Bicycle Colorado

A letter to our members from Dan Grunig, executive director

Dear Bicycle Colorado Members:

After 15 years directing Bicycle Colorado, I am moving on to pursue new challenges and adventures. As I make this announcement, I first need to thank you for the opportunity to pursue such an exciting and fulfilling job–making it easier and safer to ride a bicycle in Colorado.

 

Like you, my connection to Bicycle Colorado began as a member and volunteer. I was a guest at the first Gala and even volunteered to direct traffic at VeloSwap. When offered the job of executive director, I would have never guessed all the joys and accomplishments the future would bring.

While I am moving on, I hope you will remain steadfast. Your membership support is changing bicycling in Colorado for the better every day. Over the past years, together we overturned bike bans, improved road designs, secured additional bicycle infrastructure funding and changed laws to protect people who bike and walk and educated children and adults on road safety.

I would like give special thanks to everyone that has served on Bicycle Colorado’s Board of Directors and to our diligent staff team. These folks put countless hours toward achieving our mission and putting ideas into action. It takes a team effort with lots of partners to achieve our lofty goals.

We still have much to do and I will be working hard through the end of the year and beyond. Bicycle Colorado will need your continued partnership. Thank you for all your help over these many years and look forward to seeing you out on a ride.

All my best,

Dan Grunig

Bicycle Colorado

About the Author: Bicycle Colorado

Bicycle Colorado is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Denver. We use advocacy, education and passion to make Colorado one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the nation. We encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for people who ride bicycles in Colorado. With the support of our members and numerous partnerships across the public and private sector, we’ve made significant strides in improving bicycling since 1992.

COMMENTS (8)

Christopher Satriano - Reply

Dan,
Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to Colorado’s biking community.

Chris Treese - Reply

Dan, thank you for 15 years of considerable progress and contributions. You’ll be missed.

Best wishes for continued success in your “new endeavors.”

JJ Folsom - Reply

Dan,
You have been a tremendous asset to improving the safety of bicycling for everyone, including our children, in Colorado! I has been an honor working with you and being a part of the organization. I wish you the best in your next adventure! Ride On!

David Newcomer - Reply

Dan, I’d like to say thank you for everything you’ve accomplished and changed for us in Colorado. Fifteen years is a remarkable time to dedicate to service and you’ve done a tremendous job of it, sir. Thank you.

Best wishes for your future, Dan. You’ll be missed at BC!

Bill Wildberger - Reply

Dan,
Thank you for all your efforts and successes at the helm of Bicycle Colorado. Your leaving some big shoes to be filled. I hope to pedal a few miles with you during your pursuit of adventures. Your professionalism will be missed!! 🚴
PS: Don’t think about starting a bicycle tour company unless you want to run another nonprofit 🚵🏿

Jenna Berman - Reply

I feel so lucky that I had the oportunity to work with you and learn from you for over seven years. Thanks so much for the wonderful leadership and guidance… while also having fun!

Monica Kurtz - Reply

Dan, you will leave a legacy at BC, and Colorado is so much better for it. Enjoy the next leg of your journey and hope to see you on the roads, routes, trails and paths that you helped to pave!

Robert Clark - Reply

Dan: I have always been so happy to see you, whether it’s at Veloswap or the State Capital. I am a better person for knowing you. Tailwinds, and best of luck to you in your travels.

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