COGGS Board of Directors
Volunteers and MTB Fanatics
COGGS members are represented by an all volunteer board of directors. The board develops and oversees the implementation of club policies and program goals. Board members serve two year terms, renewable up to three terms. Board members are COGGS members for their entire term. Below are the current COGGS board members.
Alec Kadlec >
Position: Board Chair
About me: I began biking as a Triathlete (so I also love swimming and running), but Duluth
made me a MTB convert. When not training or working at Cirrus Aircraft as a Manufacturing Engineer, I am usually drinking coffee or beer, and watching movies.
Favorite Local Trail: Chester Rim
Mike Reuter >
Position: Trails Director
About me: I started riding jumps and a quarter pipe on a banana seat Huffy in a neighborhood lot. Recently, bikepacking the Colorado trail has been an obsession and some of the most fun I have had on two wheels. I feel fortunate to be a part of the vibrant Duluth outdoor community whether it’s climbing up the shore, paddling a river, riding on dirt, or building trail.
Favorite Local Trail: Hartley Lester loop from home with my wife on the tandem!
Dee Bartlam >
Position: COGGS Enduro Series and
About Me: Dee Bartlam has lived in Duluth for 22 years, having witnessed the rebirth of Duluth as an MTB Mecca. She has been actively involved as a Trek Women’s Advocate leading weekly group rides, instructing skills clinics, and serving as a point of contact for women new to mountain biking.
As Director of the Enduro Series she chooses the trail locations, coordinates sponsors and volunteers for the 6 ride summer series. Dee is also passionate about kids biking.
Favorite Local Trail: Piedmont
David Humes >
Board Position: Development Director
About Me: married with a young son and 2 cats/2 pigs (yep!). I live and breath cycling (mountain, gravel, and fat), but also enjoy listening to music on my 2 channel hifi audio system and working on home projects.
Favorite Local Trail: Piedmont/Brewer for lunch rides or sunrise rides down Lester.
Dani Goldfarb >
About me: When I’m not biking I enjoy trail running, skiing, yoga, and paddle boarding. My favorite places to visit are the Boundary Waters, Colorado, and my family cabin. By day, I’m a Financial Analyst at St. Luke’s.
Favorite Local Trail: Mission Creek
Mason Bacso >
Board Position - Secretary
About Me: I got into biking after a burn out from college cross country ski racing. My first mountain bike race was a low key week day race in the intermediate category. I crashed 9 times and took second to last place. The people in the sport were so nice and easy going and pushed me to keep at it. Couple years later I found myself on the podium of an elite race and have fallen in love with the sport of mountain biking!
Favorite Local Trail: My wife and I live and ride near the Piedmont trail system, so that has naturally become our favorite and go to riding location. I love the Admiral Rockbar loop and the DM decent.
Jeremy Weizel >
Position: Marketing Director
About me: I've been lucky enough to ride bike all over the world, and yet I've never found anything quite like Duluth, MN. Now my wife and I are raising two young shredders here. I work as a healthcare marketing consultant and as a marketing strategist for UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute.
Favorite Local Trail: Lester DT
Cindy Willey >
Position: Membership Director
About me: I love everything that Duluth has to offer, especially the mountain bike trails! When I am not biking you will find me hiking, snowboarding, paddling or enjoying one of the great breweries in town. By day, I am the Continuous Improvement Leader at Genesis Attachments.
Favorite Local Trail: Hawk’s Ridge
Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS) is a volunteer run, 501(c)(3) non-profit cycling club serving the Duluth/Superior Twin Ports Area of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and a proud supporter of IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association).
The current COGGS Bylaws / Operating Guidelines, approved by membership vote on 5/21/2019, can been read here (link).
COGGS is dedicated to developing and maintaining world-class mountain biking opportunities for all in the Twin Ports.
COGGS is a leading mountain biking advocacy organization committed to sustainable trail development, equitable trail access across the Twin Ports, and to developing a welcoming outdoor recreational culture by promoting opportunities, education, programming, partnerships, and healthy outdoor fun.
Contact the COGGS Board
COGGS, PO Box 161261, Duluth, MN 55815, United States