The EBTC executive consists of 15 people with varying responsibilities. A description of each executive position can be found by clicking on the Position Name in the table below. The executive meets once a month to deal with club business. These meetings are closed to the public. If you have a concern that you feel the executive should look into, please contact one of the executive members.

Click on a person to read a summary of that executive role. Contact  contact Club Executive members on our contact page.

President - Anne-Marie Adachi


I have been passionate about cycling for over 40 years! As one of 8 siblings growing up in rural Newfoundland I did not have a bike.  While working at the University of Wisconsin in the early 80’s I bought a used Sekine 10-speed for $40 which I used for commuting. I was hooked!

Without further details, fast forward to early 2000’s! Not real sure what ever possessed me to ride the Tour de l’ Alberta (100 km) on my mountain bike. At the Tour I learned it was organized by the Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club, and I thought it might be fun to join a club to get some training for the next Tour! In 2005 or 2006 I joined EBTC and frequently attended the Wednesday night Show N’ Go with Al Carlson. His rides always involved either ice cream, coffee or donuts and Al knew the best places to go! At the Wednesday night Show N’ Go, I met members who have become my dearest friends.

I joined the Executive as Membership Chair in 2009-2012, I moved to VP Touring in 2013 and then President in 2017. I certainly would not have entertained any of this as my EBTC resume after that first TdA!

In my other life, I retired in 2019 from my career in Health Services Research. I had big plans for cycling in Spain and Portugal in the spring of 2020 however like many folks, due to Covid this did not happen. Over the years I have expanded my “fleet” of bikes and I am looking forward to more cycling in Europe with EBTC friends and “Baby Bike” my folding touring bike a.k.a Bike Friday !


President:
Key executive position coordinates the club activities and acts as chief spokesperson and executive officer providing over all leadership

Key responsibilities / Duties:

  • Coordinates the overall activities of the club acts as chief spokesperson
  • Provides leadership to the executive, chairs annual general and executive meetings
  • Attends various public committee meetings to ensure EBTC views are included
  • Prepares annual report on activities of the club for annual general meeting
  • Provides monthly updates on clubs activities and issues for the News letter
  • Assigns responsibilities and follows up to ensure committee work is being accomplished
  • Works with all executive members to ensure portfolios are working well, provides advice and resources as needed to complete work
  • Attends executive meetings as scheduled
  • Represents the club as appropriate in public forums
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Vice President - June McGregor

After joining EBTC in the early 1980’s, I was an active member for many years, participating in and organizing weekend and day tours.   It was the Club’s friendliness, including members who stuck with me as a struggling new rider, that kept me coming back.   Soon, EBTC’s ‘100 mile’ Club ride was an achievable goal, with support at roadside rest stops from cheering volunteers who handed out cookies and juice.   With work commitments and travel, however, I didn’t join EBTC for several years but kept vacationing on bike trips with EBTC friends.   I returned to the Club some 10 years ago and have continued to enjoy the rides and other activities.   It is a privilege to serve on the EBTC Board with great people who are working hard to offer a 2021 program of rides, education and other activities that will keep our members enthusiastic about cycling and EBTC.

Vice President 
Acts for the president when absent.

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Keeps executive updated and brings appropriate issues to the executive for decisions
  • Attends executive meetings as scheduled
  • Represents the club as appropriate in public forums
  • Edits news letter in conjunction with President
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Touring Coordinator - Terry Fannon

A member of EBTC since 2011, Terry joined to learn to ride a road bike (previously only mountain bike) with other members in order to train to cycle across Canada for youth mental health (completed 2013). He has since cycled for MS Society for 7 years and for Alzheimer’s Society for 3 years (raised over $32K). For EBTC, Terry leads rides and has been Trips Coordinator for the past 4 years. Terry enjoys cycling with other members, seeing the countryside and gaining major health benefits from cycling.


Touring Coordinator:
Coordinates the annual trip planning process .

Touring Coordinator, Overnight & International Tours - open


Touring Coordinator, Overnight & International Tours:
Coordinates the overnight trip planning process and advises of international touring opportunities.

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Coordinates annual overnight and international Bike Trips / Rides
  • Updates procedures and processes in place for the club, updates on Website as appropriate
  • Provides updates and changes in trip information for Newsletter, arranges for revamped or changed trips and or leaders to ensure all trips planned are carried out
  • Responds to inquiries for trip information from club members and other interested outside the club
  • Keeps executive updated and brings appropriate issues to the executive for decisions
  • Attends executive meetings as scheduled
  • Represents the club as appropriate in public forums
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Secretary - Tim Doskoch

I have been a club member since 2007 – Kelly and I took Cycling 101 from Don Peddie. We have enjoyed riding with the club along with the social events in the winter. I have put on a bunch of rides and the ones I have organized most consistently are the Jasper and Caroline weekends. I love to fish as well as cycle and have been fishing in the Caroline region for years. When Kelly and I would go, we mixed in cycling with fishing and decided to share our routes with the club. Jasper is just a natural place to ride, we always ride Maligne Lake the first day and then have alternated between different climbs like Edith Cavell or out to Athabasca Falls.


Secretary:
Looks after correspondence and minutes for the bike club and Executive Meetings

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Prepares minutes for executive meetings capturing key points and motions made
  • Prepares correspondence for review at the executive meetings in a timely fashion
  • Picks up mail and forwards to appropriate executive member for action
  • Attends executive meetings
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Treasurer - Sig Jensen


With Tilly, my wife, I joined EBTC in 2012 based on the encouragement of Charles World, then EBTC President. We did not ride in 2012 but paid our memberships again in 2013 and once again, did not ride. Finally, in 2014 we got our mountain bikes out of storage and started riding. From our first ride we were hooked. Soon we had purchased road bikes and started joining day rides and overnight rides. New mountain, hybrid and fat bikes followed. In October of 2015 we did our first international ride in Spain and, loving it, have made virtually cycling the key feature of almost all our holidays since. For me, cycling itself is not the reason I ride. Instead, my bikes are tools that allow me to develop social contacts through EBTC, enjoy nature and fresh air while getting some exercise, and slow down holiday travels to see my surroundings more thoroughly. We travel shorter distances but see much more.

Treasurer:
Provides appropriate financial management and financial records for EBTC

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • In conjunction with other executives develops annual budget.
  • Balances accounts and ensures appropriate accounting practices are followed, files appropriate records and or necessary public documents
  • Ensures appropriate banking is conducted, arranges for appropriate signatures for financial transactions
  • Supports trip coordinators with reimbursement of funds when trip reports are submitted by trip leaders and follows up as appropriate
  • Issues electronic reimbursements and club related payments and ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to support expenditure
  • Provides appropriate reports for annual general meeting, responds to inquiries and questions
  • Attends executive meetings and provides updates and status of current financial affairs
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Membership Coordinator - Larry Zelazo

larry

I joined EBTC in 1982 to participate in day and weekend touring bike trips organized by the club.  I stayed with the club to enjoy the friendships I made through the club.  My favorite experiences with the club has been the longer trips in such destinations such as the Gulf Islands, Silver Triangle and Jasper – Banff.  I am retired from a very long career as an electrical engineer with TELUS and enjoy curling and nordic skiing in the winter.


Membership Coordinator:
Maintains membership roster and registrations

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • EBTC Member Registration exclusively utilizes a third party vendor Karleo.com Online Registration for membership
  • The membership coordinator acts as a liaison between the vendor and members where assistance with registration and troubleshooting are required
  • The membership coordinator is responsible for posting overnight rides on the Karelo site specifically where ride registration fee collection is required
  • Responds to membership inquires in a timely fashion
  • Prepares appropriate news letter input, keeps members informed and highlights issues and information as needed
  • Attends executive meetings on a regular basis
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Event Planner - Cathy Walsh and Charmaine Folster


Cathy Walsh

In 2016, I joined a group of five other women and cycled the Cotswolds in England. Prior to that, my cycling experience was limited to river valley rides with my husband, 8km rides to and from work at Grant McEwan University, and the MS Bike Tour. Fast forward to 2020 and I am into my fourth year as an EBTC member and my first year as the co-social coordinator for the club. I joined both the west end and Ardrossen Target the Tour rides in 2017 and have now done two Tours de l’Alberta. Two of my favourite places to cycle are Elk Island and Pigeon Lake. Although a number of injuries have kept my off my bike at times, I am always determined to get back on the saddle and keep riding. I have felt very welcomed by other EBTC members and look forward to continuing my cycling adventures.

Hi, I am Charmaine Folster. I have been riding for about 3.5 years now, 3 with EBTC. I started riding as a complete novice road cyclist and completed my first Grand Fondo within 2 years. The joy of riding now has me riding road, gravel and fat bikes.

Event Planner:
Coordinates appropriate social activities and events are held by the club

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Recommends and assists in the planning of various social events during the year.
  • Works with other executive to identify opportunities for social events
  • Ensures the publicity of events is included in the Newsletter
  • Works with the President and Vice President prior to canceling an event to seek alternatives
  • Coordinates annual general meeting social activities
  • Attends executive meetings on a regular basis
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Publicity Coordinator - open


Publicity Coordinator:
Ensures the timely publicity for the club occurs

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Advises executives on upcoming events, coordinates publicity for the club events
  • Prepares publicity materials; short videos etc.
  • Identifies opportunities for publicity for club events with various media representatives
  • Attends executive meetings on a regular basis
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Safety & Education Coordinator - Char World

Favourite Club Ride
Tour de l’Alberta


Safety & Education Coordinator:
Provides appropriate safety and education advice and develops policies as appropriate

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Develops safety and education material for use by other club members such as Trip Leaders and executives
  • Prepares appropriate news letter input keeps members informed and a highlights issues as and information as needed
  • Attends executive meetings as scheduled
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Webmaster - Sandy McDonald

I have been an EBTC member for (I think) 5 years (2015). I started after my husband, Jim, joined. He started doing the Wednesday Show n Go rides. I then joined him on those rides. At first, I rode a heavy hybrid bike; it was at the start of my second year that I bought a road bike. Since then, I have not stopped cycling (road, mountain, winter fat bike) or buying bikes (I am a proponent of N+1).

My husband Jim and I have been the leaders of the Sunday Afternoon rides for the last few years. We also love to take cycling holidays; Central America, Quebec, Newfoundland, Portugal (3X), Morocco, Camino  Frances in Spain. In the winter, I co-run the email cycling group YEGwintercycle@gmail.com. When I am not on my bike, I am a semi retired Chartered Accountant that is the EBTC webmaster!


Webmaster:
Maintains club website

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Maintains website by making timely updates and clean ups to ensure ease of use
  • Recommends to executive for new purchases or needed upgrades for website
  • Places appropriate news information and other articles of interest to members on the website
  • Manages club email addresses
  • Manages domain names and DNS information
  • Manages file structure on server for various projects
  • Attends executive meetings on a regular basis
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Newsletter Coordinator - Frank Potter

Favourite Club Ride


Newsletter Coordinator:

  • Prepares appropriate news letter input, keeps members informed and highlights issues and information as needed
  • Attends executive meetings on a regular basis
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Supplies & Equipment Coordinator - Aurie Philipchuk



As a life long bike commuter, I struggled to convince my wife to join me in one of my favorite pastimes. 12 years ago some new found friends convinced my wife and I to join them in an informal ride. It convinced me that we were not too old to show some passion that I thought was a sport for young people.  I attempted to get us both to jump headfirst into the unknown after discovering EBTC offered a free Cycling 101 class, to teach my wife how to ride on the streets safely. I also found the Edmonton Bike Commuters offering free mechanics courses if you promised to do some volunteer work for them. To make sure we set some goals for ourselves, we both volunteered for the MSBike ride from Nisku to Camrose (I dont think my wife has still forgiven me for that one, as we weren’t prepared for cold and rain all day). To add a carrot to the stick, I also booked us a Bike and Barge trip to Holland at the end of the season, to make sure she continued to ride to work everyday. Well the trip was a huge success knowing that my wife could handle flat paved roads with moderate distances.

So began our association with EBTC as we have continued to expand our friendships with other members especially when doing the weekend and longer rides where you really get to know the other folks. Now that we are retired from the workforce, I was asked if I would consider taking on the role of equipment manager so I agreed. What I didn’t know was that there would be an upheaval in our equipment storage situation as we decided to build our own storage shed and move all of our equipment to a new location. What a brilliant move as we have saved a considerable amount of storage fees especially during this pandemic. We hope to be back on the road with our cycling friends as soon as this pandemic ends.

Supplies & Equipment Coordinator:
Ensures club equipment is properly stored and available for use by club members

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Manages all club equipment to ensure it is signed out and returned in proper working order
  • Recommends purchases of or repairs equipment as needed
  • Completes and annual inventory of equipment
  • Provides information to trip leaders and coordinators on equipment availability ensures orderly booking of equipment for trips
  • Attends executive meetings on a regular basis
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Social Media Coordinator - Danielle Amerongen


Six years ago, I visited Denmark and Sweden and was so impressed at all the cyclists and cycling paths. Cyclists were everywhere, riding all kinds of bikes. I was especially impressed with the “older” women in their work clothes and purses attached to their bikes, with a big smile on their faces on their way to work. I decided then that I could do this too. And I did! I bought my first bike, a hybrid, and completed my first Tour de l’Alberta where I discovered EBTC.

Since then, I have participated in multi day trips (supported and unsupported), cycled in Europe with other EBTC cyclists and gained enough confidence to lead Sunday morning rides in the west end. Through the friendly atmosphere of EBTC cyclists and the networking that happens when you hang around awesome people, I also extended my riding experiences to trail riding on my fat bike and mountain bike year round. Yes winter too!

My role as Social Media Coordinator is to monitor, maintain and update the EBTC Facebook page as well as to share information and pictures about our riding and social events.

See you on a bike!!

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Monitors, maintains and updates EBTC Facebook page
  • Posts last minute reminders of rides and social events
  • Post information on ad hoc EBTC rides
  • Attends executive meetings on a regular basis
  • Completes projects as appropriate

Past President - Charles World


Member at Large - open