Emilio made the move to Bend in 2017. He is an advocate for safe and connected bicycle pathways for all ages. As child, Emilio felt like biking offered freedom to travel in search of new adventure. Throughout his life, cycling continues to inspire adventure and freedom. Emilio also loves the unique perspective cycling offers regarding our city’s growth, its architecture, and beautiful landscape.
Elisa has been a Bend resident since 2010 when she moved from Honolulu, Hawaii. She has been interested in biking since around 2008 when she decided to get on a bike again for the first time since childhood by training for a half-Ironman triathlon. She frequents the roads as she mainly uses her bike to commute, does the occasional road ride, and mountain bikes on any trail she can find. It’s one of her goals to bike every Oregon scenic bikeway.
Cassie lives in Bend and uses her e-bike to commute everywhere. She also loves mountain biking, fat biking, gravel biking, and biking with her dog in his trailer – which is a good thing, because she’s an absolutely terrible driver. She isn’t sure if it’s possible to have too many bikes?
Jim’s first bike was a Columbia three speed with balloon tires that he used to explore his hometown starting at age 6. Prior to moving to Bend in 2011, Jim lived in Iowa. While there, he and his two then teenaged kids rode across the United States and also the entire family took part in the annual seven day bike ride across Iowa (RAGBRAI) multiple times. Jim enjoys the trails and roads of Deschutes County and has more bikes than he needs. His interest in cycling advocacy is driven by his desire to enable individuals of all ages and abilities to explore Bend by bicycle and to cycle safely for fun and to school, work and other trips.
Jordan grew up in the car-centered sprawl of suburban Denver, and has found a sense of freedom, economic solace, and joy from using bikes as a primary mode of transportation. He views bikes as a utility, as much as or more than a hobby and believes that people don’t need to be “cyclists” to use bikes in the city. He sees widespread bicycle use as a major player in the reduction of sprawl and the only way to achieve it being safe bike networks that anyone feels comfortable using. He has been bike commuting in Bend year-round for 3 years and truly believes that with the right conditions most Bendites would join in that venture. He is working hard to achieve those conditions.
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David Green moved to Bend in 2015 to take advantage of the amenities of what seemed a big city with easy access to natural areas. He enjoys bike packing, road riding, and doing errands on his bike. He came to cycling advocacy after meeting far too many people who enjoy biking but avoid riding on the streets of Bend. He wants to see a walkable, cyclable Bend where kids, seniors, and everyone in between can comfortably get around on foot and by bike.
Kaitlin has lived in Bend since 2012. She shares the city’s passion for outdoor recreation and envisions a future where active transportation is a part of a healthy lifestyle for everyone. She loves being able to get just about anywhere in Bend on her single speed townie but has a special place in her heart for her gravel bike, which takes her bike packing throughout Oregon.
Jana has been living and bike commuting in Bend since 2016. She is the Outreach Manager for Deschutes Land Trust, a local conservation nonprofit. Whether commuting to work, running errands, picking up veggies at the farmer’s market, or grabbing coffee with friends, Jana loves being able to get around town on her trusty commuter bike.
Eric has lived in Oregon since 2010, after growing up in Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. In 2013 he hiked 800 miles of the PCT before getting a stress fracture, which grew his love for biking because of the lower impact. He met his wife while she was doing a Pacific Coast highway bike tour, and their first trip together was doing the Vancouver to Seattle section together. He sees amazing value in neighborhood greenways, and hopes to expand the network in Bend to make cycling more accessible to all community members.
Brady’s long family history here has instilled a love for Bend as a place and as a community. He is passionate about bikes as a way to commute and have fun, and believes that the wonder of Bend can be best appreciated by slowing down, hopping on a bike, and taking it all in. He is a firm believer that a well connected and safe biking-infrastructure throughout our town has the power to bring people together and create a stronger, more resilient community.
Brett and his family have been biking in Bend for transportation since 1998. He sees considerable opportunity for Bend to be a leader in multi-modal transportation reform and envisions a future where cycling is easy, safe and the most convenient choice for trips throughout the city.