Ambassadors

Ryan Bent

VMBA’s purpose is to create meaningful connections between people that share a passion for the beauty and challenges of outdoor recreation. Our Ambassadors can be found across Vermont, eager to share their passion for mountain biking and advocating for access and respectful use of Vermont’s trails.

Our VMBA 2022 Ambassadors

Ryan McFarling

As a natural teacher, I am passionate about sharing the stoke with all people, and especially the youth. I’m also always trying to progress in the sport myself all while keeping an aging body running smoothly (which means trying not to crash as much as I usually do).

Rachel Cohen

Rachel Cohen is a mountain and gravel cyclist in Jericho, VT. She is passionate about getting more women, girls, and young people in general on bikes in any capacity. She serves as the president of Vermont Youth Cycling and coaches the MTB team at the high school where she teaches. She also leads a weekly women’s MTB ride on the Brewster River trails in Cambridge. Rachel is also one of the event directors for The Ranger, a gravel cycling event in Tunbridge, VT.

Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

Jeb Wallace-Brodeur is a native Vermonter and has been mountain biking for the past 40 years. He is a full-time professional photographer with a focus on biking and skiing. He is blown away by the growth in quantity and quality of Vermont mountain bike offerings.

Tony Bailey

Cycling has been a big part of my life since I was child but after college into turned into my profession. I spent 5 years guiding multi-day mountain bike tours all over the north and south west before settling here in Southern Vermont. I love sharing my passion for bikes with others and I’m most excited about showcasing the great riding in Southern Vermont that people might not know about.

Kent McFarland

Kent McFarland

I am a member of the Woodstock Area Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA) chapter and the volunteer trail supervisor for the Mount Peg trail system. I like trail building and maintenance as much as I like riding them.

Kenzie Fuqua

Kenzie Fuqua’s professional and personal life revolves around recreation. When she isn’t working for Outdoor Gear Exchange, she’s volunteering her time as a WATA board member and VMBA DEI Committee member. You’ll most likely find her riding Perry Hill or Adam’s Camp, or backcountry skiing in the winter. Kenzie is passionate about lowering barriers to biking.

Brittany Garland

My name is Brittany Garland. I’ve been riding bikes for around 12 years and have been on the FOTW Board for over 5 years. I grew up in and love VT, I love biking and even more, I love seeing others grow & fall in love with biking, the community it provides and learning how to support trails and other riders!

Molly Cournoyer

Hi I’m Molly Cournoyer. I grew up in Vermont with a passion for ski racing. I moved West to Colorado after college where I had my first mountain bike experience. I truly got into it a  few years ago when I moved back to the glorious Green Mountains. I am currently a ride leader for Ranch Camp’s bi-weekly Monday Night Ladies Rides. You can usually find me in the woods of Richmond, Waterbury and Stowe. I love sharing the stoke of getting people on bikes!

Hanna Holm

Hanna grew up in Sweden and moved to South Burlington nine years ago to be closer to family. Along with biking, she is an avid nordic skier, rock climber, and all around outdoor enthusiast. She is a member of Richmond Mountain Trails and also a member of Outdoor Gear Exchange’s Enduro Race Team. Apart from biking, Hanna works on a local dairy farm milking cows is always in search of the next best creemee. She is passionate about inspiring the next generation of young girls to get on bikes and expanding the LGBTQ+ mountain bike community.

Morgan Easton

Morgan grew up in the Randolph area and has enjoyed seeing the growth of the outdoor recreation opportunities in her area over the last 10 years as well as the growth of the trails throughout the state.  Morgan has been active with the Ridgeline Outdoor Collective (formerly R.A.S.T.A.) for 8 years and currently serves as the club’s Vice President. You’ll find Morgan helping to lead group mountain bike rides, coaching youth bike camps, and generally promoting the stoke everywhere she goes.

June Yates-Rusch

June is a 14 year old girl who loves skiing and biking more than anything else. She lives in Bristol, Vermont and is part of the “5 Town Riders” (a new mountain bike team who competes in the Vermont Youth Cycling race series) With the team she helps build and maintain trails. Her favorite things to do outside of skiing and biking are reading, drawing, and lacrosse. When June grows up she wants to convert her own sprinter van and tour around the country skiing and biking.

Caitlin Tam

Caitlin recently moved to Vermont to chase singletrack dreams. She’s part of the femme, trans, women, and non-binary mountain bike team the Hustle Hive whose mission is to empower and support new riders and racers. Caitlin is passionate about diversity and inclusion and would like to help make it easier for other BIPOC in Vermont to find community.