COPMOBA Board of Directors
Scott Winans, President (Grand Valley Canyons Chapter)
Scott is an immigrant from south of the border with requisite blond hair and a ponytail. His many facets of income and interests led him to the Grand Valley a number of years ago after receiving a degree in aeronautical engineering and working as a rocket scientist….not that a lot of local riders weren’t already talking about how many “rocket scientists” COPMOBA had on the board. Scott’s engineering prowess nowadays is used to develop products for MRP, which are designed for the dual purpose of allowing mountain bikers to both ride and enrich their ER doctors faster. Scott is co-owner of Rapid Creek Cycles in Palisade and currently serves as President of COPMOBA and is an inspiration to all that he drinks with. For fun, Scott can be found humiliating those of normal riding skill on several of our local technical trails.
Chris Muhr, Vice President (Grand Valley Canyons Chapter)
Clark Rieves, Treasurer (Grand Valley Canyons Chapter)
Rod Fitzhugh, Secretary (Ridgway Area Trails Chapter)
Dan Antonelli (Grand Valley Canyons Chapter)
Stephen Barnes (Ridgway Area Trails Chapter)
Sven Edstrom (Delta Area Mountain Bikers)
If you've run into a striking Swede on Smith Mountain or the Sidewinder Trail you may have felt Sven Edstrom breeze past you, bike maniac in action. His lovely wife, Elsie, and their two enthusiastic bike-Bettys in-training are sure to be in hot pursuit. Sven is a Colorado boy, save for a stint with the U.S. Geological Survey in Puerto Rico, where he perfected a charming broken version of Spanish and biking in 100% humidity. What doesn't break you... He grew up in Gunnison, chasing after his two older brothers and sister, blazing their own trails well before mountain biking became such a "thing" in Gunnison County. He is passionate about making mountain biking a "thing" in Delta County and to that end, in addition to his day job of building custom homes, Sven juggles meetings with community members, government agencies, and other local entities to make the dream of a robust Mountain Biking Culture a reality in Delta County.
Edward Hines (Ridgway Area Trails)Edward was born at an early age--and before he could walk he was riding his bike--thanks very much in part to his father, an FBI agent with access to hundreds of stolen bicycles. Fast forward 40+ years and @dinkybird (his Instagram name) has ridden the seven wonders of North America, pedaled the full circumference of the globe, and began a foundation to help single-speeders find their second gear. When he's not in the saddle, Edward is busy slinging suds for New Belgium, arguably the founders of drinking and bike riding. He's played a key role in the development of the Ridgway Area Trail system by mostly standing around saying things like, "BOOORING!" Still though, he's a helluva a guy and we're mega proud he's on our board.
Paul Koski (West End)
Trisha Oakland (Ridgway Area Trails)Trish was forced into cycling submission a mere four years ago after losing her driver's license due to multiple counts of drag racing. It was on a cold, lonely Strider ride from Denver to Salt Lake that she realized, "Damn--bikes are cool," and proceeded to enter every bike race and distance ride she could find, now able to hang with some of the toughest riders around. Her commitment is underscored by the indelible marks left on her body--$41,000 worth of tattoo art celebrating cycling history. In Ridgway, when she's not busy working as program director to a local arts based non-profit, adventuring with her daughter, and working as a spin instructor; Trish is actively developing RAT's forward operating plan, planning the group's bike Festival slated for June, working to support the local effort to get more kids on bikes, and continuously drumming up support for trail advocacy. Trish is a tremendous mind and a dedicated member of our board. We indeed operate at a higher level with her in our midst.
Renata Raziano (Uncompahgre Chapter)
Rusty Wouters (Uncompahgre Chapter)A chiropractor from the southeast U.S., Rusty is big fan of gravity riding! But he's not afraid to earn his turns sometimes. He's been riding and racing since 2004 on an assortment of mountain and slalom bikes. He's an enthusiastic trail builder with the need for speed. Look for "Roosty" Wouters on the leaderboard of your favorite Strava downhill segments. If he's not there, it had too much climbing! What little time he has left after the world of mountain biking consumes him, he spends wheelin' in his jacked up 4Runner with newlywed Summer and his 2 young boys, soon to be badass riders.
Kristina Kittelson (COPMOBA Coordinator)
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