Meet the Team
Our board is made up of local builders and riders who have been improving and maintaining the trails you love for years. With the support of land owners, trail stewards, captains, and gnomes, and YOU, our local patrons and riders, we will make the Fort Bend trails an even better destination spot that leaves you wanting more! We're a group cyclists passionate about mountain biking and the desire to not only improve the Fort Bend County trail system, but grow our trail system exponentially!
Ryan lives in New Territory, TX, where he spends his days dreaming of short climbs with long downhills. He enjoys working with a shovel, weed trimmer, leaf blower, or hammer drill. But, he isn’t crazy about rakes. Days spent on the trails are good days, no matter whether it’s riding a bike or building a trail. Ryan rode cheap 10-speeds through the woods as a kid and purchased his first Raleigh mountain bike in 1993 because it had cool-looking bar-ends. He figured that he may as well ride on the trails since he had a mountain bike. So, it began. Ryan is a humble insurance adjuster of 23 years. He loves people, except roofers. He graduated from Texas A&M, got a job, learned to dance, and made a baby. But, he still can’t jump high enough to spike a volleyball. CrossFit is for days when the trails are wet. The new Pivot Switchblade is for the dry days. Ryan will ride with anyone. But, he will make fun of you if you wear Spandex. Happy trails!
Anthony Baber has been riding mountain bikes for 15 years. He is not very good at it, but still loves to try. He has been involved with community improvement in a variety of ways over the years. Building these trails and getting FBMBA going has been the most fun he's had while still making Ft. Bend a better place to live, work, and play.
Senior Director of Trails
Richie grew up in Sugar Land, and used to ride his bike on trails behind his elementary school. So when he found out about the Brazos Trails network a few years back, he felt just like a kid again! He loves riding bikes alone or with the family, and he likes improving and maintaining them too. Richie became a trail captain only months after discovering them, and has been at it ever since, striving to make our network the best around.
Associate Director of Trails
This guy has ridden bikes more than he has gone to school! Began serious riding back in early 80's on BMX bikes and then transitioned into MTB in 1989 (Before real suspension was available). Began MTB racing as soon as he was able to get out of the granny gear for at least a whole ride. Created the first MTB racing team for University of St. Thomas back in 1990. Continued to ride MTB and added road riding to the mix in 1992. Has completed over twenty five MS150 bike rides while raising around $50,000 during those rides. Arthur has ridden MTB trails in 10 states over the years. Arthur loves MTB and what it brings to his life, which includes, great health, great friendships, great times, and of course great memories!
Trey moved to Sugar Land 5 years ago after a 7 year stint at Texas A&M. Trail work is a family affair, as you can usually spot him on the Oyster Creek Trails doing trail work with his wife and two spotted dogs. He grew up with a generous amount of freedom at an early age that allowed him to roam his small North Texas town freely. His ticket this freedom was a hand-me-down BMX bike with Mickey Mouse stickers all over the frame. Jumping curbs led to building ramps, which ultimately resulted in him becoming the thrill seeking man-child he is today
Community Impact Chair
Getting people to ride bikes more! John is a former Cat 1/Pro mountain bike racer, who fills his free time as a NICA coach, trail builder, and anything bike! You'll usually find him on the trails with one of his kids, racers, or dogs in tow!
Handling the finances to bring everyone great things in return!
Oyster Creek FBMBA Trail Captains
Oyster Creek Trail
The Upside Down
Oyster Creek Trail
Brazos River FBMBA Trail Captains
Operation Yellow Bird, Bamboo Chute
Lung Buster, Buddy's Trail, River Bend
Tower Run, Tower Run Too
Justin P. Brindley trail
Tower Run Too