Bike Clark County started as an idea: that kids should be outside riding their bikes, that adults can use their bike as a viable mode of transportation, and that families can safely enjoy a ride together on our streets and local trails.
We’ve grown from a vision into a robust organization offering programs and bikes for kids and schools, organizing community events and rides, and now operating a full service bike shop in downtown Vancouver!
Bike Clark County is organized and operated by a board of directors, who share the vision of promoting cycling in Clark County. We do not charge membership dues, we simply ask that you get involved by volunteering your time or you consider making a donation to help Bike Clark County to pedal on!
Through community partnerships and the effort of volunteers, we promote bicycle access, education, safety and the enjoyment of cycling to the children and adults of SW Washington. In simple terms, that translates to getting more people out riding bikes.
Bike Clark County is committed to providing an environment of diversity in which anyone is welcome to participate in our programs, activities, and events in order to learn about bicycle safety, maintenance, repair, and operation. Bike Clark County does not exclude or deny access to our shop, its programs, activities, and events to any person on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran or legal status, age, gender or gender identity, or disability. Furthermore, Bike Clark County expects all of its staff, members, volunteers, and participants to promote a climate of diversity where everyone values individual and group differences, respects the perspectives of others, and communicates openly. However, Bike Clark County maintains the right to ask any person not able to publicly uphold these values during our programs, events, and activities at any location to leave the vicinity immediately.
Our programs are usually free and made possible through generous donations. We provide as much financial assistance as possible by sharing resources and seeking on going funding to supplement the cost of our programs. Unfortunately BCC does not have the resources to fully subsidize every program. You are the best fundraiser for your own program but we can help.
Peter is the owner of an environmental engineering business “Pacific Stormwater Consulting” who has a passion for all types of cycling. He enjoys Cyclocross racing, Mountain biking and long road rides. Peter and his daughter do an annual bike tour on the family’s trusty tandem.
Aaron is the Operations manager for The Resource Company LLC. Aaron moved to the North West when He was 12 from Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he’s not out riding his bike, he’s spending time with his wife and two little girls. As much as Aaron loves to work on bikes, He loves to ride them even more.
Eric is a Vancouver firefighter / paramedic and father of twin girls who love to ride around town and along the Columbia River. Eric commutes regularly, the whole family races, does an annual bike tour and uses their bike and trailer to bring home groceries and a good six-pack.
Tyler has an interest in being involved in anything involving education. He currently teaches sophomores about the wonders of the world and more specifically the history of the world. Bike Clark County allows him to play a small role in continuing the education of local youth. In his spare time he hikes, bikes, plays music, and enjoys the company of his partner and two chihuahuas.
Holly is an experienced nonprofit accountant, chair of the City of Vancouver Parks Commission and very active in the community. She bikes or walks to as many meetings and events as possible. She has been biking in Clark County since 1980.
His friends call him Bike Ryan, and his middle name is Forrest. He currently works in environmental conservation, but has been in love with bicycles for decades. As a past bike mechanic, Bike Clark County puts his years of experience to good use. Find him mountain biking, camping or sculpting bonsai.
Christine is a life-long bicycling enthusiast and lives in the Felida neighborhood with her daughter and twin boys. She is an Accountant in Portland and commutes regularly on one of her Bianchi’s. To escape that desk job, she enjoys the great outdoors with her kids! Along with her children, community service is a top priority for Christine and Bike Clark County is a perfect fit!
Preston is a Vancouver native and has been biking around the PNW since childhood. He rides bikes around town for fun and transportation, and around the PNW wherever the trail leads. Preston teaches middle school and first connected with BCC when he sought help starting a middle school bike intramural in 2012. Since then Preston has been a regular BCC volunteer, led BCC’s 2016 summer bike camps, and he now co-manages the Bike to Leadership high school program along with board member and friend Aaron Gibson.
Sam hails from the crown jewel of America, the Pacific Northwest. She’s spent a decade working in alternative, formal, and non-formal education and building community is the name of her game. She’s an advocate, maker, mom, terrible guitar player, slightly better piano player, and general do-gooder. You can find her at Bike Clark County cheering on the programs that keep kids connected to our community and get them outside.
Mike is an OB/Gyn physician in our community and the Medical Director of the Family Birth Center at PeaceHealth Southwest. He cycled through college and medical school for transportation, fitness and just to blow off steam. After miraculously surviving the streets of Philadelphia, he moved to Vancouver and started a family. Here is a cycling commuter, local team member and recreational enthusiast. Give him sunshine, two wheels and a friend, and he is a happy man.