"I worked with Luke starting when I was 15 and just getting into racing mountain bikes. I started at a relatively beginner level as far as structured training goes which was great with Luke, he was super responsive to my level of interest and amount of time I was able to commit. Over time I got more and more into it and began to up the level of training and Luke was a great resource to always keep what I was doing as healthy and productive as possible. Eventually, I also made the switch over to the road where we were able to make adjustments to the way I trained in order to focus on that style of racing. In total, I worked with Luke for four years and only made the switch to a new coach after stepping up the the UAE Emirates Development team with an in house coach."
"Working with [Luke] has been great! I love how involved [Luke is] with my workout schedule and race schedule. [Luke is] so helpful in terms of handling life’s other commitments and work my training schedule around them. Working with [Luke] has been a great opportunity and I’m so happy that I got on [Luke’s] Program!"
"Working with Luke over the past year has been a great experience. After my first NICA season in 8th grade, I was just a decent racer with a desire to get better. Following Luke's fun, but challenging workouts I not only raced up my freshman year into the JV category, I won the overall JV NICA category. I was also able to grow last spring from the back of the CAT2 pack in regional races to the front. Luke's progressive workouts keep me growing as a racer and have me prepared to make 2019 an even better year as a CAT1 racer."
“I’ve trained with several coaches in the past and wanted to take my racing to the next level. I chose Luke because of his racing experience, but am glad his coaching is on-par with his riding. Luke is a meticulous, responsive and attentive coach. He listens to my goals and them pushes me to reach higher. I have pushed myself harder and faster that what I have in the past and it’s because I feel his training helps me believe in my abilities and how hard I can push myself. Cheers to a great season next year!"
- Jaques Palin | Masters Racer | Baja Epic Stage Race Overall Winner
"Throughout the 2017 season I have had the fortunate pleasure to be trained by one of the top mountain bike riders in the country. Coach Luke has already compiled a resume that any Competitive mountain bike racer would be envious of. However, his coaching skills and knowledge are just as impressive. Luke is mature beyond his years and handles himself with humble confidence. He has had the fortune to work with some of the best mountain bike trainers the county has to offer, including Coach Drew Edsall. His experience with these coaches, and his obsessive drive to be the best, have fueled his desire to learn what it takes to be YOUR best. Since working with Coach Luke I have increased my FTP by 10%. His workouts are very specific and will demand your full attention if you want to be the best YOU can be. I find that my working with Coach Luke has improved my all-around MTB skills. If you follow the plan you will succeed. Coach Luke makes himself available thru phone, text, or email in case I have a question or need to make changes in my schedule. His experiences have filled him with knowledge that very few coaches can share with you."
- Jeff Chalmers | Cat 2, Masters | North Carolina State Champion, Southern Classic Series Champion
"My experience working with Luke has been excellent. The training is challenging, but fun. [His coaching] has greatly improved my riding. Working with Luke has been great, I have seen rapid improvement in my riding and he has helped me to accomplish my goals."
- Ryan Thornton | Cat 1, 15-16 | Multi-Time NICA Race Winner
"[Before] I started the Luke V. program, I had never put in as many miles, or had as much fun on a bike as I have with Luke's program. It is the best way for a rising athlete to gain real training experience and have fun while doing it. To any aspiring racer out there, no matter the skill level, Luke’s program is the Swiss army knife of programs, and the best one out there that has a perfect mix, from good fun on your local trails to hard intervals up a long climb."
- Alex Green | Cat 1, 15-16 | WORS Cup Race Winner, Multi-Time SERC Race Winner, NICA Overall Winner
"I highly recommend Luke as a coach and I can say that I have made great progress while working with him. He has a very effective set of skills and experiences, and he is completely committed to the relationship; these are things that really distinguish his coaching approach and performance for me. Luke is an exceptional written and verbal communicator. He has a great ability to listen and to then deliver the right information in an efficient, lucid and helpful way. In many cases, Luke’s responses effectively relay his real-world experience (rather than restating dogma). I also really appreciate Luke’s organic approach to coaching and I feel that this has really helped me grow. More specifically, he is great at striking a healthy balance to the training that provides ample challenge for growth, but not at the expense of keeping things fun. Finally, I find Luke to be all-in as a coach. He puts the time and effort into very timely and helpful responses, dialing in the training to be optimal, and in deeply discussing goals and plans."
- Matt Troutman | Cat 1, Masters
"People build skill in a context of knowledgeable coaching. When Luke coaches, he breaks down skills into their components so that you can construct a solid foundation. I am a better rider because in virtually every ride, I am refining a technique based on the foundation Luke provided."
- Chadd McGlone | Masters Racer