Dear El Paso Mountain Bikers,
I’m taking this opportunity to write this letter to you in order to announce my resignation as the President of the Borderland Mountain Bike Association and Director of the El Paso Puzzler.
It has been an extreme honor to be the director of the BMBA and its main event for the past 6 years. The growth of the sport in El Paso has been tremendous during my tenure. During the best times, I feel that I have only been able to give 10 to 15% of the effort necessary to running a club like the BMBA. Over the past year, I feel I am only causing stagnation for the club. Trying to balance family with a growing business, a full-time teaching career, and the goal of crushing the northbound route on Tour Divide next June are starting to challenge my organizational skills. I’m finding there is not enough time in the day for my commitments to the club.
The club is currently in the process of attaining Chapter status with IMBA. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will occur as it will help grow the membership base while allowing our club to be more legitimate in regards to non-profit status. I’m currently awaiting word from IMBA who has been shut down due to massive flooding in Boulder, CO. This club needs a leader who has time during regular business hours who can help the club move forward.
In regards to the Puzzler, registration has not opened yet, and only a couple of sponsors have made a commitment. My attempt to find sponsors is a conflict of interest in regards to some projects related to my small business. If a director does not step up by the end of September, I will announce cancellation of the event. I will make myself available to the newly elected leader in order to transition all the legal stuff including passwords. I will also do the same in regards to the Puzzler.