Board of Directors

John Redekopp, Past-President

How did you get into Mountain Biking? Having a beer with my buddies in 1980 when mountain bikes were just coming of age. Rundle Riverside trail in Canmore was my first ride on a Maruishi rigid frame. I’ve been addicted since then.

How did you get involved with UROC? Wanted more trail so I got involved with UROC.

Favorite place/trail to ride? I’d have to kill you if I told you but Buck 50 is pretty fun.

Favorite type of riding? Any fast flowy scenic single track.

Fun fact about yourself? I’m really only 28 years old.

Jim Lucas, Past President and Past-Trails Coordinator

How did you get into Mountain Biking? We signed up our son for a mountain biking camp at Canada Olympic Park - next thing we were out west of Calgary exploring trails on our clunky 1990s bikes.

How did you get involved with UROC? I was interested in the 2010 IMBA Canada trail building workshop run at Pass Powderkeg. Shortly after I was riding with real mountain bikers. In October 2010, I joined the UROC Board.

Favorite place/trail to ride? Double Dirt-Chainsaw Massacre-Buck50 loop in either direction but I like finding new places to ride and explore on my bike.

Favorite type of riding? All-mountain but not too technical - I am hanging in but limited prospects for skill improvements.

Fun fact about yourself? In 1977-78 I drove my Subaru from Calgary to Ushuaia - return trip 56,000 km/9 months. Crossed the Andes (Atacama Desert) at 4,700 m, the Amazon and visited so many interesting places.

Brian MacFarlane, Director

How did you get into Mountain Biking? The simple pleasure of the bike has been with me all my life. As a boy, I always had a bike and often rode in parades with cards on my spokes and streamers on my handlebars. Great fun! When I was about 30 I went on an overnight trip with some friends on a rigid bike near Powderface Trail west of Bragg Creek. I remember we crossed a river seven times and slept out in the open near a campfire. We were frozen at nighttime but during the daytime, I thought being out exploring on a bike and riding into the wilderness was one of the best experiences a person could have. I’ve been hooked on bike riding ever since.

How did you get involved with UROC? I started riding and hanging out with friends and acquaintances I met on the trails. I got to know more about the sport, the racing part of it, and the work that goes into trail building so decided to join the club.

Favorite place/trail to ride? PPK and Bellevue. Great experiences on both sides of the valley.

Favorite type of riding? Epic trails, all day rides where you’re exploring new countryside and reaching high elevations. Love riding along ridges, climbing hills and exploring undefined areas.

Fun fact about yourself? Love classic cars and Grand Prix style racing.

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