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Head Coach

Head cycling coach Mike Schultz, CSCS of Highland Training
Cycling Coach Mike Schultz racing a mountain bike

Mike Schultz, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, USAC, is the head coach, founder of Highland Training and has more than 20 years of racing, coaching and training experience from endurance and ultra-endurance events. Mike currently works with a wide range of athletes ranging from dedicated age groupers to national and international elites. Mike is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and certified personal trainer (CPT) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as a USA Cycling Certified Coach. Mike also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Robert Morris University.


Mike has a passion for cycling and gaining strength on the bike. He chased ultra endurance mountain bike 24 hour solo podiums through the 2000's, followed by many 100 mile off road races and multi-day bike pack events over the past 10-12 years. He continues to compete within endurance and ultra endurance events regionally and nationally while continuing to study the science behind sports specific training.


When not riding and coaching, Mike is a regular contributor to the Training Peaks Blog and has other contributions to Bicycling mag, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the YMCA of UK and more. Mike resides in the south west of PA where he coaches and trains full time, year round.

Contact Mike here for questions, coaching and more.

USA Cycling Certified Coach Badge
The NSCA Certified Strength and conditioning specialist badge
The NSCA Certified Personal Trainer Badge
The Training Peaks Level 2 coach certification badge

Mike Schultz and Highland Training has formed partnerships with the coaches below to collaborate with and Co-Coach clients. If you would like more information on coaching partnerships and collaboration, contact us today.

Cycling coach and racer Jeremiah Bishop racing his mountain bike

Jeremiah Bishop of Bishop Training is a 16-time member of the USA Cycling National Team, which represents the USA at international competitions including Continental and World Championships, and the Pan American Games. On eight occasions, Jeremiah has lead the US National Team, producing the team’s highest achievement of the competition, including his gold medal winning performance in the 2003 Pan American Games and his eighth place finish at the 2006 World Championships, which remains tied as the highest placing of a US male at World Championships in over 17 years. Jeremiah is a US National Champion of Short Track and Marathon Mountain Biking.

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Cycling coach John Petrylak racing his mountain bike

John Petrylak of J. Petrylak Coaching academy Is a USA Cycling Certified coach with a background in racing for the past 20 plus years. John Started on Motorcycles in the 1990's and that lead to his cycling passion today where he now coaches a range of people from the high school level to elites.

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