Lisa Nye-Salladin Election Statement

  
  


Lisa Nye-Salladin
Mountain Bike Committee - Endurance Race Director

Race Director History
  • Nat/ Int Level Certified Race Director
  • Race Director Camp Eagle Classic Mountain Bike Festival- AMBC and Texas State Championship event attracting 1100+ participants
  • Race Director Holidaze Marathon- Texas State Championship Marathon race
  • Race Director and main sponsor Kerrville Kids Triathlon- event running 18 years attracting 70+ kids
  • Sponsor and mentor large and successful Texas junior mountain bike team
  • Founding member in 1996 of Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association- Treasurer since 1997. TMBRA oversees 20 State Championship MTB events
USAC Details
  • Instrumental in formation of the One Day National Championships including qualifications and guidelines
  • Instrumental in creating the classes and categories for MTB Juniors- work to modify and keep current
  • Involved in renaming categories to 1, 2, 3
  • Working to create a thriving field of Professional MTB racers and race directors
  • Chair the Mountain Bike Sport Committee
  • MTB representative and one of three women on USAC’s Board of Directors- serve on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee
  • Have excellent relationship with USAC staff, including Steve Johnson
  • Helped form the Women’s Sub-Committee in 2012 to increase and enhance the female presence in USAC
  • Thorough knowledge of the sport and history of the Committee including rules, athlete development, grass roots racing and race director certification
Employment etc
  • Own 2 bike shops in Kerrville and Fredericksburg, Texas with husband Adam
  • Cycled 30,000 miles around the world: 1992-1995
  • Multiple-time State Champion in Cat 1 Women  (first MTB race 1988)
  • Chair of Kerrville Parks and Recreation Board
  • Member of Fredericksburg’s Transportation Committee and Complete Streets Committee 
I have served on the former MTB Board of Trustees, now the Sport Committee, since 2002 and understand the desire for new blood, but I feel that my experience and understanding of the challenges will bring a positive continuity to the Committee. Race Directors come from all backgrounds and many of us make a living apart from our races. But we must be able to execute a profitable race while providing a great product and USAC’s programs must help us meet this goal. As a certified Race Director, treasurer of TMBRA, and active racer, I engage USAC as a member and see how programs and structures work and where modifications might be made.
I have a keen ability to identify the issues, bringing the pertinent discussions to the table among the key stakeholders and staff. I keep the Committee organized and relevant.
 
We have many challenges ahead in the sport- creating a professional structure and calendar, engaging and finding sponsors, bringing in and retaining more women, engaging juniors and families, supporting grassroots racing and preserving the trails that we ride and race on. If re-elected as the Endurance Race Director, I feel I will continue to represent the concerns of our demographic while moving the sport forward. The only agenda that I have is to make mountain bike racing safe, fun and successful throughout the country. 


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