Who We Are

Bike Fort Collins is…

We are a Northern Colorado based advocacy group dedicated to increasing participation in active transportation, advancing culture and policy changes to create safer streets and communities, while also creating a culture that is inclusive and empowering of all bike riders, regardless of ability or identity. In other words:

more bikes • safe streets  • one voice


BFC Staff

Bruce Henderson

Bruce Henderson

Operations Manager

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Bruce is a member of BPEC (Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Coalition) and a Bicycle Ambassador. As a Bicycle Ambassador, Bruce started a senior adult education initiative called Silver Spokes and recently obtained funding to distribute bike lights in our community. Bruce is also helping to co-lead the Fort Collins Velo Park planning initiative. And, Bruce recently became a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor.

Why He Rides

“I love cycling. It’s great exercise and provides a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. I’ve been a serious recreational bicyclist for the past 20 years, participating in numerous tours, organized rides, races, and regular commuting.  Over that time I’ve become very passionate about helping others to participate in and enjoy safe cycling. My membership in Bike Fort Collins provides an excellent opportunity to pursue that.”

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Stacy Sebeczek

Zagster Market Manager

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Stacy is a passionate healthcare expert turned bicycle advocate and has been the Director of the Fort Collins Bike Library since 2012. With a Master’s degree in Kinesiology, Stacy possesses a depth of background in strategic planning, community outreach, and program development. Her myriad cycling experiences – including a Tandem bike tour of western Colorado & Utah, a Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championship Race, and a plethora of whimsical costumed rides – gives her an appreciation for the many ways in which cycling can be a force for good. When she’s not riding or talking about bikes, you will find Stacy geeking out on DIY projects, gardening, and cooking.

Why She Rides
“I ride because life is better when it includes pedal-powered camping trips atop mountain passes, sunset commutes along paved river trails, and sharing (s)miles with those I love.”

Laura Smith

Community Relations Coordinator 

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Laura is a Nebraska  native with a background in communications, marketing and events. She is passionate about using bicycles as a main form of transportation, and can usually be found pedaling all over Fort Collins. When she isn’t riding, writing or talking about bikes, she can be found planning her next adventure, reading in her hammock or hanging out with her pup. 

Why She Rides
“I ride because you never know what you’ll find when you use your bike to get around.”

Kenyon Neal 

Active Living Program Manager 

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 Kenyon is a Fort Collins native and has always loved getting people up and moving. He studied Experiential Education at Fort Lewis College, and has worked in various roles teaching adults and kids. He is passionate about helping everyone find a more active lifestyle through activities like bicycling and yoga. He is studying for a master’s degree in transportation planning and hopes to use elements of his schooling to improve the community where he grew up.

Why He Rides
“I ride because I love the freedom and exposure to the world around me that being on two wheels offers. I also enjoy the physical benefits of cycling, but the mental clarity that comes after a nice ride is the real reason I love pedaling myself around this beautiful place.”

Lauren Nagle

Bike Share Ambassador

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“Coming Soon” 

 

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Dot Dickerson

Safe Routes to School Coordinator

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Dot Dickerson retired from the world of school wellness to teach bike safety for the City’s Safe Routes to School Program where she instructs kids ages 3 – 13 about bikes, bike safety and how fun biking can be.  Three years ago, Dot discovered Cuba and has fallen in love with it. Ironically each year she returns with an organization that supports the youth cycling clubs throughout this beautiful country. Dot is a League of American Bicyclist certified instructor and Director of Youth Education for Bike Fort Collins.

Why She Rides

“I’ve been an avid cyclist since 1979, where I went from racing to riding for the sheer joy and health benefits it brings.” 

 


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Not pictured: Lisa Evans, Leslie Wilson, John Prasuhn, Sylvia Cranmer, Kevin McDonald, Alan Braslau, Lauren Nagle, Nora May Testerman, Deb Artzer

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BFC Board


Dan Coogan

Dan Coogan

Board President

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Dan’s transportation advocacy began in Eugene, OR in 1992 as a co-founder of the Center for Appropriate Transport (CAT), a nonprofit community center dedicated to bicycles and alternative transport. As a project of CAT, Dan started the country’s first cargo bike delivery service, PedEx.  Logging over 12,000 miles a year making commercial deliveries provided a unique perspective as to the importance an advocacy organization can have in making a city safe and enjoyable for cyclists. As part of the Resource Development Committee, Dan has focused on developing our new membership program.

Why He Rides

“I fell in love with biking at a very early age. As a teenager stuck in the suburbs, I craved a driver’s license for independence. I quickly realized that driving around wasn’t nearly as much fun as riding my bike. Soon after getting my license I bought my first nice road bike and have never stopped riding. I rode a tandem cross-country for my honeymoon and two decades later I am still married and still riding a tandem. Although I enjoy riding all types of bikes I can usually be seen on my gravel bike.” 

Laura Wilson

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After working for the Federal Government outside of Washington, DC, for 8 years, Laura decided it was time to get outdoors and see the sunlight instead of cubicle land.  She moved out to Colorado, where she has family roots, to pursue her passion for coffee and entrepreneurial spirit.  Laura has been roasting coffee for 15 years, and started her own company about 3 years ago.  She is the only coffee roaster in Colorado that roasts coffee over an open fire.  She sources local wood and chops it herself!  In addition to owning her own coffee company, she is also co-owner of Purpose Brewing & Cellars.  She is very hands on and loves being outside.  She has a plethora of different skills and experiences that she hopes will be beneficial to Bike Fort Collins and is excited to be a bigger part of her community.
Why She Rides
“Growing up outside of Washington DC, I didn’t really get to experience a biking community, aside from biking around in my small town.  When I moved to Fort Collins and saw all the bike lanes on the roads, I felt like I had entered a new world!  I didn’t have a car for almost 2 years and biked everywhere, with my dog Foxy in tow too!  I quickly learned to plan my time better and to just relax and enjoy the ride.  The slower pace of this mountain town felt like home to me.  Every time I ride my bike and breath in the fresh air, I think to myself how happy I am to be living here, in a community that cares so much about the safety, environmental and social impacts, and simply the fun of biking.”

Jeanne McDonald

Jeanne McDonald

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Jeanne recently moved to Fort Collins – in great part – because of this city’s love for biking. Jeanne lived many years in Europe where in most cities, the bicycle is a major form of transportation that connects nearby villages with a safe means of commuting, via an extensive trail system. Jeanne works part time at a local bike shop and leads two biking groups with the Fort Collins Newcomers Club. Jeanne brings to the board a wealth of marketing experience in hopes to help Bike Fort Collins communicate the love of safe and enjoyable cycling citywide.
Why She Rides
“It’s pretty simple – I love to bike! It’s good for the environment, great for your health and just FUN! Ever heard of Ragbrai? It’s so great to live in a community that loves their bicycles and Fort Collins is definitely at the top of that list. I love exploring new places and plan to explore the amazing state of Colorado on two wheels.”
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Katherine Vega

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Katherine Vega is a Program Manager for the Institute for the Built Environment focused on addressing health disparities through built environment interventions and community capacity building. She is a graduate of the Colorado School of Public Health at CSU having earned her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Global Health and Health Disparities. Katie has worked on several projects at IBE including the Fort Collins EcoDistrict initiative, the National Western Center research forum and redevelopment sessions, Denver Water strategic visioning, the CanDo Built Environment Working Group, and presently the Salud Community Health Hub model development in northwest Fort Collins. In her spare time, she is training to become a certified yoga instructor. As a Los Angeles native, she is greatly interested in learning how smart growth strategies and cross-sector collaboration in communities can improve and systematize population health and wellbeing. As a mixed-race public health professional, she offers a unique lens to IBE project teams often speaking to topics of equity, inclusion, and diversity within communities. Her passion for health equity has led her to develop strong relationships with and to facilitate collaborations among various nonprofits, organizations, and community leaders in Fort Collins. She strives to continue her work in strategic capacity building at IBE to promote the health and wellbeing of Fort Collins community members. 
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Gordon McLaughlin

Board Member – Vice President

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Gordon has traveled around the world enjoying diverse communities and thriving cycling cultures. Settling in Fort Collins, Gordon has been impressed by the strong sense of community and believes cycling is an important part of fostering that vigorous community spirit. As a young professional, Gordon is excited to collaborate with local government entities on cycling issues and engage with a new generation of cycling advocates.
Why He Rides
“Cycling has allowed me to explore my community, connect with new friends, live more sustainably and push my own limits. Whether commuting to work, getting an adrenaline fix on the trails around Horsetooth Reservoir, burning a few calories up Rist Canyon, or weekend cruises around town; I’m always at my best when on a bike.”
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Rick Arneson

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“Coming Soon” 
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Mark Brewer

Treasurer 

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“Coming Soon” 
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Will Hickey

Advocacy Committee Chair 

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Coming Soon

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