I would like to be considered as a candidate for President of MORE for the 2018 – 2020 term.
I am running for another term as president of MORE to continue organizational programming, advocacy, riding and community building efforts. Organizational programming for regional training, continued development of family riding programs for women and kids. In 2018, I’d like to see regional training for trail building to lower the bar for entry into volunteerism for building trails, maintenance and leading rides. We’ve learned the value of co-liaisons for trails and can benefit to holding training sessions regionally for more members to attend and become part of our great volunteer teams.
One of the key factors for mountain biking advocacy is consistency in our ask and personnel. We have built a great rapport with land manager creating value and a reputation for building quality sustainable natural surface trails and need to continue enabling and supporting local volunteers to expand our network. It’s exciting to plan new trails in the Frederick Watershed, Patuxent River State Park, Bacon Ridge, Bull Run and Patapsco State Park.
The Discovery Ride series have proven very popular as have been our Facebook and meetup rides for beginners. I look forward to supporting volunteer lead skills clinics and epic exploratory rides. It’s really exciting to see so many women and kids enjoying natural surface trails and the inception of NICA in MD and continuing work of NICA and Trails for Youth.
I’d like to continue building our inclusive community of mountain bikers who give of their time, energy and funds to build and maintain natural surface trails for all to enjoy. Bringing community together to balance our social interaction with advocacy, leading rides and building/maintaining trails is important to me.
Your favorable consideration and vote are appreciated.
PS: If you have a passion for mountain biking, please let me know and I can help connect you with a volunteer opportunity.