Randy Catron - USA Cycling Level 1 Coach
-Juniors and U-23
-Ultra-distance (RAAM, Brevets)
"I will give you the training, knowledge, and skills to reach your full potential as a rider."
"So, I just finished a 60-mile gravel race with several of my good friends. That's why I'm smiling and have dirt on my face. The only thing better than me riding and racing is helping others learn to have as much fun as me!"
I have been "seriously" having fun on my bike since I was a teenager and started doing centuries, and riding RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa). I started racing in 1994 doing crits, road races, time trials, cyclocross, and an occasional mountain bike race. I still compete, participate in charity and tour rides, and most importantly have an opportunity to help others have as much fun on their bike(s) as me.
I have a special desire to help develop junior riders. My race team in Iowa trained
numerous junior riders who developed into high category (Cat. 1-2) riders, and also had opportunities to attend college at cycling-oriented schools such as Marian University
-USA Cycling Level 1 coach (this is the highest certification level)
-More than 20 years experience as a USA Cycling licensed coach
-Master's Degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science)
-Peaks Coaching Group Elite/Master Coach 2008-2020
-Previously certified as a strength coach (NSCA)
-Consultant/Coach to Univ. of North Texas Cycling Team
=Consultant/Coach for NorthStar junior elite team
-Ultra-racer (rode RAW 2x), crewed for RAAM (1x), and crewed 508 (2x)
-Former race team director (DMOS-I lived in Des Moines, Iowa)
-Former race director for many competitions
-Former coach for JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes and RAGBRAI
-Active rider in USAC masters races, group rides, and charity events
-US Olympic Committee SafeSport certified
The definition of cycling success varies. Often it is measured by winning medals or awards. But for many of us, success means finishing a ride or event, reaching a goal like not getting dropped from a ride group, increasing our power output, or just feeling healthier and better about ourselves. Many riders do not want to race, but most have a personal cycling-related goal they are working toward.
-Junior Collegiate Scholarship Cycling Athletes - Vance F., Kristen S., Sierra S., Lacey D., Perry L.
-2019/2020 North California Junior Road Race Champion and Cat. 3 race podium finisher - Artun D.
-Senior Games National 5K TT Gold Medalist - Bill H.
-US Road and CX Nats (Masters) podium finisher, current top-place finisher in Zwift virtual racing leagues- Sarah B.
-Race Across America team finishers - Team Cool Breeze
-Race Across the West multi-time finisher and winner - Colan A.
-Georgia MTB racing consistent podium finisher - Trae G.
-Furnace Creek 508 finisher - Bonnie Sue L.
-Senior Games RR and TT Champion - Bernell R.
-Pirenaica Tour (Spain) - Roman R.
-Frequent rider in Italian Alps - Jim O.
"Randy has helped me reach the best condition and level of performance I have ever had. Great work, Randy!!!"
"Randy is a great coach and is definitely helping me achieve my power and endurance goals. I'm now more than confident to compete in USAC Masters road and cyclocross national events."
"You have helped me sooo much! You're the best!"
"Big shout-out to Randy for the awesome coaching! Have to
admit, I had lots of "why" questions in my head when the training
fatigue set in, but now the answers are very clear."