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●  Arnie has coached cycling for more than 25 years and been a professional coach for more than 15 years.
Arnie's riders have won more than 120 National Championships and have set more than 40 US Records.
He has coached riders through 4 Olympic Competitions.
For more than 20 years, he has been a head/club coach for San Diego Cyclo-Vets: The winningest team ever at Masters Road Nationals.
Head or participant coach at scores of coaching camps.
Find a partial listing of coachees.

●  A coach's coach, Arnie has trained and certified more than 1,000 coaches.
National Coach, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America's Team in Training

          World's largest endurance training program: 30,000+ annual participants, 800+ coaches.

          Development and certification of coaches in cycling, running, triathlon, and walking.
Presenter and mentor at United States Cycling Federation inaugural Elite coaching certification, 1995.


Author: Books

Altitude, Climbing, Endurance (ACE™) Training for Cyclists

Bicycling Medicine

Bike Fit

Medicina del Ciclismo

The Essential Cyclist

Essentials of Training and Racing

High-Intensity-Training (HIT™) for Cyclists

Nutrition for Sports

Psychling Psychology (Mind Training for Cyclists)

Running Injuries: Prevention & Treatment

Skills Training for Cyclists

Smart Coaching

Smart Cycling

Strategy & Tactics for Cyclists

Team in Training Coaching Certification, proprietary

The Wiki Defense


Road Cycling: International Olympic Committee Handbook of Cycling, co-author, medical chapter.

Principles & Practice of Primary Care Sports Medicine, co-author, cycling chapter, medical textbook.

6 Steps to Winning Time Trials, co-author, chapter. 

Positively False, The Real Story How I Won the Tour de France, author, appendix.


Author: Articles and Slide Shows

More than 1000 bicycling-related articles, more than 100 can be found here

More than 50 bicycling-related slide shows




Bicycle Guide

Bicycle Racing Monthly

Bicycling Magazine

Coaching News -- Journal of the National Association of British Cycling Coaches

League of Veteran Cyclists


Pedal Guide

Performance Conditioning for Cycling -- Official Publication of USA Cycling Coaching Association

ProForm Racing

Road Bike Action

SportScience web site


Bicycling Authority

Quoted in or interviewed for

ABC News

Arizona Daily Star

Bicycling Magazine

Business Insurance

Chicago Tribune

Competitor Magazine


Fox News Heartland with John Kasich July 1, 2006

Fresno Bee

GeezerJock Feature/cover story April/May 2006

Inside Triathlon

International Herald Tribune

LA Times

Men’s Health

Mountain Bike Action

New York Times

Outside Magazine

Runners World

Sacramento Bee

San Diego Union Tribune

San Jose Mercury News

Salt Lake Tribune

Science Daily

USA Today

Velo News

Winning Magazine

Bicycling legal expert



Cat 1-Elite Road Racer

6-Time US National Champion

9-Time US National Record Holder

Best-All-Round Racer, US Masters Nationals, 1998

World Masters Sprint Champion, 1991

>1,000 Race Starts

>13 Course Records

>200 Career Wins

Find a partial listing of race wins


Tandem Enthusiast

U.S. National Record Holder

Senior Mixed 70+ 40K TT

Masters 70+ 40K TT (46:45. 31.5 mph. PR) (Three times)

Masters 90+ 40K TT (47:51.) (Twice)

Masters Mixed 70+ 40K TT

Masters Mixed 90+ 40K TT (Twice)


Course Records, 40K

Alamosa, CO

Borrego Springs, CA

Edward Air Force Base, CA

Fort Gordon, GA

Lebanon, IL


Course Records, Road Races

El Tour de Tucson (112 miles—4:18)

Hemet Double Century (both loops, 100.7 miles—4:15, 104.1 miles—4:55, 205 miles—9:11)

Mexicali-San Felipe (123 miles—4:22)

Palmdale Death Ride (114 miles—5:45)

Rosarita-Ensenada (51 miles—1:53)

San Diego to Yuma (182 miles—7:41)

Tecate-Ensenada (73 miles—2:51)



President for Life, San Diego Cyclo-Vets

President, San Diego Cyclo-Vets, 5 years, including

   President, San Diego National Masters Championships Association, Road and Track

Track Director and Vice President, San Diego Velodrome

USCF Western Masters Representative

Industry Consultant



MD, CM (Doctor of Medicine, Master of Surgery) McGill University, Montreal 1977-78

Past consultant to:

     International Olympic Committee

     USA Cycling

     Bicycling Magazine

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