Following a decade of international competition as a successful para-cyclist, Neimanas retired due to the combined, and lasting effects of several concussions sustained throughout her career. Neimanas is now a USA Cycling certified coach and is working as the head coach for the U.S. Navy’s Safe Harbor cycling program. The program serves as a physical, emotional, and social rehabilitative sports program serving wounded, injured and ill sailors. The Safe Harbor program uses the power of sport to rebuild lives following life-altering experiences.
She is developing as a coach by working with military programs, in and outpatient sports rehabilitation programs, individual clients, has served as an assistant coach for the US Para-Cycling national team, and will be the coach for Team US at the 2020 Invictus Games, an international military sports competition.
Neimanas serves on the World Anti-Doping (WADA) Athlete Commission working to protect clean athletes, and to further anti-doping efforts in innovative, positive ways, around the world. Additionally, she is a member of the USOC’s Athletes Advisory Council (AAC) serving as an alternate representative for para-cycling.
- 2015 World Champion: Scratch Race
- 2013 World Champion: Time Trial
- 2x Paralympian: London ’12, Beijing ‘08
- First American para-cyclist to sign with a professional team.
- 2011-2016: Rider, TWENTY16 Professional Cycling
- 2006-2016: US National Team rider
- 17x World Championship Medalist
- 12x National Champion
- 2015 ESPY Nominee
- 2012 UCI Overall World Cup winner
- First para-cyclist to compete in the Amgen Tour of California, 2014
- Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete