Learn more about the devoted members who work to improve the OORC's operations.
Chuck Maxwell - President
Chuck grew up in Austin, TX terrorizing the Barton Hills neighborhood on his BMX, and then graduated to a 5 speed cruiser for High School commuting. He bought his first Mountain Bike in 1988, a Specialized Rockhopper. With the Barton Hills Green Belt trails ¼ of mile from his house, he began his enthusiasm for Mountain Biking and trail development. Chuck moved to Fayetteville, AR in January of 1996 and joined the OORC in 1999, continuing his enjoyment of connecting with the Earth. He was newly elected to Trails Coordinator in January 2012, becoming a more active member of the club.
Mike "Lewie" Lewis - Vice President
A yokel to the area, he was an avid competitor in his college years and took up mountain biking to stay in shape. Of course, life happens, and he stopped biking and exercising and next thing you know medical issues started happening and Obesity is a realization. He had to do something and getting out riding was his “thing”.
When he first started riding the trails he never thought about how the trails were built or how they were maintained. It was as though they magically appeared and took care of themselves. Over time, he realized this was not the case and started volunteering and helping out the Ozark Off Road Cyclists.
He loves that the OORC also advocates to save areas and helps with the development of new trails. He sees this as his way to give back as it allows opportunities for everyone to get out and enjoy the outdoors and live a fuller life.
Richard "Rick" Barrett - Treasurer
Bio and Pic available soon.
Jonathan Vogler - Secretary
Jonathan is a native Arkansan who moved to Northwest Arkansas from Little Rock in 2005 when he came to the University of Arkansas to complete a degree in outdoor recreation. Jonathan left NWA to pursue a Master's degree at Clemson University in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. While there he worked for the Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education program for two years facilitating a variety of outdoor recreation programs including instructing mountain biking courses to students for educational credit. After completing his degree in South Carolina, Jonathan returned to Fayetteville to work full-time for the University Recreation department at the University of Arkansas as the Coordinator of the Outdoor Connection Center (OCC). Jonathan shares his passion for mountain biking daily by promoting outdoor recreation to the University community through the OCC's bike shop and mountain biking programs. Jonathan has a passion for education and has completed the instructor course offered by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Instructor Certification Program (ICP) to hone his skills in teaching beginners the confidence and safety needed when tackling the expansive trails available in the Ozarks. Since his first OORC meeting, Jonathan has been eager to be involved in the OORC and promote sustainable trail building in Northwest Arkansas.
John Sage - Trails Coordinator
Though John has been an outdoor enthusiast his whole life, he has only recently acquired the taste of mountain biking. He rode Lake Fayetteville for the first time in 2005 on a steel frame and has been addicted ever since.
John joined the OORC in 2008 because he wanted to be more active in building, improving and maintaining trails in Northwest Arkansas. Now, a lifetime member, he continues to support the OORC in its goal to make Northwest Arkansas one of the best places to ride.
Brian Hess - Rides Coordinator
Bio and pic available soon.
Brannon Pack - Event Coordinator
Bio and pic available soon.