Jay Marion, President

One of my earliest memories is my father wiping out with me strapped to a child seat on the back of his late 90’s Trek mountain bike. Flash forward two decades and bikes – mountain biking in particular — remains a major constant in my life. I moved to LA in 2017 from New Jersey and was struck by the ruggedness of our trails and how constantly they changed compared to those back east. A co-worker invited me to an MWBA trailwork day on the Gabrielino and I have been hooked on trail work and our forest community ever since.

The trails in our Angeles National Forest are a treasure, but they don’t maintain themselves. I joined on as an MWBA director to further our mission of maintaining and building fun, safe, sustainable trails for all users. If you join us on our trailwork days you might find me pulling a bob trailer or tackling a rock armoring project, but you are equally likely to find me putting in miles on any of our Angeles trails.