WOMEN BIKE CHICAGO CHAIR
Since she began riding her bike in 2003, Elizabeth has gone from a recreational rider to an urban cyclist and prefers getting around by bicycle as much as possible. She is also a strong advocate for bike safety and awareness. In addition to helping with Women Bike Chicago, Elizabeth organizes the annual Chicago Ride of Silence and teaches cycling instruction as a certified League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor.
SECRETARY | TREASURER
Susan started riding a bicycle in elementary school and rode to school every day. She moved to Chicago in 2005 and has been bike-commuting year-round since then. Susan went car-free in 2011 and never looked back, bicycling for errands, shopping, visiting with friends and family in the northern suburbs as well. She has bicycled on four continents, doing most vacations around bike tours through a women's bike tour company. Her favorite ride is any one with good friends and a meal at the end.
HEAD OF PROGRAMS
Lisa is 60 years old and started riding a bike regularly about five years ago. Like many of her baby boomer generation, she stopped riding a bike when she got her driver's license at the age of sixteen. She does not know what motivated her to get back on her bike, but she now rides almost every day, including in winter. Lastly, she uses her bike to run errands whenever she can, and she also ride just for fun.
Kristen Maddox o' toole
HEAD OF RECRUITMENT | OUTREACH
Kristen lives in the northern suburb of Evanston, IL. Despite the car-based generalizations related to the ‘burbs and transportation, she loves getting around by bike, foot, and Metra. Kristen began biking in college as a fun way to survive a summer without a student transit pass. Little did she know that this choice would morph into a full-fledged obsession. After graduation, Kristen moved to Copenhagen, Denmark to study urban planning as a Fulbright Student. Her focus on bicycle infrastructure led her back to the United States and into a career with Alta Planning + Design, a firm that specializes in creating active communities.
HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
Born and raised in Michigan, Katie has been an avid biker since moving to Chicago in 2009. Katie's favorite places to ride are in Northern Michigan–Old Mission Peninsula and the Traverse Area Recreational Trail. In addition to her work with WBC, Katie is a League Cycling Instructor, certified by the League of American Bicyclists. When she's not riding her bike, Katie enjoys tinkering with bikes, coffee, knitting, stickers, going to the batting cages with her boyfriend, and giving pedicures to her cat, Vernors.