Bruce Denis holds the office of President on Cycling BC’s Board of Directors. Bruce not only has 27 years in competitive cycling (track, road and mtn bike) but also professional expertise as Manager of Institute Planning at BCIT where he turns strategic goals and priorities into actions with measurable outcomes.He believes CBC’s new strategic plan is a road map to success. It identifies the key areas of improvement and it is focused on extending the value it provides to its members. Bruce is committed to ensuring the strategic plan stays on track throughout its 3 year span and that CBC continues to listen to its members and leverage its internal expertise to make the right decisions for everyone.
He is also committed to re-establishing transparent accountability with the provincial government to strengthen our primary source of funding. And although guiding the operations and direction of a large association is complicated, he hopes his experience building and implementing models of governance, accountability, strategy, engagement, communication, resources and funding will be of considerable value to CBC in these challenging times.
On a personal level, he has been racing since 1986 and like all of you, the bike dominates his life. He has also had the good fortune of organizing the UCI sanctioned Burnaby 4 Day track race with the late Jeremy Storie. He has a wonderfully supportive wife and two kids who are beginning their own adventures on the bike.
Vice President BMX
Jeannie Mansell holds the office of Vice President BMX on Cycling BC’s Board of Directors. Jeannie has been a member of Cycling BC since 2008 when she purchased her first BMX bike, UCI licence, and rode on a BMX track for the first time. Since then she has participated in each race season in district, provincial and BC Cup series. Over the past 3 years she participated in the BMX World Championships, proudly representing Canada in Woman Cruiser 30+.
Jeannie’s goals are to bring the different disciplines together to support the growth of youth cycling, not only to the present members’ children, but to youth in the greater community. She is interested in developing a strategy that increases the number of women and girls involved in cycling by creating more opportunities to try the sport in a supportive, professional and fun atmosphere.
Vice President Cyclo-cross
Thierry Keable holds the office of Vice President Cyclocross on Cycling BC’s Board of Directors. Cycling has been an integral part of Thierry’s life since his early teens, having spent his formative years racing on the Provincial (Quebec) and National mountain biking circuit. With the passing of time, Thierry’s focus has been less on trying to hang on to the pack and more on enjoying every minute of riding time he can get. Thierry’s vision of cyclocross is that of an inclusive and playfully irreverent discipline.
Thierry brings more than 10 years of advisory experience on corporate governance, risk management and strategic issues to Cycling BC’s Board of Directors. Thierry is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., the publicly listed entity that manages and operates Whistler Blackcomb and Crankworx Events. A born skier and cyclist, Thierry is proud to call Whistler home and to be raising a family in an active and positive environment.
Vice President Cycling for All
Brett Boniface holds the office of Vice President of Cycling for All on Cycling BC’s Board of Directors.
Brett has been a member of Cycling BC for the better part of the past 14 years, and recently took over the role of President of the Prospera Valley Gran Fondo. During that time he’s had the significant opportunity to travel the globe through studies, business and pleasure all the while being able to ride and race his bike on all but one continent. He wants to revive the racing scene and capitalize on the exponential growth in recreational cycling that has occurred over the past 5 years.
Brett wants to see Cycling BC leverage this new interest and harness this energy. He wants to create new partnerships and build on existing ones, and work with Gran Fondos, Randonneur groups, BC Master’s Cycling and the various off road societies. With the right strategy and plan in place, Cycling BC can play a leading role in the recreational side of sport and work with all parties to ensure continuous growth and bring all communities together.
As VP Cycling for All, Brett would like to develop some commonality, specifically a Fondo Series for the Cycling BC Member while at the same time promoting heavily on youth development and involvement, just like the French have been doing for the last decade. Like many parents his time commitments have shifted more to his children (2) and less on racing a bicycle. However, he has no plans of leaving the sport, and he’s determined to grow our provincial organization so that not only his kids, but everyone has the opportunities to experience the beauty of cycling.
Vice President Financial Oversight
Vice President Financial Oversight at Cycling BC, Klaus Rudert is leading the way for making the organization’s accounting systems more efficient, and is a strong supporter of giving the board and membership the transparency it wants and values.
As VP Financial Oversight, Klaus is working on creating financial metrics for policy creation and performance management, and on expanding financial policies to enhance financial controls, standardize data entry, and simplify reporting. He is also in the process of creating easier-to-read financial statements for board quarterly reporting, and assisting in the presentation of a business plan for 2015 and strategic plan for 2016-2018.
Klaus’ wife and son are BMXers, while Klaus and daughter consider themselves “roadies”. Cycling has been a game-changer for the family, and has inspired Klaus to take his health seriously. Becoming part of the Cycling BC board is his way of giving back to the sport.
Vice President Mountain Bike
Patrick Beckstead holds the office of Vice President of Mountain Bike on Cycling BC’s Board of Directors.Patrick was elected as Vice-President Mountain Bike at the 2013 AGM. He has been a “competitive” cyclist and worked in the cycling industry for more than 20 yrs now. He has two young children and would like to ensure as healthy race scene for them as he had. His race career began racing in Ontario. He moved to Vancouver to ride and race 18 years ago, and has competed in multiple cycling disciples (XC, DH, CX, & Road). He is familiar with what creates a top notch event.He would like to see the sport of mountain bike racing continue to grow and evolve here in BC, and facilitate the return of a provincial series. He would like to see greater inclusion of both enduro and marathon format at the provincial level, and develop the masters racing scene with families in tow, and introduce the next generation of racers to the sport.
Vice President Road
Tim Abercrombie holds the office of Vice President Road on Cycling BC’s Board of Directors. Tim is a Project Manager for a consulting engineering firm managing major environmental and climate change related projects. As a working professional, Tim has had significant success competing against many of Canada’s top professional riders and has been working to develop the sport of Cycling in BC for the last 10 years.
Tim has roots with the Escape Velocity Cycling Club, and co-founded the Elite team Garneau Evolution in 2009. Together with the arrival of a new family member and an old home, Tim will be racing less in 2013 and putting his energy into helping develop the sport of Cycling in BC. Tim is looking forward to engaging members of the road cycling community to ensure Cycling BC meets their sporting needs.
Vice President Track
Gord Reddy holds the office of Vice President Track on Cycling BC’s Board of Directors. Gordon Reddy is the guy who rings the bell and turns the lap board at Burnaby Friday Nighters. He has been riding and helping out at the local velodromes for the past two and a half years and has developed a strong respect for the track community as well as a love for track cycling. As a youngster he rode all over the Lower Mainland and remembers riding on the China Creek Velodrome while the caretaker turned a blind eye. He came back to cycling 20 years ago, first mountain biking then road riding. When his son Jason started riding BMX he did a fair bit of riding on the local tracks, but now Gord rides recreationally.
Gord hasn’t done a lot of racing (a few road races and even fewer BMX races), but he has organized four road races. He has spent a lot of time and energy dealing with the traffic control issues for road-racing in Langley and Abbotsford. He currently works on maintaining the Burnaby Velodrome and has never walked away from helping at any event he attends!
With the new VP Track position he sees the chance to serve the track cycling community in Burnaby and Victoria. He would like to work towards sharing resources, like billeting and transport, as well as information and facilities. Through a shared effort between Cycling BC and the two tracks and the velodrome community, we can ensure both Victoria and Burnaby remains viable and steadily developed.
Vice President Para-Cycling
Graeme Martindale holds the office of Vice President Para on Cycling BC’s Board of Directors, and is a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (“BLG”) a national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions. At BLG he practises in the areas of securities and capital markets, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, mining, and corporate law. He has been a competitive rider for many years racing road and cycloc-cross for teams such as Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes and Team TNA p/b Shape Properties. As VP Paracycling, Graeme will be helping the Society with our strategic objectives related to para-cycling cycling development.