Your Board of Directors

Our board meets once a month and is comprised of many different people who all have a passion for cycling. We each bring something unique to the table. We aspire to make a difference in our community and to improve the cycling in Prince George. 

Byron Conroy


Born in Nova Scotia, Byron made BC his home in 2007 and moved up to Prince George in 2016 to pursue the northern lifestyle with his wife, Alison. They can be found exploring the wilderness of BC when not working and love to share their passion for mountain biking with new and old friends alike.

It’s been a pleasure to act as the Club president for the 2021 season. During the past year I have worked to liase with our community partners including the Caledonia Nordic Club, Rec Sites and Trails BC, and the City of Prince George. I enjoyed the opportunity to support and help coordinate the different events our Board members put on throughout the season and manage the various administrative requirements of the Club. In my free time I enjoy riding the trails around Prince George in the summer and ski touring in the winter.

  • Provides leadership and direction to the board
  • Chairs board meetings
  • Is the primary spokesperson for the club
  • Reviews and recommends policies and insurance requirements

kass myers


Hello! My name is Kass Myers, and I’m a proud Prince George local. In my spare time you can find me on the bike trails, or enjoying other outdoor activities.

In my efforts to give back to this amazing community, I enjoy volunteering with the Prince George Cycling Club. In 2021, I took on the Secretary Director position. As a UNBC Alumni, with a background in accounting, I bring a skillset that I believe will be valuable to the organization, and members. Looking forward to working with you and another great year!

  • Responsible for keeping financial records and books of account that are necessary to comply with the Societies Act
  • Prepares financial statements

nicole balliet


Nicole moved to Prince George with her husband, Gary, in 1999. She has been an avid cyclist for most of her life and was an early adopter of mountain biking – she got her first mountain bike in 1988! Mountain biking continues to be an important part of her life and she can often be seen riding at Pidherny and Otway. 

Nicole volunteers with the Prince George Cycling Club with trail building and maintenance, and mountain bike races. As Secretary, Nicole hopes to provide further support to the PGCC.

  • Prepares the agenda and meeting minutes for board of directors, special, and annual general meetings
  • Maintains records and documents of the club according to the club’s constitution/bylaws, and Societies Act


Membership Director

Originally from Southern Ontario, Bjorn and his young family made Prince George home in 2013. Since then, he has enjoyed getting to know all the great outdoor opportunities here in central BC.

Riding a bike has always been part of his lifestyle and he is equally comfortable with urban cycling, or riding the great network of wilderness trails throughout the region. As Membership Director, he hopes to support and enhance the PGCC as it grows its membership base.

  • Receives membership registrations and coordinates membership recruitment
  • Is the primary liaison for membership inquiries
  • Maintains membership records and provides information to directors and officers
  • Carries out the duties of the president during any absences

Cristina Hutchinson

Communications Director

Do you enjoy an occasional bike meme? Do you like to know what’s going on in the Prince George cycling community? Cristina Hutchinson has been the Communications Director since December 2020 and she looks forward to continuing her role with social media updates, cheeky monthly newsletters (have you been reading the preview text?), and encouraging our riders to buy a membership. When she’s not supporting the PGCC, you can find her on the local trails with her noble steed, Fiera.

  • Composes and reviews media releases from the club, including the monthly newsletter, social media posts, and opinion polls
  • Coordinates updates to the club’s website
  • Acts as the club spokesperson in the absence of the President

Ryan norrish

Fundraising Director

Born in Prince George, and very proud to call this beautiful city home. I served as VP of the Prince George ATV Club for two years and was successful in securing grants for that Club as well as for TMRS.

Having spent most of my youth on bikes and having a family that is involved in cycling has allowed us to explore the great riding Prince George has to offer. Cycling has become a passion and I can be found chasing my son down Pidherny or Fat Biking in the winter on our groomed trails. I enjoy volunteering for races and trail Maintenance and look forward to serving the PGCC members as a Director.

  • Responsible for researching opportunities for grants and sponsorships
  • Supporting other directors with request for proposal / request for quote preparation 

patience rakochy

Urban Director

Professionally, I am an RPF with and MSc from UNBC; I’m passionate about BC forestry and stewardship. I am an experienced tenure manager, a safety auditor and an advance drone pilot. Currently, I am employed by the Fraser Basin Council and am the GM for PGAIR.

Personally, I was born and raised east of PG. I enjoy camping, fishing hiking skiing, cycling etc. I am an avid cyclist who is committed to cycling to and from work during the snow free months. I used to ride and race with the PG road group as well as compete in long distance races and Granfondos whenever I had the chance. I recently purchased a Trek e-bike which I am enjoying thoroughly. While I still love my road bike, at 53, this investment makes my commute gentler and will help me continue to bike into town for years to come. Peace!

  • Provides leadership and direction to the Urban Cycling committee, which plans and manages urban biking events and programs, including Go By Bike Week, Bike Swap, and Bike Force
  • Communicates current and planned activities to the Board of Directors

Ron gallo

Road Director

Ron is an avid road cyclist and is looking forward to coordinating road rides and an exciting race schedule for the Prince George community. 

  • Plans and manages road events and programs
  • Provides leadership and direction to volunteers
  • Communicates current and planned activities to the Board of Directors

GINO nava

Mountain Director

Hello fellow riders – my name is Gino Nava.  While born in Vancouver, since 2008 I’ve made Prince George my home and a place to develop roots.  I’m married and have three daughters.  I’m a business owner on two fronts: finance and real estate.  On any given day, you’ll find me in either a suit or construction clothes…or both. 

I’m obsessed with cycling on all levels.  I mountain bike, road ride, and in the winter fat bike; I ride all year round.  My bikes have become my lifestyle and as such my family and I plan all our trips around biking destinations.  I enjoy learning what other clubs are doing so I can bring those practices back home to further our club.  When I’m not doing club duties like trail maintenance or grooming, I’m on the trials keeping rubber side down.  

  • Plans and manages mountain biking events and programs, including Gals n Gears and Co-ed group rides
  • Provides leadership and direction to volunteers
  • Communicates current and planned activities to the Board of Directors

Jacob Mullen

Learn to Ride Director

Since a young kid on two wheels, Jacob has always taken joy from riding bicycles. Not only a great mechanic, he has been the head instructor for the Learn to Ride program for over 6 years, all while growing the RADDEST moustache around to share awareness for high stoke levels. After creating a full time career of working on bikes and riding bikes, Jacob has become a key member in the cycling community! Safe to say if you see this guy on the trails he will be smiling ear to ear and sharing his passion for the sport of mountain biking.

  • Plans and manages the learn to ride program
  • Provides leadership and direction for learn to ride volunteers
  • Communicates current and planned activities to the Board of Directors

bret hutchinson

Pidherny Director


  • Provides leadership and direction to the Pidherny committee
  • Correspondence with government agencies
  • Planning, fundraising, and execution of new and existing trails
  • Winter trail grooming
  • Communicates current and planned activities to the Board of Directors