Emde Sports          P.O.Box 9688 Spokane, WA   99209

Marla Emde: marla@emdesports.com   509-953-9924            Michael Emde: michael@emdesports.com   509-939-0552

michael emde

Category 1 USA Cycling road racer and Ultra Endurance Cyclist

  • Originally from Vienna, Austria bicycle racing spans 30 years
  • Member of 1994 USABA World Championship Cycling team in Belgium at the IPC World Championships (tandem road and track championships)
  • My racing brings years on international and domestic experience
  • Co-Owner of Emde Sports since 1999

Racing Result highlights;

  • 4th place Elite Points Race Austrian National Track Championships  
  • 3rd place 1994 I.P.C. World Championships in Belgium, track matched sprints
  • 3 national titles with the Austrian Blind Association, tandem 
  • 5th place 24hr Solo National MTB Championships 2005
  • Furnace Creek 508 Ultra Cycling Race:  (3) 1st Places (2006-2008), (2) course records (2005 & 2007)
  • Inducted in to the Furnace Creek Hall of Fame (5 consecutive finishes) 
  • Multiple WA State Championship titles and top 3 placings 
  • (2) WA State BARR (best all around rider) crowns and numerous BARR placings 

coaching Services - cycling, triathlon & multisport


We appreciate that you've found us online and welcome to the world of personalized coaching and ultimately a lifetime of fitness.  As a new client, our objectives are to establish your personal goals, develop sport specific skills and educate you as an athlete, ultimately bringing you to a new level of fitness. We want you to reach your goals. Personal training and coaching is offered for the beginning exerciser to the elite level athlete. Emde Sports provides a personalized approach for your general fitness aspirations, whether it's cycling, triathlon, or running with a detailed daily training schedule, designed just for you! 

We are dedicated to improving your performance and bringing you closer to your full athletic potential no matter what your current level of fitness or ability.  We start with an initial meeting to determine your goals and plan of action. We work with heart rate-based training and power-based training and set up field testing to determine your training zones.  Personalized plans will be designed and we'll meet periodically (Spokane area) to discuss your training and progression. Whether your goal is the national championships, your first triathlon, a 200 mile bike tour, mountain or road cycling, ultra races or general fitness...we'll build a plan that gets you there!


Old-fashioned hard work and consistency is the basis of any good training program.  We'll strive for quality. Whether you are an elite athlete or just starting out, we understand that many of you may have family and work commitments that need consideration and time. Training like a full-time professional is most likely not possible.  The key is to keep your life in balance and we'll work hard to achieve the right balance for you.

Training plans are designed with an annual approach in mind, depending on which events or races you want to peak and be ready for. Keep in mind, it takes time to learn about you as an athlete. We'll explore and develop your weaknesses as well as continue to work your natural strengths and abilities. 

Another key ingredient to your success as an athlete and our effectiveness as coaches is communication.  We'll need weekly feedback from you about your training and answer any questions you may have along the way.  Honesty and trust build a strong relationship and a "good fit" between athlete and coach is of the utmost importance.  As we make a point of keeping up on the latest in the fitness industry, we believe you should be informed too. A more informed athlete is a better athlete.  


Rates start at $150.00 per month. Hourly rates and private lessons for groups are also available (call or email to inquire). Our fees include:

  • Unlimited phone or email and communication time.
  • Advice on race strategy, tactics, skills, equipment and race preparation for your specific discipline.
  • Field testing (power based, HR based, RPE)
  • Personalized and periodized programs designed for your specific goals.
  • Encouragement, support and guidance to help you meet your goals!


marla emde

  • Currently a USA Cycling Level A Official 
  • Racing bicycles since 1985, coaching cyclists since 1989.
  • 2004 USA Triathlon PNW region board member (coaching chair)
  • Diverse background of strength training, swimming, cycling, triathlon and cross country running
  • Member of 1994 USABA World Championship Cycling team in Belgium at the IPC World Championships (tandem road and track championships)
  • Coached "Team in Training" road cyclists for El Tour de Tucson
  • Wrote fitness articles for KXLY Women's Weekly website in Spokane (2002-2004)
  • 2007 Assistant national women's team coach for USA Triathlon at the ITU World Cup in Vancouver, BC
  • Organizing events since 1989
  • Vice President of Event Services at the Spokane Sports Commission 2006-2010
  • Co-Owner of Emde Sports since 1999
  • Board Member WSBA (WA State Bicycle Assn. from 2006-2012)

Racing Result highlights;

  • 2nd place Silver Star World Cup MTB Race cross country expert women 
  • 1st place Jeep Nationals Downhill 35+  
  • 4th place 1994 I.P.C. World Championships in Belgium, track matched sprints
  • 1st place 1992 Masters Nationals Tandem Road Race 
  • 3rd place 1999 Cyclocross National Championships 40+
  • 3rd place 1992 Masters Nationals "open" tandem criterium
  • national and state medals and placings  

Event Management Highlights, Emde Sports:

Co-Race director 1992 USA Cycling Masters Nationals Road Championships

Meet Director 2008 USATF Masters National Track & Field Championships

Meet Director 2009 and 2018 USATF Club Cross Country National Championships

Meet Director 2010 USATF Elite Cross Country Nationals  

Meet Director 2011/2013 NCAA DII Cross Country Regionals and Nationals

   Technical Advisor since 2015 for West Coast Conference (WCC) Cross Country Championships

Sea Otter Classic, Director of road cycling events

Co-Director of current Emde Sports events such as the Valley Girl TRI and DU & Inland NW Cyclocross Series