Who keeps OUTspokin’ rolling?
The fun kick-off parties, the busy ride schedule throughout each season, the delicious BBQs, and the club’s fundraising don’t just organize themselves! The dedicated volunteers on the board of directors work behind the scenes year-round to keep the club true to its mission. They make sure it continues to be a vibrant, growing group and a vital part of the LGBTQ+ community. There is always a lot to dream up and decide, and these people are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and serve as leaders of OUTspokin’.
Current Board Members
Ryan King, Chair
Ryan has called Colorado home since 2000 and joined OUTspokin’ in 2017. Providing the opportunity to meet new people and stay active, made joining OUTspokin’ the ideal fit. “I’ve been fortunate to meet amazing friends and challenge myself with rides.” Ryan was new to the sport of cycling and found the OUTspokin’ group was fun and genuine. He quickly became an enthusiast. “The people with the club are fantastic and welcoming, I immediately felt comfortable with riding even though I had very little experience. It’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made to join OUTspokin’!”
Joyce Kelly, Treasurer
Beth Wampler, Secretary
Beth Wampler has been a member of OUTspokin’ since 2015. “I love the camaraderie—I’ve met so many great people. And OUTspokin gives me the chance to do rides I might not do on my own.” Wampler is an avid road and mountain biker, and has biked in Croatia, Thailand, Vietnam, France, New Zealand and Scotland, as well as all over the US. She also published a short-lived but much-loved national women’s cycling magazine called Two-Wheeled Women. Beth hails from the midwest, but is sooooo glad to call Colorado home since 1980.
Barb Thomas, Board Member
Andy Carstens, Ride Coordinator
Andy and his partner moved to Colorado from Chicago in 2017 to be near the mountains. Little did they know how much harder road biking would be with actual hills. They both joined OUTSpokin’ right after moving here to meet other people in the LGBT community with similar interests. Off the bike, Andy loves reading, writing, hiking, skiing and pretty much anything outside.
Board Member Application
Please contact us to find out about current and future openings.