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American Cycling Association appoints Chris McGee executive director

The American Cycling Association, a Denver-based sanctioning body, has appointed a new executive director with experience in non-profit and retail management and bicycle component manufacturing. Chris McGee, who will take over the position from Jon Tarkington, has worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, the Arthritis Foundation,…

The American Cycling Association, a Denver-based sanctioning body, has appointed a new executive director with experience in non-profit and retail management and bicycle component manufacturing.

Chris McGee, who will take over the position from Jon Tarkington, has worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, the Arthritis Foundation, The Sports Authority and the LH Thomson Company, the maker of the Thomson brand of bicycle components.

“We are very pleased to announce that Chris is joining the ACA in this leadership capacity,” said Bill Barr, president of the ACA board of directors. “With 25 years in competitive cycling, 10 years in the bicycle industry, and 5 years with non-profit organizations, Chris provides the experience and dynamic personality that our board wants in an executive director.”

Tarkington will work with McGee over the next three months’ transition period.

The ACA began in 1995 as the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC). The organization sanctions events in Colorado and Wyoming. It has 3,000 members and sanctioned 150 events this year.