We're a community effort held together by a core of dedicated staff and board members.
Volunteer Manager, Sarah Braker came to us after working for more than three years at Bikes Not Bombs in Boston, MA. There she facilitated an Earn-A-Bike program for girls and served as Communications Manager. Before joining the non-profit world, Sarah was a reporter at Sports Illustrated Kids magazine and is a passionate fan of the Ravens and Orioles. It was through her commute from Brooklyn to midtown Manhattan that she fell in love with bikes. Born and raised in Baltimore, Boulder will be the fourth city that starts with a 'B' in which Sarah has either lived or worked.
Sales and Service Manager, Dax Burgos brings retail experience and a recent apprenticeship at the Center for Appropriate Tranportation where he learned the art of cargo bicycle manufacturing.
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.
Board Member, Elaine Erb is 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 Board Member 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 performance group, on the board of the Colorado Blues Society and a long time volunteer for eTown, a Boulder-based, nationally syndicated radio program.
Board Vice-President, Evan Freirich is also an attorney and has operated his private practice in Boulder since 1989. Once a bike mechanic, always a bike mechanic, Evan's latest passion is an electric hybrid bicycle, which helps with his mountain commute.
Coming to us from San Francisco, where she was active with the SF Bicycle Coalition, Board Secretary Ann Haebig is an on and off bike commuter of over 20 years and she eventually 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.
Board President, 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 sales staffers to deliver a more consistent and consumer-friendly message.
Financial Manager, Kerry Kruempelstaedter rediscovered bicycling as an adult and loves the sense of freedom, fun, and physical-capability that comes with it. She enjoys commuting around town on the bike paths, pushing herself to climb mountains, sneaking up in the hills for quick overnight bike-camping, and, generally, exploring and experiencing the world by bike. Biking brings Kerry such a fulfilling sense of joy that she'll never give it up again and it was the opportunity to share this passion with others that lured her to us from her early retirement from the tech industry.
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.
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, joined Community Cycles as our Advocacy Director 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.
Archer Sully, Earn-a-bike instructor, 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.