Member of the Month for August 2011

John Yoggerst has been a Wheelmen member since 1989 which makes him a senior member of the club. He served the Club as treasurer and has been a prolific ride starter/leader and participant in special events. He currently serves as the economic development member on the Bicycle Mobility Advisory Committee.

Club members who do the monthly Boerne ride (Is This the Last Hill) will recognize John as the ride leader for one of the most popular Wheelmen rides. John developed the Boerne ride and has been the ride leader for the past 18 years – that has to be a record. He does an outstanding job keeping track of road conditions on the various Boerne routes and occasionally provides SAG support for the ride. The great scenery and roads on this ride mean a large turnout every month in spite of the numerous hills.

John rides an older model Trek 5200 that has seen too many miles to count. His choice for a new bike would be a newer Trek 5200. However, he and the current bike have done countless rides together and he still enjoys riding it. His favorite ride on the Trek is leaving his house and riding from Camp Bullis to Scenic Loop and then to Toutant Beauregard then back home via Scenic Loop. He says it is close to his house, no gas wasted driving to a ride start, and he gets 35 hilly miles. He does nearly all of his riding in the San Antonio area. He likes to ride because: “It makes me appreciate a cold beer after the ride”.

John and his partner Diana have been together for nine years. He is an Illinois native who attended college in St Louis and has lived in San Antonio since 1974. John does real estate development and also does financial restructuring and assists clients in the sale of their business. He is currently working on a small hotel conversion. John is currently a member of the Texas Credit Union Commission and a former member of the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality.

Join John for the next monthly ride in Boerne.