Dan grew up riding bikes in Massachusetts. He discovered the sense of empowerment and freedom that comes with getting around by bike at age 10 when he started riding to school and later commuting to summer jobs by bike. Has continued to use the bike as his primary means of transport to this day. Since moving to Boulder in 2007, he has gotten interested in moving cargo by bike. He built a very large bike trailer to haul furniture around and subsequently became involved in organizing other bike moves around town. He also enjoys other types of utilitarian cycling as well as long distance recreational road cycling.
He has been a volunteer at Community Cycles teaching the Youth Earn a Bike program since 2008 and has at times been involved in other aspects of the shop. In 2008 he started working with the Safe Routes to School program for the BVSD. He helped to launch a program called BLAST that teaches the basics of vehicular cycling to 5th and 6th grade students in their PE classes. In this capacity he has reached out to more than 1200 students across the district in the last two years. Mr. Adams is also actively involved in adult bicycle education in his role as a Cycling Instructor for the League of American Bicyclists. Dan is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Molecular Biology at CU studying the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease and neuronal function.