Matt McNamara   Sterling Sports Group

I am one of those coaches who has built their life around cycling. I didn't stumble upon coaching - I have been developing as a coach for over 25 years through competition, education, and experience. I believe in the fundamentals of a sound program and take a whole life approach - incorporating your off the bike life into your training to maximize return and happiness in both!


I am a USA Cycling Level 1 Coach w/ distinction and both power & skills certifications.
I have a B.A. in Exercise Physiology and over 25 years of competitive racing, team management and coaching experience. I have been assistant coach for the USA Cycling Regional Talent ID Camps for the past 6 years and helped develop the curriculum for the Beginning Racer Program as one of the lead instructors at the NorCal "Early Bird" training series over the last 8 years.

I host a weekly training ride for my athletes (Tues at 5:30p, come by and check it out!) and continually strive to develop novel and effective clinics like my "Advanced Racing Clinic" that uses a scooter to help take riders to the next level. My latest effort is a team vs team scrimmage to improve tactics in real racing situations - it's a blast!

I am head coach for Peninsula Velo in NorCal as well as working with select private clients and vendors who share my passion and commitment. I love cycling, whatever the type! I've raced road, track, 'cross, MTB XC, 24 hours, and even downhill! While I believe that power is a great tool, when used appropriately, it isn't a miracle solution - you still have to do the work! The pinnacle of performance is built on the foundation of consistency!
Maybe I can help you reach a new level?

An aside: I spent 7 years as Adventures & Fitness Director at SJSU and have broad experience outside of cycling that may be of service as well...


Sunnyvale, CA
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Training Camps, Bike Fit

Sport Types

Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross, Duathlon, XTERRA, Personal Training, Mountaineering, Adventure Racing, Corporate Wellness




1363 S Wolfe Road
Sunnyvale, CA
United States