History of CORA

In the 1990s, mountain bikers in Greater Cincinnati had very few locations to ride singletrack mountain bike trails for recreational use. CORA was founded in 1996 by a group of dedicated riders with the purpose of building and advocating for more miles of sustainable off-road trails.

CORA has worked to change the discussion about trails in the community by building sustainable and connected trail systems. CORA has become highly respected not just for the work done in the woods, but for the countless hours spent engaging in our community and developing trail access for all in our region.


Today, the Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance maintains 115 miles of multi-use natural surface trails for mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners. The CORA Board of Directors advocates and partners with local organizations to expand the region’s trail network, connecting the communities of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. 

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Our Mission

CORA is dedicated to mobilizing resources and fostering community awareness, action, and education to serve as the catalyst for a vibrant outdoor culture centered on natural surface trails. We focus on enhancing engagement, connectivity, and stewardship of our natural environments within Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Our Vision: Our vision is to enhance and ensure the availability of accessible, sustainable, and equitable natural surface trails for all residents and visitors of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, promoting environmental conservation and a thriving outdoor community.

Meet The Board

Brian Bozeman Brian Bozeman

Brian Bozeman


Favorite Local Trail: Tower…duh!

Favorite Ride Snack: Cool Mint Chocolate Clif Bar

Favorite Local Restaurant: Abigail Street for a nice meal or Take out from Kampuchea Kitchen with a beer at The Post in Fort Thomas


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Sherman Butler Sherman Butler

Sherman Butler

Vice President

Membership Committee Chair

Olivia (Liv) Birkenhauer Olivia (Liv) Birkenhauer

Olivia (Liv) Birkenhauer

Ex Officio President

Favorite Local Trail: I live nearby four trails, so whichever is green/rideable

Favorite Ride Snack: On the Trail = homemade peanut butter/oats energy bars, Drive Home = peanut butter pretzels

Favorite Local Restaurant: Postmark


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Tom Klinedinst III Tom Klinedinst III

Tom Klinedinst III

Board Member

Doug Hart Doug Hart

Doug Hart


Joe Hansbauer Joe Hansbauer

Joe Hansbauer

Board Member

Rhiannon Hoeweler Rhiannon Hoeweler

Rhiannon Hoeweler

Board Member

Andrew Salzbrun Andrew Salzbrun

Andrew Salzbrun

Board Member

Elena Terán Elena Terán

Elena Terán

Board Member

Favorite Local Trail: Mitchell Memorial.

Favorite Ride Snack: Dark Chocolate Mocha Clif Bar (it’s discontinued but I still have some!).

Favorite Local Restaurant: Pho Lang Thang.


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Jason Reser

Jason Reser, Staff

Trail Development Director

Jason has deep community roots in the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky region. He has been a volunteer in the cycling community for over 20 years and began serving on the CORA Board of Directors in 2014. Named Trail Development Director in the winter of 2019, Jason is responsible for executing funding opportunities, creating partnerships, and working with land managers to increase access to trails for everyone.


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Isaac Hunter-Linville

Isaac Hunter-Linville, Staff

Administrative Coordinator

Isaac is an avid member of the cycling community in the Greater Cincinnati region with a passion for outdoor recreation. With experience in project management and a drive to make amazing outdoor spaces accessible to all, he was eager to join the CORA team as Administrative Coordinator in the summer of 2023. As a CORA staff member, he is responsible for facilitating communications, coordinating with our outstanding trail stewards and volunteers, and improving organizational efficiency.


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