Jen Merchant
Vice President of Governance

Q: How long have you been associated with the league and in what capacity?

A: My son started racing with the league in Spring 2021 and my husband started coaching for the Capital City team in 2022. 

Q: What are a couple of your favorite Mt. Bike Trails?

A: I explore trails on foot and on bikes and my favorite trails are on the Olympic peninsula – both in the National Park and in the National Forest. I also love the trails around Mt. Stuart. 

Q: Have you or do you have kids in the league?

A: Yes, my son, Colin.

Q: What is your favorite thing about the league?

A: The league brings people of all skill levels together for a common experience. Everyone learns from each other and all participants have so much fun. I personally love seeing people do things they love and when you can share that love with a younger rider who will then share this again someday it’s pretty exciting. 

Q. Can you give us one random fact about yourself?

A.I’ve competed in running races for over 34 years and raced distances from 100 meters to 245 miles. I enjoy pushing myself to do things I first think I cannot do.