About Us

EDUCATION. ADVOCACY. ADVENTURE.

YOUR SOURCE FOR EVERYTHING BIKE RELATED IN THE REGION.

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!

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

OUR VOLUNTEERS

Our volunteers are an important part of Bike Clark County and our programs. We rely on them to help and the perks are pretty good too! Contact the shop and see how you can connect to help out.

MISSION

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.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

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.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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.

VOLUNTEER BOARD

Peter Van Tilburg

PETER VAN TILBURG

VICE PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
peter@bikeclarkcounty.org

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.

ERIC GIACCHINO

FOUNDER
eric@bikeclarkcounty.org

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.

RYAN THIELE

BIKE SHOP MECHANIC |  VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
rforrest.t@gmail.com 

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.

CHRISTOPHER STEKHUIZEN

BOARD MEMBER
chris.stek@gmail.com

I ride bikes, I like coffee, and I play tabletop games and like long romantic walks on the beach – by myself.

PRESTON ANTISDEL

BOARD MEMBER
preston@bikeclarkcounty.org

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 still assists with the Bike to Leadership high school program.

MIKE FARBER

BOARD MEMBER

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.

BENJAMIN KOHEN

BIKE SHOP SALES ASSOCIATE / PROGRAMS ASSISTANT
benjamin.hzk@gmail.com

Benjamin is a bicycle enthusiast, advocate, and commuter. He lives in a tiny house that he and his partner designed and built with a combination of new, salvaged and upcycled materials. He loves legumes, and enjoys playing and writing music, fabrication, growing and cooking food, and biking on old fire roads.