WashCo Bikes
2018 Board Members: Shannon Humphrey, Carl Nelson, Steve Boughton, Mike Mulligan, Gabriel Trainer- Absent: Dirk Pauwels
 

Board of Directors

 

Board Chairman- Steve Boughton

Carl Nelson- Director

Mike Mulligan- Director

Shannon Humphrey- Director

Gabriel Trainer- Director

Our Mission

The mission of the Washington Country Bicycle Transportation Coalition (WashCo BTC) is to promote bicycle transportation, protect bicyclists’ rights and improve bicycling conditions throughout Washington County, Oregon through education, advocacy and community.

 

WashCo BTC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose members have been a voice for the bicycling community in Washington County, Oregon since 1998.  WashCo BTC was initially formed as a chapter of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. In 2005, it became an independent non-profit agency to promote bicycle education, and rider empowerment while advocating bicycling interests and supporting events that encourage community participation. Since its inception, WashCo BTC has grown from a group of activists with commitment and energy to a focused organization with members serving on project committees, advisory boards, and other forms of citizen involvement at all levels of government.  

 

The organziation provides clinics and educational events.  You can sign up for classes focused on how motorists and bicyclists can share the road, pointers for the everyday commuter, and classes in advanced bicycle maintenance and handling skills. 

 

WashCo BTC is proud to offer a community bicycle center that offers “anything bicycle,” where anyone can repair a bike, buy a used one, and learn how and where to ride. Community rides and group ride clinics for the uninitiated also will be available.

 

 

Board Members

Members of our all-volunteer board come from divere backgrounds and interests with a similar passion for bicycle use, safety, education and recreation. Some of have been with us since we started as the “Squeaky Wheels” formed in 1996 to rail against the poor connectivity, infrastructure and support of bicycling as viable transportation within the county.

 

With 13 cities, Metro, ODOT and Washington County LUT (Department of Land Use and Transportation) to contend with, this has been no small task. Here then, are the list of those currently serving to provide Education, Advocacy and Community to county residents.

 

 

Steve Boughton 

Board Chair and acting Executive Director

 

Steve provides leadership, management, and organizational skills, as well as overseeing financial performance and control for WashCo Bikes.  

 

He is a League of American Bicyclists, League Cycling Instructor (LCI) and offers classes on topics like Bicycle Confidence in Traffic, click here to view more about our classes

 

 

 

Carl Nelson 

Board Member

Carl has been a Board Member since 2008. He was the original founder of Tour de Parks annual ride. Carl is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor (LAB). He enjoys working with children, teaching safe cycling skills. Click here to view more about our classes.

 

 Shannon Humphrey

 Board Member

 Shannon joined the board in December 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Mulligan

Board member

 

Mike is an avid cyclist and has applied this love for two wheels through many roles. Mike has served on Beaverton’s Bicycle Advisory Committee for 10 years. As a part of this committee, he has been heavily involved each year in the planning and execution of our family-friendly Bike Beaverton ride. He has also helped with the BTA’s (The Street Trust) Safe Routes to School program. In the past, Mike was also involved in designing routes and leading longer rides with American Youth Hostels, participated and volunteered in many charity rides, and worked at the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

 

 

Gabriel Trainer 

Board Member

 

 

Gabriel has been a Portland resident and avid cyclist for 8 years. He has been a core volunteer at Bike Farm (an all-volunteer run bike collective) in Portland for over 3 years, and works for Jacobs Engineering out at the Intel Ronler acres campus doing construction work. Gabriel does not own a car and quickly learned that Hillsboro needed better bike infrastructure while commuting home from Intel. He hopes to improve bike infrastructure in Hillsboro and the rest of Washington County through his involvement with the WashCo Bikes board. Gabriel also wants to help make the WashCo Bikes bike shop into a highly functioning shop that serves all of Hillsboro and eventually expands to serve the entire county. Biking is a way of life for Gabriel and he is highly motivated to spread cycling as a viable form of transportation for all people. 

 

 

 

 

2018 Executive Director- Joe Kurmaskie

 

 

Joe Metal Cowboy Kurmaskie joins the rebranded WashCo Bikes, as the executive director. "I'm pumped to invigorate the suburbs and outlying community  west of Portland with exciting new programs while expanding quality existing ones.

Yes, this is an uphill, herculean challenge that I absolutely relish."

 

More specifics in days to come, but with your help we'll: 

  1. Create a weekend festival of the wheel around our holiday Adopt A Bike program - including ride, safety rodeo  and bike themed gift Fair.
    2. Rebrand and expand our summer bike camps.
    3. Create a Freewheeling Festival Of The Bike around our adopt a bike program, including a Bike Craft weekend and holiday ride.
    4. Bring a Sunday Parkways series to all of Washington County.
    5. Expand and grow our community bicycle shop in Hillsboro and new shops/presence countywide.
    6. Create a Hispanic Mechanics/Minorities scholarship and internship program.
  2. Expand our advocacy and safety classes, clinics, safe routes and education.



Washington County Community Bike Center

137 NE 3rd Ave.

Hillsboro, OR 97124

503-844-9740

 

 

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