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 10 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 10 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 the Peninsula Velo/Summit Bicycles Race Team 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