Chris McGee executive director for the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado, stationed in Golden, will be voluntarily resigning from his position at the end of this year, with an official exit in mid-January 2014.
It’s really going to be an interesting transition, he’s my arms and legs for a lot of things,” Clint Bickmore, president of Bicycle Racing Association said. “You don’t have enough nice pretty words to say how much we appreciate his efforts.”
After three years of networking, promoting and keeping track of the association’s finances, McGee made the decision to leave the organization for work that allows more time for his family. McGee described the position as having two parts; office work and outside office work.
“To do this job correctly I think you really need to put a lot your effort into those `outside of the office’ efforts,” McGee said.
A candidate has not been chosen yet to replace McGee, but the new executive director will have the choice to move the office location from Golden — located on the second floor of the chamber of commerce’s Visitors Center — to another city in Colorado.
The city alone has 25 separate races a year, and the organizations holds 140 events statewide.
“Most of our membership and events are on the Front Range so this is a perfect location,” McGee said.
As the executive director, McGee has put in the effort and dedication to keeping the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado in the spotlight.
“Our business model has changed, we went from a separate sanctioning body to being part of a bigger picture and retaining our relevance to the cycling community during that transitions has been one of my primary focuses,” McGee said. “I want us to be viewed as part of the overall cycling community not just a bunch of type-A racers. I think that’s a very real message and a very true message for where we need to be as an organization.”
McGee plans to work at a small business owned by a good friend called Colorado Home Cooling in Lakewood. His friend is in need of support in marketing, advertising, and other business management as the company continues to grow. But McGee said he will still be around and active in the cycling community, even if the new executive director decides to move the office, participating on various committees such as the pro- challenge and helping to organize events such as the Colorado mini-classic.
“It’s pretty exciting to be involved in so many things,” McGee said. “We can keep growing on the momentum I think we have as a cycling community.”