Did you know the American Bicycling Education Association has a team? Not a cycling team, a Cycling Education team!
While we ride our bikes (a lot), you’ll find team members engaged in many other activities. We write posts for The Savvy Cyclist. Want to contribute? Let Karen Karabell know. She’s the editor, and will send you a link to editorial guidelines.
We maintain ABEA’s websites. It’s a big job building a new national organization! We have several websites serving different purposes.
You may already know that ABEA is the non-profit parent of CyclingSavvy and CyclingSavvy Online. Have you explored I Am Traffic? This ABEA site is an incredible resource for planners, engineers, law enforcement and the general public. Team ABEA also maintains CyclingSavvy.Bike, offering the best instructor resources available anywhere.
Other Team ABEA activities include:
- Continually improving CyclingSavvy and developing other new course materials
- Teaching CyclingSavvy all over the U.S.
- Presenting webinars as part of continuing education for CyclingSavvy instructors
- Recruiting and training new CyclingSavvy instructors
- Making improvements to the CyclingSavvy registration system
- Creating video for our courses and websites
- Designing printed materials
- Planning conference and meeting logistics
- Strategizing in board meetings
- Networking with potential new students, donors, board members and business partners
- Reaching out to thank donors
- Doing ABEA’s financial reporting and preparing Form 990
- Promoting ABEA and CyclingSavvy at bicycling and community events, in social media and in other online venues
Plus activities such as visiting ABEA folks in other cities for the sheer fun of bicycling around in a new town and meeting new people!
Besides donating time and talents, many members of Team ABEA make financial contributions — some small, some large, all important to ABEA’s success.
With Giving Tuesday around the corner, we want to recognize those who have given of their time, talents and/or treasure to support ABEA over the past year:
Jenn Bowers, Board President
Lisa Walker, Board Vice President
Randy Profeta, Board Treasurer
Eli Damon, Board Secretary
Bruce Lierman, Board Member
Karen Karabell, Board Member
Debra Sension-Hall, Board Member
Lucas Cruse, Board Member
Gary Cziko, Board Member
Mighk Wilson, Executive Director
Shannon Walsh, Associate Executive Director
Laura Hallam, Administrative Director
American Diabetes Association
Big Orange Cycling Club
Bruce Dowell, Redlands Water Bottle Transit Co.
Carol Wilson, Care Accounting Services
Florida Department of Transportation
Great Rivers Greenway
Gruppo Sportivo Andiamo
Jeffrey D. Stanton
John F. Cinatl
Kea Wilson, Strong Towns
Penni Smith Gryder
Pete van Nuys
Sean Wilson, President, Southern California/Nevada Cycling Association
Seth Davidson, Law Office of Seth Davidson
Stephen McKenney Steck
Western Riverside Council of Governments
Should your name be on this list? If so, please accept my sincere apologies! So many people have contributed that I’m certain I’ve unintentionally left someone out. Please let me know. We’ll update our records. Each person is a treasure. However you choose to help, you help ABEA become that much stronger!
Many of the folks above are CyclingSavvy instructors, though certainly not all. I’m not a CyclingSavvy instructor. But savvy cycling strategies changed my life. I started giving to ABEA because I wanted to give other people the same advantages I now have thanks to CyclingSavvy.
What I gained was far greater. Besides increasing my own knowledge, I made many new friends and opened doors to experiences that have greatly enriched my life. I am forever grateful.
ABEA has a place for and a need for many types of people. Join the team working for educated and empowered bicyclists. We invite you to go to abea.bike and become a member today. ABEA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Financial donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
We hope to see you on our team, in any way you’re able to participate. Give to ABEA and discover how much ABEA can give back to you. Contact us if you are interested in volunteer opportunities or becoming a CyclingSavvy instructor. And be sure to join ABEA today!