Who We Are MCBC Welcomes James Meezan To The Board
We are thrilled to welcome James Meezan to the MCBC Board of Directors. We asked James to tell us a little more about himself, why he rides, and what got him interested in MCBC.
I am currently a Junior at Tam High School in Mill Valley, where I have lived my whole life. I ride on the Tam High Mt. Bike team, and race in the NICA NorCal League. Outside of high school racing, I am interested in the endurance side of off-road cycling, and you can often find me racing at events like the Grasshopper Adventure Series, the Adventure Revival event and Mt. Tam Dirt Fondo. I have logged over 10,000 miles of riding on Mt. Tam on my mountain bike, and I believe bikes will play a major role in the rest of my life. For the last year I have served on the Off Road committee of MCBC working on the Reimagine Mt. Tam initiative, and I am excited to continue my advocacy work at a higher level.
What kind of bicycle(s) do you ride?
I currently have quite the fleet of awesome bikes. I have a Trek Supercaliber, 3T Exploro RaceMax, Fuji Sl 1.1, Yeti SB 150 and a Serotta Ottrott.
What do you like best about riding?
I think the best riding is getting out for a few hour ride and wandering the canyons and crests of Mt. Tam.
What do you like best about the benefits of riding your bike?
I think an under appreciated benefit of riding is the mental toughness that it has helped me develop. If you can get through a ride in the pouring rain, you can get through anything.
What would you have liked someone to tell you when you started?
Eat food! Correctly fueling your body is the best way for you to set yourself up for success. I aim to consume around 90-120 grams of carbs per hour on long and hard rides.
Where is your favorite place to ride your bike?
My favorite riding areas are the less frequented areas of Mt Tam, as well as Mt. Vision and Truckee California.
What is your favorite ride/route in Marin County?
I love long mountain bike rides out Bolinas ridge, and then exploring through the Five Brooks, Limantour Beach, and Mt Vision areas of the Point Reyes National Seashore.
What part of riding would you most like to improve?
This year I have been working to improve my technical descending skills on my mountain bike!
What is your vision of bicycling in the future?
I think in the future, the bike industry will deviate from the pure bred race bikes many ride today, for bikes that are more comfortable, and work better for the average rider.
I know there are ways to protect the [Mt. Tam] watershed and build climate resilience for our entire community. We want to make sure this habitat is preserved for generations to come. Click here to hear more about what James has to say about riding on Mt. Tam.
Welcome James to the MCBC Board of Directors!