Bike SLO County functions with great staff and an active 11 member board. We are always looking for a few good people to join the board and be a part of our rapidly growing organization. Being a board member is a great chance to be directly involved in creating positive change for bicycles in SLO County!

If you are interested in joining the board, fill out our board application online here.
Chris McBride

Chris McBride

President

Chris moved to San Luis Obispo 30 years ago and fell in love with the Central Coast and cycling. On weekends she can be found riding area roads or trails with her husband, Sterling.

Chris’ background is in non-profits organizations and fundraising. She is excited about being a part of the board and helping to shape support of bicycling in the community.

Tyler Wertenbruch

Tyler Wertenbruch

Treasurer

Tyler has been a member since November 2007. His professional background in Information Technology and philanthropic commitment to the community have made him a valued leader. Tyler brings focus, structure, and a clear vision to the Coalition. Outside of the Coalition he shares his love for bikes by taking on leadership roles among the local cycling community. He is a competitive cyclist and one of the founding members of SLO Nexus-Gym One Cycling Team.

Gary Havas

Gary Havas

Gary is a native of the Bay Area who went to school at Cal Poly in the ’80s. Fortunate enough to return to San Luis Obispo in 2008, he immediately sought volunteer work to get closer to the community. He joined the San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club, and got involved with Bike SLO County (then San Luis Obispo Bicycle Coalition) as a regular volunteer at the Thursday Farmers’ Market Bike Valet and other Valet attended events.

After directing the SLOBC Wildflower Century for five years ending in 2016, and serving on the board of the bike club for two years, Gary seeks to apply the skills he developed in those positions to the success of Bike SLO County and all the cycling and community development it stands for.

Colin Patterson

Colin Patterson

Originally from the Bay Area, Colin is a student at Cal Poly in the City and Regional Planning Department. He looks to bring insight from the students and youths of SLO County into Bike SLO County as well as increase these communities’ involvement.

Colin got into cycling through his first job at Palo Alto Bicycles straight after graduating high school. In SLO, he has worked at Foothill Cyclery since 2014.

Colin races for the Cal Poly Cycling Team and Bay Area team SquadraSF p/b Terun.

Nikki Telegan

Nikki Telegan

Nikki is a Fresno native who moved to SLO for her degree in Nutrition at Cal Poly. Since graduating, Nikki has devoted herself to local community building and is currently employed with Wilshire Health & Community Services: a non-profit organization based here in SLO. She is also a member of the Establishment, a repurposed hotel serving as SLO’s largest community house.

An outspoken advocate of bikes in all her social circles, Nikki joins Bike SLO County with a passion for bringing people together and infectious good cheer.

Joel Diringer

Joel Diringer

Vice President

Joel has been biking in SLO County for the past 30 years. He is an avid international bike tourist as well as a local recreational bike enthusiast. A well-known attorney and health advocate, Joel promotes bicycling for its environmental, wellness and mental health benefits. His home-based office has a unique bike rack for clients and he is often seen riding to meetings. Joel is interested in promoting bike tourism in SLO as a means of low-impact, sustainable economic development.

Karen Aydelott

Karen Aydelott

Karen is an avid cyclist having completed 60 double centuries and the Paris-Brest-Paris event. In addition she is an experienced triathlete and has completed 31 Ironman distance races; 5 since her amputation on 2008.

After 9 years as the Executive Director of the Pasadena YMCA, Karen Aydelott retired June, 2001. A graduate of Wellesley College with a B.A. in Art History, Karen began her YMCA career in Minneapolis, MN.

In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Pasadena YMCA, Karen also served as Executive Director of the University of Minnesota YMCA and CEO of the San Luis Obispo County YMCA.

Since returning to San Luis Obispo in August of 2010, Karen has been a member of HEAL-SLO (Healthy Eating Active Lifestyle San Luis Obispo), chairing the policy Committee and serving on the Let’s Move and Healthy Community committees. She is also a member of the Asset Development Network of San Luis Obispo and the San Luis Obispo County Food Systems Coalition. Karen Is also very involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Joe Bowman

Joe Bowman

“Have you had your aggravating flat tire experience yet?”

Joe travels the world to keep folks rolling on any type of bicycle, as well as things with tires, by preventing and repairing flat tires. As Consumer Marketing Director since 2005 for Genuine Innovations and Slime based here in SLO, Joe brings his experience from managing world-wide trade shows, events, race support, sponsorships and advertising/PR to keep the SLO Bike Coalition rolling. As he likes to say: “Green means go, keep tubes and tires out of land-fills, put trust in your tires, no time to spare, there’s no stopping you.” They say he bleeds green.

A graduate of Loyola Marymount University in business and communications, Joe also has vast experience with two ad agencies working with over 100 companies. He lives with his wife Mary, a nurse, in Shell Beach. His passions include bike race and event support, fund-raising for charities, golf, beach volleyball and helping to position SLO county as a premiere cycling destination for world-wide travelers and future residents.

Public Board Meetings:

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
6:00 – 7:30 pm
email info@bikeslocounty.org for confirmation that Board is meeting that month.

Location:

Clever Ducks Conference Room
1313 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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