Mission Statement

Making bicycling in the Pikes Peak Region better for people of all ages and abilities by:

Advocating for safe and connected on and off-street bicycle infrastructure
Teaching people how to access and safely use our bicycle network
Building an alliance of businesses, organizations and individuals that embrace bicycling
Celebrating the strength of a community that pedals

Organizational Structure

Bike Colorado Springs is a project of the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC). The project aims to promote safe bicycling and the development and maintenance bicycling infrastructure. 

As a project of TOSC, Bike Colorado Springs does not have a Board of Directors but, rather, has a Steering Committee composed of the five committee chairs and a representative of TOSC. Below are bios for each Committee Chair, as well as information about the sitting TOSC representative.

Open Steering Committee Positions

Education Committee

Bike Colorado Springs is currently searching for the right volunteer to lead our Education efforts.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Susan Davies.

The Education committee teaches people how to access and safely use our bicycle network here throughout the Pikes Peak region. Combining educational material via our social media and in-person training to increase the level of education and awareness for safe bicycle travel for both on-street travel and our many miles of off-street multi-use trail facilities.

Sitting Steering Committee Chairs

Outreach Committee

The Outreach committee is chaired by Stephanie Surch with an aim of engaging a broad range of communities throughout the Pikes Peak region to building an alliance of businesses, organizations and individuals that embrace bicycling. This includes working with local businesses and organizations that have an interest in improving bicycle infrastructure and believe that cycling is an important economic driver in our community.

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee is chaired by Cory Sutela. The Advocacy Committee promotes and advances local and regional legislation, policy and funding for increased non-motorized transportation infrastructure. The Advocacy Committee meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 6pm – at various locations in the Pikes Peak region.

About Cory

Cory Sutela was born in Canada and worked as a mechanical engineer in the Petroleum and Automotive fields before moving to Colorado Springs in 2004 to work as a Test Engineer for a bicycle component manufacturer. He now works as an independent engineering consultant.

Cory began volunteering as a bicycle advocate through Trails and Open Space Coalition and Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates – initially working to improve access to recreational trails. Recognizing the need to connect our trail system via on-street infrastructure in order to facilitate safe bicycle commuting, he now volunteers with the BCS advocacy committee to help create safe and convenient transportation choices for ALL – not just people who identify themselves as ‘cyclists’.

Cory lives in Manitou Springs with his wife Andrea, a Colorado Springs native.

Engagement Committee

The Engagement Committee is chaired by Allen Beauchamp. The Engagement Committee works to create fun and unique opportunities for local residents to connect to their community, from the seat of their bikes, at a very human speed. This includes everything from putting on public events and parties to working with local neighborhood and civic organizations. All the while building strength, connections, and engaging a community that pedals.

About Allen

After moving to Colorado Springs with Intel Corp in January of 2001, Allen fell in love with the local community and saw the opportunity to play a part in the creation of a more cycling-friendly city and region. He served as the President of the Colorado Springs Cycling Club from 2004-2008, has served on the board of Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates. When Intel decided to pull out of Colorado Springs, Allen and his wife CeCe, who fell in love with the local community, decided to go all-in and call Colorado Springs home. Allen is currently employed by the City of Colorado Springs as the Adaptive Cycling Specialist for the Therapeutic Recreation Program and is the newest member of the Trails and Open Space Coalition staff, managing the Bike Colorado Springs grant recently received from the Colorado Health Foundation, working on connecting local residents to the Legacy Loop and all of the places it can take them, via their bicycle.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is chaired by Cully Radvillas. This committee’s primary role is to increase the level of communication and collaboration among groups and individuals who have an interest in promoting bicycling. Using social media, face to face meetings, and this web site, the Communication Committee’s is developing channels of communication to all interested parties in support of a more bicycle friendly community.

About Cully

In 2012 Cully Radvillas moved from Chicago, IL to Colorado Springs, CO with SRAM, the second largest bicycle component manufacturer in the world. Throughout his years living in the Springs, the community feel, access to the outdoors, and potential of the city has won him over. As an avid mountain biker who grew up in the Midwest, he was grateful to move to a city where mountain biking doesn’t require driving to a trailhead. He views bicycles as equally valuable for both transportation and recreation. He especially loves the ability to ride via streets and trails directly to singletrack from his home on the Westside.

 

As a daily pedal-powered commuter, he advocates for the ability to use a bicycle as transportation. When moving to the Springs, Cully was excited to have his commute consist of 75% off-street trails, including singletrack and the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. While he loves all of the off-street bicycling options, safe, on-street infrastructure is lacking. Cully sees comfortable, safe, on-street bicycle infrastructure options as a necessity to make bicycles viable transportation tools in Colorado Springs. He wants to help Colorado Springs reach it’s potential as a top tier city, and for citizens and non-citizens alike to see the freedom bicycles can bring, in the mountains and on the road.

TOSC Representative

The Trails and Open Space Coalition is represented on the BCS Steering Committee by a rotating TSOC board member. Bike Colorado Springs is a program of the Trails and Open Space Coalition whose mission includes the “creation of a network of bikeways in the Colorado Springs area.