Nancy Busching, President, is a life-long multi-sport athlete, including competitive play in basketball, volleyball, softball, cross-country cycling, and ultra-endurance mountain biking, including back-to-back wins in Moab, UT, a national championship and second place at the 2002 24-hours World Championships.
Nancy’s passion for sports has grown to include advocacy and education. She initiated the “Bike Rodeo” at Meadowbrook Elementary School, now in its 8th year. She also received a $180,000 grant for “Safe Routes to School,” funding sidewalk cutouts, additional school parking, and a crossing guard. Nancy was also instrumental in organizing the Black Hills Back 40, a charitable mountain bike race which has donated over $70,000 since its inception five years ago.
Jack Lynass, Vice President. In addition to his role on the board, Jack is also the current President/CEO of Black Hills Community Bank with locations in Rapid City and Spearfish, SD. Jack has lived in South Dakota his entire life and has been managing banks in the Black Hills for 30 years. Since 1995, Jack has been the lead in three startup banks: Rushmore State Bank & Trust in Spearfish, BankWest in Rapid City and Black Hills Community Bank since 2009.
Jack enjoys spending time with family and serving the needs of the Black Hills area. His community involvement includes current and past board service with Black Hills Special Olympics, South Dakota Special Olympics, Rapid City Regional Hospital, South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation, Game Fish &Parks Black Hills Outdoor Campus, South Dakota Children’s Home Society Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Rapid City Downtown Association, Arrowhead Country Club, Spearfish Lions Club, Spearfish Optimist Club, Spearfish Economic Development, Lookout Memorial Hospital, Matthews Opera House. He has also coached Spearfish Boys Youth Basketball, Baseball and Soccer and Spearfish Girls Youth Basketball and Soccer.
Ryan McFarland, Secretary/Treasurer, is an entrepreneur with a passion for mountain biking and motor sports. Ryan grew up with a grandfather who was a race car engineer and a father who owned a motorcycle dealership. Early exposure to cars, motorcycles and racing influenced Ryan to ride dirt bikes and mountain bikes, as well as race go-karts and stock cars. Ryan invented the U.S. Patented Thudbuster suspension seat post for bicycles and a U.S. Patented suspension system for wheelchairs.
Ryan’s passion for spending time with his family, riding on two wheels, and teaching his children how to ride led to his invention of the Strider Bike. Strider Sports International, Inc. was formed in January 2007 in Rapid City, South Dakota and has since sold over 1.6 million Strider bikes worldwide. Ryan McFarland is still the Founder, President, CEO and Chief Enthusiast.