June 11, 2016

Aaron McNany state criteriumHello! Welcome to Veloce Coaching–I’m Aaron McNany and I’m excited to talk cycling with you!
Whether you’ve come by to learn, to find a coach, or just to say ‘hi’, I’m glad you’re here.

If you’re like me, it probably didn’t take you very long to fall in love with cycling. It touches on so many areas of interest–fitness, the outdoors, travel, science, equipment, community, competition–cycling is a well-rounded sport! So well rounded, even, that it would be difficult to ‘master’ more than one of its aspects. Imagine earning a PhD in Aerodynamics, and then going on to study nutrition, or structural engineering, or kinesiology–it would take multiple lifetimes!

Enter, my role as a coach: to distill the relevance of each discipline into information that can be appropriated to each individual’s needs. As a life-long learner, I go above and beyond to study and make sense of the endless pool of cycling. I read books, listen to webinars, attend trainings, speak with industry leaders, and–most importantly–practice. My own training on the bike is built on the same philosophy and logic as the training I prescribe as a coach.  Throughout my time learning and developing as an athlete, I’ve developed a holistic, comprehensive philosophy of training which not only benefits individuals while on the saddle but through the rest of their life as well.

Regardless of your discipline, cycling is an inherently ‘communal’ sport.  The fact is, without wheels to draft on, Pro’s to look up to, and mentors to learn from, we simply won’t reach our fullest potential.  We need people to motivate us, to set the bar higher, and to think critically on our behalf when we don’t have the time or energy. I discovered very early on the necessity of coaching.  In my own life, I’ve experience phenomenal growth while working with coaches both as a cyclists and as an athlete in general. Even as someone who loves to learn and to do things on my own, having a coach has centered me and has provided me with insights that only a coach can give.  Your relationship with a coach can be one of the most valuable contributions to your athletic success, and it is for that reason that I would love to work with you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I love to talk about our sport, athleticism, and health in general–whether you’re just starting out or you’re a veteran athlete, I’m sure we can learn from each other!


USA Cycling Level 3 Coaching
American Red Cross CPR Certification

Beginning Racer Program
Economic Impact Studies: Worth the Effort
Risk vs. Reward: Helping Coaches and Athletes Deal with Injury and Loss in Cycling
US Cycling Safe Sport
Bike Positioning and Performance
The Mental Side of Climbing
The Physical Side of Climbing
Lactic Acid in Cycling