RFMBA Trail Agent Race Team

There is a new cycling team in the Roaring Fork Valley and its goal isn’t just to win races.  In addition to racing for the podium, the RFMBA Trail Agent Race Team’s mission is to help promote the innovative Trail Agent Program, that trains, empowers, and outfits local mountain bikers with the training and tools needed to perform basic trail maintenance.

The local racing community – which represent some of the most passionate mountain bikers in the Roaring Fork Valley – enjoy the trail system as much,  if not more – than anyone. Engaging such a passionate audience will help further RFMBA’s mission of creating and sustaining the best possible mountain bike trail systems in the Roaring Fork Valley.

The Trail Agent race team is sponsored by Ute City Cycles and by a generous donation from a supportive foundation seeking to increase the visibility and public knowledge of RFMBA’s mission based work.

This summer, the Trail Agent Race Team has been busy.   Rookie racer 34-year-old Chance Larson of Carbondale has been racking up medals throughout the region as well as winning a number of local Aspen Cycling Club (ACC) races.  He currently is battling with local Greg Strokes for the lead in the ACC overall.  Veteran Jon Gibans leads the ACC Masters division and completed his 19th Leadville 100.  Butch Peterson, who won the overall in the 2017 ACC, is currently in a duel with Glenwood Springs’ Lucca Trapani for third place in this years overall competition.

Keep an eye out for these racers on the trails and be sure to check out the new Trail Agent Program. 

RFMBA Trail Agent Race Team


Butch Peterson

Butch Peterson

– Three time overall winner: Aspen Cycling Club Summer Race Series
– Two time winner: Ride for the Pass
– Third place Elk Mountain Grand Traverse.
– Second place 24 Hours of Moab Solo
– Fifth place Leadville 100
– Seventh place Power of 4.

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Chance Larson

Chance Larson

– 2018 Breck 100: 3rd Place Pro
– 2018 Audi Power of 4: 6th Overall
– 2018 Steamboat Stinger: 10th Place Pro
– 2018 Palisade Gran Fondo: 1st Place (Under 40)
– 2018 Full Growler: 1st Place  age 29-39

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Kevin Willson

Kevin Willson

Winner: 2000 Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race

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Jon Gibans

Jon Gibans

– Leadville 100 with 18 years racing….this will be # 19!
– Winning Masters division last several years in the ACC town race series.

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Charlie Eckart

Charlie Eckart

Team Manager

Over the years he has won the Aspen Cycling Club combined road and mtb series seven times.

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In exchange for sponsorship, racers are counted on to assist with local trail projects, and evangelize the RFMBA mission at local races.