Airborne Mountain Bike Club of the Treasure Coast welcomes it's new President, Travis Bailer...
Hello Airborne members,
My name is Travis Bailer and as many of you know I've been elected AMBC President to succeed outgoing President Nick Dibenedetto.
I'd like to commend Nick for the outstanding job he has done over his many years of service to the club. His determination, effectiveness, and diplomacy have resulted in a robust and active club not to mention a legal FTP Trail against all odds. Nick and I are friends and I will rely on his knowledge and advice during the transition period and on an ongoing basis.
Here is my bio as it pertains to MTB and club duties:
Started mountain biking in 1989 in NC, still have my first bike. B.S. in Geography with GIS concentration from Appalachian State in Boone, NC. Worked for the US Forest Service for several years in Idaho. Jobs included Trail Crew Foreman in Sun Valley (MTB mecca), wildland fire fighter, wilderness ranger and trails (Frank Church Wilderness), mule packer, and river ranger on Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers. Currently live and work in Palm City. I've got professional experience with the government contract proposal and management process and run R&D at my current job. I am married with a young daughter, we are a MTB family.
Some Goals and Objectives for me and AMBC include:
- Continue to ensure current legal status of the Ft. Pierce Trail
- Solicit donated legal services or funds to convert AMBC to 501(c)(3) status.
- Establish an official club position on e bikes.
- Continue to work with Martin County resource manager to resolve wetland issues and deconflict user groups at Halpatiokee.
- Encourage more kid and female participation in MTB and club activities.
- Apply for any grants that make sense for us and are applicable to AMBC trails.
- Pursue potential new legal local trails including McCarty Ranch, Allapattah Flats, and areas around FTP Trail.
- Continue to facilitate and support maintenance and ride-ability improvement of our trails commensurate with resource, legal, and owner/manager requirements.
Thank you all for your support!
Airborne MTB Club of the Treasure Coast would like to thank outgoing President Paul Johnson for his years of service to the local MTB community, and for achieving his goals.