We're a community effort held together by a core of dedicated staff and board members.
Earn-A-Bike Instructor Chris Cambpell, 18, began by earning his bike at Community Cycles in 2010. He has logged over 1500 hours volunteering at Community Cycles and was recently brought on staff as Head Instructor. You can find him commuting around town on his red Cannondale with Tidy Cats panniers or shredding up the mountains up on his Specialized. Besides biking, Chris also likes to weight train, rock climb, run, and follow the Denver Broncos. Currently he is training for a Tough Mudder on June 10th. He has taken 6 years of Spanish classes and speaks proficiently.
Membership Director, Alexey Davies, spent too much time in the corporate world polishing his business skills. Now he's free to do what he loves, creating a culture of cycling at Community Cycles.
Alexey is an avid mountain biker / bike commuter who eschews the car in Boulder, but somewhat hypocritically still has a passion for good road trip for remote multiday outdoor adventures.
A native of the Detroit area, who moved to Colorado in the early 80s, EC, as she is known on air, has been involved with community radio station KGNU for decades as a volunteer DJ, board member, and as music director. A lifelong cyclist, she has worked on various transportation projects for the City of Boulder including the startup of the HOP shuttle, creating one of the city’s first websites dedicated to alternative transportation, issuing and managing EcoPasses, and reviewing accident data involving bicycles and pedestrians. Elaine has a graduate degree in urban planning and is especially interested in county and regional transportation issues
Bicycling is a long-time passion for Dean Fogerty, who's lived and cycled in Boulder for over 40 years. He has ridden and volunteered for Ride the Rockies and RAGBRAI, several times and is proud to have worked on the very first Red Zinger bike race. "Being able to help others build and ride is a very rewarding perk of being involved with Community Cycles."
His employment at InfoPrint Solutions (formerly IBM) includes a number of marketing and events management responsibilities that give him the opportunity to travel and observe bicycling around the world.
Dean is also chairman of the board for Frequent Flyers, an aerial dance group , on the board of the Colorado Blues Society and a long time volunteer for eTown, a Boulder-based, nationally syndicated radio program.
Shop Manager Jason Gendill has been extremely interested in bikes since he was a wee lad and cycling has been a huge part of his life. After getting hit by a car in 1999, Jason took a "sabbatical" from riding, but soon realized how important cycling was to his well being. In mid 2010, Jason started volunteering at Community Cycles and has tremendously enjoyed helping program participants, volunteers and members. Over the past year, Jason has learned so much more about cycling mechanics and looks forward to learning more each and every day!
Coming to us from San Francisco, where she was active with the SF Bicycle Coalition, Ann Haebig, is an on and off bike commuter of over 20 years and she, recently, sold her car. Ann enjoys road cycling and camping by mountain bike as well as bike commuting. When not outside enjoying nature, she's conserving it as Eco-Cycle's Outreach Coordinator.
Ray Keener, President, Growth Cycle, Boulder, CO
Board member Ray Keener joined the bike industry in 1975 as a Midwest bike shop owner. Over the decades, he's worn many hats, focusing on helping bike retailers be more successful in sales, marketing and staff training.
Currently, his activities include a partnership with the National Bicycle Dealers Association in the bike shop staff training realm, a marketing role with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, and regular blogging and articles for Bicycle Retailer and Industry News magazine.
Keener has volunteered with Community Cycles as a clinic teacher. His expanded role as a board member will focus on helping CC sell and market more bikes and accessories, including training the…
Bookkeeper, Kerry Kruempelstaedter, rediscovered bicycling as an adult and loves the sense of freedom, fun, and physical-capability that came with it. She loves cavorting around town on the bike paths, pushing herself to climb mountains, sneaking up in the hills for quick overnight bike-camping, and exploring the world by bike. On Thursdays, you can find Kerry riding with the Thursday Night Cruisers. Biking brings Kerry such a fulfilling sense of joy and she'll never give it up again.
Our second lead shop mechanic, Curt Kruper, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He tried Penn State but found the army and navy more fun. He finally ended up in Boulder and began working on bikes.
Board Treasurer Amy Long is a 13-year Colorado resident, mother to the Mitchman and Sarahgirl, an avid cyclist, aspiring triathlete, and burgeoning cross country skier. She is a Financial Analyst in Boulder, and she looks forward to applying her skills to the benefit of Community Cycles.
Our board president, Gary Matthews, has a long history in service to Colorado non-profits, working for Naropa University, the Women's Bean Project and the Shambhala Mountain Center, before taking his current position at BCAP.
Gary is, also, on the board of Ashoka Credit Union, a banking institution that serves the local Buddhist community, and is treasurer of Team Colorado, an umbrella organization for gay and lesbian athletic clubs.
When he has free time, Gary, takes advantage of all that Colorado offers in the way of recreation. He cycles the mountains and plains, mountain bikes the trails along the Front Range and competes in local triathlons, working hard not to come in last.
Wanda Pelegrina Caldas has never owned a valid driver's license. She believes that car culture is at the root of
many a societal problem. When not dreaming of car free communities with streets converted to gardens, Wanda has both feet planted firmly on her pedals.
Some may not imagine that under the guise of mild-mannered family outreach coordinator at a local elementary school, lives many a layer of bicycle grease and that beneath her no nonsense attitude is a girl who loves life on two wheels.
Wanda's done all kinds of exciting things on her bike including moving from her old apartment to her current home. In 2006, Wanda was GO Boulder Bike Commuter of the Year.
Wanda's outlook on life: Gas is for bad digestion and everyday is bike to work day!
Rich Points became a car free bike commuter when he moved to Boulder in 1998 to attend the masters program in Environmental Leadership at Naropa University.
Since then, he has been involved with various forms of bicycle advocacy including Critical Mass, the Boulder Bicycle Commuters, Bike for Peace, Bike Move, Thursday Night Cruiser Ride, and a GO Boulder Bike Ambassador. Rich belives bicycles are a solution to many modern day problems.
Currently, he is executive director of Community Cycles.
At the conclusion of her 2 year contract with the City of Boulder, Sue Prant, joins Community Cycles as our director of Development, Advocacy Programs and Walk & Bike Month, bringing over fifteen years experience in bicycling programming and non-profit administration.
For nine years, Sue was Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition. Previously, she's worked as a bicycle planner for engineering firms in Philadelphia and Denver; recently with the City of Boulder as GO Boulder's Walk & Bike Week Coordinator and Outreach Program Specialist.
Sue has served on numerous local and national boards including SkiCarpool, Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals, America Bikes, and the Thunderhead Alliance.
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Brett Schager, is new to the cycling world. His introduction began when he went through the earn-a-bike program and loved Community Cycles so much that he continued volunteering. He started without knowing how to change a flat, and has since learned a great deal of bike mechanics skills.
Although he received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and English and got a teaching license, he now has a job as the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for Community Cycles, driven by his enthusiasm for non-profits.
Archer Sully has been working on bikes since his long-vanished teenaged years, starting with turning Schwinn Sting-Rays into BMX bikes and choppers. A software engineer by training, as well as an amateur astronomer, he has been teaching people about many topics for most of his life.