Edmund R. Burke, PhD, was the pre-eminent author of cyling books and articles since 1986. He wrote or edited more than 16 books on health, fitness, and cycling, including Serious Cycling and Fitness Cycling. And he completed this second edition of High-Tech Cycling just prior to his death in late Fall 2002.
Renowned for translating the latest scientific research into practical application, Burke served as a columnist for Adventure Cycling, Cycle Sport Magazine, and Performance Conditioning for Cycling. He has also wrote extensively on cycling physiology, training, nutrition, health, and fitness for VeloNews, Bicycling, and Inside Triathlon. He served as executive editor of Cycling Science and managing editor of Performance Conditioning for Cycling.
Dr. Burke was the physiologist for USA Cycling for seven years. During that time he worked with the 1980, 1984, and 1996 Olympic cycling teams, which won nine medals, as well as many world championship teams. He consulted with several companies in the areas of cycling, fitness equipment design, nutritional products, and fitness programs. His professional memberships included a role as fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and also as vice president of research for the National Strength and Conditioning Association from 1993 to 1995.
Dr. Burke earned a doctorate in exercise physiology from The Ohio State University. He was a professor and director of the exercise science program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he lived with his wife, Kathleen.