Bike Fort Collins is proud to announce the creation of an Executive Director position, to be immediately filled by Chris J. Johnson.
Formed in 2005, BFC has been previously led by an all volunteer board. The addition of an Executive Director role reflects BFC’s growth and ambition to further develop its presence and impact on cycling culture in northern Colorado.
Bike Fort Collins is a local nonprofit bicycle advocacy group promoting safe and enjoyable cycling. Their organizational goal is to encourage an enthusiastic bicycling community through FUNdamental programs that educate, engage, and thus enable cyclists of all ages and abilities. Some BFC projects include the FC Bike Library, Safe Routes to School, Legal-or-Not, You Know Me, and educational outreach at numerous community events throughout the year. More information on Bike Fort Collins is available at https://bikefortcollins.org/.
Chris J. Johnson comes to BFC from the Ranch Events Complex, where his work included technical project management on the Ranch’s recent $1.8 million audio video system overhaul. He held key executive, technical, and communications positions, and led bid-writing development for the 2013 and 2015 USA Pro Challenge NoCo stages. He’s also been long active as a leader in the NoCo cycling community, directing Northern Colorado Cycling Events, co-managing First City Cycling Team, race directing the City Streets Criterium series, and developing sponsors for a number of grassroots events, including the 2013 Fort Follies Women’s Grand Prix. He’s also hosted countless community events including seminars and townhall meetings and is creator and co-host of the long-running YGR Live Bike Talk Show series. He’s a car-free all weather commuter, recreational endurance nut, retired Cat 2 roadie, and former Chicago bike messenger.
“I’d like to officially welcome Chris on board. He’s an accomplished and well known leader in the bicycling community and will provide a wealth of new ideas and direction for Bike Fort Collins. I know our entire Board of Directors looks forward to working with and supporting him in his new role.” Bruce Henderson, President, Bike Fort Collins.
“Bike Fort Collins is already a great team brimming with talent, dedication, and creativity,” said Johnson. “My role as Executive Director is is to keep everyone in tune and in time, and to find them the resources they need and deserve. Fort Collins is a world class cycling community. We’ll continue to focus on getting more people on bikes, getting more cyclists involved in advocacy, developing regional initiatives, and making our community safer for cyclists of all backgrounds and abilities.”
Chris can be reached at Chris.email@example.com