Get to Know Erik Moen PT

I am a lifetime bicyclist.  I remember my time in the bike seat on the back of my parents’ bikes.  I remember the pure excitement of seeing my first bike that was truly mine.  I tore up a bunch of big wheels in the neighborhood.  I raced bikes in the neighborhood towing hand-built wooden hydroplanes (thanks Dad).  I built BMX jumps with my buddies from new home dumpster material.  My first competitive bike events in the mid 80’s were triathlon relays teams.   I later started licensed bike racing at Pacific Lutheran University and University of Washington.

My current clinical passion/experience started in my early racing days.  I was born with a foot/ankle/leg impairment that required me to ask critical fit questions if I were to withstand the training necessary to compete against able bodied athletes.  Bike fit processes were limited in the 1980s.  This started my journey/quest.


United States Cycling Federation (USCF)

  • Licensed racer (1987-2002)
  • Clubs
    • Chinook Cycling (1986-1990)
    • Pacific Lutheran University (1987-89)
      • Founder/Racer/Manager
    • University of Washington (1990-1993)
      • Racer/Manager
    • LA Sheriffs/Club (1993-1994)
    • Aurora Cycles 1994-2002
      • Founder, racer, manager
    • Viking Sport Seattle 2008-2011
      • Founder, racer, manager


VeloSystems (1993-2006)

  • Founder
  • Coached Jr. National Champs (road and track), Masters National and World Champions (Mtn and Track), regional road/mtn/cx champions, IM and Olympic triathletes

USCF Elite Level Coach (achieve 1997)

Assistant Regional Coach – Region IV 1994-1997

  • Assistant Regional Coach of the Year 1997
  • Regional/National Camps Coach

Carmichael Training Systems

  • Contract Coach (1998-2000)
  • Director of Health Services (2002-2003)
    • Directed pilot program to create an internet delivered post rehabilitation coaching program.  The program was partnered with the greater Denver HealthSouth Physical Therapy offices.  It was a noble project that was before it’s time.


Physical Therapy

Licensed Physical Therapist in Washington (1992-current) and Oregon (2020 – current).

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) (1992-current)

  • WA State Delegate to House of Delegates
  • WA State Chief Delegate to House of Delegates
  • WA State Chapter President
  • APTA PR Committee member and Governance Review Task Force Member (past)
  • Content Creator for National Physical Therapy Month topic:  Bike Fit, Bike Right
  • I have worked with APTA to produce bicycle related content in National PT Month, media releases, conference speaker.
  • Invited speaker for the APTA Centennial Lecture series (2021); The Physical Therapist’s Clinical Management of the Bicyclist



I have been working in paracycling for over fifteen years.  My journey started as a soigneur for the USA paracycling team at the.  I began working as a national classifier in 2010.  I began training for UCI international classifier in 2012.  I am now a member of the UCI Classification committee and recently appointed as Head of Classification.   I have attended

USA Paracycling

  • Soigneur (2008-2009)
    • 2008 Beijing Paralympics and then 2009 track world championships
  • Classifier (2010-current)
    • Classifier/Educator

International Cycling Union (UCI)

  • Classifier (2012-current)
    • Road and Track World Championships
    • Road World Cups
    • Para Pan-Am Games 2015 (Toronto), 2019 (Lima), Tokyo Paralympics 2021,  and the Asian Para Games (Hangzhou) 2023.

Classification Committee (2021-current)

Head of Classification (2022-current)


BikePT (2005-current)

National Education Program

  • Bike Fit/Positioning and treatment planning for the Physical Therapist

International Education Program

  • Bike Fit/Positioning and treatment planning for the Physio
    • Montreal QB, Canada
    • France – French Cycling Federation



  • Bicycle Paper-Health Editor, VeloNews
  • Bicycle chapter written in “Outdoor Fitness”, Mountaineers Publishing
  • Bike fit chapter written in Chris Carmichaels “The Ultimate Ride”

Retul Advisory Board (2010-12)

Medicine of Cycling (2011-2013)

  • Developed content for Bike Fit Position Statement

North American Spine Society

  • Conference speaker regarding bicycle function
  • Committee member on exercise

Invited Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Keynote Speaker 2016

  • Memphis, TN

Cascade Cycling Club

  • Member, supporter
  • Multiple STP rider
  • Frequent speaker to membership, special events and Cascade Training Series

Event Coverage

  • Multiple bicycle and triathlon events