picture of Jim Hasenauer

Jim Hasenauer --photo by Jan Runge

Gary Sprung

Gary Sprung -- photo by Jan Runge


Jim Hasenauer

Jim lives in Los Angeles and is a Professor of Communications Studies at the California State University at Northridge. He is a mountain bike, open space, and muscle-powered trails advocate. He served on the board of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) for its first 16 years, five of them as President. He currently serves as President of the California Trails and Greenways Foundation. In March, 2009, Jim was elected to the governing board of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority in Los Angeles. Jim is in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Jim has long promoted mountain bicycling as a low-impact, health-benefitting, nature-loving form of outdoor recreation.

Gary Sprung

Gary lives in Denver and works runs a database and web development business. He served for 14 years as IMBA's Senior National Policy Advisor. Gary also served as the President of High Country Citizens' Alliance in Crested Butte and Gunnison County, Colorado. In that capacity he led a 13-year, successful campaign to get Congress to designate two areas of the Gunnison National Forest as Wilderness: Fossil Ridge and Oh Be Joyful. During his years at IMBA, he promoted the idea that bicycling belongs in Wilderness, while he also worked politically to protect lands using diverse designations. He is the author of the Colorado Preservation Project and lead developer of this web site. He photographs with the name "Gnurps." Gary is in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.