MCC

Leadership

MCC is passionate and knowledgeable about the Canadian motorcycle industry. We are proud to have representatives from a wide range of Canadian on-road, off-road, and competition associations and organizations, and manufacturers as our national strategic partners.

Board of Directors

MCC Executive Committee

The MCC Board of Directors is made up of volunteer representatives elected by our member federations. They are the heart of the MCC and play a vital role in defining and advancing our objectives and programs.

Chair

Dave Millier

A serial entrepreneur and food lover, Dave is an avid lover of off-road motorcycling. He has been involved in many off-road volunteer organizations, including the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders, Simcoe County Off-Road Riders Association, and Ontario Dual Sport Club.

Vice Chair

Grant Lingley

Grant is an experienced project manager specializing in health care, IT, and public safety communications systems. He is the president of the Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association and has been an active member of the Canadian Ski Patrol since 1985.

Secretary/Treasurer

Paul McGeachie

Paul has ridden most every type of motorcycle, and can MacGyver any motorcycle to keep it going. He began Motorcycles OK, to ensure motorcycling is a part of transportation and environmental planning in British Columbia. He was also in charge of the Vancouver International Motorcycle Show for many years. Paul believes in motorcycles as an exhilarating transportation solution.

Immediate Past Chair

Kellee Irwin

Often referred to as one of the pioneers of women’s off-road riding in Canada, Kellee has been riding for over 45 years. An enduro competitor, Kellee is also a street rider. Kellee grew up in a motorcycling family. Her grandfather started the family motorcycle store in 1937. Kellee has served on the Board of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame, and is a long-time Ontario Federation of Trail Riders member, and Past President of the Great Pine Trail Riders.

Improving the riding experience for women

Women Riders Council

The Women Riders Council was established in November 2007 by the MCC Board to focus specifically on the interests of women motorcyclists. A steering committee consisting of members from across Canada was formed and they established a mandate to promote and celebrate women motorcycle riders in Canada.

Chair, Manitoba

Mary Johnson

Mary loves highway riding and since getting her motorcycle license in 2001, has logged 20-25,000 km per year riding in Canada and the USA. Mary joined the WRC in 2007 and is an active member of the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups, organizing meetings and rides for women riders. She served on the board of directors of Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation for 10 years, and as president of both a credit union and a childcare centre.

Ontario

Sue Bools

Sue lives in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, and joined the WRC in 2016. She has been a rider since 2002 and has put about 250,000 kms on several motorcycles in that period.  Sue loves to ride long distances and has ridden to Newfoundland and the Yukon, and in every state except Alabama. Sue is proud to be the Motor Maids Inc. district director for Ontario and Quebec, the oldest continuously operating women's riding group in North America.

Alberta

Mary Caldwell

Mary was officially appointed to the WRC in 2014. She worked for several years prior to that as the Women in The Wind (WITW) co-chair of the MCC/WITW International Women Riders Conference in 2013. She served as chairperson of her WITW Calgary Chapter for three years. Her work experience in banking, her leadership skills, mediation skills, follow through and empathy contribute greatly to all committee endeavors.

Ontario

Elizabeth Dueck

Elizabeth has been riding since 2014, and she joined the WRC in 2016. She rides close to home, and travels through New York, Vermont and New Hampshire yearly. She helped found the Ottawa Chrome Divas in 2013 and served as director for the first year. She strongly believes in supporting her fellow riders by offering assistance, guidance and sharing knowledge.

Ontario

Kellee Irwin

Often referred to as one of the pioneers of women’s off-road riding in Canada, Kellee has been riding for over 45 years. An enduro competitor, Kellee is also a street rider. Kellee grew up in a motorcycling family. Her grandfather started the family motorcycle store in 1937. Kellee has served on the Board of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame, and is a long-time Ontario Federation of Trail Riders member, and Past President of the Great Pine Trail Riders.

Quebec

Jennifer Ross

Jennifer is a long-time champion of motorcycling in Quebec, and has been actively involved in organized motorcycling for over 30 years. She has been a member and served on l'Association motocycliste de Granby, Fédération Motocycliste du Québec, and Comité d’action politique motocycliste. Jennifer joined the WRC in 2007, and has acted as a director at large, and secretary-treasurer for MCC's board of directors. Jennifer is recruitment director and cofounder of Aventure Motos Estrie.

Nova Scotia

Angela Thompson

Angela was appointed to the WRC in 2016. She is a road rider, but also practices off-roading on her new property. She recently relocated from Newfoundland where she was a member of the Chrome Angels riding group and served on its executive. She just co-founded and is national president of the Women's International Motorcycle Association.

British Columbia

Judy van Leeuwen

Judy has been riding for almost 30 years. She started riding dirt bikes, then added dual sport bikes and adventure bikes. Judy joined the WRC in 2012 and has been a member of DualSport BC for 13 years. She is also an 11-year member of the Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club where she served as sergeant-of-arms, vice-president and trustee. Judy is very passionate about her sport and believes in safe, sustainable off-road riding. She is currently working with others to keep off-road riding areas open and accessible to all.

Competitive motorcycling

Competition Council

The MCC Competition Council is a forum for various competition disciplines in Canada working together to foster growth and development of the sport. Our goal is to develop and promote responsible practices – such as proper risk management, safety, and insurance coverage protocols – in motorcycle competition across various disciplines, whether professional, amateur or recreational.

Chair

Mark Stallybrass

Mark is the president and founder of the Canadian Motosport Racing Corporation (CMRC), and is the president and founder of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals.

Ontario

Colin Fraser

Colin is a Toronto-based motorcycle enthusiast who has been writing about, racing, and photographing bikes since the mid 1970s. Colin co-founded sanctioning group RACE with Jack Boxstrom in 1980. He worked as the director of competition in several American-based championships, and for several motorcycle publications. Colin owns and operates Professional Motorsports Productions, which organizes and televises the Mopar CSBK Canadian National Superbike Championship tour.

Ontario

Lawrence Hacking

A lifelong motorcyclist, Lawrence has devoted his life to riding, racing and promoting the sport of motorcycling. Since beginning to race in 1971 he has ridden and raced in many different countries including Australia, Japan, Egypt, India, Mongolia, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, most European countries and all over North America. Hacking has competed in many different facets of racing both on two and four wheels.

Ontario

Aaron Hesmer

Ontario

Sean Wiesner

Sean has been racing off-road motorcycles for over 25 years. He has an accomplished race history competing in Canadian National Enduro, AMA National Enduro as well as International Rally race events. His competition highlight was riding for Team Canada at the International Six Days Enduro twice and earning a medal on Canada’s Trophy Team in 2004 in Poland.

Representing manufacturers and distributors

Industry Council

At the MCC we are proud to have representation from the entire motorcycling community. The Industry Council includes manufacturer and distributor members from the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council.

Ontario

Oksana Buhel

Oksana has been with the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council since 2007, working to establish and develop the capacities of already existing ATV and off-road motorcycle rider federations across the country. In provinces where rider federations did not exist, Oksana worked with active volunteers to launch federations. An off-road motorcycle rider herself as well as a seasoned national and international volunteer manager and community builder, Oksana appreciates both riding and working hard with volunteers to protect riding.

Ontario

Bob Ramsay

Bob Ramsay is the president of the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council, as well as two other related organizations. He has been a lifelong motorcyclist since the age of eight, and enjoys warm rides on spring, summer and fall evenings.

Ontario

David Grummett

David’s life and career in the motorcycle industry has spanned a number of decades. He raced across Canada and the U.S. in the 80s and won the Canadian RZ Cup Championship. During his racing career he was also involved in the FAST Riding School, spending almost 20 years helping people become better riders. Starting in 1992 he ran Parker Bros Powersports for almost 22 years. David has also worked with the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders, Suzuki Canada and Piaggio Group.

Scott Webb

Representing off-road and dual-sport motorcyclists

Off-Road Council

The MCC Off-Road Council works collaboratively with provincial off-road federations and other stakeholders in fostering an integrated, national approach to deal with the range of public policy and safety issues facing off-road and dual-sport motorcyclist. These issues include: trail closures, land access, sound emissions, safety, and junior riders.

Chair, Nova Scotia

Victoria Josey

Victoria comes from a family of enthusiastic on and off-road riders. Her first street bike was a Kawasaki Ninja 250. She got into off-road riding in 2012 at the Nova Scotia Off-Road Riders Association’s Drive to Ride event. Victoria started working as NSORRA’s executive director in July 2014 where she was involved in the Hare Scramble Race Series, planning family fun days, and working with other groups. She also sits on the Nova Scotia Trails board.

Ontario

Art Ash

Arthur was bitten by the off-road motorcycle bug at a young age, but as he got older, life seem to lead away from this hobby. When his son began riding at age eight, Art realized he wanted to ride with him and not stand on the sidelines. This has grown to become some of their best family time together. Art is a former board member of the Ontario Dual Sport Club. He is very committed to the philosophy of the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders and has enjoyed his time as president.

New Brunswick

Chris Bourque

Chris is an avid motorcyclist, both on and off-road. He has been riding for 38 years, and has participated in all forms of road racing. Chris has always been an advocate of two wheel sports and rider training. He is on the executive of the New Brunswick Dirt Riders Association, has a wealth of volunteer board experience regionally and nationally, and enjoys lobbying all levels of government for the sport.

Quebec

François Cominardi

François is a sport journalist for Magazine Sport Motorisés, Flèche Magazine and Sport Moteur. Before moving to Canada 14 years ago, he was involved as a technical partner in the Superbike World Championship and Endurance World Championship. François is also a board member of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame, a member of Fédération Québécoise des Motos Hors Route, and for 10 years was president of Supermoto Québec.

Nova Scotia

Grant Lingley

Grant is an experienced project manager specializing in health care, IT, and public safety communications systems. He is the president of the Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association and has been an active member of the Canadian Ski Patrol since 1985.

British Columbia

Ken McClelland

Ken is the current president of the BC Off-Road Motorcycle Association and is a member of the BC provincial government Off-Road Vehicle Joint Advisory Group. He is also past president and past land-use chair of the Greater Kamloops Motorcycle Association.

Ontario

Dave Millier

A serial entrepreneur and food lover, Dave is an avid lover of off-road motorcycling. He has been involved in many off-road volunteer organizations, including the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders, Simcoe County Off-Road Riders Association, and Ontario Dual Sport Club.

Alberta

Cal Rakach

Cal is a licensed Alberta land agent and land use consultant, and is currently the project manager for the Clearwater Trails Initiative. Cal has been on the board of directors and executive for numerous organizations, both provincially and nationally, including the Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association for over 20 years. He works with provincial outdoors and conservation organizations to provide the Government of Alberta advice on provincial land use policy.

British Columbia

Peter Sprague

Representing the Canadian on-road riding community

Road Riders Council

The MCC Road Riders Council's goal is to provide a platform for exchange between member organizations of the on-road riding community from across Canada. Discussions are held on such topics as road safety, noise, and motorcycle-related public policies including rider training standards, insurance, and infrastructure.

Chair, Manitoba

Doug Houghton

Doug has been riding motorcycles since the mid-1960s. He has been an MCC director since 2008, and has been a member of the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups for over 20 years, joining shortly after its inception and has served as president, past president, director and event organizer. Doug is a retired land use planner and regional manager for Manitoba Intergovernmental Affairs.

Quebec

Sylvain Bilodeau

Sylvain is the vice-president (west) for the Fédération Motocycliste du Québec. Sylvain started to ride when he was 18 years old. Over the past four decades he has rode in different countries, but feels one thing remains the same: the sense of freedom that a motorcycle gives him. That’s why he is involved with provincial and national organizations to help promote safety, and respect in sharing the road.

British Columbia

Paul McGeachie

Paul has ridden most every type of motorcycle, and can MacGyver any motorcycle to keep it going. Paul began Motorcycles OK, to ensure motorcycling is a part of transportation and environmental planning in British Columbia. Paul was also in charge of the Vancouver International Motorcycle Show for many years. He believes in motorcycles as an exhilarating transportation solution.

Quebec

Pierre Quevillon

Ontario

Kevin Smith

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Become an MCC Volunteer

If you are passionate about motorcycling and are looking for opportunities to give back to the motorcycling community and meet new people, or looking to develop your professional skills, then consider volunteering for the MCC.

We'll help you find a position that is best suited to your skills and interests. Please contact generalmanager@motorcycling.ca to learn about our volunteer opportunities.

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