Ernie & Scotti Lechuga
Owners and operators of
Leborne Coaching LLC

Originally from:
Ensenada, Mexico (Ernie) and
High Point, North Carolina (Scotti)
Home now: Little Rock

Ernie and Scotti Lechuga made the move to Little Rock for jobs. Ernie finished his professional cycling career in 2004 and was hired to work for Orbea, headquartered at the time in North Little Rock. Scotti finished her degree at Baylor University in 2005 and moved to Little Rock for work.

The couple now owns and operates Leborne Coaching, which coaches athletes of all ages and fitness levels. When it comes to biking, Little Rock has much to offer. Scotti and Ernie love that they can ride their bikes to the east and have flat farm roads, or go west and get to the mountains.

“The terrain is so awesome and beautiful in central Arkansas,” Scotti said.

Although the couple has lived all over the country, in cities such as Kansas City, Missouri; Charlotte, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; and Los Angeles, California, Scotti says that Arkansas feels like home. “We have traveled all over the world and sometimes talk about living in different places, but we come home to Arkansas. It just feels cozy,” Scotti said. “The pace of life suits us.”


Go-to Local Events: The Big Dam Bridge 100 and Christmas time in the River Market

Best Hidden Gem: The ride to the top of Mount Magazine

Your Town in Three Words: Familiar, natural, thriving


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