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Chilkoot Velo Cycling Club Board
Board Meetings are the 1st Wednesdays of the month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. The location of the meeting varies. All CVCC members are welcome to attend Board Meetings.
Mike has been a ‘bike-a-holic’ since he was about 8 years old. He took up road and velodrome track racing at age 14 in England, cyclocross at 40, triathlon at 47, fat biking at 64, smelling the roses at 66, but then regressed to mountain biking at 67. He was the Minnesota Cycling Federation president for four years in the early '90s, has been with The Bikery and Chilkoot Velo cycling clubs since 2009, has promoted several bike events and races, and is currently also a coach with the Stillwater HS MTB Team.
Maurice "Sonny" McKay
Vice President & Membership
Sonny has been an avid cyclist for over 50 years. Having done many cycling tours throughout the world both on solo bike and with his wife, Nancy, on a tandem. Sonny first joined Chilkoot Velo Club back when it was the “Bikery Race Club” in 2009 and continued as it evolved into the Chilkoot Velo. He has been involved with competitive sports at the highest levels having judged Freestyle Skiing (moguls and aerials) at the World Cup level for 25 years and at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy. Other sports include waterskiing, XC skiing and golf. He continues to be a fitness buff and currently instructs strength training classes at the Stillwater FXB.
Lifelong bike rider and I made it a career. I worked in bike shops to pay for my bike habit and then transitioned to working for bike companies starting in 1990. For the past 25 years, I have been a Cannondale company rep in Washington state and Idaho, eventually adding British Columbia and Alberta, Canada before moving to the Midwest to rep for Cannondale in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. My wife, Christine, and I love biking of all kinds- road, mountain, gravel, and winter fat biking.
I did my first century ride at the age of 14 on a Sears 5-speed wearing jeans and a cotton T-shirt. I like to bike road, mountain, gravel, fat and touring. When not biking I love to cross country ski.
Mark... Mr Pedal Power...
...Seven years ago, two veteran teachers were stunned to realize that about half of the 4th and 5th grade students at their Northeast Minneapolis school did not know how to ride a bike. EL teacher, Mark Trumper and Art teacher, Susan Tuck decided in that moment to work toward changing those numbers—one bike and one new rider at a time. Dozens of small grants funded a growing bike fleet, volunteers were recruited to teach kids how to balance, pedal and shift gears. Trumper and Tuck volunteered hundreds of hours to bring biking to a school where almost all of the students are on subsidized lunch programs and more than half do not speak English at home.
Students have led rides during the Winter Cycling Congress, presented at the Youth Bike Summit, used their mechanical skills helping out at FreeBikes4Kids (FB4K) work sessions, and learned about much more than just riding bikes and navigating the City. Pedal Power has been recognized with Awards from the City of Minneapolis, Bike MN, and Our Streets Minneapolis, and been featured by People for Bikes, several local news stations, and is helping to shape the growing demand for universal bike education in Minneapolis.
Alan began riding with The Club when it was still The Bikery Cycling Club. He feels like he can add a perspective of someone whose biking involvement has matured from the novice rider to a more intermediate, and experienced rider. Alan rides fat, mountain, gravel and road bikes. He would like to see CV grow beyond road riding, engaging more riders at all levels in all disciplines.