The Bicycle Colorado Gala Celebration is the best way to kick off the 2018 bicycling season while helping to raise money to improve bicycling where you live and ride! Enjoy heavy appetizers and drinks with fellow Bicycle Colorado supporters and bid on incredible items up for live and silent auction.
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Allen has a 16 year history of bicycle advocacy and leadership in Colorado Springs. He is one of the founders of Bike Colorado Springs–the city’s local bicycle advocacy organization–served four years as President of the Colorado Springs Cycling Club and has volunteered on a number of cycling-related boards. Allen’s focus has continually been targeted toward new and returning riders with a particular emphasis on engaging the youth of today, showing them the pathways and equipping them with the tools to become the passionate pedalers of tomorrow. One of the most important aspects of this work is the creation of collaborative relationships and partnerships with the many individuals, groups and organizations that it takes to successfully implement sustainable programming that will benefit our communities for years to come.
Mike became the Fruita, Colorado City Manager in October 2014, and is still overwhelmed by how awesome it is to live like a Fruita local. Mike received his Master of Public Administration degree from BYU in Provo, UT; a Bachelor of Journalism and Public Relations from Utah State University in Logan, UT; and previously worked for the City of Hickory North Carolina for many years prior to arriving in Fruita. Mike is an International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager and graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia. Mike and his wife have three children and love spending time together in the outdoors. Mike is passionate about family, purpose, fly-fishing, mountain biking, hiking, meetings on bikes and community. As City Manager, Mike spends the majority of time working with the Fruita City Council, staff and community to align resources to positively impact Fruita’s quality of place, economic health and lifestyle.
Mary Ann is the Visitor Services Manager for Jefferson County Open Space. Mary Ann holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her work focuses on managing 6.9 million annual visitors to 46,000 acres of open space immediately adjacent to the Denver Metro Area. Mary Ann applied her interest and research experience with coyotes and rattlesnakes to a Jeffco Open Space study that examines visitor attitudes, beliefs and concerns around e-bike access on open space trails.
Dave is an elementary school teacher of 23 years and has been the Safe Routes to School Community Coordinator in the small mountain town of Buena Vista for two years. As Buena Vista received a substantial CDOT grant to increase bicycle commuting for students, Dave has been instrumental in piloting a “Bike Library” program to bolster non-motorized school commuting for local families. Dave has a history in road and mountain bike racing, is the local middle school mountain biking coach and the father of a high school mountain bike racer in Colorado’s NICA racing league.
Kate works across city departments, with nonprofits and businesses to create a Colorado Springs on-street bike system that is as amazing as the city’s mountain biking. Having lived and bike-commuted in small towns and cities across the country, she believes that more and better biking is key to Colorado Springs’ Mayor’s goal of “A city that matches our scenery.”
Rachael has over a decade of experience working in research, land conservation and transportation. In 2013, Rachael began work with the City and County of Denver Public Works Department, and in 2014 she earned a Masters of Engineering from the University of Colorado, Denver. In the Transportation & Mobility Division of Public Works, Rachael works as a transportation planner, where she works on bicycle transportation and the City’s Vision Zero Program.
Council President Albus Brooks is the representative of Denver’s District 9. He is in his second term as President of Denver City Council. He’s successfully worked to advocate for $180 million for bike and pedestrian specific projects in the 2017 bond. Since elected in 2011, he’s worked to create more multi-modal access in his district connecting Denver’s diverse neighborhoods. Council President Brooks has been a strong advocate for increasing bike and pedestrian safety and routes. This year the 19th and 20th Street bike projects will be underway, a project he strongly advocated for with community partners. This project will turn two one-way streets into two-way streets with bike lanes, all without increasing taxes. Next on his list is the 5280 Downtown Bike loop, Walnut St., Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and 31st Avenue. When he’s not in his office Brooks loves riding bikes with his family around Denver, cheering on the Buffs and Broncos, and snowboarding in the mountains.
Daniel is a huge advocate for everyone–especially kids–utilizing bikes to explore, have fun and enjoy the beauty only found in Colorado Springs. Daniel received his Bachelors of Social Work from Colorado State University and has a vast background in working with kids as a coach, counselor and social worker. During his time at Urban Peak, he started up the Bike Program to help homeless youth earn a bike of their own. Daniel brings together a huge passion for kids and bicycles and hopes to strengthen every aspect of Kids on Bikes in order to have a huge impact on his hometown of Colorado Springs.
Amy, owner of Cycle Forward, is a trails and tourism consultant, a placemaker and a professional coach. She helped launch the nationally-recognized Trail Town Program in 2007, and now consults communities on how they can rethink trails and tourism. She has consulted and led workshops throughout Appalachia, the Rust Belt and other locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. If there’s a willing community looking to leverage the benefits of trails and natural spaces, Amy wants to contribute. A list of consulting projects is available at www.cycleforward.org.
A 27-year marketing and advertising professional in Colorado, Amy is the owner of amylcassidy.com, a consulting company assisting communities throughout Colorado and the western United States with destination marketing and community development through tourism and outdoor recreation. Prior to launching amylcassidy.com, Amy served as the marketing & events director for the town of Eagle, CO, located 30 miles west of the resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. In addition to soliciting and managing events to drive overnight visitation to Eagle, she was responsible for developing and marketing the town of Eagle as a recreation-based tourism destination. In 2016, Amy was recognized by the Vail Valley Partnership–the valley-wide chamber and business association–as the tourism professional of the year for her efforts to drive tourism and economic development in Eagle and the Vail Valley. She also serves on the Vail Valley Partnership’s Economic Development Advisory Council.
Aaron’s policy and legislative work in the government relations department of IMBA began in 2012 after nine years directing a recreation advocacy program for the conservation community in the southern Rockies. From 2004-2010, Aaron served two consecutive three-year terms for the Department of Interior appointed as a BLM Resource Advisory council member for Colorado’s Front Range under the Bush Administration. Aaron has a wide range of experience having worked on the ground with cycling advocates for human powered trail development, negotiating conservation/recreation proposals across the country, leading reforms of State-administered recreation programs, developing bike-focused legislative proposals, to lobbying in D.C on conservation and recreation policy and legislation. In his IMBA role, Aaron seeks ways to strengthen relationships and expand upon IMBA’s conservation ethic and drive bike-friendly policies forward across the country. In his free time, Aaron is an avid bicyclist (commuting to and from work as well as competing in MTB and Cyclocross races around the country), a backcountry skier and rock climber. He seeks to recreate as often as possible with his wife and two sons.
Chris, owner of Connor Wood Bicycles, builds beautiful works of functional art. His luxury hardwood bicycles have won awards and are ridden worldwide by cycling enthusiasts who love the unique and magical experience of riding a wood bike. Chris is a former furniture designer and classical guitar builder who brings a passion for design, engineering and cycling together to create his rolling art.
Rich is the founder and managing director of Focus Outdoor Advisors, a consultancy which assists communities, resorts and other entities looking to develop, protect and promote trails, bicycling and outdoor recreation for quality of life, economic development and sustainable tourism. He has over 25 years working in the resort, outdoor recreation and bicycling industries in various leadership roles encompassing strategic planning, marketing, trails and infrastructure development, events, education and advocacy. A long-time resident of Summit County and Boulder, he recently served eight years as the global development director for the International Mountain Bicycling Association where he contributed to Bike Parks, IMBA’s Guide to New School Trails and collaborated with numerous communities on a variety of planning, development and tourism related initiatives.
Nick is the state trails program manager with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. As the state trails program manager, Nick oversees the state trails program, contributes to the creation and modification of CPW trails policy and regulations, administers statewide trails program grant funding and collaborates with state and federal agencies, counties, local municipalities and nonprofits on trail project grants and planning throughout the state. The state trails program looks at promoting a holistic approach to trail planning and management so that Colorado may continue to provide the amazing recreational trails and public lands Coloradans and tourists have come to love.
Veronica is a transportation nerd who uses her knowledge to spark progressive social change in the community. Currently, she is a co-owner and Principal Planning Manager at Nspiregreen LLC. In July 2012, the White House recognized her as a Champion of Change and Transportation Innovator for her professional accomplishments and community advocacy in the District of Columbia. Veronica is one of the co-founders of Black Women Bike (BWB), an organization and movement that encourages African American women to use biking for health and wellness as well as an alternative form of transportation for commuting. She holds dual Masters Degrees (Engineering Management and Regional Planning) from Cornell University and a B.S in civil engineering from the University of Maryland. She is a registered professional engineer in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.
Jose, a passionate South American immigrant living in Colorado for over 15 years loves people, community, speaking different languages and working with his hands. Jose grew up riding/racing MTB in Brazil and in 2012 he made the transition from being a Master Automotive Mechanic rebuilding and recycling cars to the fun world of bicycles. His hobbies are riding MTB, Road, Cyclocross, Commuting and Ebikes, putting kids on bicycles with the Front Rangers Cycling Club, driving fast cars and 4-wheeling, drinking good coffee, supporting bike events and doing Hot Yoga to unwind.
Brett and his wife, Tam, have lived in the Vail Valley since 2005. He has spent more than ten years coaching young athletes and working as a fitness professional. As a certified personal trainer, USA Cycling coach and USA Triathlon coach, Brett realized his passion for helping young people see the benefits that athletics and mentoring can have in their life. His experience as the cycling director at the Athletic Club at the Westin and as the head women’s coach at Ski Club Vail has given him the skills needed to turn the dream of The Cycle Effect into a reality.
Andrew is a transportation behavior analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. His research interests focus on the interrelationship between infrastructure, information and behavior. He holds a Ph.D. in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado, Denver, where he served as a research fellow as part of a National Science Foundation grant to develop sustainable infrastructure systems. His research work on public bicycle sharing systems influenced Denver city policy, contributing to the development of Denver B-cycle, the first large-scale bicycle sharing system in the nation. Dr. Duvall continues to explore the impact of shared bicycles and other emergent transportation practices and technologies on the behaviors of individuals, populations and resultant energy outcomes.
Crissy is Denver’s first director of transportation and mobility overseeing transportation planning, engineering, operations, parking and mobility services citywide. She oversees the policy, institutionalization and implementation of the city’s mobility vision as developed in Denver’s Strategic Transportation Plan and companion Denver Moves Bikes, Transit & Pedestrian & Trails plans. Denver’s transportation and mobility vision supports a healthy, livable community connecting people to jobs, housing and a high quality of life. Collectively, Denver is creating a safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation system providing people more choices and the freedom to get around town via the travel mode that fits their needs.
Ted manages Bicycle Colorado’s policy team, which is focused on building out more multi-modal transportation networks at the local, regional and state levels in Colorado. Ted thoroughly enjoys and spends much of his time collaborating with elected officials, municipal staff and advocacy partners along the Front Range. In his free time, he loves to spend time with family and friends, ski, mountain bike and read all kinds of stuff.
Linda was elected a trustee of the Limon Town Board in 2016. She’s had several volunteer positions in Limon including Limon Heritage Museum, Lincoln Theater, Limon Child Development Center, Limon Public Schools and Mountain Round-Up Board. Professionally, she is pastor of a local church. Her favorite bike ride is on the back of a classic bicycle built for two.
Jake has been with Great Outdoors Colorado for seven years, serving as the organization’s local government program manager. He oversees all of GOCO’s trail planning and construction grants. Jake led the coordinated stakeholder outreach for GOCO’s Connect Initiative grant program and assisted the Department of Natural Resources with the Colorado’s 16 stakeholder engagement, project vetting and selection process. Jake works with DNR to provide updates and information regarding each of the 16 in 16 projects in hopes of determining the barriers that exist with each project and how to address them in order to move forward. He is also a member of the Colorado the Beautiful trail mapping advisory committee and serves as the GOCO liaison to the Clear Creek Greenway Advisory Committee, Rocky Mountain Greenway Advisory Committees and Colorado Parks and Wildlife State Trails program.
Rachel collaborates with agencies and organizations to elevate Colorado as the #1 Bike State. With a passion for active transportation and a focus on policies and programs benefiting people of all ages and abilities, Rachel convenes stakeholders to shape the future of mobility.
Chris is the executive director of Bike Fort Collins, an advocacy group dedicated to increasing active transportation options, advancing policies and culture that support safer streets and neighborhoods and forging an advocacy culture that is inclusive of all identities, genders, neighborhoods and abilities (or, as their vision says, “more bikes • safe streets • one voice”). He mostly rides to get free burritos on Bike to Work Day, and he mostly works for BFC because he believes that cities that prioritize sustainable, affordable, active transportation for all are healthier, safer, more vibrant and more inclusive.
Jessica is the Denver regional office director for Toole Design Group. With nearly 20 years of experience in transportation, she has focused her career on accessible and multi-modal solutions. Jessica has helped improve communities across the U.S. and along the Front Range through complete street design, multi-modal corridor planning, transit access planning, bicycle and pedestrian master planning, traffic calming work and Vision Zero planning.
Peter is responsible for the integration of technology into the transportation system, including planning, engineering design and construction. Peter was appointed to this position in September 2015 after serving two years in CDOT’s Office of Major Project Development, where he was responsible for developing and delivering major projects via innovative delivery methods including public-private partnerships.
Jill joined the Colorado Tourism Office in January 2017. Prior to the CTO, Jill served for five years as vice president of the Vail Valley Partnership, a community development organization located in Eagle County, CO. Jill has a diverse background in rural community development ranging from her work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador to the UNDP in Chile to her home in Colorado. Jill also has experience as a small business owner in the creative industry.
Jill received her BA in Global Studies with Honors from the University of Iowa and received a Masters of Crosscultural Communication from the University of Sydney. She loves to travel, SUP, hike, skydive and listen to live music.
Eliza manages a portfolio of grantees across Colorado who serve disparate and diverse populations. She also supports the evaluation efforts related to assessing and reporting on the effectiveness of initiatives, including designing and implementing the overarching evaluation plans. Prior to Kaiser, she co-founded Green Valley Consulting, LLC, a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations. She is formerly the Executive Director of HealthSET, a non-profit that provides free health and wellness services to the low-income senior population. Eliza has served on multiple boards, task forces and committees that focus on equity and social justice for those most in need and healthy eating and active living for all; including BikeDenver, Bicycle Colorado’s Pedals Project: Health Equity Task Force, National Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Equity Workgroup, the Denver Commission on Aging and the Soul Day Foundation. As a firm believer in life balance, when she’s not working, she’s traveling as much as possible, exploring new places on the back of her bike or simply enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors with her dog, Smudge.
Jill is associate director for WalkDenver, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making Denver the most walkable city in the country. Previously, Jill served as principal planner for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), where she worked with more than 50 local governments to develop and implement Metro Vision, the Denver region’s long-range plan for sustainable growth and development. Jill also worked for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments where she supported regional efforts to coordinate land use and transportation planning in suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Throughout her planning career, Jill has focused on the intersection of land use and transportation with environmental sustainability, economic development, public health and social justice issues. Jill has a Masters degree in community planning from the University of Maryland, as well as a Masters degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Toronto.
Morgan manages the joint partnership between the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes to improve access for people who want to ride electric bicycles and electric mountain bikes. Electric bicycle laws are different in every state, and this work focuses on going state by state to streamline e-bike laws within the industry-driven three class system and building coalitions of legislators, advocates and industry to drive good bills. By coordinating strategic state-by-state advocacy campaigns; representing the bicycle industry in policy negotiations; building relationships with and between policy makers, nonprofits, academia and industry partners; writing letters, blog posts, planning documents and memos; and tracking electric bicycle-related legislative and policy issues, Morgan is improving the places where people can ride an e-bike on- and off-trail.
Jason leads HDR’s 25 person transportation planning group in the Denver office. He has 20 years of experience with transportation and environmental planning on transit and roadway projects. He leads projects with a focus on sustainable transportation and inclusive stakeholder coordination and has developed comprehensive planning documents for roadway corridor and bicycle and pedestrian programs. He managed Denver’s first Pedestrian Master Plan, managed the environmental process for Denver Union Station, planned the new 14th Street (Denver’s first GreenRoads certified sustainable roadway), and developed alternatives for municipal streets in Wheat Ridge, El Paso County and Douglas County.
Katie’s a mom, a social media strategist and a year-round bike commuter. In other words: she knows what you’re going to do before you do it and she already Instagram’d it with just the right filter … from her bike.
Steve is the director of programming and donor services with the USA Cycling Foundation. He has been involved with the formation and administration of several junior cycling clubs including Front Rangers Boulder (MTB), Bike Peddler Juniors (Road and MTB) and Front Rangers Colorado Springs (Multi-discipline) and is the co-author of Bike Racing for Juniors (Velopress). In his 20 years of raising money to support Olympic and pre-Olympic athlete development programs for USA Cycling, Steve has also administered USA Cycling junior regional and national athlete development camps, junior programming in Europe, Collegiate Cycling and International Relations. He is a vice president of the Pan American Cycling Confederation representing the North Zone. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder with a B.A. in Spanish Literature, Steve is a long-time Bicycle Colorado advocate and member.
Gil is advocacy director for Wheat Ridge Cyclery. With over 25 years in the bicycle industry, Gil is the trails team lead for the Colorado Mountain Bike Association, crew lead for the Golden GiddyUp Trail Stewards and a member of several local bicycle advocacy groups. Gil has helped grow cycling through youth programs like the NICA High School Cycling League, advocacy and trail building. Wheat Ridge Cyclery has focused their efforts on improving cycling in the central front range of Denver including bike lanes, bike paths and mountain bike trails to get more people on bikes.
Ken is a visible and vocal advocate of e-bike category adoption in the United States. Prior to Haibike USA, Miner assisted in introducing BMC’s Stromer e-bikes to the U.S. market and most recently worked for Mahindra GenZe as e-bike category sales manager. A graduate of Indiana University, Miner has over 20 years of diversified experience and knowledge in the cycling, sports and outdoor industries, helping grow both domestic and international brands.
Leia Morrison is a Gunnison City Councilor on the Western Slope of Colorado. She is a bicycle safety advocate, a member of Gunnison’s Safe Routes To Schools Committee, a rider herself and a member of multiple community-based groups working toward increased ridership and actionable solutions to address bicycling safety.
Rick and his team work with the community on a wide range of planning issues beyond development review, including affordable housing, neighborhood planning, historic preservation and transportation. In recent months, he has been working to expand the Golden Bike Library bike share program from its downtown “main branch” to automated kiosk locations around town using an innovative new “smart lock” technology. Rick has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas, Austin and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Len is the founder of NativesOutdoors, a brand and organization that aims to highlight the stories and media of indigenous people in the outdoors. Since beginning the Instagram account @NativesOutdoors in March 2017, his organization has blossomed into amplifying the voices of indigenous people in the outdoor industry. He recently spoke at Outdoor Retailers alongside other advocates for public lands to provide the importance of these areas not only for recreation but for the cultural integrity of tribal nations. In his day job, Len is currently a contractor to the Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, where he works to help tribes realize their energy visions through technical assistance and the deployment of renewable energy.
Nancy is the Safe Routes to School coordinator in the City of Fort Collins’ FC Moves Department. Over the past six years, she has worked with Poudre School District and community organizations such as Bike Fort Collins, to create a systematic approach to teaching bicycle and pedestrian safety during PE classes to all students at public schools. She also works with various City departments, such as Engineering, Police Services and Traffic Operations, to enhance roadway safety for K-12 students who choose to bike or walk to school
Dan, AICP, LCI, is a Transportation Planner with 23 years of experience in multimodal transportation projects and studies. In July 2014, Dan joined Denver Public Works and leads public involvement intensive major corridor and neighborhood bikeway projects and studies. Dan is also the project manager for the current Broadway study as well as the upcoming Broadway multi-modal corridor design and construction project. When not riding bikes, Dan enjoys exploring Colorado with his wife and their two dogs.
Hans has been working for the City of Westminster for just over a year and has been on board since the launch of Westminster’s bike share program. His current role as trail specialist is primarily focused on outdoor recreation and trail activation. Programs include Zagster bike share, archery, stand up paddleboarding, trail runs, adult hikes, underpass murals, National Trails Day, Bike to Work Day and more. In his free time Hans enjoys all outdoor activities, including camping, fishing, playing guitar and anything that challenges the mind, body and soul.
Robert is the commanding officer of the Denver Police Traffic Investigations Unit. This unit is responsible for the jurisdiction-wide investigation of all fatal and serious bodily injury traffic crashes occurring in the City and County of Denver. Robert began his police career with Denver in 1990 and has worked in Traffic Investigations as a detective, sergeant and lieutenant. He is a court-recognized expert in traffic accident reconstruction and holds certification through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction. Robert is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police program of the Police Executive Research Forum.
Martha is vice president of local innovation for PeopleForBikes. She leads the national nonprofit’s efforts to help build better bike infrastructure through the PlacesForBikes and Big Jump programs. Previously, she led the City of Boulder’s innovative transportation planning, policy and program efforts. She ran the America Bikes campaign on the federal transportation bill which created the Safe Routes to School Program and launched the Complete Streets movement. She also spent seven years as the executive director of Bicycle Colorado.
Erik, P.E., is the manager of the Information Management Branch at the Colorado Department of Transportation, where he is leading a project to develop an advanced statewide travel model, helping to direct CDOT’s Chief Data Office initiative, and is conducting early planning activities for a statewide travel survey to be conducted in 2020. In his management role, he directs GIS, travel data acquisition and mobility analysis activities for the DOT. In the course of his career he has led several leading-edge model development and data projects, including: the project to develop an activity-based travel model for the DRCOG region; the first regional travel survey to cover the entire Colorado Front Range area; and the development of an implementation of the Urbansim land use model for the Denver region.
Stacy is an adventure-seeking cyclist and the nonprofit program director of Fort Collins Bike Share, formerly the Fort Collins Bike Library. She’s enjoyed adapting her role to the needs of the community over time, being mindful of the incredible potential that shared bikes have not only as a lifestyle enhancement but as a viable transportation option for all those who are interested.
Stacy is passionate about cultivating meaningful relationships, and is committed to enhancing both the rider and sponsor experience in bike share. She is honored to be working with a team who is committed to elevating bike share and the brands and individuals who support it.
Robert is originally from Atlantic City, but moved to Colorado in 2002. After working for a ski resort, he decided to go back to school in Denver. Robert graduated in 2010 and started working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife in 2011. He has worked at Cherry Creek, Steamboat Lake and now is out of the SE Region office as a trails coordinator. Robert has a passion for people-powered outdoor activities and if he is not at work, he is sharing that passion with his family.
Todd is the director and champion of Gates Carbon Drive, a division of Gates Corporation revolutionizing the bicycle market with belt drives. An engineering graduate from Colorado State University, Todd worked in various automotive and industrial positions within Gates until he and a few colleagues started Carbon Drive in 2007. Celebrating 10 years, Carbon Drive has grown to over 500 OE customers in Europe, the US and Asia.
Michele is a manager in the Denver Department of Environmental Health’s Community Health Division. She leads Community Health’s Planning and Assessments Section. Michele leads efforts to create a health in all policies environment in the City and County of Denver. This is done through collaborative, cross-domain partnership building, program and strategic efforts. Using health equity as a framework for government functions can build new partnerships with traditionally non-health related departments and efficiently prioritize resources to communities most in need. Michele works to further Denver’s goals for healthy eating and active living through Safe Routes to School, community active living coalition and Denver’s Vision Zero initiative.
Ken is the programming director at Radian|Placematters, a national non-profit empowering communities with knowledge and tools to create thriving neighborhoods and streets, resilient places, and opportunity for all. Throughout a career focused on integrating civic engagement, technology, sustainability, and active design, Ken works on improving the decision mechanics of communities to create great places.
Dave is life-long resident of Limon and has worked for the Town of Limon in three different positions over the past 28 years, the past nine years as town manager. Dave and his wife, Lynette, raised three sons who have gone on to be successful business people and two who have started their own families. Dave has genuine love for his family and his community. He has dedicated his professional life to improving the quality of life for Limon’s residents and enhancing visitors’ experience in Limon while also working to enhance the local business environment.
Jon is the communications manager for Zagster, a nationwide leader in bike sharing that operates more than 200 programs in 35 states. In this role, Jon oversees Zagster’s strategic corporate and local media relations efforts and develops the messaging framework around Zagster’s unique services to cities, universities corporate campuses and residential and commercial properties. In short, his job is to convince people bikes are good and they should ride them. Prior to joining Zagster, Jon worked for a decade as a reporter and editor with a focus on politics and public policy.
JJ manages all things on the data front for the PeopleForBikes’ Business Network. When she’s not leading the charge on databases, she can be found racing her two-wheeled companion on dirt or winning mutton-busting competitions.
Brad is as well-known in the cycling community as he is in the legal community. An accomplished cyclist, Brad competes for the team he sponsors in road races, hill climbs, and time trials. He rides thousands of miles a year, training with his team, racing, commuting, running errands and riding with his family. Brad is actively involved in the Colorado cycling community and currently serves as vice president of the board of directors of Bicycle Colorado. He is a past member of the boards of directors of the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) and South East Area Racing (SEAR). Additionally, Brad provides volunteer legal services to BRAC and Bicycle Colorado.
Piep heads Bicycle Colorado’s efforts to make Denver a leading city for active transportation. She creates partnership initiatives to advocate for better policies and planning, and to brand the bicycle as a great vehicle to wellness and community health. Piep works with a broad range of stakeholders to advance safe infrastructure and increase funding to support safe and enjoyable biking and walking.
James, a dual citizen of the US and Australia, has been a resident of the Five Points neighborhood for 12 years and loves walking and riding the streets of Denver with his wife and young son. He strongly believes safe and accessible bike facilities can have a positive impact on Denver’s neighborhoods.
Steve is a Colorado native and long-time bicycling advocate. Before retiring from a career as a petroleum geologist, Steve spent more than 30 years commuting to work in the Denver metro area. He has completed numerous bike tours in the US and Canada, as well as weeklong trips through the Rockies and day events. Steve is a long-time member of the Routt County Riders and serves on the board of the Routt County Multi-modal road advisory board. He has been a member of Bicycle Colorado since its inception in 1992!