"It was on my 7th birthday that my mother came home with a used, light green CCM bicycle for which she paid $15. When I calmed down enough to actually ride it, the feeling was nothing short of life changing." Duncan has never looked back since those first rides in rural Calgary, Canada.
A lifelong cyclist, he served many years as President of Velo Club LaGrange, and was in that post when the club was named Club of the Year by USA Cycling.
Duncan has captured gold medals in the California and Nevada State Senior Games and raced in the Senior Games Nationals in 2009.
After his first Senior Games competition, Bob originated the concept of GMC to encourage older cyclists to become more active in their sport.
Bob completed five California AIDS Rides (one on a tandem with daughter Amy), and AIDS Vaccine rides across Alaska and Montana. He is a multiple medal winner in California and Nevada Senior Games and 2008 National Senior Games. He has ridden the Tour of Ohio twice, once with his wife Marie on a tandem.
Most memorable cycling accomplishment? Teaching my grand children to ride.
Bill Birrell is the youngest founding member of GMC, and he likes to go long! He is a 3 time finisher of the TransAlp Stage Race, multiple winner of the California Triple Crown and a member of the Thousand Mile Club. He is also a USAC Level 3 Coach. In that role he has been an invaluable resource to our Senior Games racing group.
"The best thing about GMC is the people and Skip's beer."
"Hardest thing I have ever done on a bike? Pedaling 1 legged from mile 300 to 350 on Furnace Creek."
Along with his wife Susan, Stewart has spent many years encouraging cycling both as a viable means of transportation, cultural exchange and for health. While not specifically a bicycle racer, Stewart has raced triathlons from Hawaii to Florida and from sprint to Ironman distances. He and his wife have also spent many a vacation cycling extensively throughout Southeast Asia, parts of Europe and North Africa.
Other GMC Area Contacts
WINTER SOLVANG TRAINING CAMP
Suzanne Barron and Laura Sittoni
Debbie Betts and Stewart Given
Rob and Linda Seltzer, Debbie Betts and
WEBSITE AND NEWSLETTER
Stewart & Susan Given and Skip Nevell
DEVELOPMENT, FUNDRAISING & AFFILIATE GROUPS
Duncan Lemmon, Debbie Betts, Tom Byrnes,
Stewart Given, Susan Given and
Susan & Stewart Given