The Minnesota High School Cycling League is comprised of many people filling many roles to get more kids on bikes.
Board of Directors
The board of directors provides strategic guidance for the Minnesota High School Cycling League. While many of these individuals also play other roles, the board’s accountability is to look forward towards new opportunities in getting kids on bikes in Minnesota, and to ensure legal and fiduciary compliance.
- Gary Sjoquist (Founding Member, 2009)
- Libby Hurley (Founding Member, 2009)
- Mary Drew (2015)
- Mike Busch (2018)
The core staff of the Minnesota league are the men and women that make the league happen. They are made up from various backgrounds, geographic locations and represent all key stakeholders. They are the eyes and ears of the organization and strive to provide the best opportunity to get and keep kids on bikes.
|Joshua Kleve||League Director|
|Mary Drew||Registration / Board|
|Joel Woodward||Coaching Director|
|Chris Oakley||Course Marshal|
|Katrina Budde||GRIT / Dirt School|
|Jeremiah VanBockern||Race Director|
|Ed Heston||Teen Trail Corps|
|Eileen Bendtsen||Volunteer Director|
|Rich Jamieson||Course Marshal|
|Aaron Hislop||Course Marshal|
|Johanna Hislop||Course Marshal|
|Chad McDonald||Course Set|
|Cathy McDonald||Course Set|
|Tim Vossberg||Course Set/Dirt School|
|Katrina Hase||Marketing Communications|
|Christina Spencer||Medical Director|
Each core staff member is a part of one or more functional area. In some cases, these areas are defined in the rule book as a committee (example: Rules Committee). Other times, it is a group of people that fulfill a need within the Minnesota High School Cycling League.
League Rules Committee – The league rules committee oversees any appeal made during the race day, oversees the category petition process and is responsible for a participating and voting on the NICA National Rules Committee. The LRC committee members are: Emily Good, Jeremiah Van Bockern, Joel Woodward, Josh Kleve, and Ugur Tosun.
Race Operations – At its heart, race operations are responsible for putting on all races. Operations is broken into a number of sub-groups to fulfill particular tasks. These are:
- Timing & Scoring
- Course Marshals
- Course Set
Outreach – This group oversees the MN-GRiT program and Try It Out sessions.
Adventure – This group oversees summer camps, day camps and the Dirt School.
Coach Licensing – This group runs the various educational components required to comply with NICA coach licensing including leaders summits, on-the-bike-skills and mountain bike first aid.
Sponsor & Donor Development – This group oversees sponsorship and private donor development.