Mirko Mayes has been passionate about cycling since the 1980’s. He started racing BMX as a child then got into road racing as a teenager. He raced as a Junior on Team Impulse based out of Seattle in 1986 then continued racing on multiple teams in the Pacific Northwest for many years.  In 1996 he achieved status as a Category 2 road racer under the United States Cycling Federation. 

Mirko leading the pack in the Seward Park Criterium, 1995

Mirko moved to Germany in 1997 to join the European road racing circuit.  He raced as a Category A rider with professionals in Germany, France, and Holland.  This gave him the opportunity to race alongside riders on famous international teams such as US Postal Service and T-Mobile, for which Lance Armstrong and Jan Ulrich raced for.  During his time racing in Europe Mirko wisely chose not to become involved in the now well known doping practices that elevated his fellow athletes to unworldly levels of fitness.  

Without the support of a coach and health guide Mirko struggled to maintain his pace of racing in different events each week.  After racing thousands of miles throughout Europe, Mirko developed Chronic Fatigue and was forced to come home.  The recovery process took more than a year and helped him realize the need for better health and fitness education for novice bike racers.  

After recovering from his European tour, Mirko followed the National Cross Country Mountain bike circuit and raced many of those events as a Expert/Category 1 racer.  He also raced in some World Cup events being able to finish mid-field with some of the best mountain bike riders in the world.

In 2005 Mirko met his wife Sara and followed her to WSU where she attended Veterinary School. While at WSU Mirko discovered a fascination for health and physiology. He studied in the Kinesiology program there and realized a a desire to become a cycling coach so he could help other people achieve their cycling goals like he had.

Mirko started Cycle Cybernetics in 2015 as a way to establish himself as a coach and become available to riders in the Pacific Northwest who want to further their cycling and fitness goals. He joined the McLeod Construction Team as a team member and sponsor that same year. Other team sponsors included Snohomish Bicycles, Absolute Autobody, and Budu Racing. On this team Mirko and friends raced in several events around the Pacific Northwest. Due to sponsorship changes team activity has been temporarily suspended.

Coach Mirko Mayes and his McLeod Construction team mates at the Round and Round 24 hour race in Spokane, 2015

The opening of the new Cycle Cybernetics training center in Snohomish now gives you the opportunity to spend time training with Mirko on a regular basis. He believes in well rounded training programs that combine weight lifting with a polarized riding plan. If you find yourself riding by Cycle Cybernetics on one of your Centennial trail outings stop by to say hello! We would love to meet you.