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VERDE VALLEY CYCLISTS COALITION

Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition "VVCC" P.O. Box 20332, Sedona, AZ 86341-0332
VVCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Board of Directors


Lars Romig: Director at Large

I am a lifelong Verde Valley resident. Since I was a small kid I have loved riding a bike. In my travels to "Destination bike areas" I have learned that the Verde Valley has the potential to be one of the best in the North America. Making sure this great experience is available to citizens, communities and visitors to reap the benefits of our much loved hobby. I hope to see the Verde Valley full of fit happy people living in robust cycling communities with world class cycling opportunities.

Committees: Mountain Bike Advocacy (Chair)



Martin Glinsky: Board President

My wife and I moved to Sedona about 7 years ago from Long Island, NY. I've been an avid mountain biker since 1992, where I began tackling the trails and getting involved in bicycle advocacy in Nashville, TN. I became a member of Friends of the Forest upon arriving in Sedona and patrolled the trails on their behalf for about a year. I helped to establish the Red Rock Mountain Bike Patrol, a division of IMBA's National Mountain Bike Patrol in 2010, where I serve as chairperson. I joined the VVCC in 2009 in order to support the work of the VVCC, both on the road and on the trails.

 Committees: Executive (Chair), Marketing & Fundraising, Mountain Bike Advocacy



Doug Copp: Director at Large

I am a native Arizonan and a lifelong cyclist and gardener. I have been married to Carol since 1978 and we have two daughters. During my career I worked as a research meteorologist and a software developer. Currently I am involved in recycling, bicycle advocacy and I maintain the chef's garden at Enchantment Resort.

Committees: Mountain Bike Advocacy



Dan Blaettler: Board Vice President

Although new to the Sedona area, I have been riding mountain bikes for 25 years and road riding even longer. My primary interest is the development and sustainment of our beautiful red rock trails to meet the multiuser needs of riders, hikers, equestrians, and runners. To this end, I do volunteer trail work with the Red Rock Ranger District. Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, I worked on annual Bike to Work Day events and other advocacy efforts to promote cycling of all types.

Committees: Marketing & Fundraising (Chair), Executive, Mountain Bike Advocacy



Caroline Oreel: Secretary

I am new to the biking community in the Verde Valley, but I've been hiking and enjoying the trails system since I moved here in 2003. I grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Sedona after graduating from veterinary school to be closer to family. I am a local business owner and mother of 2. As one of the newer members of the board, I am learning about the opportunities to contribute to biking here, such as education, safety, trail building/maintenance, and advocacy. I hope to help with the current success of biking in the area in the years to come.

Committees: Executive, Events



Paul Hallinan: Director at Large

I am a passionate mountain biker of 25 years. My wife and I moved here from the San Francisco Bay Area, drawn by Sedona's incredible outdoor opportunities. We feel very fortunate to be part of this special community and place. I joined the VVCC to help advocate for the mountain bike community and I believe we all can contribute though volunteer trail work, fund raising for trail work, by fostering positive relationships across all user groups and by working collaboratively with the land managers. In my prior career I was an engineering manager and then worked in marketing for telecommunication equipment.

Committees: Membership, Events, Marketing & Fundraising, Mountain Bike Advocacy



Kevin Adams: Treasurer

40 years after I first learned what a snow bird was when stationed as a young Marine in Yuma I turned into a permanent Sedona snow bird. I served two decades as a Marine and another two decades in the private sector. Upon my retirement from corporate life, I moved full time to Sedona and joined the Red Rock Mountain Bike Patrol as a way to meet/help people from all over on the trails. I am excited to help the VVCC grow and prosper.

Committees: Nominating (Chair), Membership (Chair), Executive, Road Bike Advocacy



Pam Milavec: Director at Large

My husband, Al, and I moved to the Village of Oak Creek on a part-time basis in 2015, after retiring from our jobs in western Pennsylvania.  We now spend about half the year here and spend summers in PA.  I guess we’re snowbirds till we move here fulltime!  I’ve been cycling for over 20 years, including mountain biking, road riding and cyclocross.  When I’m not riding, I’m hiking or doing volunteer work with Friends of the Forest.  I love all this area has to offer, but especially the incredible beauty, great trails and sunny climate.

Committees: Events (Chair), Mountain Bike Advocacy



Rich Leever: Director  at Large

My wife Debbie and I moved to AZ three years ago from Ohio.  I have been road biking for for 30+ years and moved to the Verde Valley for the countless days of sunshine and warm weather riding.  My annual goal is to ride about 6000 miles.  I also enjoy hiking and traveling with my wife Debbie  The VVCC offers a great opportunity to meet other riders and support cycling issues in the area. I schedule road rides 3-4 days a week for anyone interested in joining groups rides.  When I'm not outside having fun I still work part time running my own recruiting business.

Committees: Road Bike Advocacy (Chair)



Don Mathieu: Director  at Large

After retiring in 2000 from a finance role with a computer design and manufacturing company, my wife Penny and I became regular winter visitors to Sedona. We relocated to Sedona from Minneapolis permanently in 2007. For several decades my real passions were long distance running and hiking/backpacking, so the draw to Sedona's amazing trail system and nearby Grand Canyon proved irresistible. I began road riding seriously in 2009 after beginning to feel the wear and tear on the knees that running several thousand miles a year can cause. Over the past few years biking has become my main activity, riding several times each week with a great group of others who share my love for the sport. My goal is to ride 4000-5000 miles each year and to participate in several large organized rides/races annually. Wishing to be an advocate of bicycle riding and the many positive impacts in can make to one's life, I became involved in VVCC to support their mission any way that I can.

Committees: Membership, Road Bike Advocacy



Mike Harris: Director  at Large

I come from a problem solving background which includes a BSEE degree, teaching credentials and 30+ years of business development experience. My mountain biking and road biking activity became part of my lifestyle after relocation to Sedona in 2003, and has been an integral part of my life since. As secretary to the VVCC, I feel I am in a position to assist in positively influencing driver, resident, hiker and equestrian attitudes towards our rapidly growing fleet of cyclists, both resident and visitor. The VVCC can accomplish this through education, activities and community events involving all of these groups.


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