Beth Ann Orton

Beth Ann enjoys working with clients of all ages and abilities across all disciplines. Having made it to the professional level in both road and cyclocross racing, she is especially able to share her knowledge and experience of what it takes to make it to that level while maintaining a profession as a physician assistant.

Beth Ann Orton

Cycling (All Disciplines), Elite Road and Cyclocross Racing, Time Trials, and Skills Training.


Oregon Health & Sciences University 
School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program, 2011 

USA Cycling Level 3 Coach

Race Record

3rd High Cascades 100 
6th Cascade Cycling Classic Prologue
8th Cascade Classic TT
1st Team GC Redlands Classic
1st NCGP CX Days 1 & 2 (UCI Cat 2)
4th North Carolina CX Grand Prix (Cat 1)
5th Cascade Cycling Classic TT
6th U.S. Open of CX (UCI Cat 1)
9th Cascade Cycling Classic McKenzie Pass RR
9th Deschutes Brewery Cup (Cat 1)
11th Trek Cyclocross Collective Cup (UCI Cat 1)
3rd USA RR National Team Podium (Domestique)
6th Valley of the Sun 
7th Cascade Cycling Classic TT (UCI 1.2)
10th Jinglecross (UCI Cat 1)
Colorado Classic Most Aggressive Rider
7th Chico Stage Race
9th USA Cycling TT Nationals
3rd Valley of the Sun RR
6th Chrono Kristin Armstrong TT (UCI 1.2)
6th Jinglecross
13th UCI CX Nationals Louisville, Kentucky
4th Valley of the Sun RR
8th Chrono Kristin Armstrong TT (UCI 1.2)
12th USA Cycling TT Nationals
10th Chrono Gatineau TT (UCI 1.1)

Beth Ann is a native Pacific Northwesterner who began her racing career as a mountain biker before transitioning to professional cyclocross and road racing. She specialized as a time trialist and domestique, and loved a good mudder on the cross course. She races less now, but remains engaged in the professional cycling community.

Beth Ann is a USA Cycling Level 3 coach. She obtained her Master’s degree from the Oregon Health & Science University Physician Assistant program in 2011, and finds that her experience in sports medicine and primary care contribute to her fund of knowledge as an athlete and coach. 

Beth Ann has raced extensively on the pro road tour, at the Santos Tour Down Under in Australia, and at domestic and international world cup events, including Cadel Evan’s Great Ocean Race, the Philadelphia Cycling Classic, and the Amgen Tour of California. She raced cyclocross domestically, and internationally in Belgium, Switzerland, and France. She prided herself as one of the most consistent finishers in the US from 2012-2019, and had a few surprise wins thrown in the mix. 

“I find the most gratifying part of my racing career to be the many friends and mentors I have gained along the way. As a certified USA cycling coach and PA registered under the Oregon Medical Board, I look forward to extending these relationships and knowledge to my clients using an evidence based, personal, and flexible approach to coaching. I am excited to work with mountain bike, cyclocross, and road cycling athletes of all abilities.”

Prior to discovering cycling, Beth Ann was mostly interested in snowy mountain sports, and she didn’t believe in a rest day. She can’t skate or ski worth a darn, but finds it to be an extremely efficient training tool. Although life looks a little different for her now, she still gets out on skis as much as possible, and finds the lessons she learned (and keeps learning!) in the mountains to be invaluable assets in bike racing and coaching. 


physician assistant masters Degree

Prior to discovering cycling, Beth Ann was a U.S. Forest Service wilderness ranger and mountain sports bum who didn’t believe in a rest day. A lifelong learner, Beth Ann obtained her Master’s degree as a Physician Assistant in 2011 prior to embarking on her professional racing career in 2012. 



Competitive Racing

Beth Ann began her racing career as an endurance mountain biker (placing 3rd in the 2012 High Cascades 100), but quickly transitioned to cyclocross in 2012, before finally falling in love with road racing in 2015. 



Love for The Road
Beth Ann racing the Tour of California

Beth Ann’s road racing career began in 2014 after a breakthrough result in the Cascade Cycling Classic Crooked River time trial. Since that time, she raced for a number of UCI and domestic elite racing teams including Visit Dallas DNA Cycling, Hagens Berman Supermint, Point S Nokian Racing, and her former team based out of Vancouver B.C, Instafund La Prima.

Even as a road racer, she continued to be a member of Team S&M CX, and raced the professional U.S. cyclocross calendar. She may have raced internationally in Belgium, Switzerland, and France, and at domestic and international cyclocross world cups, but she found weeknight racing at Bend’s Thrilla Cross just as enjoyable, if not more enjoyable, than any cyclocross race she’s attended! 




Focus on career

Beth Ann took a break from racing in 2020 to focus on her career as a Coach and Physician Assistant. She still plans on doing some races when it’s safe to do so again, but right now she’s focused on coaching while utilizing her decade of experience in medicine.