance life in graduate school with several years with 1000+ hours on the bike. He has since prioritized doing more with less, now putting in far fewer hours on the bike each year while continuing to improve upon past race results.
Experience and Accomplishments
3x Tour Divide finisher, 1x win
8x Arizona Trail 300 finisher, 7x wins/records; current record holder
2x Arizona Trail 750 finisher, 2x records; current record holder
2x Colorado Trail Race finisher, 1x win
2x Grand Loop finisher; current record holder
1x Iditarod Trail Invitational 350 win (first rookie to win the event)
1x Trans North Georgia Adventure win
1x Stagecoach 400 win
Kokopelli Trail FKT holder (2020 - 10:56)
2x Fat Pursuit wins
3x 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo wins (duo/solo)
2x Coconino 250 finishes, 1x record; current record holder
1x Cyclocross National Championships medal
1x Colorado Best Cyclocross Rider Award (Pro/1/2)