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 has spent the last two years in Antarctica building indoor trails for scientists. He says he can’t wait to see sun again.
TreasurerAdriano has ridden bikes for decades, including some spectacular trails; yet is still a jumper wannabe. You’ll find him on the trails and will recognize him by his laugh, watching the jumpers at the Kabayan line. Adriano has made many friends through biking and appreciates what a giving community mountain bikers are – specifically how they have taught him to improve his riding. He is a chemical engineer by training but now co-owns AFC Urgent Care Richmond with Sol, his wife. She luckily sees Adriano’s hobby as a passion that has also led them to be an FBMBA sponsor since its beginning. As treasurer, he seeks to continue the growth of our trails and organization by creating a transparent budget for the benefit of current and future trails. Adriano enjoys traveling with his family, morning coffee by his pool, and a crispy pork belly on mountain biking trips.
Director of Trails
Getting people to ride bikes more! John is a former Cat 1/Pro mountain bike racer, who fills his free time with family, trail building, and anything bike. John is happily married to his wife, Dawn, who is also his business partner in multiple ventures. Together they raise 6 kids who are active in a multitude of sports ranging from baseball to ballet. You’ll usually find him on the trails with one of his kids or dogs in tow!
Associate Director of Trails
I’m a 30 year professional in the field of marketing, promotions and public relations. For the past 22 years, I’ve worked for the Disney owned ABC13 TV station in Houston. I love to hike and mountain bike anywhere I travel and also right outside my home in New Territory. MTB and hiking isa great physical challenge whether it’s The Oz Trails from Bentonville, Arkansas to Springfield, Missouri: Slaughter Pen, Little Sugar, Back 40, Two Rivers, Lake Leatherwood, Passion Play to name a few. I’ve ridden most trails from the Houston area to Austin area including Spider Mountain, Walnut Creek, Brushy Creek, Rocky Hill Ranch, FR512, Double Lake, Sam Houston State Park, Anthills, Cypress Creek, Cypresswood, Memorial, and all of Sugar Land. I love the outdoors so much that my wife and I own a vacation home in the rainforest of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and minutes walk from the Pacific Ocean. I enjoy trail maintenance and consider it part of my work out routine. I’m relentless with a shovel, machete and loppers. I spend a lot of time on the trail and have the nickname “Kapitan” among my Kabayan buddies for being a trail capitan. My goal are to continue to promote the positive health and safety aspects of mountain bike and hiking trails close to home. I want to continue to build support and donations to FBMBA and our trails by connecting with our community and personally reaching out in a positive voice. I’d like to see donations used for safety and signage, drainage issues, features, and new trail building projects. On the more personal side, I’ve been happily married to my USC college sweetheart, Kathy, for more than 3 decades. Together, we raised three pretty cool children- Nick in Austin, Alex in Brooklyn and Olivia in Sugar Land.
I love the outdoors and feel blessed to have these trails in the woods in the middle of flat and urban Houston. My goal is to make these trails accessible and safe for everyone: kids, families, hikers/runners, XC and jumpers, beginner and advanced.
Diana Vargas Le
Community Impact Chair
Diana’s life changed when she discovered the connection that mountain biking gave her with her son and the community. She fell in love with MTB after seeing the positive impact it made in her son’s life and realizing he has a passion for it. She started advocating locally for the beauty and value of having trails nearby, Lung Buster being her favorite. Diana enjoys experiencing new trails, which is always more fun with friends. On her free time, she likes to cook, workout and bedazzle her shirts. Diana enjoys life with her husband (former rider), daughter (tentative rider), son (shredder) and five dogs.
Operation Yellowbird and Bamboo Chute
Justin P. Brindley Trail
Oyster Creek Trail
Richard Rys Jr.
Lung Buster, Buddy's Trail, Da Bowl
River Bend Trail
The Upside Down
Oyster Creek Trail
Buddy's Trail, ...
To be determined