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Kirsten Finn

Executive Directorkirsten@wisconsinbikefed.org414-253-3154

Kirsten first found freedom through cycling on a white Huffy three speed which carried her daily to the public pool. Her favorite cycling events are the Tosa Full Moon Rides, Ride to the Barns, Door County Century and, of course, the best day of the year – the Santa Rampage. She lives in the city with her husband, who is a Tosa Spokesman and a member of the Ben’s Cycle/Milwaukee Bicycle Company team, their three teenagers and two dogs.

Jake Newborn

Assistant Directorjake.newborn@wisconsinbikefed.org414-253-3331

Jake has been with the Bike Fed for 16 years while focusing on a large variety of education programs, events, and advocacy issues. Based in Milwaukee, he enjoys biking with his daughter to school, going on family bike camping trips, and riding to Brewers games.

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Michael Anderson

Milwaukee Youth Education Managermichael.anderson@wisconsinbikefed.org

Michael began volunteering with the Wisconsin the Bike Fed’s Connect 53212 program in the Fall of 2014 while a student at UWM.  He has since served the Bike Fed as an active transportation activist across several programs with a particular focus on pedestrian rights and transit. His current focus, as the manager of our Safe Routes to School partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools, is to elevate youth voices in planning decisions, continue delivering our amazing Bicycle Driver’s Ed curriculum, and empower families to reach school by walking and biking.

Barb Blick

Safe Routes Instructor

I’ve been a Safe Routes instructor with the Wisconsin Bike Fed for 14 years. I tell people I have the best job in the world; I get to take kids on bike rides all over the beautiful city of Milwaukee…and beyond

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Anthony Casagrande

Mobile Bike Repair Manager & Safe Routes Instructormobilerepair@wisconsinbikefed.org

Anthony manages our Valid Bike Shop and is the lead mechanic for Milwaukee Mobile Bike Repair, while also working as a Safe Routes instructor. They enjoy riding their bike year round to commute, exercise, and organize casual social rides. It is their ongoing challenge to figure out exactly how much one person can carry with four panniers, whether it’s on trips to the grocery, out bike camping, or taking a full picnic spread and lawn games to the park.

Alora Correa

Milwaukee High School Education Manageralora@wisconsinbikefed.org

Alora has spent several years serving communities in Racine and Milwaukee, creating meaningful and engaging programs for youth. Her husband and three children love exploring on bikes and living close enough to school to be able to walk. For Alora, it is a privilege to be doing work which advocates and promotes policy and infrastructure for a cleaner, greener, and safer community.

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William Fehrenbach

Cycling Without Age Educator – Westernbill@wisconsinbikefed.org

A life-long bicyclist and bicycle-pedestrian advocate, Bill joined the Wisconsin Bike Fed as a Cycling Without Age Instructor in 2023. He lives in Hudson with his wife, Mary,  after living in Stevens Point for most of the past 30 years, where he and Mary raised their three sons. Bill has been a CWA pilot and pilot trainer with the Portage County CWA since its inception in 2017, and remains a member of the Portage County CWA Board. Bill also has experience leading and participating in bicycle tours in WI, the US, and internationally. Bill is thrilled to help expand the Cycling Without Age program in Western Wisconsin!

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Gui Gregory

Education Coordinatorgmgregory@wisconsinbikefed.org

G has worked in the Bike Industry for over 6 years and has coordinated for the Colorado VisionZero campaign and other city-affiliated Sustainable Transportation Programs. A recent transplant to Madison, WI, they are passionate about creating space, comfortability, and better access to biking for everyone. In their free time, G runs a Queer, Trans, and Femme cycling organization called RAR (Radical Adventure Riders) in MadTown and leads educational bike clinics for adults and youth. They love exploring their new city on two wheels and are excited to help the Wisconsin Bike Fed reach more communities, spaces, and people.

Grace Labinski

Business Managergrace@wisconsinbikefed.org

Grace is our office manager, bookkeeper and working behind the scenes to keep all our programs working and staff members productive. When she is not working, she enjoys competing in triathlons with her family.

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Angie Livermore

Safe Routes Instructor

I have been involved with the Bike Fed for over ten years. Safe Routes to School is the program I have been most active in, which allows connections with communities that surpass anything beyond what people call work. Walking and riding a bike still amazes me everyday, it is how I experience the world.

Laura Mandella

Membership and Communication Managerlaura@wisconsinbikefed.org

Laura has been a lifelong recreational cyclist enjoying the Oak Leaf Trail, Menomonee River Parkway and Ozaukee Interurban Trail. Laura enthusiastically supports the Wisconsin Bike Fed’s advocacy for safe, fun cycling and walking in our communities and on scenic trails.

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Nivali Mariam

Dane County Education Programs Instructornivali@wisconsinbikefed.org

Nivali got their first bike at age 8, and as a child played “mechanic” – disassembling the bike and putting it back together again and again. After moving from México City to Madison they got a used bike for primary transportation and learned basic mechanics at the Bike Resource Center. Nivali became interested in bike advocacy and making cycling more accessible to the latinx community, helped organize community rides with the BiciClub Latino of Madison, and later became a Wheels for Winners board member. Nivali is excited to join the Wisconsin Bike Fed and help more people enjoy cycling.

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Marybeth McGinnis

MilWALKee Walks Managermarybeth@wisconsinbikefed.org414-501-3756

In her previous home of Madison, WI, Marybeth was involved in safe streets advocacy and community organizing. She’s excited to be a part of making Milwaukee safer for everyone who walks and rolls. While she loves to bike camp and get around on two wheels, you can mostly catch her getting around Milwaukee on an MCTS bus or by foot. Want to talk walking and safety in your neighborhood? Reach out and let’s chat!

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Collin Mead

Government Affairs Managercollin@wisconsinbikefed.org

Collin has been a bike enthusiast since he first learned to ride. In high school, Collin competed in numerous mountain bike races including his favorite, the Chequamegon Fat Tire. Though far removed from his years of competing, Collin still loves to put in miles on his 50 year-old road bike all around Madison and the surrounding trails.

Shawn Moore

MilWALKee Walks Coordinatorshawn@wisconsinbikefed.org

As a father of six sons and grandfather to five grandchildren, Shawn deeply understands the importance of creating a safe and nurturing environment for the next generation. Over the past ten years, he has actively organized initiatives aimed at decreasing violence and making a positive impact on the lives of children in the Milwaukee area. Shawn’s journey is fueled by his belief in community engagement and proactive measures as essential tools for positive change. He will be working on education and developing partnerships to reduce pedestrian fatalities and crashes in some of our most vulnerable communities in Milwaukee.

Heather Rainer

Events Managerheather@wisconsinbikefed.org

Heather has plenty of experience in the cycling community, from racing in WORS to working as the WORS registration manager. She helped build her local bike club’s mountain bike race team, planned “Treadfest”, sat on two cycling club boards, and helped build and establish new trails in her area. Roles include Bike Instructor Certification Program licensed coach teaching women’s mountain bike clinics around the state and country, level 3 NICA coach and coach supporter, as well as WI NICA leagues Grit (Girls Riding together) coordinator. Heather rides through all seasons, enjoys traveling, and has proudly raised 3 boys.

Natalie Schad

Dane Co Youth Education Program Managernatalie@wisconsinbikefed.org

Natalie is a Madison local and combines her background in environmental science and policy and exercise and sports studies to support community-centric bike education. When not on her bike, she can be found on hiking trails, hanging with her dogs, or reading a good book.

Linda Soltis-Schroeder

Linda Soltis-Schroeder

Cycling Without Age Educator – Northwestlinda@wisconsinbikefed.org

Linda started her bicycling adventures at 5 on a blue Hiawatha bike trying to fly like Peter Pan.  Since then there have been thousands of miles of wonderful bike riding on a golden Schwinn Stingray 5 speed, road bikes, recumbent bike, recumbent tandem, and, now, a recumbent Ice Trice. She has a lifetime of encouraging and training volunteers, and helping seniors and people of varying abilities enjoy their life to the fullest.  Her main aspiration has been to get people riding bikes and enjoying nature. She is very appreciative of the Bike Fed for giving her the opportunity to help people enjoy bicycling!

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Chris Stindt

Communication Coordinatorchris@wisconsinbikefed.org

Chris has been with Bike Fed since 2020 in various part-time capacities. He loves riding, from taking his family around town on their e-cargo bike, to riding the mountain bike trails in La Crosse, and everything in between. Chris is also a NICA Team Director, La Crosse Omnium Race Director and volunteer with ORA Trails.

Melissa Tuttle Carr

Membership Specialistmelissa@wisconsinbikefed.org

Melissa is a Wisconsin native and has always loved being on a bike! Her career has encompassed many areas of public health including meteorology, violence prevention, and equity in running and fitness, and she is excited to be on the Bike Fed team to help advocate for safe and accessible cycling. Melissa enjoys bike rides with her family and she raises money for cancer research through a cycling event. She also loves trail running, hiking, camping, and reading.

Ben Varick

Dane County High School Education Managerben@wisconsinbikefed.org

Ben has been working to empower students for 15 years in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wyoming. He has worked as a program director and wilderness trip leader for Camp Manito-wish YMCA, a 6th grade science teacher, and started a Teen Center at a Boys & Girls Club. Ben believes that everything is better on a bike. He is jazzed to be working to expand our active transportation education and support for high school students across Dane County, helping them to get where they want to go!

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Janna Zimmerman

Cycling Without Age Educator – Northeastjanna@wisconsinbikefed.org

A Wisconsin native with a life-long love of biking, Janna has been a Cycling Without Age pilot happily pedaling in Northeast Wisconsin since 2021. Excited to help grow the program, she joined the Wisconsin Bike Fed as a Cycling Without Age Educator in 2023.