Making bicycling in the Pikes Peak Region better for people of all ages and abilities by:
Teaching people how to access and safely use our bicycle network
Uniting businesses, organizations and individuals who embrace bicycling
Celebrating the strength of a community that pedals
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Volunteer with bike Colorado Springs as a Bicycling Advocate by joining a committee or lending your voice to bicycle issues in our region
Bike Colorado Springs is a program of the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC). The program aims to improve bicycle infrastructure, teach safe bicycling habits, and promotes bike riding in all of its forms; making bike riding in the Pikes Peak region a safe form of recreation and transportation for all.
As a program 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 one immediate past committee chair. Below are bios for each Committee Chair.
Sitting Executive Committee Committee members
The Education committee is chaired by Joan Stang. The Education committee teaches people how to access and safely use our bicycle network as well as teaching drivers how to interact with bicyclists and bicycle infrastructure 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.
Joan is just an ordinary person like you who wants to be safe on our roadways just like everyone out there getting from point A to point B, day in and day out. She expects users to be courteous and polite, sharing the road and communicating their intentions—whether it be in a car, walking, or on a bicycle.
Transportation is about having a choice. As Colorado Springs grows we will appreciate the green spaces and infrastructure that allows for a viable mass transit system and a walkable and rideable community.
For Joan, it all started in Alaska where I grew up. Commuting via bicycle as a way to not only exercise but also get out and enjoy the great outdoors. She then dabbled in amateur road racing while living in Honolulu, Hawaii commuting to work as a means to train and avoid sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic. In 1991, Joan moved to Colorado Springs and continued racing and commuting to stay in shape and do my little part to help mother nature. Eventually, her focus turned to equestrian interests and she gave up racing but continued to commute by bike. In 2012, Joan was seriously hit by a distracted driver. Luckily, she walked away without any broken bones. After almost 15 years, Joan quit her DoD job and decided it was time be part of the solution helping to educate motorists that there are other users on the road. All we ask is for users to be aware of each other and to share the infrastructure. Today, Joan and her husband enjoy vacations on their tandem bicycle.
The Outreach committee is chaired by Carlos Perez. The Outreach committee aims to engage a broad range of communities throughout the Pikes Peak region to build an alliance of businesses, organizations and individuals that embrace bicycling.This includes managing our Bicycle Ambassador Program and 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.
The Advocacy Committee is chaired by Jerry White. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is now a proud father who gets around by cargo bike with his son as much as possible. 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.
Immediate past Advocacy Chair
As the previous Advocacy Committee chair Cory Sutela maintains a role on the BCS Executive Committee in an advisory role.
Cory Sutela was born in Canada, has a Ph.D and has worked as a mechanical engineer in the Petroleum and Automotive fields before moving to Colorado Springs in 2004 to work in product development and manufacturing, choosing this area because of the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. He now works as an independent engineering consultant.
Cory has served on several community volunteer boards including the Trails and Open Space Coalition, COS Parks SuperFriends, Bear Creek Roundtable and the Ped & Cycle group of Manitou (PaCMan) and is currently the Executive Director for Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates (The Local Colorado Springs, Mountain Bike Advocacy Organization). Cory became involved with BCS after recognizing the need to connect our trail system via on-street infrastructure in order to facilitate safe bicycle commuting. Since stepping as BCS Advocacy committee chair he still 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.