Clint Kinney (LinkedIn) currently serves as the Town Manager of the Town of Snowmass Village. Snowmass Village is a mountain community of over 2,800 residents located near several of Colorado’s most popular ski areas. In addition to his experience as City Manager, Kinney earned an undergraduate degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO and an M.P.A. from the University of Kansas. After obtaining an M.P.A he returned and worked in the City Manager’s Office in Durango, CO for five years before accepting a position with the City of Fruita, CO.
During his tenure at Fruita, CO the community grew from 6,000 to 13,000, following a development plan that included key infrastructure improvements, downtown revitalization, police department and community recreation center.
Dave has been mountain biking since the mid-1980s and has ridden and raced his bike on trails all over the world. He is a 2x US National Champion; a 2x World Cup race winner; and a 6x winner of the Leadville Trail 100. He has been involved in trail advocacy from the beginning, was the founder and executive director of Gunnison Trails and created the Original Growler mountain bike race as a funding mechanism for the organization. Dave also created the Mountain Sports program at Western State Colorado University and is a member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. He joined the IMBA board of directors in 2016 and was named IMBA’s executive director in 2017. Dave lives in Gunnison, Colorado with his wife, Susan DeMattei, also a Mountain Bike Hall of Fame member and the bronze medalist in mountain biking from the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tony is a pioneer in the evolution and art of creating sustainable, machine-built trails for mountain bikers. His accomplishments include: establishing the first mountain bike patrol in Colorado in 1989, training eight IMBA/Subaru Trail Care Crews (1997-2011), inspiring the IMBA Trail Solutions Program (2001), and assisting with both IMBA books (Trail Solutions: IMBA’s Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack and Managing Mountain Bikes: IMBA’s Guide to Providing Great Riding). Learn more about Tony here.
Former CE0 Bike SA and Managing Director Collective Impact Asia Pacific. Peter has been around the trails and travel sectors for well over a decade, during which time he has been the CEO of Bicycle SA, managed and marketed two of the largest backpacker travel companies in Australia, and owned and run a medium sized active travel company which operated internationally.
He was the visionary behind Adelaide's Eagle Mountain Bike Park and saw the opportunity behind the now famous mountain biking in Melrose in the Southern Flinders Ranges. Peter founded the Centre for Excellence in Cycle Tourism and was instrumental in the establishment and driving force behind the first state mountain bike plan in Australia funded by the Office of Recreation and Sport in South Australia.
Peter's latest venture Peter Solly.communications + Travel Architects, specialising in travel architecture, particularly active travel.
Nick has worked in a professional capacity to develop sustainable recreational trails since
2002. This includes experience in all levels of negotiation and planning, from the shovel to the boardroom. The majority of this work was based on implementing the State MTB Plan for South Australia which was released in 2001. This work was conducted while working for Bicycle SA, Greening Australia and the City of Mitcham, but also as a private contractor.
Taking Canada to the Olympic debut of Mountain Biking in Atlanta (1996) ranks very high as an achievement, as does representing Canada as the National Champion (x5); but building the BC Bike Race from the ground up holds a special spot in Dre’s heart as it is sharing his passion for mountain biking with the world.
“Transitioning 20 years of marketing an athlete to marketing an event was natural, while the goal to be the ‘best bike race in the world’ was also natural. Creating this event from the ground up with our combined experience has been a privilege and a passion. Getting all the cycling world to come here and allow us to guide them around on a sweet BC singletrack adventure has been a true joy and a privilege.”
Project Manager, BLM. Caliente, Nevada. Jon finds himself in this arena through a serious stroke of serendipity. He accepted what was originally a
six-month term position to write the environmental assessment for an obscure 40-mile network of bike
optimized singletrack in Caliente, NV. Four years later he is now a full time employee and manager for the project which has gained regional and national attention. He cut his teeth learning to ride in his native western New York and Vermont, but has been following his bike and outdoor interests
progressively westward since 2010.
Owner of The Hot Tomato and former pro mountain bike racer! Jen has also developed a small-business incubator in Fruita.
Mike Bennett became the Fruita, Colorado City Manager in October 2014, and is still overwhelmed by how awesome it is to live like a Fruita local. Mike received his Master of Public Administration degree from BYU in Provo, UT; Bachelor of Journalism and Public Relations from Utah State University in Logan, UT; and previously worked in a variety of positions for the City of Hickory North Carolina for many years prior to arriving in Fruita. Mike is an International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager and graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia. Mike and his wife have three children and love spending time together in the outdoors. Mike is passionate about family, purpose, fly-fishing, mountain biking, hiking, meetings on bikes and community. As City Manager, Mike spends the majority of time working with the Fruita City Council, staff and community to align resources to positively impact Fruita’s Quality of Place, Economic Health and Lifestyle..
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