With Wenzel Coaching
Since 2017
Client levels accepted:
Individual, Custom, Elite Custom, Consultation

  • Individual $99/mo
  • Custom $159/mo
  • Elite Custom $190/mo
  • Consultation $80/hr

    Justin Bowes

    Coach / Charlottesville, Virginia

      Coach Justin Bowes corners during a criterium

    Justin Bowes of Charlottesville, Virginia is a USA Cycling Level 3 coach and has been a competitive road, MTB and CX racer for over 20 years. Justin’s athletes benefit from his enthusiasm, knowledge, and extensive experience training for and competing in multiple cycling disciplines. He enjoys working with all levels and ages of cyclists, including juniors, beginners, masters and elites. Strong communication skills and a personalized approach make each of his athletes feel supported as well as guided.

    Justin enjoys hands-on skills coaching, helping his clients to master the trails and the road, and dial in cyclocross skills. With experience as a semi-pro mountain bike racer, he can relate to developing elite cyclists dealing with travel, scheduling, course recon and other challenges.  

    Justin is currently enjoying his second go-around as a competitive cyclist. He started as an elite junior cyclist and triathlete in the Midwest and progressed to competing as a semi-pro mountain biker before “retiring” to start a family. After several years completely off the bike, Justin found himself completely out of shape and very overweight. Encouraged by his daughter who was beginning junior high track, Justin started running and cycling again. A return to more disciplined eating and training brought him back into competitive shape and also allows him to relate to athletes facing similar challenges, whether a rider is heavy or lean; starting out for the first time or looking to start over again while balancing family, work, and sport.

    Justin competes in masters category 1/2 in road and cyclocross. He has competed in the Midwest’s largest road and cyclocross events such as Tulsa Tough, Tour of America’s Dairyland, Intelligentsia Cup, Gateway Cup, Jingle Cross and Trek CX Cup.

    Now living in Charlottesville, Virginia, Justin is looking forward to returning to more mountain bike racing on the awesome local courses. He and his wife Andrea, who also competes in road, cyclocross and ultra-marathons, enjoy cooking together, exploring coffee roasters, and finding new breweries.


    Events: Cyclocross, Endurance Mountain Biking, Gravel Grinders, Mountain Bike Racing, Road Racing

    Services: Clinics/Camps, Consultation, Skills Training, Training Programs

    Specialties: Beginning Racing, Criterium, Dirt Skills, Elite Development, Master Athletes, Return from Injury, Road Skills, Tactics, Working Athletes

    "Justin's three strongest qualities are his enthusiasm, knowledge and communication. He loves and is fully engaged with this sport. His background and knowledge of racing at all levels (and disciplines) speaks for itself and his ability to communicate with others is unparalleled. He knows when to be firm, he knows when to be honest and he knows how/when to motivate." ~Bo McWhorter

    "I recommend everyone to Justin. Not ‘just’ because he is a tremendous coach - he’s more than that. I trust him to elevate my performance. Thats a big deal - and Justin takes it to the next level of performance." ~ Jen Agan

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