Leadership

WCC is a non-profit, volunteer organization. Funding comes from membership fees and sponsorship support.

The Board of Directors (BOD) provides operational oversight and program direction through annual general meetings, subcommittees and active participation in club activities.

Jason Pollard – 2017 President I am proud and excited taking on the role of WCC President in 2017. My goals for 2017 are focused on continuing to grow the RIDE-RACE-LEAD vision that the club has embraced over the last 5 years. The major focus of this growth will be to continue engaging you, our members, in the success of our great club!

I get told often that I need to start riding Mountain Bike and Cross, but at this point I’m still a dedicated Roadie. My main operations focus within the club is on volunteerism, clothing, our OCA relationship and our website. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions in these areas. For other questions I’ll do my best to answer, but may connect you with another member of our awesome board.

Kari Hueber – 2017 Vice President 2017 marks my fourth year on the WCC Board, and my fifth year on the bike.  This year I’m looking forward to my new role as Vice President and helping to grow the club and move it forward with our new President Jason Pollard.  He’s full of great ideas that I’m confident will continue to mature our operations and help us build on our reputation as one of the top cycling club in Ontario and hopefully even Canada!  My main responsibilities are around communications and marketing, but I’m also involved in other general operational activities.  As a sponsored member of the WCC Race Team, I’m always training hard and am excited to keep representing the club at road and cyclocross races across Ontario.
Ken Rukstahl – 2017 Treasurer
2017 will be my 3rd year as WCC Treasurer.  I am a chartered accountant, business owner, and also work as a division controller in the transportation industry.  Some of my goals for WCC in 2017 include: continued improvement of the management reporting structure, and engaging sponsors and members to further develop the great club we have.  I identify most as a mountain biker in our club, but do participate in some cyclocross events and our KWCX nights in the fall.  You may even see me on a few road rides through 2017!  Please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions you may have regarding WCC.
Brent Doberstein – 2017 Secretary I am continuing on in my role as WCC Secretary, a position I’ve held for the last 3 years. Basically, I’m the guy who helps run board meetings, and records the board’s discussions, decisions and “to do” lists on a monthly basis. I also help to organize the semi-annual “Adopt-A-Road” clean ups on Hessenstrasse rd, and a new event for 2017, the “WCC Gear, Parts and Bike Swap”. I’m a dedicated Roadie from March to September, but when the temperature dips I break out my CX bike and then my Track bike for sessions at Forest City Velodrome/Milton Velodrome. I’m looking forward to a fantastic 2017 riding season, and to helping the WCC be the best cycling club in Ontario!
Mike Lynch – 2017 Director

I have been riding with the club since 1980.  Initially, while in university, I was into road racing, then triathlon for 15 years, and now mountain bike.  I have always biked to and from work (engineer).  My wife and I have four grown children, three ride as well.  In the winter I enjoy the structure of trainer workouts (it must be a personality thing).  I will be going to New Zealand for a month this winter to MTB with my daughter.  During the racing season I will be focusing on the MTB O-Cup series and some of the XCM races.  On weekends that I am not racing, I hope for longer, adventure type rides outside of the Region of Waterloo (e.g. TillsonBURN and Lake Muskoka loop).I help with the Youth MTB Rides, the Thursday Road Time Trial, and the Saturday Fondo Rides.
Craig MacDonald – 2017 Director

As a member of the Board of Directors, my primary interest is growing the Wednesday Learn to Group Ride (LTGR) and Moderate programs.  A successful LTGR program should graduate riders on to other WCC road rides at various paces. Developing a base of volunteers is key to the success of growing our ride programs. My strategy for making the regions roads safer for cyclists is to help create more cyclists.

Adam Poll – 2017 Director I have been a member of the Waterloo Cycling Club for the past 7 years and was one of the original members of the Race Team when it was brought back in 2012. In the past I have raced on the Track, on the Road, the odd Mountain Bike event and my personal favorite Cyclocross. Although I have slowed down these past few years I still enjoy getting out on one of the bikes and exploring and riding with the club. I have served on the board these past 3 years and look forward to serving again in 2017 in my role as Race Team director and board member. Philip Sheffield – 2017 Director I started riding with WCC in 2011, took up racing with for WCC in 2013 and joined the board in 2016. You’ll mostly see me on the road, but I’m also out on the cyclocross and mountain bike from time to time. With the exception of the kid’s and women’s mtb rides, I have been out to every ride the club offers at least once! My goal within is the club is to help ensure that we have rides for everyone and leaders available to keep those ride running smoothly.
Sylvia Tatarek – 2017 Director In 2015 I joined the club for the Learn to Group Ride (LTGR) program where I have made many friends and riding buddies. I really enjoy going out on club rides as I feel safer on the road and more motivated when riding in a group. That’s why, I wanted to get more riders in the community to enjoy the sport with us. In 2016, an opportunity presented itself to add a new club ride for recreational road riders. So, I volunteered to lead on Saturday mornings. I also help with the LTGR program as I enjoy encouraging new riders and seeing the increasing participation. My other focus is on creating a more inclusive and non-intimidating environment for women wanting to develop their road riding skills. You’ll most likely find me riding my road bike on Wed and Sat Recreational road rides and my gravel bike on Mon EZ Gravel Grinder rides. Kevin Gibson – 2017 Director I’ve been a member of the club since 2013, and have raced since 2014.  I enjoy all types of riding, and racing primarily in Cyclocross and gravel, but also racing Road, Mountain, and even winter Fatbike racing. I’ve progressively raced more and more for the club, starting with mass start events like Steaming Nostril, Tour de Hans, and P2A in 2013, then Cyclocross in 2014, and road o-cups in 2016.

I became co-manager for Cyclocross racing in 2016.

I’m excited to join the board for 2017, I’ll be focusing mainly on Cyclocross racing and gravel events.  We had a fantastic 2016 ‘cross season, with lots of involvement across the club.  I’ll be looking to grow that, and to contribute more to the club as a member of the board.