In the last two months, Bike Fort Collins has welcomed and is excited to announce and introduce the following two “Tims” and their new, expanded roles on the BFC team.
TIM HAN, SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL COORDINATOR
While Tim joined the BFC team back in early 2021 as a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Instructor, we are excited for him to leverage his outdoor recreation instructional background in an elevated role as our SRTS Instructional Coordinator. In his new role, Tim will coordinate all facets of our SRTS program including coordinating with participating schools, scheduling and deploying our instructor team to schools, recruiting new instructors, as well as training and evaluating our instructor team to ensure we maintain the highest caliber instruction.
From our ‘Meet the Team’ page: 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.”
TIM WOOTEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS & PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Similar to Tim Han, Tim Wooten has been a member of the BFC team since late 2020, serving as an SRTS Instructor. While Tim is also staying on our SRTS Instructor team, we are excited for him to expand his role with BFC as our Community Relations & Program Coordinator. Already well connected within the Fort Collins cycling community, with his extensive graphic design background and his experience with organizations like the Smithsonian, Tim will be instrumental in helping BFC develop and maintain strategic relationships with its constituents, through promotion of the organization and its programs via the planning and execution of a communication strategy, and organizing and executing our calendar of events, as well as providing support delivering on certain BFC programs.
From our ‘Meet the Team’ page: 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 and a City of Fort Collins Bicycle Ambassador. In 2021, Tim became a League Certified Instructor 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.”