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Coach Nathan Goates


Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Years training:


Years coaching:


Cycling disciplines:

Road, mountain, cyclocross

When asked, Nathan has a hard time explaining why he started racing bikes. He can tell you he bought his first racing bicycle in eighth grade. He'll tell you of long adventure rides exploring southwestern Idaho as a teenager. He'll tell you of first being outclassed, then competitive, then winning races as a junior rider. He'll tell you of putting away the bicycle in college but coming back to it in grad school. He'll tell you he's been racing road, mountain, and cyclocross bikes for over 30 years, but that it's not so much about the racing as it is a way to order his life. If you ask, he'll tell you about the wins, but mostly he'll want to talk about the joy of competition, about pushing limits, and the psychological value of doing hard, physical things.

Eager to bring new bodies to cycling and to help old bodies find new joy in the sport, Nathan loves exploring answers to the question of why we ride. He wants his clients to find satisfaction in the process of working toward their fitness, adventure, and competitive goals.

Nathan is a professor of management at Shippensburg University and has coached the Shippensburg University Cycling Club for more than fifteen years.

Athlete Testimonials

Nathan is a great coach. He understands my goals and helps me see the big picture of my training through an entire season and beyond.  - Camden J.

I am very happy with Nathan as my coach and the progress we are making. He is doing an amazing job and I believe understand my goals and motivation to be successful this season.   - Shannon S.

My coach goes above and beyond what is expected in terms of communication and interactions and is super supportive and helpful.  - Don L.

Recent Athlete Achievements
  • Shannon Scanlon finished 1st at the 2024 Tour of Georgia Grand Fondo

  • Kyle Irwin finished 1st at the 2023 Ardmore Rock 'n Ride (Cat 3)

  • Andy Wolfe podiumed at the 2023 Hummelstown Criterium

  • Ben Shrewsberry finished 1st in the North Carolina Elite (Category 1) State Championship Time Trial

  • Don Lustenberger finished 3rd place (Cat 2 40-49) at the Spring XC at Fair Hill

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