Barry Lee (Sanitas Sports Race Director): Barry was the co-director/ manager with Austin Parks and Recreation for over ten years providing youth development cycling programs for minority and at risk kids for mountain bike including trips to Colorado. This included spin classes at Pure Austin Fitness and visits to Austin bike shops.
Founder and Director for Texas School for the Blind weekly youth spin class at Pure Austin Fitness Center, for 20 kids, for over six years. This included tandem rides and preparation to lead kids up to a tandem race for 20k at Pace Bend Road Race.
In his spare time he's passionaite about volunteering for rides, providing donated cycling clothing, equipment, polar bottles, food from sponsors to Casey Middle School Trips For Kids Bike Club, for the last three years.
Barry created and was race director for the AT&T Austin Downtown Professional NRC (National Race Calendar) USA Crit Series event, for six years. This was held in center of downtown Austin partnering with AMLI Development, AT&T and the City of Austin. He also created and managed as race director the number #1 road race in Texas, the Pace Bend Road Race, on Lake Travis, outside Austin, Texas with over 700 racers. This race is still the top in attendance for the state and Boulder awards were taken down this year for podium winners. Before leaving Austin for Boulder Barry founded and managed weekly Austin Crit series at four different locations including the current "The Driveway Crit Series" the #1 weekly Crit series in the US, with over 350 per week today by Holland Racing.
John Haley (Sanitas Sports Race Director): Growing up in the California I was exposed at an early age to exploring the mountains and deserts. I often found myself lost on purpose. I spent a lot time on two wheels, pedaling around wherever I could, always seeking new places to see. As I got older, I decided to enlist in the Army where I quickly became a fan of the orienteering and route planning aspects of the military. Eventually I deployed to Iraq and spent a good amount of time lost in the desert without reliable GPS. Wayfinding became essential to success.
I began riding more and racing bicycles, planning routes and trips were my favorite. I began to direct and design courses for Cyclocross while also race directing. I had missed the structure of the military and re-enlisted. It was during this time where I had to put cycling and everything on hold, as I once again deployed to Iraq to help eliminate ISIS. Here I had to call on all my best wayfinding skills as many times found myself in locations that were cut off from help and had to work my way back to supporting elements. I am now retired from the Army, and have been mapping out great cycling routes, and orienteering on the bike. I also enjoy teaching map reading skills and being self sufficient in the wilderness. I look forward to the time when I can “get lost” in my van life van with my bikes, and explore all the awesome places I have yet to see.