Brad Spears is the President of RSI Services, LLC, an accomplished environmental firm specializing in sustainable restoration, development, and long-term stewardship of the land.
With nearly 300 employees and counting at RSI Services and parent company RSI EnTech, Spears has his hands full providing environmental cleanup services to the U.S. Department of Energy and other large agencies and utilities. When he is not working; however, he spends his free time enjoying some of the Secret City’s best mountain bike trails.
Spears is a former elite level road and mountain bike racer, having won several state championship titles and national championship medals throughout his career. While he is now married with a son and has a hectic work schedule, mountain biking is still a passion for Spears. It’s a way to relax and get outside and enjoy the trails.
His devotion to the sport has never wavered, which led him to co-found and lead the Clinch Valley Trail Alliance (CVTA). In just a few years, CVTA has grown to almost 100 members. Their dedication, fundraising, and collaboration efforts have resulted in several initiatives and projects aimed at strengthening and preserving multi-use trails within the City of Oak Ridge and the greater Roane and Anderson County regions of East Tennessee.
One of the most notable accomplishments being the creation and development of Oak Ridge’s own kid’s pump track, affectionately known as The Dirt Lab, which references Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
But where are some of the best places in Oak Ridge to go off-roading on your mountain bike? Spears filled us in.