Meet the COMBO Board - James Knott
Say Hello to James Knott, this is James second year on the COMBO board. He brings a unique set of skills and perspective to the board. You may already know of him from his website http://quickdirt.com/ This year James is in charge of our National Trail Day and getting a much needed Alum connector trail built.
James has been mountain biking for about 10 years. His first ride was with Heidi Coulter (current COMBO President) at Lake Hope State Park. It went pretty well and afterwards she invited him to go to a mountain bike race at The Wilds a week later. James felt like he had no business signing up for a race with only one ride under his belt, but it sounded fun so he went for it. He finished in the middle of the pack in the Novice 30-39 class and was hooked. James wanted to see if he actually trained for the events how well he could do. A decade later, he is still hooked. James has participated in well over 100 XC mountain bike races and events and made tons of great friends at the same time.
James often rides to Alum Creek State Park from his house and over the years he have gotten tons of enjoyment out of the trails there. He wanted to be on the Combo board to figure out if there was a way to give back to the mountain bike community. James finds that working on the trail is almost as fun as riding! He gets out and helps build and maintain these great resources as often as he can.
James big goal for the year is to get Alum Creek Connector Trail built. This will be a 6- to 8-mile singletrack trail that connects P1 to P2 on the west side of Africa Road. Adding more singletrack and taking riders off of Africa Road is a huge win for everyone. Cross your fingers, we can get the plan approved this spring and get ready for some trail days!