Paul Huey-Burns (Member-at-Large) – Paul first joined Potomac Pedalers about 20 years ago, but, because of family and career responsibilities, had been less active until he reconnected with Club about six years ago. Now you can find him out riding with the Club most weekends. He decided to get involved with PPTC beyond just going on rides because, as he says, ” Membership organizations depend on their members. Rides require ride leaders, and I began to lead rides a couple of years ago. It’s easy with the support and guidance of people like Jim Quinn, Karen Berlage, Tim Guilford, and Carol Linden.”
Paul says he wanted to join the ExCom to contribute to the Club’s continued success. While on ExCom for the next two years, Paul says he’s looking forward to supporting the Club’s efforts to position itself for the future “particularly by attracting younger members and by expanding our efforts in underserved geographic and demographic areas of our community.”
A resident of Gaithersburg, Paul lives near Laytonsville and loves “being able to leave my house on my bike and find myself on a rolling back road thirty minutes later – at least until development creep escalates that time factor.” He also enjoys Club rides in the Thurmont area, such as Knocking’ on the President’s Door, and rides from Riley’s Lock or Poolesville, such as “Twice Across the River.” So far his favorite Potomac Pedalers memory is the “‘rolling party’ atmosphere of the Club Century.”
As for 2016, Paul says there’s nothing particular on the schedule but “my goal, as always, is to stay upright.”
Welcome aboard, Paul!