Emilio Biasucci

At Large

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 Cheng


Elisa standing in the woods with backpack on

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 Doll

At Large

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 Elliott

At Large

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 Freeburn

At Large

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.

David Green

Secretary / Treasurer

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 Greene

Vice President

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. 

Rosalee Hermens

At Large

Rosalee grew up in Oregon, and returned to Bend in 2020 from Chicago and Boston.   She has bike-toured in the US, Europe and Asia, and commuted by bike in Boston and Chicago.   Rosalee enjoys road and gravel biking, and reports that biking is the best speed – slow enough to see the world around us, but fast enough to see a lot of it.   She hopes to help Bend design its growth to be bicycle-friendly and bicycle safe.

Allen Olson

At Large

Al moved to Bend in 2021 to enjoy the outdoor recreation opportunities in the High Desert. After a long career in journalism, Al now works for a local bike shop in Bend and enjoys exploring his new hometown on the saddle or his e-bike. He advocates for connected pathways in Bend and envisions a thriving cycling ecosystem in Central Oregon. His first bike was a hand-me-down Schwinn Sting-Ray equipped with a banana seat, high-rise handlebars, and baseball cards in the spokes. And he learned the hard way not to ride a bike while wearing flip-flops.

Paxton Rothwell

At Large

Paxton fell in love with biking for utility and joy on a study abroad trip learning about the urbanism of European cities. He saw how much happier and safer people were when their city was designed to move people efficiently, not just cars. After returning to the US, he continued to suffer behind the wheel of the car dominant Southern California transportation system (though he took the bus, train, and biked as often as he could). After moving to Portland and experiencing a decline in both cycling and road safety, Paxton remains committed to elevating the needs of cyclists, pedestrians, and transit users alike. He believes a safe and connected walking and biking system is key to increasing a sense of community well-being and trips made by bike for utility. Paxton moved to Bend in early 2024 and is excited to learn more about the needs of the city from the community. You can see him riding around town on his purple Tern Quick Haul e-bike.

Brett Yost

At Large

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.