Position: League Director and Venues Committee
Bob has been mountain biking since 2000 after an impromptu trip to Denver Colorado when a friend suggested they rent bikes and go ride at Winter Park. It has been a passion ever since. Starting in 2010 he began racing as a Cat 2 rider and joined Team Adventures Recreation & Gear the following year and is currently still racing with the team. He is also an avid bike commuter riding to work year round. Bob has been a Teacher and Principal for twenty years now and began a club back in 2012 at his current school with the hope of someday having them participate in an Indiana NICA league. He began communicating with NICA around that time in hopes that someday students across the state would have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. In 2017 he began the Indiana Interscholastic MTB League to begin to give students the opportunity to compete and grow in the sport and to begin to build a base of riders, schools, and supporters of a potential NICA league. It was a successful four race series with a five race series planned for 2018.
With three young sons (10, 6, & 4) already taking to the sport, and the passion as an educator for kids, he is committed to helping grow a league in Indiana for a long time to come. He is very excited to continue to grow what has already been started so that all kids across the state have the opportunity to experience a lifelong healthy activity that can bring them joy of the great outdoors and give them an opportunity to connect with more people in life. He currently lives in Avon, Indiana with his wife Tina and four kids. He is a graduate of Indiana State University both in undergrad and masters programs.
Position: Chair, founding committee
Kenney has been riding a bike for well over 50 years. His love of cycling began as a recreational activity, a way to explore his small hometown of Lebanon, Indiana. This passion expanded when he discovered bicycle racing in Bloomington, Indiana. He was a USCF-licensed Category 2 road and track cyclist for 14 years. He also worked as a skilled extra in the movie “Breaking Away”.
Kenney’s professional experiences include Laboratory Biochemistry, Clinical Research, and Information Technology. He worked across many therapeutic areas and disciplines during his work career. He sharpened and leveraged skills such as supplier management, risk assessment, project management, and business process improvements. Kenney retired in 2017 after 34 years with his employer. Now he hopes to find new opportunities to implement solutions to improve life in the community via cycling.
Co-Owner The Bike Line, Inc.
Position: Race Operations/Program Development
Bill is a lifetime Indiana resident and grew up working in the family bicycle business. Along with his brothers Charlie and Jimmy, Bill is a second-generation owner of The Bike Line, which was established in 1979. He is a proud father of two sons: Thomas, an active pro cyclist with the Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team; and Will, a high school senior and avid mountain bike rider who helped launch Carmel High School’s cycling club with Spencer Fields.
Bill and his brothers are “Trek Legend” dealers and are committed to Trek and NICA’s mission of getting more kids on bikes and developing a strong mind and strong body through interscholastic cycling. Bill will be working with the founding members along with a network of Indiana Trek dealers to reach potential riders and develop high school teams around the state
Position: Fundraising/Strategy Development
David is president of Midwest Devo and races the occasional gravel, cyclocross and mountain bike race. He has raced on the track once. He has overseen the growth of Midwest Devo into Central Indiana’s largest youth development team across all disciplines and into a midwest cyclocross powerhouse. In partnership with Marian University Cycling he has worked to get kids back into track cycling on the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis.
Originally from the UK he came to the US for three years with the global publisher Wiley…five years later he is still here and becomes more hoosier by the day. He has three boys – they all race bikes.
Coach: Marian University Cycling Team, Director: Indy Cycloplex
Dean has been racing bikes and coaching cyclists for more than 35 years. He is a USA Cycling coach, race director and world/national champion on the road and track. As Marian University’s head coach for the past 12 years, Dean has grown the school’s cycling program into one of the largest and most successful in the nation.
Dean is also Executive Director of the Indy Cycloplex (home to the Major Taylor Velodrome), and the founder and director of Power Booster, Indianapolis’ premier indoor cycling studio. In his Cycloplex role he hosts several USAC and UCI cycling races each year. He has served on USA Cycling’s Collegiate Committee since 2010 and on the boards of the Bicycle Action Project (1998-2004), The Orchard School (2009-2015), and currently on the board of USA Cycling.
Dean completed his undergraduate studies at Purdue University in 1988 before serving two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He completed his post-graduate studies at Butler University in 1999 while teaching at the Orchard School in Indianapolis. Dean, and his wife Shari, live in Indianapolis and have two children.
Position: Treasurer, Founding Committee
Lynn remembers the fun and freedom her bike provided when she was a kid. She has enjoyed biking throughout the years with friends and family. This past year has been especially fun as she watched biking become her son’s passion as he raced with his Midwest Devo Cycling Team. It’s now a regular weekend thing to travel throughout Indiana for a mountain bike or cyclocross race.
Lynn put her career in Television Marketing and Promotion on hold after starting her family. To keep her foot in the business world she has managed her neighborhood homeowners association for over ten years. She has also managed a condo association, been the treasurer of a small not-for-profit and is active on the school PTO.
Lynn received her undergraduate degree in Telecommunications at Michigan State University and her Master’s Degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI. She is married with two children.
One of Lynn’s goals is to get kids off of electronics and onto a bike. She is very excited to get more kids outside and biking with the help of local developmental teams, school groups and NICA.
Position: Branding/Communication/Social Media Committee
Currently a Sales Support Consultant at Roche Diagnostics, Mike has experience in Marketing, Finance, Strategic Planning, and Sales. Mike has held several positions with increasing responsibility during the past 17 years with Roche in the Diabetes, Hospital Lab, and Tissue divisions. Mike earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and an MBA from Butler University. Mike has assisted the Indy Criterium, Indiana’s largest cycling event, since 2011, joined the organizing committee in 2012, and is a founding member of the group’s Board of Directors. Indy Criterium events have raised $143,000 to benefit Freewheelin’ Community Bikes and other local charities. Over the past 20 years Mike has served as an active volunteer for numerous local charitable organizations and events in the Indianapolis area including the annual American Diabetes Association “Tour de Cure”, helping to raise over $2 million and serving as Event Chairman from 2013 – 2016.
Mike has been a member and volunteer with the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association since discovering mountain biking about 10 years ago. In 2016-2017, Mike helped build the IMPD mountain bike skills park which is now a great inner-city resource to promote cycling and a healthy lifestyle for Indianapolis youth. The park has 60 mountain bikes available at no charge, with sizes from toddler to adult XL. The park has hosted dozens of events in its first two years, introducing over 1,800 kids and 100 adults to mountain biking. Mike has completed IMBA “Train the Trainer” sessions to help train MTB beginners of all ages.
Position: Coaching and Outreach
Spencer grew up in BMX and quickly turned into a passionate mountain bike enthusiast. He has raced locally and supported the Indiana Mountain Bike scene for many years. He has two kids ages 5 and 3 who both love riding on the trails together. Spencer’s specialty is not necessarily bikes though, he has coached 14 IHSAA State Champions in tennis and has been around high school teams for 20+ years. He is well recognized in Indiana as a great high school coach and has helped thousands of student/athletes from area schools. He sees a great future in NICA in Indiana and wants to see competitive mountain biking grow at the high school level.