BOARD of DIRECTORS
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Vice President Para-cycling
Jeff Clarke holds the office of Vice President BMX on Cycling BC’s Board of Directors. Jeff lives in South Surrey with his wife and son where he owns and operates a window cleaning business. He is a transplant from Ontario to Whistler where he lived the difficult life of a snowboarder for 8 years, traveling and working at restaurants and hotels along the way. As the Track Operator at Langley BMX he has been a part of 3 rebuilds, 2 National events, a BC Summer Games and countless Tuesday night races. He recently won a NAG 1 plate in his Cruiser Class in 2012 and a District #1 plate for BMX. You can find him in Langley announcing, handing our trophies, sweeping corners and riding his bike every race night.
Galen Kehler holds the office of Vice President of Mountain Bike on Cycling BC’s Board of Directors.
Galen was elected as Vice-President Mountain Bike at the 2011 AGM. He is the president at the Phoenix Velo Training Group and currently studying at the University of the Fraser Valley computer information systems. He lives in Mission, BC is from Quesnel, BC and graduated from the 1997 class at Garibaldi Secondary School.
He is an avid road, track and mountain biker.
Tim Abercrombie holds the office of Vice President Road & Track 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.
Alex Pope holds the office of Vice President of Randonneur on Cycling BC’s Board of Directors.
Alex is a serious randonneur and recently added the 2007 Super Randonneur title to his long list of randonneuring achievements. This medal is awarded to Randonneurs who complete a full series (200km, 300km, 400km, and 600km brevets) in one year.
Alex is always riding whether commuting or joining another BC Randonneur adventure in the lower mainland, peace region, southern interior, or Vancouver Island. Some of the major events are the BC Randonneur’s Super Week 2010, the BC Rando Brevet Events – 1000km Brevet in Bella Coola, 400km Tour de Lacs, 400km Beyond Hope, 300km in North Van – Pemberton to name just a few.
Most often you will see Alex with a camera taking photos of others and publishing them on Flikr.
Tony Martin holds the office of Vice President of Financial Oversight on Cycling BC’s Board of Directors.
Tony is chartered accountant and international tax partner at KPMG in Vancouver. He first got interested in road biking in the mid 1980s when an elementary school friend of his convinced him they should get road bikes to be able to ride faster than on our mountain bikes. In the late 90s and early 2000s he got quite involved in triathlon but always knew that the riding element was his love. He’s made great friends and had fantastic experiences on his bike. Over the past few years he’s done many of the Fondos in BC and finally in 2012 he got the nerve to do some racing as a Cat 4 in the Spring Series, Barry’s Roubaix, Race the Ridge, Westside Classic, and a few Tuesday night races.
Matt Klymson holds the office of Vice President Cyclo-cross. In between enjoying riding and racing on the trails and roads of B.C. during the past decade, Matt spent several years as the Club President for West Coast Racing (and its predecessor Krebs Cycle Club). During this time, he was closely involved with the organization of the long-running Vanier Park Cyclocross Classic, plus the mountain bike events Cardiac Classic on Burnaby Mountain and the West Coast Super D in Belcarra. West Coast Racing was awarded recognition as Cycling BC’s “Mountain Bike Club of the Year” for its efforts. Having served as the Executive VP on the Ontario Cycling Association’s board of directors while residing there prior to relocating to B.C. with his family, Matt also brings prior experience with board-level operations in the cycling community to his role as VP Cyclo-cross. During weekdays Matt works in sales at a small Vancouver tech company, where daily practice sharing information about his company’s products gives him a perfect forum to keep his skills sharp for talking about all things cycling!