Staff and Board of Directors

Trevor Steward: Executive Director

A native of Arizona, Trevor first came to Oklahoma in the fall of 2011 to attend Oklahoma State University.  In the spring of 2012, he took the reins as president of the OSU Cycling Club and rebuilt the once struggling club into what was then one of the biggest sports clubs on campus.  After graduating in the spring of 2014, Trevor decided to stay in Oklahoma due to its amazing cycling culture and cycling community.  Trevor likes to claim that he is never far from his bike and his bike is never far from a good beer.  Cheers!

Ross Snider: Assistant Executive Director

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Ross rode his first Freewheel in 1981. He’s only missed one Freewheel since then, and started volunteering with Freewheel in the mid 80’s. He’s ridden multi day tours in 9 different states, including riding across Indiana, Oregon, and Oklahoma. He’s somewhat of a mileage junkie, and often starts Freewheel by riding from Tulsa to the start.

Jim Beach: Chairman

 

Jim grew up in Tulsa with brief stints in L.A. and Seattle. He works as a land use consultant to real estate developers throughout Northeast Oklahoma; graduated in 1979 with a degree in landscape architecture from O.S.U.

He’s been a cyclist since age 5 or 6 when Dad gave him a push and he stayed upright the entire block. He got his first “serious” bicycle in 1977 and has ridden for fun and transportation ever since.

In 1990 he and Marie rented bicycles on their honeymoon in Aspen and Marie discovered the joy of a good bike ride. Then, in 1992 they accidentally started DAM J.A.M. Bicycle Tour. Working together with the Pryor Area Chamber of Commerce, DAM J.A.M. has grown into a Northeast Oklahoma staple, drawing 600-700 riders annually from the region.

Jim has participated in and organized bicycle rides, races, triathlons, and running events, both on and off road. He counts Freewheel 1997 as one of his best vacations ever.

In 2005, a few Tulsa community leaders approached Jim with their vision for a three-day, world-class cycling event. He caught their vision and Saint Francis Tulsa Tough was born. Jim developed two days of mass participation rides and served Tulsa Tough, Inc. as Gran Fondo Director and Operations Director for 10 years until December 2015. He joined the board of OK Freewheel in January 2016 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Joel Everett: Vice Chairman

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Joel Everett grew up in the farming & ranching community of Hollis, in the southwest corner of Oklahoma,  and worked for the Soil Conservation Service.  He graduated from Oklahoma State in 1980 with a bachelor’s in Agriculture Economics.  After a decade in jobs relating to agriculture politics and finance, Joel took a turn in career paths and went to work for Muskogee Parks & Recreation.  Being a cyclist, in 1991 Everett started the Flower Power Bicycle Ride: a great ride that takes place on the last Saturday of each April with 300 to 500 riders on 5 routes ranging from 15 to 100 miles.  Everett is an avid trail runner who conducts or co-directs  5 running and cycling events annually (Muskogee Run, Flower Power Bicycle Ride, Port to Fort Adventure Race, DoWackaDo Trail Run in Erick, Ok, Freewheel Fandango, and Muskogee Veterans Memorial Run) in addition to serving on the Freewheel, Inc Board of Directors.   In his spare time, Everett also is spearheading the rebuilding of the Jean Pierre Chouteau Trail along the McClellan Kerr Navigation Channel, picks guitar, and paints.  He is a former Contributing Editor to Oklahoma Today Magazine, Past President of the Festival and Events Association of Oklahoma, served on the Tulsa Running Club board of directors, and founded the Muskogee Running Club where he still serves on the board.

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Carolyn Fairless: Secretary

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Carolyn grew up in a large sailing family in New York and Houston. She taught herself to ride a bicycle when she was in first grade by sneaking her older sister’s Schwinn over to the schoolyard, and just hopping on and riding down the sloped parking lot. She has been cycling on and off ever since. Carolyn enjoys multisport events, and bicycle tourism. She has completed every mile of Oklahoma Freewheel five times. She treasures the restorative effects of seeing Oklahoma’s quiet, subtle beauty from the saddle. Carolyn, a veterinarian, also keeps an eye out for the state’s beloved flora and fauna while riding. She has been known to take a plunge in any swimming hole she finds along Freewheel’s routes.  She and her husband live in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, just west of Tulsa.

 

Susan Collier: Member-at-Large

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Susan grew up in Hollis Oklahoma and has lived in Eastern Arkansas for the past 30 years. She became serious about cycling five years ago and has ridden week long tours in Arizona, Utah, Florida and Louisiana. She also enjoys riding  many Saturday events in Oklahoma and Arkansas as well as Fandango and Cycle Zydeco.

Freewheel Oklahoma has become her favorite ride, having participated in this event the past two years. She believes the beauty of Freewheel is seeing and experiencing rural Oklahoma, meeting the friendly people that live in these communities in Oklahoma and forming friendships with cyclist from all over the U.S. that travel to Oklahoma to ride each June. The excitement and enthusiasm that Freewheel creates is something she wants others to experience.

Susan is the mother of three adult sons and is a retired cardiovascular/ER nurse. Her goal as a board member is to grow Freewheel and help continue the legacy of being one of the best week long cycling tours.

Jason Duncan: Member-at-Large

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Jason and his family moved back to Oklahoma in 2008 and since then, has been advocating for cycling (and great coffee) in the OKC Metro with a goal to “make the group ride bigger.”  2016 will be his third tour of Oklahoma.  Jason leads the EVOKE Pedal Club and finds his pedals pushing gravel and dirt roads all over Oklahoma and beyond. He has a pretty simple motto: sip slowly. pedal often.

Jack Moore: Member-at-Large

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Tricia Price: Member-at-Large

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Tom Price: Member-at-Large

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