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LW Coaching’s mission is to make Smart MTB Training Plans for YOU

We are Lynda Wallenfels and Dave Harris. We each won a 24 Hour Solo National Championships title in 2009. Both of us winning a National Championship title on the same day was really cool!

Many of our athletes have achieved lofty goals too. Read through some of our athlete testimonials and race reports.

We coach mountain bikers all over the US from our home base in Southern Utah. Using TrainingPeaks, WKO+ software, email, chat, Skype and phone we keep in touch with athletes like they are next door. Developing a personal relationship and close communication with each athlete is important to us.

Business Principles

Excellence in customer service, fast response times, reliable scheduling, innovative custom training plans. We serve athletes and celebrate in their accomplishments.

LW Coaching Philosophy

LW Coaching philosophy is a blend of scientific principles, athlete joy and schedule reality. Each of these facets is a crucial part of a successful training program and race performance.

Lynda’s Personal Philosophy

My goals are to be the best coach I can be. I have been coaching endurance athletes for 20 years. I am a certified USA Cycling Level l coach. I strongly believe in continuing my coaching education and holding sport specific certifications. I routinely attend conferences and clinics to further myself as a coach. I also race. Racing myself is one of the many ways I become familiar with specific race courses, race distances and learn in detail what it takes to be a fast racer. Mostly I race because I love racing.


Cycling Coach, USA Cycling Category 1 Level Certified
Coaching mountain bike racers is my dream job šŸ™‚
BSc (Hons 1st class)


Pro category mountain bike racer since 1994
1994 & ’95 UCI World Cross Country Championships British National team member (25th place)
2000 Naturalized as an American Citizen
1996 & 1997 Scottish National Cross Country Mountain Bike Champion
2004 & 2005 US 100 mile Mountain Bike National Champion
2004 Ironman finisher
2006 & 2009 Solo 24-hour mountain bike race winner Moab & Old Pueblo
2006 Trans Rockies Open mixed Champion
2007 2nd place 24-hour World Solo Championships
2008 Trans Rockies 1st ever female single speed finisher and 3rd GC
2008 Kaibab Monstercross 200 1st place
2009 US National Champion 24-Hour Solo Single Speed
2009 Single speed world championships 6th place
2010 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Mixed Duo Champion
2011 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo 5-person open co-ed winner
2011 Arizona Trail Race 300 winner
2012 360 mile Grand Loop winner
2012 Coconino 250 winner

Freelance writer

Contributor to Velo News,,, XXC magazine, Mountain Flyer,, Bikepackers Magazine.


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