After serving as a Cycle Adirondacks Event Manager for the past two years, Matt has stepped up to Co-Direct the 2017 ride along with Doug Haney. He's unflinchingly dedicated to providing riders with a truly memorable rides.
Matt and his wife, Jodi, were born and raised in Upstate New York. They've returned there to raise their boys, Gavin and Gabriel, who are growing up seeing the world from the perspective their dad loves best.
Husband, dad of girls, optimist, storyteller, water lover, cyclist, volunteer, five Olympics, 48 states, 32 countries, genuinely happy.
After two years as an Event Manager for Cycle Adirondacks, Doug confidently joins Matt VanSlyke as Co-Director for the 2017 ride. As the main community and marketing lead, you'll find Doug smiling and talking to pretty much everyone. After a conversation with Doug, you'll be smiling too. He lives in Saranac Lake with his wife Kat and their two constantly outside and dirty little girls, Gwen and Liesl.
WCS Adirondack Program Director
Cycle Adirondacks was created by Zoë as a way for Wildlife Conservation Society to introduce a new audience to the valuable work that she and her staff do in the Adirondacks. As the Director of the WCS Adirondack Program in Saranac Lake since 2000, Zoë is been an active member of her local community and spends her free time paddling, skiing and hiking with her husband Jason and her two kids, Griffin and Ruby.
Dominick has been with Cycle Adirondacks since 2015. He has been the leader of our Food Service Team and brings a passion for helping others that's infectious. As the Volunteer Coordinator, Dom is now the "go-to" guy for our volunteer teams, ensuring that any detail that needs attention gets it immediately. In short, Dominick is here to make sure that all those little things that can sometimes slip through the cracks are taken care of. He is, simply...the man! He is pictured here with his 2016 CycleADK family.
Rickie is a senior at Radford University, graduating in August 2017 with a B.S. in Recreation, Parks & Tourism with a concentration in Outdoor Recreation & Leadership. Rickie grew up in New Jersey, but he fled suburbia for the mountains and a more outdoor-oriented lifestyle. While pursuing his degree, he took on the role of Director of Late Night Events for his campus and found a passion for running programs that generate a sense of community and well-being. His hobbies include hiking, climbing, caving, biking, kayaking, and playing strategy games. Rickie has a thirst for knowledge and new experiences; he’ll try anything once!