Board

 

Board-2017


Bruce Henderson

Bruce Henderson

President

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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 Bruce 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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Ben MIller

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I am a professor at Colorado State University.  I am originally from Wisconsin and went to the University of Wisconsin for undergraduate and masters degrees before completing a PhD at the University of California – Berkeley.  I moved to Copenhagen, Denmark for two years and to Auckland, New Zealand for two additional years to complete before moving to Fort Collins and taking a job at CSU. I co-direct a laboratory in which we study how to slow the aging process and prevent age-associated chronic diseases.  In my spare time, I compete in cycling and cross country skiing and am an avid home cook.  Both my career and extracurricular activities stem from a lifelong interest in healthy lifestyles.  

Dan Coogan

Dan Coogan

Treasurer

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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 Dan 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.


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Wendy Poppen

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Wendy is currently involved with two other boards in Fort Collins and hopes to bring the experience she has gained with them to Bike Fort Collins. She sees the progress the biking community has made in trying to coexist with motorized vehicles, but understands that more can be done as far as education, respect and consideration on both sides.

Why Wendy Rides: “I ride a bike not only to add days to my life but, more importantly, to add life to my days. From the first day when I was 5 and my Mom ran next to me (because the training wheels had just come off) until now, it’s always been the same—I ride because it makes me smile.” 

Laura

Laura Sickles

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Coming Soon 

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 Jeanne 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 Gordon 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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 Mark

Mark Brewer

Board Member

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Will Hickey

Board Member

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