Derek Murrow


Derek Murrow is an accomplished mountain bike athlete, back-country skier, guide, and coach based in Denver, Colorado. With over 11 years of competitive bike racing experience, he has completed the Leadville 100 MTB race six times, four of which were under nine hours. Derek is a firm believer in a holistic approach to coaching, which encompasses the mind, body, and technical aspects of racing.

Despite his full-time job as an IT Consulting Account Manager and being a husband and father to two young daughters, Derek is committed to helping athletes achieve their personal best. He understands the struggles of balancing personal and professional commitments while pursuing ambitious athletic goals, and he is passionate about supporting adult athletes in this regard. Derek hosts weekly group rides on the Front Range of Colorado and has extensive experience in mountain bike-specific coaching.

Derek's specialties are Cross-Country and Enduro Mountain Biking. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems from Wichita State University and is also a Crossfit Level 1 Coach. In addition to his impressive racing accomplishments, Derek has served as a board member for Colorado Uplift and has raised funds for First Descents, a local non-profit.

Derek began his endurance career with his first mountain bike race in 2012, the Leadville 100. Before racing bikes, he competed in Crossfit competitions and ran two local marathons. He brings his passion for fitness and his love of the outdoors to his coaching philosophy, which is grounded in proper goal setting, positive encouragement, and hard work.

Overall, Derek is a dedicated coach and mentor who is committed to helping athletes reach their full potential while also maintaining balance in their lives.


  • Cross-Country Mountain Biking
  • Enduro Mountain Biking
  • Ultra Distance Biking

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor Degree – Management Information Systems – Wichita State University
  • USA Cycling Level 3
  • Crossfit Level 1 Coach

Athletic History:

  • 6x Leadville 100 MTB Finisher (sub 9 hours 4x)
  • 3x Silver Rush 50 MTB Finisher
  • 3x Gunnison Growler (1st place age group)
  • Steamboat Stinger MTB Race
  • Unbound Gravel 200 Finisher
  • Breck Epic Finisher
  • 24 Hours of Old Pueblo – 4 Man Team
  • WRIAD and Big mountain Adventure MTB Guide

Additional Information:

  • Board Member – Colorado Uplift
  • Fundraiser – First Descents