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Ryan McCord


On his first mountain bike ride at age 16, Ryan learned two things: Mountain bikes are awesome and concussions are no fun. After moving to Olympia in 2012, Ryan plugged in to the sweet riding scene and sick trails of the South Sound. In order to support his costly bike addiction, Ryan works for the state legislature. 


Jake Carnes


Jake started riding mountain bikes in Laramie, Wyoming where the lodgepole pines in the nearby mountains were the only refuge from the wind. Beckoned by the Sasquatch’s call, he moved to the northwest in 2017 and followed it all the way to Olympia by 2022. Never content with just riding, Jake quickly found his way to FOCF to help maintain and promote our trails.


Tyson Justis


As a snowboarder and skier for over 25 years, mountain biking seemed like a natural progression for Tyson. He fell in love with the mental and physical challenge some sweet single track can throw at you. With over 13 years of experience in the public sector with accounting and finance, Tyson joined the FOCF board to give back to the mountain bike community, which has been nothing but welcoming and a force of positivity.


Sharon Abegg

Work Party Manager

Sharon Abegg is a trail work animal. Along with her husband Jeff, Sharon puts in more trail work hours than arguably anyone in the South Sound. Whether it's putting together a massive bridge or fixing a drainage problem with a well-placed culvert, Sharon gets it done! 


Andrew Claiborne

Down Hill Trail Shepherd

Andrew moved to Olympia in 2012 and immediately met local riders and builders at the OG Bike Tech Shuttle Sundays. He has been obsessively digging and riding in the Olympia area ever since. Andrew joined FOCF in 2016 and has primarily worked on trail building and work party coordination. By day Andrew works in fisheries and loves spending time camping and raising critters with his wife and son. His perfect bike vacation is Whistler, big bikes, Poutine, and Labatt Blue.

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Pat Forester

Events Coordinator

Patrick moved to Olympia in 2013 from the metropolis of Belfair with the sole purpose of weaseling his way into the local mountain bike scene. In no time, the overwhelmingly welcoming Olympia bike community had him in the fold, never needing to ride alone again and now, a new member of the board as the Event Coordinator. Patrick enjoys many outdoor activities, but also knows the sting of FOMO when away from this incredible MTB community!

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Keith Michel

Land Manager Relations

A mountain biker at heart, but also known to spend time with curvy drop bars in his hands.  Keith knows his way around Capital Forest on both the epic single track and the gravel roads throughout the forest.  Regardless of which bike he is on, the pedals all go round and round the same.  He moved to Olympia during the summer of 1999 when he began working at FORMA construction and immediately took to spending time recreating in Capital Forest.  Fast forward 23 years of project management and tons of miles pedaling, Keith is excited to support the FOCF in his role with the board.  

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Kat Parks

Membership and communications 

Kat grew up riding mountain bike trails in Wisconsin and Minnesota with her family. As she got older, her sense of adventure took her and her bike on many cross country trips to Colorado and Utah. Kat moved to Washington State in 2013 with her Partner and they both fell in love with everything PNW riding has to offer. When she’s not riding, she enjoys skiing, backcountry skiing, backpacking, off-trail routing, running, and yoga. Kat is also a PMBIA certified mountain bike instructor, Wilderness First Responder, and founder of SheRips, an all day women’s shuttle event.

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Bill Ryan

Down Hill Trail Lead

Being born and raised in Oly, Bill found himself with friends in the early 90's, riding Wedekind and Porter trails on full rigid loam slayers and after a long break, has found himself back in the woods on modern rippers after building a home in McCleary. Giving back to an incredibly special place is his passion when not doing home inspections to pay for expensive bike goodies.


Oliver Wu

Past President

Oliver Wu might just be the most organized, go-getter we know. In addition to being our Membership Coordinator, he has stepped up to serve as Interim Prez until we hold election in early Spring. After moving to Olympia in 2016, Oliver quickly established himself as a dependable trail advocate and with business sense to boot. It doesn't hurt that he can get shreddy either. 

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