Board of Directors
The Waterloo Cycling Club (WCC) is a non-profit, volunteer run organization. Funding comes from membership fees and sponsor support.
The Board of Directors (BOD) provides operational oversight and program direction through annual general meetings, committees and active participation in club activities.
Kerry Gale - Director - President
Mark Weymouth - Director - Vice-President
The Waterloo Cycling Club became a part of my life in 2013. Little did I know I’d love it so much that each year to follow would see me become more and more involved. Cyclocross is my primary discipline, although I also spend a great deal of time on the road and a little on the trails.
In 2016 I was appointed co-manager for cyclocross with Kevin Gibson. Since then we’ve introduced a new CX practice “Columbia Lake Skills and Drills”, an outdoor CX Fall Social and the Cyclocross Worlds Watching Party. Finally, with the help and support of the WCC, we brought cyclocross racing to KW in 2018 with KWCX, grew it into an Ontario Cup and hosted Provincial Championships in 2022.
In 2019 I took on the role of liaison between the WCC and Faction Racing as well as Race Director with Faction Racing. I’m always trying to encourage people to try cyclocross and racing in general. I’m also more than happy to answer questions on either subject, or find someone that can.
This year I fill the position of Vice President in addition to working with Faction and helping the club with all things CX.
Jim Daley - Director - Treasurer
I have been an avid cyclist since the early 1990s primarily on the road and in triathlon. In 2019 I started gravel riding. I became aware that the WCC had an active gravel riding group so decided to join the Club. From my first ride I have been very impressed with the sense of community and the strength of the Ride, Race, Lead culture. The commitment evident from all the ride leaders I have met to make the rides enjoyable and safe for all riders is very impressive and prompted me to think of ways that I could contribute to the growth of the club.. I started to help plan routes for the Saturday morning gravel rides this past fall. I have a financial background and have been on a number of NPO boards over the years. I decided to run for the Board and am looking forward to serving the club as Treasurer.
Jeremy Haak - Director - Secretary
I joined WCC in 2015. The first years were on the road, going through the LTGR program and then getting heavily involved with the various road rides throughout the week. My attention turned to cyclocross in 2017 and then quickly to gravel as well. Through all of this, I appreciated how much of my enjoyment of club activities was the result of many volunteers' hard work. I decided I wanted to give back to the club in turn, first in small ways like helping with the Hessen Strasse cleanup or setting up for cyclocross practice, and then growing to leading rides in 2019.
I have always viewed WCC's value of leadership as applying not just to the club, but Ontario as a whole. I would like to continue that legacy, particularly looking at how the club can support adventure cycling and bikepacking, and how we can be a resource for all cycling both within Waterloo Region and also further afield. Key to that, and where I feel I can be of particular help, is our online presence which is now more important than ever in maintaining and fostering our local club community, but also being relevant to cycling in the province as a whole.
Mike Lynch - Non-Director - Chief Operations Officer
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.
Carla Wilson - Director
I’ve been riding with the Waterloo Cycling Club since we moved to Waterloo in 2015 and have enjoyed the cycling community very much. I started in the Learn to Group Ride and enjoyed Recreational rides after the six-week introduction was completed. On the Board, I can contribute ideas to encourage more cyclists to try club activities and better support newer members. I take part in several events every year eg. The Tour de Grand, Tour de Norfolk, the Dunnville Tour, The Big Ride for Alzheimer’s with WCC and it would be great to see more WCC uniforms in these events.
Brent Ellis - Director
I'm proud to be a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and look forward to continuing to help cycling grow in the Waterloo Region. I'm a past Treasurer and President of the Waterloo Cycling Club and one of the founding members of the WCC Trails Committee. Presently I am the Chair of the WCC Trails Committee. My plan for rejoining the Board is centred around bringing the Trails Committee and Board closer. Over the last couple of years the Hydrocut has grown tremendously and as a WCC board member I will continue to pursue and manage that growth.
Karl Spangler - Director
I have been cycling since I could put two feet on pedals and never looked back. I have been with the WCC as an active member since 2021. I wanted to give back to this great club by helping bring new sponsors and funding to drive growth, interest and visibility to the club within the tri-cities area. I actively participate in most road rides and look forward to seeing you on the road enjoying this great sport in the Kitchener-Waterloo community. Let’s roll…
Scott Nevin - Director
I'm a lifelong cyclist and have been a WCC member for about 25 years. I've been involved in the Tuesday Bamberg ride for many years and was a founding member of Ride for Angels, a community bike ride previously held in KW. I have previously been on the Club Board and now in retirement I have more time and energy to support the Club. When not road riding I can be found on my gravel bike.