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

Geoff Jilg

Geoff currently resides in Southern Alberta and is an active member of the off-road and adventure motorcycle community. He is the current President of the Rocky Mountain Dirt Riders Association and sits on the board of the Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association.

Vice-Chair

Kellee Irwin

Kellee grew up in a motorcycling family in Cornwall, Ontario and has been riding for over 40 years. As a former off-road competitor, Kellee has travelled extensively around the world with off-road riding. Kellee is Vice-Chair of the MCC and has been on the board for over 10 years. Kellee is currently President of the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders and is past President of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Secretary

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.

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.

Chris Bourque

Past-Chair

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.

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, Quebec

Hélène Boyer

Hélène started riding a motorcycle in 1998, realizing a childhood dream! A journalist and communicator for the past 30 years, she has been actively involved in the motorcycle world. Helene served as president of the Association des femmes motocyclistes du Québec (AFMQ) to involve more women in the sport. Hélène had a weekly motorcyle column in the Journal de Montréal, which was the first ever published in a daily newspaper by a woman. She also co-wrote the book Le Québec à moto.

Ontario

Elizabeth Beeler

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 a women’s riding group in Ottawa 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

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.

British Columbia

Hollie Tataryn

Hollie got her motorcycle license in 2015 and has been in love with riding ever since. She joined the WRC in 2017. Hollie has learned that, whether riding alone or with others, the time she spends on the road alone in her helmet, being completely focused and in the moment, is her own personal Zen time. Hollie feels that riding has given her a confidence, a sense of excitement and an inner strength like nothing else. She is actively sharing her love of riding with other women interested in motorcycles, offering information and encouragement.

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.

Northwest Territories

Robin Weber

Robin started riding her first bike in 1998 and joined the WRC in 2018.  She enjoys the long summer days of riding in the north as well as adventures further away when time permits.  She’s been involved with many groups and events (including the annual Midnight Sun Show & Shine & Ride) over the years and particularly enjoys mentoring and introducing women to the freedom and empowerment of motorcycling.

Competitive motorcycling

Competition Council

The MCC Competition Council is comprised of all of the major Canadian national professional race series organizations. The purpose of the Council is to unite the various disciplines of racing across the country to provide safe and sustainable competition. The Council represents a forum to share best practices and works together to produce world class talent to represent Canada domestically and internationally.

The MCC Competition Council Protest Resolution Tribunal was formed in 2019 to provide an impartial and unbiased decision on motorcycle race protests. The Tribunal is an arm’s length neutral body that is ready to rule on protests that cannot be resolved at the track. View the MCC Competition Council Protest Resolution Tribunal rulings at motorcycling.ca/resources/competition-tribunal.

David Grummett

Chair

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.

Co-Chair

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.

Co-Chair

David Pinkman

David is a director and Treasurer of Wild Rose Motocross Association in Calgary. He’s been on their Board since 1987 and was President for fourteen of those years.

He has also served as a director of the Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA).

David is a Barrister and Solicitor, and was admitted to the Bar in 1985. David participates in the management and ownership of multiple companies, currently serving as a director for three international businesses. He has always been a racer, and still participates in motocross actively in his sixties. 

Member

Aaron Hesmer

Born into motorcycling, Aaron’s family has been involved with Canadian racing since the 1950s. He started competing at the age of five and made a name for himself in the sport of speedway where he won three Canadian national championships and raced abroad internationally. He became the founder of Flat Track Canada in 2012 which sanctions, organizes and promotes flat track racing across Canada. In 2014 he created the Go Flat Track race school which travels throughout Canada influencing the sport to newcomers.

Member

Bob Johns

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.

David Grummett

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.

Ontario

Sharron St-Croix

Sharron is the Executive Director for the Rider Training Institute in Toronto.

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.

Co-Chair, 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.

Co-Chair, Alberta

Geoff Jilg

Geoff currently resides in Southern Alberta and is an active member of the off-road and adventure motorcycle community. He is the current President of the Rocky Mountain Dirt Riders Association, and sits on the board of the Alberta Off Highway Vehicle Association.

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.

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.

British Columbia

Peter Sprague

Peter is the Executive Director of the British Columbia Off-Road Motorcycling Association.

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.

New Brunswick

Kyle Simpson

Kyle  is the President of the New Brunswick Dirt Riders Association (NBDRA). With an educational and professional focus in developing organizations, Kyle is dedicated to the wholesome growth of off-road motorcycling in New Brunswick. This includes training, adventure, racing, and family oriented riding.

Manitoba

Mark Perreault

Ontario

Cam Lowe

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.

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Co-Chair, Manitoba

Carolyn Peters

Carolyn is the president of the CMMG (Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups). She has been on the CMMG Board and MCC (Motorcycle Confederation of Canada) for 5 years. Carolyn is also the co-chair of the national MCC Road Riders Council. She got her motorcycle license 14 years ago and enjoys riding locally, touring with her husband and occasionally off-road riding with her family. Carolyn promotes the benefits of women’s riding at every opportunity, advocates for motorcyclists’ inclusion in provincial initiatives and participates in safety working groups in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Co-Chair, Alberta

Dan Cochrane

Dan has had the opportunity to work in the motorcycle industry for almost 20 years and is the co-chair of the national MCC Road Riders Council. He started riding motorcycles at the young age of 5 and received his motorcycle license well over 25 years ago. Dan is an avid on-road motorcyclist that enjoys exploring the beautiful Canadian landscape on two wheels. He is a strong supporter of motorcycle safety initiatives and believes in the importance of rider training.

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Quebec

Sylvain Bergeron

Sylvain is the president of the FMQ, Fédération Motocycliste du Québec for the last 4 years.  His engagements are covering awareness campaigns, continuous improvement training programs in partnership with the governing bodies (SAAQ- Société d’assurance Automobile du Québec).  He is invited to take part on different SAAQ and MTQ (Ministère des Transports du Québec) committees on road safety for motorcyclists, road infrastructures, and tarification.  He’s also involved in coaching with the FMQ programs, and likes to ride anywhere his adventure bike takes him, especially as a moto tour guide in Europe when opportunity arises.

British Columbia

Marq Smith

I started riding motorcycles right out of High School, and taught for ten years at the BC Safety Council. Bounced around a few dealerships over the years, seeing the good, the bad, and the real ugly. I toured all over North America by Motorcycle, first by myself, and then with my wife. In 1993, I bought an existing Yamaha store, and had a wonderful time running that, going from $500K in sales to $5 million over twenty years. At that time, I sold out to a very strong local dealership that made me an offer I could not refuse. After working there for a few years, I retired, and now will have more time to ride.in between, I have been writing for first Dealer news, and now Motorcycle Product News. Mostly, I write about all of the trials and tribulations the industry and its participants go through. I hope to do more of that as time goes on. But I am hoping to get out and ride much more than I have been in the last couple of decades.

Ontario

Sharron St-Croix

Sharron is the Executive Director for the Rider Training Institute in Toronto.

Manitoba

Doug Houghton

Alberta

Trevor Detch

Ontario

Chris Gill

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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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