• USA Cycling Level 1 Power Based Certified Coach 2007Chris Burnham
  • Full time coach since 2001
  • Training Peaks Certified Coach 2012
  • Superhuman Coach Certified May 2013
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified May 2014
  • Crossfit Endurance Certified 2011
  • Crossfit Mobility Certified 2012
  • Performance Manager for Bear Development Team 2012 – current
  • Treadmill Triathlon Team Coach 2013 – current
  • West Coast Mountain Bike Development Camp Director 2008

I have been a full-time, professional coach since 2001.  During that time I have I have coached athletes ranging from beginners to professionals racing both in the US as well as around the world.   I have also conducted numerous coaching consultations for athletes and teams, and am currently the Performance Manager for the Bear Development Team.

I became  a USA Cycling Level I Certified Power Based Training Coach in 2007.  In my quest for continuing my education and expertise I joined the Superhuman coaching group in January of 2013, as well as completing Crossfit Endurance and Mobility certifications and becoming a certified coach in the Training Peaks referral program.

Having worked as West Coast Mountain Bike Development Camp Manager in 2007 – 2008, and working as the Performance Manager for the Bear Development Team from 2012 I have extensive knowledge in developing athletes both young and old.  My current clients range from 15 to 83 years old.

Athlete achievements:

  • Elite TT National Championships

  • Mountain Bike National Champion

  • USA Cycling National Team Selection
  • Sub 10 Hour Ironman Finisher
  • Age Group Podium Finish at Vineman Ironman
  • State Road and Criterium Championship
  • California State Mountain Bike Champion
  • Road National Podium Finishes
  • Completion of RAAM (2nd team competition)
  • Team Coaching to State Championship Title
  • Podium Finish at TransRockies

In addition to my own coaching, I have also mentored several coaches and helped with their educational process in learning all aspects of coaching including the analysis of power data.

Prior to coaching, I competed in all disciplines of cycling and raced Mountain Bikes Professionally for over 15 years.  In that time I achieved several state championships, had been ranked #1 nationally, and finished 3rd at the NORBA National Championships in Mammoth California.  I am currently “semi-retired” from racing but still love to ride and train when I have the time.  You may even see me at a local road, cross, or mountain bike race in the future.