National Leadership

The Board Of Directors oversee the year to year operations of the team nationwide, as well as coordinate all the logistics of the yearly RAGBRAI team. Click a profile picture to see their bio!

Trey Munn

Executive Director / CEO

ceo@afcycling.com

Jerry Cromer

Deputy Director / COO

ceo@afcycling.com

Sean Graham

Support Director

logistics@afcycling.com

June Lindner

Registrar

registrar@afcycling.com

Robert Beletic

Chief Strategy Officer / CSO

cso@afcycling.com

Drew Patterson

Chief Marketing Officer / CMO

cmo@afcycling.com

Jackie Holland

Chief Financial Officer / CFO

cfo@afcycling.com

Josh Johnson

Team Coach

coach@afcycling.com

Kyle Smathers

Chief Information Officer  / CIO

cio@afcycling.com

Regional Teams & Leaders

(Note: Some regions/hubs fluctuate yearly based on available riders & leadership!)

Currently active states are green, formerly active states are gray. See FAQ below about resuming an inactive region

Chris Dock

at-large@afcycling.com

chris.dock@hotmail.com

Chris is a retired Master Sergeant, Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist, who supported F-4, A-10, F-16, F-15 and F-22 aircraft. He now serves as the F-22 Weapons and Air Force Engineering and Technical Service (AFETS) Lead/Supervisor for Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. Chris is an avid cyclist in both road and mountain, specializing in mountain bike endurance. He competes regularly in local Anchorage Alaska events as a member of the Arctic Bicycle Association, racing Masters MTB cross country. He is a three-time finisher of the 7 day B.C. Bike Race and other notable events such as the High Cascades 100 MTB Race, Fireweed 200, Pisgah MTB Stage Race, Palmer Spring Classic, Hatcher Pass Epic, and numerous Anchorage Tour de Cure for Diabetes and Multiple Scleroses 150s. He has led AFCT Alaska for the past 3 years, completed RAGBRAI in 2018, and is now the At Large coordinator for AFCT.

Chris Dock

alaska@afcycling.com

chris.dock@hotmail.com

Chris is a retired Master Sergeant, Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist, who supported F-4, A-10, F-16, F-15 and F-22 aircraft. He now serves as the F-22 Weapons and Air Force Engineering and Technical Service (AFETS) Lead/Supervisor for Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. Chris is an avid cyclist in both road and mountain, specializing in mountain bike endurance. He competes regularly in local Anchorage Alaska events as a member of the Arctic Bicycle Association, racing Masters MTB cross country. He is a three-time finisher of the 7 day B.C. Bike Race and other notable events such as the High Cascades 100 MTB Race, Fireweed 200, Pisgah MTB Stage Race, Palmer Spring Classic, Hatcher Pass Epic, and numerous Anchorage Tour de Cure for Diabetes and Multiple Scleroses 150s. He has led AFCT Alaska for the past 3 years, completed RAGBRAI in 2018, and is now the At Large coordinator for AFCT.

Richard “Rick” Chavez

california@afcycling.com

drag_fan@msn.com

Rick retired from the California Air National Guard in July of 2020. His final assignment was servicing as the Wing First Sergeant for the 144th  Fighter Wing, Fresno ANGB CA. Rick served in the Active Duty Air Force, Air Force Reserves and the Air National Guard for 15 years as a Crew Chief, and as a First Sergeant for the past 6 years. Rick retired from the City of San Jose as an Equipment Maintenance Supervisor back in 2014. He enjoys cycling with his friends on the backroads of Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Jose and has ridden numerous centuries. He also enjoys shredding the dirt riding his KLX 450 and has recently been blessed with his first grandson Ezra this past September. He can’t wait to get him cycling and dirt bike riding! Rick has been a member of the AFCT for 4 years and has participated in the marvelous RABRAI experience twice and is looking forward to the 2021 rendition. Rick’s favorite part of RAGBRAI is interacting with AFCT teammates and spreading the great word of being a member of the US Air Force to the public.

Stephen Ranum

SteveRanum

colorado@afcycling.com

sranum@afcycling.com

Stephen is a retired communications airman and RAGBRAI veteran! Throughout his 20 year career he traveled the world working at 5 stateside assignments: Eielson AFB AK, Falcon AFB (now Schriever AFB) CO, the US Air Force Academy CO, Ellsworth AFB SD, McConnell AFB KS to include 4 overseas: Vicenza, Italy, Diego Garcia BIOT, Djibouti, Africa, and Bagram AB, Afghanistan. Stephen first joined the team in 2010 after seeing us in action as a regular rider, and this year will be his 10th riding with the team! Every year he looks forward to not only helping out other riders but catching up with his second family, The Air Force!

Vince Zabala

illinois@afcycling.com

vincent_zabala@yahoo.com

Lt Col Vince Zabala is honored to lead the AF Cycling Team – Illinois Region again for his fifth year at RAGBRAI’s annual adventure. Always looking for a challenge, Vince rides competitively and for fun both on the road and on trails through mud, snow and extreme weather. Hard at work, Vince brings his positive attitude to the 618 Air Operations Center at Scott Air Force Base, where he manages the successful completion of numerous airlift missions across the globe. Also, his expertise at the helm of the mighty C-130 Hercules helped him master energy management, which proved useful across the rolling hills of Iowa. Finally, he is excited and proud to lead a mix of new and veteran team members through another successful mission in Iowa. Let’s ride!

Aimee Inman

ncr@afcycling.com

aimee.inman@gmail.com

Aimee has been Active Duty for the past 14 years. She currently works as an Administrator in the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance & Cyber Effects Operations, Remotely Piloted Aircraft & Airborne ISR Capabilities Directorate in the Pentagon. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Bryan. He is also a member of the AFCT. He was an Active Duty Air Traffic Controller for 10+ years and holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. They have two girls, Aubrey (8) and Adalyn (6). As a family, they enjoy all types of cycling and take pride in calling themselves “biking buddies!” Her background and experience includes working in an F-15E Fighter Sqd, Comm Sqd and as a Wing Exec at Seymour Johnson AFB. After NC, they headed to their home state of Ohio. While stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB, they discovered their appreciation for organized military fitness events. They participated in the Air Force Marathon consecutively for the five years stationed there.  Aimee holds a degree in Organizational Leadership and thrives on self-improvement courses & innovation techniques to teach & pass on to developing Airmen. In her spare time, she can be found stretching her creative muscles by crafting…everything from creating her own t-shirts to jewelery, artwork to keepsakes… no creative leaf is left unturned.

 2020 was supposed to be their first RAGBRAI… (thanks COVID K) and then due to a last minute deployment backfill tasking, they were unable to ride in 2021. They are determined to ride ‘22 and very excited to be part of the team! 


Kevin Bishop

newmexico@afcycling.com

kjbishop01@gmail.com

Kevin is an instructor combat systems officer (formerly known as “navigator”) at the MC-130J formal training unit, or schoolhouse, at Kirtland Air Force Base located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is Kevin’s third year as part of the Air Force Cycling Team, having first joined the team in 2018. Kevin was born and grew up in a small town in northeastern Ohio. He was a member of his high school’s cross country, track, and swim teams. In his late 20s, Kevin began running more seriously and slowly evolved in an amateur endurance athlete of sorts. To date Kevin has completed two full marathons, eight half marathons, a Half Ironman triathlon, five century rides (all in 2018) and is super excited about this year’s ride and upcoming cycling season!

Ron Phipps

ohio@afcycling.com

ndhog@aol.com

Lt Col Ronald “Ron” Phipps (ret) is the captain for the AFCT contingent from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton, OH. He has prior team captain experience at both WPAFB (2000 – 2001, 2010 – 2012) and Hill AFB (2006 – 2008). He has also served as Deputy Team Executive Director in 2007 and Team Executive Director in 2008. Moreover, Ron has ridden RAGBRAI multiple years as an AFCT member and only missed the 2009 event. Professor Phipps is Course Director in the School of Systems and Logistics at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). Ron has a MS, Systems Management from AFTI and a BS, Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. When Ron is not cycling, you can usually find him in front of a class boring the students with endless anecdotes on Air Force logistics operations.

Jesus ‘Chuy’ Caro Jr.

texas@afcycling.com

Chuy is assigned as a project manager for the AETC Computer Systems Squadron, at Randolph AFB, TX. He is currently responsible for the development of mobile apps, within the Command. He served on active duty for the Air Force for 26 years and for the majority of those years, maintained personnel systems and even had a stint as a Personnel Systems Management instructor at Keesler AFB, MS. After many years of running (9 full marathons), the knee finally caused issues, so he switched to biking and hasn’t looked back since. This will be his 4 th  year on the team and has attended RAGBRAI the last 3 years

Marcus Parks

utah@afcycling.com

Marcus is Human Resource Manager and is currently assigned at Hanscom AFB, MA. In 2003 while stationed in Stavanger Norway, he started road cycling to stay fit due to being sideline with a basketball injury which is when he discovered his passion for cycling. During his tour in the Netherlands he had the pleasure to ride some of cycling’s greatest 1 day tour events from Amstel Gold to Flanders to Paris-Roubaix. One of his greatest cycling accomplishment was establishing a culture of cycling for Americans stationed in Holland. He created Ride4Riley were he led some of Americas finest Airman on rides through Holland, Belgium, France and Germany where they raised over $10K for cancer and Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA). Marcus has competed in 3 triathlons, biked in 9 countries and in 14 states. He started a bucket list to ride 50 miles in all 50 states. He’s been on the Air Force Cycling Team since 2017, and this is his 2nd year as AFCT Utah lead with 4 RAGBRAI’s completed with the team.

Julian McCafferty

(RAGBRAI Lead)

southeast_ragbrai@afcycling.com

Julian is stationed at Eglin AFB, FL assigned to the 417th Flight Test Squadron, 96th Operations Group, 96th Test Wing, as a C-130 Flight Test Engineer. He has 6 years of Active Duty service as a USAF Developmental Engineer. Julian has been cycling for 19 years and even delayed getting his driver’s license for 2 years because he still preferred to commute to work and school on his bike! He first rode RAGBRAI with the AFCT in 2015.

Lester Moes

(Local Lead)

southeast@afcycling.com

Lester took over the SE Region AFCT at the end of 2019 and in 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis with the entire cycling season wiped out, he tried to salvage the year to no avail. But with 2021 in his sights, he looked forward to creating an exciting ride calendar with new events added to include the RAFB Museum of Aviation Hand Cyclist race to support disabled veteran hand cyclists during a 25 mile course. He also added Pedal Hilton Head as well as The Tour De Melon in FL. He is constantly looking to add more rides to the calendar with the focus of getting the Team more involved. Currently he serves part time as an E8 Weapons Systems Maintenance controller with the 116th  ANG, GA and full time with the 402 nd Maintenance Group supporting depot level inspection, maintenance, overhaul, and modifications to the C-5; C-130; F-15; C-17; and RQ-4 Weapon Systems at Robins AFB. In his 33 year (and counting) career, 10 of which were active duty, he has always had a passion for cycling. Whether cycling in Korea, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Greece, or the US, he has always found a reason to ride and share his passion with others. His motivation for cycling comes from his own words, “Let’s see what God wants us to see from two wheels today”. Lester has high hopes for the SE Team for the future and beyond.

f.a.q.

What if I don’t live near an active hub?

If you are not near an active hub but qualify as a rider (see Joining the Team) it’s possible to still attend RAGBRAI as an “at-large” member. Contact the “At-large” team leader identified above. 

Can I startup or takeover an inactive region?

If you live near a previously active hub but think you can muster around 8-10 riders for either local events or RAGBRAI, contact the board at: board@afcycling.com. Previously active states are marked gray on the map above.