John Meehan has been involved in cycling for 17 years and is the founder of Cycling Sports Management, L.L.C. He joined his future CSM colleagues in 2007 as part of the former Priority Health Elite Masters Cycling team, a squad of veteran masters riders helping develop junior riders on the Priority Health Pro Cycling Team. John retired from racing in 2008 and stayed on as team physician when the squad transitioned to BISSELL Pro Cycling under new sponsorship. A well known face in the US peloton, he remains team physician for the BISSELL Development Team and also currently advises Optum Pro Cycling. Originally an engineer for Boeing and the F/A-18 Hornet project, he attended medical school at the University of Iowa and then went on to train in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery. He is well known around the world for his pioneering and innovative work in robotic surgery for children and currently practices at Seattle Children's Hospital.
John is also the founder and current race director of the 3 day UCI Jingle Cross Professional Cyclocross race, the largest UCI cyclocross weekend in the world held annually in Iowa City, Iowa. Regarded as one of the most exciting professional cyclocross races with a clever and unique theme, the Jingle Cross continues to attract the top cyclocross riders from the U.S. and Europe. All proceeds of the Jingle Cross are donated to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.