Every year, Bike Walk Tompkins searches for enthusiastic people to become Ithaca Bike Champions for the summer. Ithaca Bike Champions are bicycle ambassadors that share their love of bicycling among the communities they are part of to encourage biking as a safe and convenient way to move around, stay healthy, and have fun.

Many events organized by the Champions are open to the public. Check out the Bike Walk Tompkins Facebook page for a list of the events that have been scheduled so far, and learn more about this year’s Champions below.

This year’s Ithaca Bike Champions program is funded by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration through Tompkins County’s Special Community Mobility Projects.

About the 2018 Program

Last year, 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.

Champions are part of our initiative to ensure bicycling and bikeshare are accessible and equitable modes of transportation in our community. In 2018, the work was funded by grants from the Better Bike Share Partnership and the Federal Transit Administration, with help from NYSERDA/NYSDOT.