Matt Bucher – Founder and President
Bio/Qualifications- I started riding motorcycles/all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) as early as 3 years old. Needless to say I’ve been hooked ever since. I have gotten to race motorcycles on 3 different continents and 4 different countries and am honored in doing so. In the winter of 2008 I started the Toledo Trail Riders. I am extremely proud of the groups accomplishments and progress, and I am privileged to help lead the group in its endeavors. I am confident I can utilize my education, business skills, and knowledge of the power sports industry to help the Toledo Trail Riders develop into something greater.
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Jim McDonald – Secretary
Bio/Qualifications- I have been an active participant in the off-road riding community for over 25 years, enjoying both off-road riding and racing. I have spent numerous hours at the Maumee State Forest over the years, ultimately teaching my son to ride at this local riding spot. He has grown up in the sport and is now attending college, training to be a factory Powersports Technician. I have been a member of the Toledo Trail Riders for the past few years and have attending a number of the volunteer work meetings.
Kevin Campbell – Treasurer and Vice President
Bio/Qualifications –I have been lucky enough to be around dirt bikes my entire life thanks to my father. The first bike I ever rode was a 1970 Honda Z50 at 5 years old. At age 11 I started riding and racing regularly and have been fully engulfed in the sport ever since. After obtaining some serious injuries from motocross 2009 I took a small step back from the sport to focus on getting a degree and starting a career. Flash forward to 2017, my career is going great and I am able to spend more time (and money) riding. I view the the Toledo Trail Riders as a great way to get involved in a sport I love and to help our sport grow at a local level right here in NW Ohio.
Jeffrey Balla – Board Member At Large
Bio/Qualifications- APV Enthusiast with a passion for keeping MSF open, up kept and rideable. 14 years of riding at MSF. Looking at a bigger picture for future riding areas and being actively involved in achieving the goals of TTR.
Paul Bucher – Board Member At Large
Bio/Qualifications- I have 45 Years of motorcycle experience, starting with a mini bike when I was ten years old. I started riding trails at that time, and begin my early teens racing motocross. I continue to this day, and race enduros and Hare scrambles, for fun. I would like to offer myself as a board member to the Toledo Trail riders and serve in any capacity that is needed. I will be fully committed to this group, and its members. I was the lead in a movement back in 1997, which lead to the state paving the parking lot at Maumee State Forest AVP area. I would like to continue to be a part of the Toledo Trail Riders as we move from a small group of like minded individuals to a larger, broader group of multi-focused volunteers. I have business experience of over 35 years and feel strongly this knowledge would be beneficial to the group.
Dan Campbell – Board Member At Large
Bio/Qualifications – Started riding mini bikes when I was a kid. My first new bike was a 1976 Honda XL175. Always have rode off road. Over the years I got in and out of the sport depending on who was around to ride with. I have pretty stayed in it ever since Kevin started to ride when he was 7 or 8. Right now I like riding with the TTR folks doing enduros, the forest or anywhere else. TTR group are a lot of nice people who you can ride with or just BS with while having a cold one.
Ray Gardner – Board Member At Large
Bio/Qualifications- I started riding motorcycles/all- terrain cycles (ATC’s) at age 14 much to dismay of my mom (which continues today). My early machines where essentially project bikes left for dead that where resurrected and ridden unknowingly forcing me to develop my motorcycle mechanical repair skills. Regardless of my ability to keep these machines running, a longing for a modern machine always existed. This desire had me gravitate to Cagivas (a bike farthest from my financial means at the time in 1986). Years later this missed opportunity turned into a h obby by launching and running the CagivaWMX.com website to connect the like minded Cagivaphobes of the world. Beyond just running a website the necessity for replacement parts drove me to find vendors to make replacement parts for these rare machines, some of which are still for sale today. This sharing of critical historical & technical knowledge along with building industry relationships continued until international living conditions made it impossible to maintain while on a work assignment. I love exploring and riding the unknown. The idea of hoping on the bike and setting off into the unknown wilderness has been a point of excitement and desire since I first started riding. This desire was finally fulfilled but also further ignited when a few fellow TTR members and myself participated in several of the LA-Barstow to Vegas events. Through my travels, I have managed to secure riding in 10 different states along with international riding in Thailand, Hong Kong & Vietnam which in turn has allowed me to see different perspectives on the sport & event organization. I am confident I can utilize my education, business skills, networking ability and knowledge of the automotive industry along with my passion for off road riding to help the Toledo Trail Riders develop into something greater and expand its presence and size.
Martin Wheeler – Board Member At Large
Bio/Qualifications-I started riding about 5 years of age, I can say primitive but yet still on 2 wheels and riding. The days of riding Briggs and Stratton mini bikes to Benelli Dynamo 65 to Hodaka Wombat and now KTM’s and Husky’s, has made for some great stories and memories. I have had the opportunity to race and be part of some great rides over the past 49 years. Stepping away from riding for a short time a few years ago due to limited riding areas has brought a renewed drive to promote and preserve our riding areas and rights. I moved from an area that has millions of riding acres to a area with little or none. That will make you stop and realize what you have or don’t have. Having children both boys and girls that enjoy the sport and now grand children every opportunity to venture out on a ride is a cherished moment. We as a family have opened and currently run a Motocross track with weekly practices and monthly races. I feel privileged to be asked to assist with the promotion of the safety and the advancement of our sport. I do believe that I can help with the growth and activities within the sport locally.
Tracy Wyckoff – Board Member At Large
Bio/Qualifications – I started riding motorcycles at the age of 5. My first mini bike was a Indian trail bike. The bike very was very used up by my two older brothers by the time I got it. My second bike was a used 1974 Honda Xr75 i purchased from my cousin. I must say it was a improvement over the Indian mini bike. My first new bike was a 1979 Honda cr125. I purchased it from Siegals Honda in Monroe Michigan for 900 dollars. First race i ever rode was at Delta in 1977. I rode dirt bikes until 1982, and in 1983 i started riding on the street. Then in 1985 i started drag racing bikes until 1990. In 2003 i bought a trail bike and started riding off road again. 2008 i went to my first MX track in 26yrs. I must say a lot changed in my time out. I currently still ride trails and MX. I can say riding makes 99% of all worries go away. I’ve met so many wonderful people since I started riding dirt again. One of the best things about riding is spending time with my kids. I only have one child still riding but we get out as much as possible.