About

Our Board

Jim Sayer (treasurer)

Jim Sayer (treasurer)

Adventure Cycling Association

Prior to joining Adventure Cycling as Executive Director in 2004, Jim served as president of the Sierra Business Council, directed the Greenbelt Alliance in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was a senior legislative assistant in Washington, DC for Senator Tim Wirth. Jim was drawn to Adventure Cycling because of his major enthusiasm for cycling and self-propelled transportation. In addition to serving on the board of America Bikes, Jim is a founding member of the Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula and served on the boards of Amnesty International USA and the Ginetta Sagan Fund for the Rights of Women and Children.

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Ginny Sullivan

Adventure Cycling Association

As Special Projects Director for Adventure Cycling Association, Ginny specializes in building partnerships and promoting the economic, transportation, health and environmental benefits of bicycle tourism. She also coordinates activities that promote Adventure Cycling’s 40,700 mile bike route network and the creation of the official U.S. Bicycle Route System.  The U.S. Bicycle Route System is a proposed national network of bicycle routes that connect urban, suburban and rural roads and trails suitable for bike travel. The system will be numerically designated by state departments of transportation and catalogued by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Ginny received a B.A. in Speech Communication from Montana State University. 

Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Alliance for Biking and Walking

Jeff has been part of the Alliance, a coalition of over 200 state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations, since they formed in 1996. For the first 12 years, Jeff served as Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, growing the organization into one of the strongest bicycle coalitions in North America. In 2008, Jeff became the President/CEO of the Alliance and has dramatically increased programs, resources, and services for grassroots organizations. Jeff has biked around the world on a Thomas J Watson Fellowship (’92-’93) studying bicycle policy and infrastructure in 15 different countries. In addition to serving on the America Bikes board, Jeff serves on the boards of America Walks and Adventure Cycling Association.

Randy Neufeld (president)

Randy Neufeld (president)

SRAM Cycling Fund

Randy Neufeld is the director of the SRAM Cycling Fund for SRAM Corp, a maker of bicycle components. The fund supports innovative efforts to promote cycling in Europe and the U.S. Based in Chicago, Randy is involved with the Active Transportation Alliance and plays a leadership role in biking, walking, and transit advocacy in the region. Randy was the founding chair of the Alliance for Biking and Walking. He advises the National Complete Streets Coalition and chairs the state advocacy committee of the National Partnership for Safe Routes to School.

Kit Keller

Kit Keller

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

Kit Keller, JD is the Executive Director of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. APBP's 1,100 members work to make communities more walkable and bicycle-friendly. Kit is a recovering lawyer, a washed-up former politician (city council), and a dedicated seeker of collaboration to build momentum faster to go further. She makes her home in Cedarburg, WI, a community of 11,000 which serves as a petri dish for growing transportation change.

Craig Williams

Craig Williams

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

Craig Williams has more than 30 years of experience in transportation planning, engineering and project management. He was a co-founder of APBP in the mid-90’s. He is a past board member of the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation (now Active Transportation Alliance), the League of Illinois Bicyclist, and the Illinois Trails Conservancy. Craig worked with Illinois DOT for 23 years, including 9 years as IDOT’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager.  He joined the private sector in 2000, and worked with Edwards & Kelcey (now Jacobs Engineering), TY Lin Int’l, and LYKAH Consulting. In 2010, he joined forces with Alta Planning+Design to open an Alta office in Chicago.

Tim Blumenthal

Tim Blumenthal

Bikes Belong Coalition

Tim Blumenthal is the president of the Bikes Belong Coalition, the U.S. bicycling industry association dedicated to putting more people on bicycles more often. He has led this growing national organization since September 2004. Blumenthal previously served 11 years as the executive director of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Under his leadership, IMBA grew from a single staffer and $60,000 annual budget into the world’s largest mountain bike advocacy group with 24 employees and a budget of $2.1 million. Blumenthal began his cycling work as a journalist, serving as an editor for VeloNews from 1980–84. In addition to serving on the executive board of America Bikes, he is an executive board member of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

Jenn Dice

Jenn Dice

International Mountain Bicycling Association

Jenn Dice directs the International Mountain Bicycling Association's (IMBA) national mountain bike campaigns for access, public lands protection, recreation, and federal funding. She earned her master in public administration degree from the University of Kansas and worked for the South Dakota, Kansas and Colorado state legislatures. Jenn previously worked as a lobbyist for city and county governments and as a press director for both the Colorado state House and Senate. She secured partnership agreements with the National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service and leads IMBA's work with Congress and national coalition partners. Jenn believes in the power of harnessing the recreation movement for conservation initiatives.

Mike Van Abel

Mike Van Abel

International Mountain Bicycling Association

Since 2004, Mike has steered the IMBA juggernaut as its President and USA Executive Director. He does so under the auspices and leadership of IMBA's volunteer board of directors. "It's a dream job and a privilege to combine one's personal passion with that of your vocational goals," says Mike. His professional career spans over 30 years of not-for-profit work. "It's the dedication and generosity of volunteers and contributors that daily inspire me. I am most fortunate to be part of a community that is making the world a better place."

Andy Clarke (secretary)

Andy Clarke (secretary)

League of American Bicyclists

Andy Clarke is President of at the League of American Bicyclists, a position he has held since 2004. Prior to joining the League, Clarke provided technical assistance to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center on site at the Federal Highway Administration; he also served as the first executive director of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. In addition to his strong policy background, Clarke has managed a range of bicycle and pedestrian planning projects at the state and metropolitan levels and has worked extensively with state and local advocacy groups. Clarke is a 1984 graduate of the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom with an undergraduate degree in Law.

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Caron Whitaker

League of American Bicyclists

Prior to joining the League of American Bicyclists in 2012, Caron served as the Campaign Director for America Bikes, where she coordinated and implemented America Bikes' federal policy agenda. Before that, she worked for the National Wildlife Federation on smart growth, international policy, and community engagement. In addition, Caron served as a Community Land Use Planner for the State of North Carolina Division of Coastal Management, providing technical assistance to local governments and staffing a stakeholders’ council responsible for revising state planning regulations. She has a Masters in Environmental Management for Duke University, Nicolas School of the Environment and a Bachelors of Arts from Williams College.

Mark Plotz

Mark Plotz

National Center for Biking and Walking

Mark Plotz is Program Director of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW), which became part of Project for Public Spaces in 2011. Mark beings nearly a decade of experience in bicycle and pedestrian planning and advocacy to PPS: he has extensive experience in Safe Routes to School and complete streets planning, much of it gained working in the car-dependant southeastern United States. Mark began his career as an apprentice to Charlie Gandy, Peter Lagerway, Dan Burden, Bill Wilkinson, and others for the Walkable Community Workshop program. Mark works in the District of Columbia, where he is a year-round bicycle commuter, in addition to being a bike share member and cyclocross racer. Prior to joining NCBW/PPS, Mark served two years in AmeriCorps, first in Minnesota and later in the southeastern United States.

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