MEET THE TEAM
Meet the Bike Fort Collins team. Collectively, a group of individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds and skills, a passion for getting more people on bikes and on the safest network of streets, bikeways and bicycle trails possible.
Dave Dixon, Executive Director
Dave is not only passionate about cycling with a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) designation from the League of American Bicyclists, but is also a seasoned business development, marketing, and sponsorship/fundraising professional leading and collaborating with a wide range of companies and community groups. He has served as President of the Denver Children’s Foundation, and prior to that, chaired its flagship fundraising event, The Denver Polo Classic—one of the largest charitable Polo tournaments in the country. He has also served on a number of other non-profit Boards, including chairing the Cherry Arts Board, parent to the nationally renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival. And more recently, Dave served as Marketing & Sponsorship Director with Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver’s #1 tourist attraction, where as a member of the executive management team he was responsible for all internal and external communications, as well as fostering numerous mutually beneficial partnerships.
Why He Rides:
“I ride for the feeling it elicits, whether it be a long ride for exercise, commuting, or a weekend ride for ice cream with my family—all evoke a feeling of freedom and higher purpose—and remind us that getting there can be more than half the fun.”
Tim Wooten, Community Relations & Program Coordinator
Tim brings a diverse background to the Bike Fort Collins team as a long-time cycling enthusiast and advocate. After many years of working in the private and government sectors, he relocated to Fort Collins to share his cycling passion with others through teaching, advocacy, and community events. Tim quickly became part of the Fort Collins cycling community as a Safe Routes To School Instructor (SRTS) and a City of Fort Collins Bicycle Ambassador. In 2021, Tim became a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) with the League of American Bicyclists and certified in NOLS Wilderness First Aid. He is passionate about his commitment to making cycling inclusive and works on projects with the city and local businesses to improve cycling safety and infrastructure. As a person with type 1 diabetes, Tim participated in several century rides to raise diabetes awareness across the U.S. to inspire and build solidarity with others riding with disabilities.
Why he Rides:
“I value the integration of cycling as part of a healthy and productive outlet providing both mental and physical health benefits. Cycling can be a route to independence and exploration, but most importantly, I ride to have fun.”
Tim Han, Safe Routes to School Instructional Coordinator
Tim discovered the joy of bicycles very early in life and soon equated them with freedom, adventure, and fun. In college, he started working in a bicycle shop, leading to a 25-year career as a mechanic in Rochester, NY, Durham, NC, Tucson and Tempe, AZ, and Berkeley, CA. Throughout that time, he also combined his love of the outdoors with the delight of introducing people to new experiences, leading outdoor adventure trips in Upstate New York and Ontario, Canada, and teaching skiing at Sunrise Park in Arizona and Beaver Creek in Colorado. Prior to moving to Fort Collins with his family in 2018, he spent 13-years at OCSC Sailing on San Francisco Bay as a sailing instructor and eventually head of instruction. Tim has now come full circle. As a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) with the League of American Bicyclists, a Bicycle Ambassador for the City of Fort Collins, and BFC’s Safe Routes to School Instructional Coordinator, he is committed to spreading the joy of cycling to the entire Fort Collins community and especially hopes to help kids fall in love with cycling at an early age.
Why He Rides:
“I ride because when I travel by bike I am immersed and in-touch with everything around me. Bustling urban streets, empty and quiet nature paths, crunchy gravel roads, are all more interesting and enjoyable on a bike.”