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 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.
Program Manager/Safe Routes to Schoolmichael.firstname.lastname@example.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.
Community Engagement Managermichelleb@wisconsinbikefed.org
Michelle bikes and walks for transportation and enjoys how active transportation connects people and communities. She has traveled by bike on several self supported trips and loves to share stories and encourage others.
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!
Office Manager and Bookkeepergrace@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.
I have lived in the Madison area for 14 years and love biking the trails in town and around the state. I ride my bike for transportation, but I also enjoy cylcing with my bike club, long-distance bicycle touring, and participating in organized charity rides.
Membership and Communications 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.
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.
Lead Mechanic and Education 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.
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.
Madison Education and Engagement Programs Managercaitlin@wisconsinbikefed.org
Caitlin enjoys combining her background in education and her love for the outdoors to encourage others to choose walking and rolling as means of transportation. She is enthusiastic about engaging with the community, bike commuting, and spending time on the water.
Education and Engagement Assistantnatalie@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.
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.
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
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 BikeFed reach more communities, spaces, and people through event and ride coordination.
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 Wisconsin Bike Fed for giving her the opportunity to help people enjoy bicycling!
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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