Bryan Pittman

How long have you been riding? I have been riding a bike since I was 5 years old, about 47 years ago. I began mountain biking 15 years ago.

What was your first bike? My first bike was a Sears Free Spirit banana seat 20” cruiser. My first mountain bike was a Cannondale Prophet.

What is your favorite bike you currently own? My favorite bike is a Specialized Stumpjumper.

What is your favorite bike you no longer own? I really miss my GT-BMX bike I had as an early teenager. I spent a lot of hard earned money cutting neighbors' yards to purchase that bike.

What is your favorite local trail or ride? My favorite local trail is TC Trail at Lake Johnson.

What is your favorite trail or ride (not necessarily local) that not a lot of people here know about? My favorite local trail is TC Trail at Lake Johnson. I don’t know how many people know about it. It has a lot of technical features in a short 2 mile loop.

What is your proudest bike moment or favorite bike memory? My best times on a bike are when I get to spend time with my family and friends.

What do you hope SAMBA accomplishes this year? In the next five years? My short and long term hopes are for group members who don’t currently participate to start joining us on local group rides and work days. We have an incredible resource in this area. We are very fortunate to live in an area where great mountain bike trails are just a few miles away.

Bryan Pittman