From April to October, a group of seven Ithaca Bike Champions (bike ambassadors) have been organizing events and bicycle rides in your neighborhood to encourage biking as a safe and convenient way to move around, stay healthy, and have fun. Meet the 2018 “Class” below and check out these highlights from our outreach in 2018. We’ll be hiring for the 2019 Class in February. Keep up-to-date with us by signing up for our e-news.
Champions are part of our initiative to ensure bicycling and bikeshare are accessible and equitable modes of transportation in our community. This work was funded by grants from the Better Bike Share Partnership and the Federal Transit Administration, with help from NYSERDA/NYSDOT.
Barbara is excited to help people, especially older adults, regain their mobility by introducing them to bicycles and tricycles. She’s part of the GIAC Seniors Program and you can see her around town riding her tadpole tricycle.
Gibrian is an Ithaca native and is excited about LimeBike bringing access to bikes for everyone in the community. He’s very involved at Cornell Cooperative Extension and Southside Community Center, and you can see him around town on a LimeBike.
Gretchen is thrilled about the empowerment that bicycling gives to everyone, in particular to teenagers and women. She’s very involved in the community as a parent and organizer of Porchfest. Look for her on her personal bike or LimeBike!
James is excited about the access to transportation that LimeBike will bring to other teens in the community. He’s involved in social justice causes and attends commutes every day to LACS on his bike.
Lynne is excited about the opportunities and health benefits that bicycling can bring to the clients she works with at Tompkins County Mental Health. Catch her making work errands on a LimeBike.
Steven decided to forego his car and live a car-free lifestyle in downtown Ithaca upon his retirement, and has never looked back. Join him at one of his impromptu walks or bike rides around town and learn some simple steps you can take to go car-lite/free.
Thana (aka Devra) is thrilled about not having to drive her children around now that they have access to LimeBike. She’s now using her free time to get her neighbors and friends to discover freedom on a bicycle.