COPMOBA Board of Directors
Scott Winans, President (Grand Valley Canyons)
Scott Winans, board President, began volunteering for trail building and maintenance in 1995 and joined the COPMOBA board in 2009. When asked why he chooses to serve on our board, Scott states, “To donate effort toward an organization and a direction that is clearly a substantial and homegrown benefit to our communities and neighbors. To help support, guide, and grow the organization and its impacts.” Scott purchased first mountain bike in 1984 and has been riding constantly since then. He has toured in a number of countries around the world (Europe, North & South America, Mexico) and is particularly partial to desert riding. Scott’s passion for bikes extends to his work life as well; he is co-owner of Rapid Creek Cycles in Palisade and serves as VP of Engineering for Mountain Racing Products where he helps develop & manufacture high-end mountain bike suspension, drivetrain components, and multiple other categories of products for the mountain bike market. Scott feels strongly that it’s important to contribute to your community and feels that everyone has something to contribute and should be involved.
Kim Lesure (Montrose Uncompahgre Trails chapter)Kim Lesure has been a Montrose, Colorado resident since 2000. She has been career-focused and a busy mom during most of that time. To bring more balance to her life, Kim started mountain biking in 2016. She convinced someone to let her borrow a bike and then begged a friend to take her out. While she may not have looked like a natural that first day, she was hooked! She is so grateful for the variety of trails that COPMOBA has built in western Colorado for someone that is new to the sport, and she is looking forward to trying more challenging trails as well. Kim is excited about being a part of the COPMOBA board because she sees the quality of life as well as economic benefits that the organization brings to the communities on the Western Slope.
Chris Muhr, Vice President (Grand Valley Canyons)
Clark Rieves, Treasurer (Grand Valley Canyons)
Stephen Barnes, Secretary (Ridgway Area Trails)
Rod Fitzhugh (Ridgway Area Trails)
Rodney first began mountain biking in 1989 and most prefers alpine and subalpine riding, similar to what is found near his home in Ouray County. When not riding, Rodney likes to spend his spare time skiing, dancing, writing, and playing guitar.
Dan Antonelli (Grand Valley Canyons)
Sven Edstrom (Delta Area Mountain Bikers)
Sven Edstrom joined the COPMOBA board in 2016 after several years of serving on the local DAMB trails committee and spear heading the exploration of trail potential for nearby Smith Mountain. In addition to serving on the board, Sven also leads volunteer efforts toward trail development on Hotchkiss High School, TNC, and North Fork Rec District properties. Sven chooses to serve on the COPMOBA board as a way to help Delta County increase the quality of recreational trail experiences and to improve the health of Delta area communities through proper trail system development. When it comes to riding singletrack, Sven is partial to the desert environment and feels most at home on Sidewinder Trail and Smith Mtn. When not on one of his many bikes or working on various projects, you can usually find him camping with his family, teaching kids how to mountain bike, or dreaming of where future singletrack could exist.
Thaddeus Smith (Delta Area Mountain Bikers chapter)Thaddeus Smith has been a member of the DAMB chapter since 2016 when he moved to the North Fork Valley from Gunnison, Colorado. As a member of DAMB Trails committee, he is currently involved in the development of the Hotchkiss trail system at the North Fork Recreation Center, The Nature Connection and Hotchkiss High School. He is excited to participate in more projects in the North Fork and Delta when they arise. He is a Certified Trail Crew leader through Volunteer for Outdoor Colorado. Before moving to the North Fork, he was involved in volunteer trail maintenance projects with various trail groups since 2007, but primarily with Gunnison Trails. Thaddeus has been on a bike since the age of 5, and switched from riding street to mountain biking in West Virginia in 1990. He honed his mountain biking skills on the wet, rooty trails of the northeast. He moved to Colorado in 2004 and fell in love with high desert riding. Anyone who knows Thaddeus knows he is passionate about the sport and the positive effects it can have on communities, health and well-being. He has a vested interest in building, maintaining, and advancing the trail systems in Delta county.
Jim Maggio (Montrose Uncompahgre Trails chapter)Jim Maggio first became involved with COPMOBA when he signed up to ride the Tour de Bloom, COPMOBA’s annual benefit ride on the Kokopelli Trail from Grand Junction to Moab; he loved it so much that he then returned for the next 3 years! It didn’t take long for Jim to begin an office guide on the Tour de Bloom, and since then he’s been an integral part of the annual Tour. Jim joined the COPMOBA Board of Directors in 2018 as a way to put his passion for trail work, boundless energy, and business management skills toward a great cause. Jim first began mountain biking in Crested Butte toward the end of the Klunker movement and has been building and riding Klunkers and mountain bikes ever since. Jim has continued his passion for biking, and his newest adventure hobby is bikepacking.
John HoweJohn Howe represents our Grand Valley Canyons (GVC) and has served as a board member since 2016. In addition to his time on the board, John has also volunteered on trail work days for many years, been involved in the Grand Valley Canyons chapter committee since 2013, and served as the committee chair for the last 3 years. John bought his first mountain bike in 1985 and moved to the Grand Valley in 1991 because of mountain biking and the access to trails and public lands. As for why he chooses to serve as a board member, he says that volunteering for COPMOBA is his way of giving back to the community to continue to improve what he has enjoyed for many years. John enjoys riding Lunch Loops the most often because of its proximity to his home, but he says he enjoys every trail system in the Grand Valley. When not riding, you can often find John serving as Crew Leader on the many trail work days that the GVC chapter hosts to continue improving the trails in the area.
Edward Hines (Ridgway Area Trails)Ed Hines has been involved with RAT (Ridgway Area Trails) for 3 years and on the COPMOBA board since 2017. He joined the board because he has a passion for mountain biking and trails and wanted to get involved with trail building and maintenance at a higher level. Ed recalls getting his first bike in 1987, a Schwinn Sierra, and his favorite current areas to ride are the trails of western North Carolina and Moab. In addition to bikes, Ed also enjoys skiing, drinking craft beer (he has worked with New Belgium Brewing Company for the last 18 years), and dadding.
Paul Koski (West End)
Renata Raziano (Montrose Uncompahgre Trails)
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