Club officers are elected to one year terms. Newly elected officers take office January 1 of each year.
President, Tim Harrison
Tim Harrison, President of the Highland Rim Bicycle Club, lives in Tullahoma with his wife, Julia, secretary of HRBC. Tim has loved cycling since childhood: he and his twin sister, Beth, rode their bikes all over where they grew up in Michigan. As newlyweds, Tim and Julia began cycling together and as the family grew their children, Josh and Tabitha, learned to love cycling too. Tim and Josh rode the Natchez Trace Parkway together when Josh was 16 years old. And, Tim and Tab rode 200 miles together in a day together a few years ago on the Natchez Trace. Tim also rode the entire Natchez Trace with Julia on their trike in 2003. Tim’s love of cycling has brought many to our club and to more improved health and well being. As president of the club, Tim has sought to bring Bicycle advocacy to our area by originating new activities such as Ride of Silence, Riding in the Tullahoma Parade and Rides with the Mayor of Tullahoma.
Vice President, George Powell
George Powell V, Vice-President of the Highland Rim Bicycle Club lives in Tullahoma with his wife, Cindy and one daughter, Kimberly Wooten. Geody has lived all over the world, and therefore, ridden his bike all over the world. He grew up in a military family, and as an adult, served our country in the Navy. Geody has many interests in addition to racing bicycles: Geody follows his wife, Cindy, as she races in 1/2 Marathons and Geody is something of a chef, developing tasty treats containing Nutella. Humm, maybe this is his secret! Geody is the unofficial captain of a close knit group of riders we refer to as the “Pain Clinic.” Many of these riders race for Village Volkwagen, MOAB or Woody’s. Geody is known for his friendly “never met a stranger” attitude and has brought many people to cycling for recreation and for sport.
Secretary, Julia Harrison
Julia Harrison, Secretary of the Highland Rim Bicycle Club, lives in Tullahoma with her husband, Tim, president of HRBC. Tim and Julia have two adult children who are both avid cyclists. Josh prefers, Mountain Biking and Tab, prefers Road Biking, but really the entire family likes cycling in any form. Julia grew up in Jasper, TN and remembers enjoying Sunday afternoon bike rides around town with her Aunt Mary and cousins as a teenager. Julia’s longest solo ride was the CRAM100 in May 2011. Her most memorable, a.k.a, most difficult ride was a seven day tour of the entire Natchez Trace on a tandem, recumbent trike with Tim in 2003. As secretary of HRBC, Julia has been involved in keeping the members informed, in keeping the community aware of our events and in leading rides for beginning cyclists. She is confident that cycling has helped her family stay strong and healthy. Julia says, “We meet some of the nicest people while out and about on our bikes.”
Treasurer, Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson, Treasurer of the Highland Bicycle Club lives in Tullahoma with his wife, Valinda. Dan and Valinda have a very active family. Dan and son, Mark, often win team time trials with Dan riding the bike and Mark swimming. Dan was raised in North Carolina. He is a retired AF pilot and now works at AEDC. He is a member of the “Pain Clinic” group of elite cyclists in our club and also races for Village Volkswagen. Dan is an educator by profession but also is quite a teacher on the bike. He has one good tip after another to help other cyclists to be their best. He has mentored many cyclists over the course of this cycling career.
Ride Captain, Denny Elston
Denny Elston, Ride Captain of the Highland Rim Bicycle Club lives in Tullahoma with his wife, Joann. Denny is a strong cyclist and knows our neck of the woods; you would think he grew up here but he grew up in the mid-west. While on group rides he can change the route along the way at a moment’s notice. Of all the officers, Denny has been a member of the Highland Rim Bicycle Club the longest, where he has served in numerous capacities. Denny commands a wealth of knowledge when it comes to cycling, and we are honored that he is the Ride Captain for the Highland Rim Bicycle Club.