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. 

Chris Muhr, Vice President (Grand Valley Canyons)

Chris Muhr has been involved with COPMOBA since 1996 and has served several terms on the board since first joining in 1997.  Chris’s original focus in joining COPMOBA was to help foster strong relationships between COPMOBA and our local public lands partners.  His working history with BLM and strong focus on collaborative partnerships proved to be very beneficial then and in the years since.  Chris has been riding bikes in the Grand Valley since he was a kid, and his favorite area to ride is still the Lunch Loop trail system. On the rare occasion that you catch Chris not on his mountain bike, you may find him hiking, skiing, or riding his motorcycle in the backcountry…looking for places to ride his bike. 

Clark Rieves, Treasurer (Grand Valley Canyons)

Clark is a Grand Valley Canyons Chapter member serving as treasurer and our go-to-man for financial organization. He is a man of leisure—sailing and raising daughters—and known to paint his house on occasion. Clark's quiet demeanor belies the insight and enthusiasm the he brings to the organization. Known to say "yah, I can do that" a lot. Clark rolls about occasionally on a bike with only one gear - what's up with that?

Stephen Barnes, Secretary (Ridgway Area Trails)

Stephen Barnes has been on the COPMOBA board for 3 years.  When asked why he chooses to serve on the board, he says, “As a long time trail building advocate in several communities around the West, I am a huge proponent of the access to open spaces that trails provide for a community. Not just for physical health, but for mental health as well.” Stephen started riding mountain bikes in 1990 in the days of fully rigid steel frames. He started building trails in Leavenworth, WA in mid-90's then in Northern AZ and eventually to the Western Slope, working to build Phil's World in Cortez. In addition to building trails and riding bikes, Stephen also enjoys skiing, hiking with his kids, and teaching them to ride.

Rod Fitzhugh (Ridgway Area Trails)

Rodney Fitzhugh first served on the COPMOBA Board of Directors in 1996 and since that time has dedicated many years of service as a board member, holding positions of Vice President and Treasurer at various times; as the chair of Ridgway Area Trails (RAT), our Ridgway chapter; organizer of Tour de Bloom, COPMOBA’s annual benefit ride on the Kokopelli Trail; and many other contributions too numerous to list. Perhaps most notably, Rodney worked tirelessly from 2008 to 2016 to partner with BLM, CPW, and local government to get the RAT trail system approved and built.

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)

Dan Antonelli first started working with COPMOBA in 1997 doing trail maintenance with Bill Harris on the Uncompahgre Plateau. He recalls that Moore Fun trail building was his first volunteer day with COPMOBA here in the Valley.  Dan joined our board in 2000 because many of the singletrack trails on the north end of the Uncompahgre Plateau were being closed to mountain bike use and he wanted to do what he could to get back some access to those trails and also to expand mountain biking opportunities on the Grand Mesa. He then spent nearly a decade advocating for, designing, and running trail projects to build the Flowing Park, Indian Point and Mesa Top trails.  Dan and his wife started mountain biking in 1989 and enjoy riding the technical trails here locally, hitting the high Forest trails in the summer, and exploring the trails in Utah’s San Rafael Swell, specifically the Five Miles of Hell trail.

Sven Edstrom (Delta Area Mountain Bikers)

If you've run into a striking Swede on Smith Mountain or the Sidewinder Trail you may have felt Sven Edstrom breeze past you, bike maniac in action. His lovely wife, Elsie, and their two enthusiastic bike-Bettys in-training are sure to be in hot pursuit. Sven is a Colorado boy, save for a stint with the U.S. Geological Survey in Puerto Rico, where he perfected a charming broken version of Spanish and biking in 100% humidity. What doesn't break you...  He grew up in Gunnison, chasing after his two older brothers and sister, blazing their own trails well before mountain biking became such a "thing" in Gunnison County.  He is passionate about making mountain biking a "thing" in Delta County and to that end, in addition to his day job of building custom homes, Sven juggles meetings with community members, government agencies, and other local entities to make the dream of a robust Mountain Biking Culture a reality in Delta County.

Jim Maggio

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 Howe

John 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)

Paul Koski has been involved with COPMOBA since 1994 and is one of the original creators of the Paradox Trail, a 118 mile trail in the West End. Paul has been riding bikes his entire life; in 1966, he and his older brother rode their bikes from California to New York. Paul enjoys exploring the huge riding area of the West End, which boasts unmatched scenery and trails that will test both stamina and ability.  In addition to riding and trail building, Paul also enjoys gardening, traveling, camping, wood carving, building stuff, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends.  

Renata Raziano (Montrose Uncompahgre Trails)

Renata Raziano moved to Montrose in 2012 and became involved in our Montrose chapter, Montrose Uncompahgre Trails (MUT), shortly thereafter.  She then joined the COPMOBA Board of Directors in 2014 after realizing the tremendous potential for quality mountain bike trails in Montrose and being motivated to make that potential a reality.  When asked why she chooses to serve as a board member, she says, “I enjoy being involved in an organization that has such a positive impact on the quality of life in our region. The work COPMOBA does has a significant impact in communities of the Western Slope and it is exciting to be involved in trail projects from all five chapters.”  Renata first began cycling in medical school as a way to stay in shape, starting with road biking and then discovering mountain biking.  Her favorite places to ride are Spring Canyon in Montrose and Crested Butte. 

Upcoming Events

Finish out 2017 by taking advantage of the fantastic weather!
Then get prepped for 2018 by staying involved through the winter!
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Trail Work Day
Apr 15 @ 10:00AM
Saturday and Sunday workdays scheduled to start the season. Check back here or on Facebook for more details on each event.
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Trail Work Day
Apr 28 @ 10:00AM
Saturday and Sunday workdays scheduled to start the season. Check back here or on Facebook for more details on each event.
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Trail Work Day
May 12 @ 10:00AM
Saturday and Sunday workdays scheduled to start the season. Check back here or on Facebook for more details on each event.
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2018 Tour de Bloom
May 17 @ 12:00AM
2018 Tour de Bloom 29th Annual COPMOBA Benefit Ride on the world famous Kokopelli Trail 4 Days, 3 Nights - Guided and Fully…
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