Chuck's career in MTB advocacy started in 1992 with the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers in Santa Barbara California. He served as the group's President for 10 years and also served as the IMBA state representative for central California from 2000-2005. He has extensive MTB advocacy experience including trail access issues, user conflict resolution, political lobbying, Wilderness negotiations, bike patrol operations, and his favorite, trail work. Chuck has a Masters degree in geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and works for the the CU-Boulder Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences as a data manager at the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center . He moved to Boulder in 2013 and joined the BMA Board in 2014. For 2015, Chuck will be the director of the BMA Boulder Mountain Bike Patrol and serve as liaison to OSMP on trail work projects sponsored by BMA.
Boulder Mountainbike Alliance is run on volunteer labor, and the backbone of that volunteer labor force is the Board of Directors. Meet the BOD and learn about what drives each of them to make BMA all it can be.
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Mike was around at the beginning of Boulder County MTB advocacy in 1991 when Boulder Off-road Alliance was formed. Mike served as the President of BMA for years and was a founding member of the Boulder Area Trails Coalition. Mike currently serves as the advocacy director of BMA. Mike is a database administrator at IBM Corp and holds a B.S. in Business from Colorado State University 1988. A wealth of institutional knowledge, Mike is the organization's storyteller and can provide a detailed account of BMA's accomplishments and evolution.
A marketing and advertising professional, Bryan has led communication efforts at BMA since joining the board in 2007 and has served as the organization's newsletter editor. Having worked in sales and as a communication consultant at various local companies, Bryan has recently switched industries and is now putting his talents to work as a project manager in the home construction arena. Bryan holds a bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
I love mountain biking! Boulder has been my base stomping ground for over 20 years and has been a fantastic place to grow as a cyclist. I love the feeling of flying through trees on a mountain trail and the level of effort it takes to get to the top of a tough climb.
My family and I live in Erie where I founded Erie Singletrack Advocates in April 2013. I wanted to bring Erie residents together and build family-friendly trails on open space. The town was very receptive and allowed me to make it happen. We have had phenomenal success in building trails and getting people in Eastern Boulder county to ride their bikes on singletrack.
Here's a video of ESA's early efforts. We now have 4 miles of trail in Erie and it's expanding all the time. I am very proud of what we've accomplished and I can't wait to build more trail.
Jimmy loves mountain biking all over Colorado and has been a long time member of BMA. Jimmy has always been active in the Boulder community and prior to joining the BMA Board he was on the Boulder Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as well as the Board of Directors for the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA). He is a graduate of CU Law School. Jimmy currently works in the areas of renewable energy and corporate law.
Mimi is the owner and principal of Root House Studio, a landscape architecture, planning and communication design studio in Boulder, Colorado. Mimi has assisted public land management agencies and municipalities plan and design for recreational uses, conservation and interpretation for over 12 years. Mimi also specializes in using creative communication design and storytelling to propel the outreach and increase the impact of non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies. Mimi received a Masters in Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.A. in Sociology from Middlebury College. In addition to being the president of the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, Mimi serves on the steering committee of the Boulder Chapter of the Urban Land Institute.
Zach is the Executive Director of Boltage, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses technology and incentives to make walking and biking to school a way of life. Boltage, based in Boulder, Colorado, has programs in over 45 schools across the country, and kids participating in the program have made over 550,00 kid-powered trips to school, covering 800,00 miles (over 30 times around the earth) and saving 1.3 million lbs. of CO2 emissions. Zach is also a practicing attorney and has worked at several international law firms in New York, Washington, D.C. and Colorado. He continues to run his own law firm, Flatirons Law Group, where he advises clients on various legal and business matters. Zach holds undergraduate and law degrees from Duke University. Zach is an avid bike commuter and a recreational road and mountain biker.
Botsy is a Realtor at Pedal to Properties and has been a top real estate agent in Boulder for 10 years. Botsy was an alpine ski racer and competed with the US Ski Team's, Europa-Cup Team in Europe. At the University of Colorado he was a member of the National Championship Team in collegiate mountain biking. A longstanding BMA volunteer, Botsy joined the board in 2003. Botsy played a key role in the development and success of Valmont Bike Park, ran the BMA's primary fundraiser for years, and is a trail crew leader.
Adam is a partner in the Boulder, Colorado office of the international law firm of Bryan Cave, LLP and practices in the areas of commercial real estate and corporate finance. Adam has been practicing law in this field for over 15 years. In addition to his law practice and his service on the board of Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, Adam has served on the board of trustees of Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, Colorado since 2007 and as board chair from 2009 through 2012.
Jason works as an environmental consultant at Abt Associates in downtown Boulder where he works primarily on public policy issues related to climate change impacts and adaptation. He has been engaged intensively in local political issues, including running campaigns for local ballot issues and city council candidates, and serving three years on the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee. He joined the BMA board in 2005, after serving as a mountain bike patroller and trail work volunteer. Jason was deeply involved in enhancing the Boulder Mountain Bike Patrol, beginning the Caribou Classic/SufferFest, supporting the development of Valmont Bike Park, and doing some heavy lifting for BMA advocacy campaigns promoting regional trail connectivity, increasing riding opportunities in West Magnolia, and expanding/enhancing trails on city and county open space.
Leadership: Past and Present
Hundreds of volunteers have worked for more than two decades to create and maintain BMA. Without their efforts BMA could not exist. Although we can't list all our contributors here, we would like to recognize our past and present presidents and directors.
|2000-2002||Dirk Vinlove||Executive Director|
|2002||Jon Alegranti||Executive Director|
|2003-2004||Adam Massey||Executive Director|
|2015-present||Steve Watts||Executive Director|