The TPA is excited to introduce Chad Hixon as our new Executive Director!

The Trails Preservation Alliance (TPA) Board of Directors is excited and pleased to announce the selection of Chad Hixon to serve as the Executive Director of the TPA. Chad brings over 16 years of proven experience in leading organizations and building a successful business in Colorado, and he is a skilled motorcyclist and multiple-use trail advocate. Chad is a co-founder of the Central Colorado Mountain Riders (CCMR) club in Salida Colorado and has led them to significant accomplishments over the past five years. Chad demonstrates outstanding ability and resourcefulness working with and building partnerships between land managers, local governments, and motorized users and brings his friendly and approachable personality to our team.

One of Chad’s primary responsibilities will be fundraising and ensuring the TPA has sufficient funds to operate long into the future. Additionally, Chad will work toward increasing the TPA’s support of our affiliated motorcycle clubs as well as improve our routine communication with them. Chad will also be working on enhancing the TPA’s statewide recognition with riders through outreach in social media – spotlighting our activities to protect the sport of motorized trail riding and recreation on public lands.

Don Riggle will continue to act as the TPA’s Director of Operations and will mentor Chad as he begins to take over the day-to-day activities of managing and leading the TPA.

Chad Hixon with motorcycle


“I’m very excited to accept this role. I look forward to expanding on the strong foundation that Don Riggle and the TPA has built, and to help to further the mission to protect our sport.” -Chad Hixon

The TPA is proud to have Chad as our new Executive Director and look forward to his leadership to drive our mission forward!