Community Cycles Staff and volunteers are your team to ensure that this Boulder nonprofit achieves its mission. Whether it is getting affordable used bikes out to the community or making Boulder Better for Bicycling, we work for you. See you in the streets!
Sue Prant, Executive Director
Sue joined Community Cycles as our Advocacy Director in 2008, bringing over fifteen years experience in bicycling programming and non-profit administration from her work as Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition, where she helped create one of the first bicycle infrastructures in the US. Sue has worked as a bicycle planner for engineering firms in Philadelphia and Denver, and is a strong, dedicated advocate of urban bicycle commuting. gro.s1619185521elcyC1619185521ytinu1619185521mmoC@1619185521euS1619185521.
Dax Burgos, Shop Director
Shop Manager Dax brings a strong background in retail experience to his position, leading our bike recycling and re-use efforts through our retail shop—also known as Bike Donation Central, yes we take anything “bike.” Dax comes fresh from a recent stint at the Center for Appropriate Transportation where he learned the art of cargo bicycle manufacturing.. Contact him at gro.s1619185521elcyc1619185521ytinu1619185521mmoc@1619185521xad1619185521
Alexey Davies, Membership Director
Alexey spent too much time in the corporate world polishing his business skills. Now he’s free to do what he loves, creating a culture of cycling at Community Cycles. Alexey is an avid mountain biker / bike commuter who eschews the car in Boulder, but somewhat hypocritically still has a passion for a good road trip for remote multi-day outdoor adventures. gro.s1619185521elcyc1619185521ytinu1619185521mmoc@1619185521pihsr1619185521ebmem1619185521
Jennifer Marie Shriver, MENV
Jennifer joined Community Cycles in March 2013, leads our grant-writing and fundraising work, and loves telling the Community Cycles story. A life-long environmentalist, Jennifer earned her BA degree at Columbia University, and got her Masters degree from CU Boulder. She loves bicycles, and spent a memorable summer in New York City as a bicycle messenger. She is thrilled to have been able to help Community Cycles get a home of its own! She sees bicycles as the key to sustainable, resilient, environmentally-friendly communities. To date Jennifer has won over $5 million in grant funding and donations. Contact her at gro.s1619185521elcyc1619185521ytinu1619185521mmoc@1619185521refin1619185521neJ1619185521.
Kerry Kruempelstaedter, Financial Director
Kerry rediscovered bicycling as an adult and loves the sense of freedom and fun it brings. She enjoys commuting around town on the bike paths, pushing herself to climb mountains, sneaking up in the hills for quick overnight bike-camping, and, generally, exploring and experiencing the world by bike. Biking brings Kerry such a fulfilling sense of joy that she’ll never give it up again. Kerry enjoys the opportunity to share this passion with others. Contact her at gro.s1619185521elcyc1619185521ytinu1619185521mmoc@1619185521kk1619185521.
John O’Kelly, Mechanic
My friends and I used to ride bikes everywhere as kids. I got my first real road bike in high school. I raced bikes on the road through college in Tucson, AZ. I did most of my own wrenching during that time. Much later on, I ended up in Colorado. I heard about Community Cycles and started volunteering in October of 2012. After putting in close to 1000 volunteer hours, I was brought on part time. It’s been a blast!
Will has a soft spot for teaching and helping people learn new things, especially bikes. He loves it when it is crazy busy in the shop and gets to juggle 5-6 projects at once.
Sean Obrien, Fleet Mechanic
Sean joined Community Cycles in 2014 as a bike ambassador. Before moving to Boulder Sean worked as an elementary Art Teacher in the Chicago Public Schools and as a bike messenger in Chicago. He left his car in 2012 and have been commuting by bike ever since and couldn’t be happier. He is currently teaching art in BVSD and working as a bike ambassador, educating and equipping cyclists with knowledge and gear to stay safe and law abiding in Boulder. He is looking forward to instructing summer camp and teaching a new generation of cyclists how to become more independent and knowledgeable on their bikes!
Melissa recently completed her Masters in Liberal Sciences and decided to combine her passion for cycling with her passion for helping others. In her free time she competes in triathlons and spends time in the mountains with her furry companion. Melissa loves how friendly and helpful everyone is at CC no matter your skill level! Contact her at gro.s1619185521elcyc1619185521ytinu1619185521mmoc@1619185521assil1619185521em1619185521.
Izzy Wilson, Sales Associate
When Izzy tried learning to ride a two-wheeler at five years old she ended up with two black eyes. Luckily, she was able to get back on the bike and has loved riding ever since. After racing as a junior and in college, Izzy completed a trans-am bike tour and moved to Boulder. She’s been having fun exploring the local mountain bike trails and loves working at Community Cycles.
Aidan Johan, Program Director
Aidan joined Community Cycles in January 2019, bringing with him a desire to help people keep their bikes on the road and a passion for alternative transportation. You can find Aidan, throughout Boulder and Boulder County, teaching neighborhood based bike maintenance and safe riding classes. Outside of work Aidan can be found in class, or running on the trails through out the county. Contact him at gro.s1619185521elcyc1619185521ytinu1619185521mmoc@1619185521jnadi1619185521a1619185521
Ben Eck, Mechanic
Ben joined Community Cycles as a LAB Tech in 2018 to share his love of bikes as a vehicle for sustainable transportation and fun. When he’s not fixing bikes, he can be found dreaming up bikepacking routes while pretending to have a wicked pissah Boston accent. Mysterious bottom bracket creaks haunt his dreams. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taran Volckhausen, Multi-Cultural Outreach Coordinator
Taran joined Community Cycles as Multicultural Outreach Coordinator in August, 2019. After living, working and biking for nearly five years in Medellin, Colombia, he’s excited to use his Spanish language skills and cultural experiences to help bring together a more enthusiastic and diverse cycling community in Boulder. Reudelo, ruedelo!! Dele, dele, dele!! Contact him at gro.s1619185521elcyc1619185521ytinu1619185521mmoc@1619185521vnara1619185521t1619185521
Justin Saxby, Production Manager
Justin Saxby first joined Community Cycles as a mechanic in 2014, during the last year of a MA in English. Upon graduating, he was sad to leave Boulder and CC to earn a PhD in Theology & Literature elsewhere, – but he returned as soon as he could! Now happily back in the shop, Justin aspires to serve the environmental, social and economic suffering of the world; it is his hope that he might do so by serving Community Cycles as Production Manager. Justin adores the simplicity and practicality of his first bike from CC, a Bridgestone MB-3, and is as happy restoring mid-80s road bikes as he is talking about Ralph Waldo Emerson. Contact him at gro.s1619185521elcyc1619185521ytinu1619185521mmoc@1619185521snits1619185521uj1619185521
Thomas Ruprecht, Mechanic
Thomas joined Community Cycles as a Production Mechanic in August 2020 after having been a member and volunteer for several years. He liked the vibe so much as a member and volunteer that he just had to jump on the opportunity to wrench on bikes part time for CC and absolutely loves it. Road and mountain biking are his pastimes but did do a long stint doing triathlons as well. Perhaps his strongest cycling passion to date is for using a bike for anything he can around town no matter the weather and showed he was serious when he dropped his car in 2019. Contact him at gro.s1619185521elcyc1619185521ytinu1619185521mmoc@1619185521rsamo1619185521ht1619185521.