Bike Delaware is an independent, non-government, member-supported non-profit advocacy organization.
Our mission is to make cycling and walking safe, convenient, and fun transportation options in Delaware by working in partnership with government, business, and community groups.
Our vision is bikeway networks that everyone can use to get where they want to go on a bike.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We are continually striving to develop a board that reflects the diverse range of cyclists in our state. (See Who Is a “Cyclist”?)
Drew Knox started cycle touring in 1975 and has since ridden more than 35 tours in 38 states and three countries. He is a past president of Delaware Valley Bicycle Club where he directed their Brandywine Tour for eight years. He is an LAB League Cycling Instructor and has attended the three-part Cycling Savvy course.
Contact Drew at (302) 415-2741 or write drew@BikeDe.org
Dr. John Bare was one of the “Raleigh Boys,” the first modern-era US cycling team to compete successfully in Europe. A former member of the US National Cycling Team, John has been the road-racing champion of Pennsylvania and Maryland-Delaware. An LAB League Cycling Instructor, John now focuses on cyclist safety and making Delaware a more bike-friendly place for cyclists of all types, ages and abilities. In addition to his service on the Board of Bike Delaware, he is also Bike Delaware’s Bicycle Friendly State Coordinator.
Dr. Andrew Eliot lives and works in Wilmington. A frequent bike commuter and recreational rider, he inherited an interest in bicycling and bike advocacy from his father, who was an active volunteer with the League of American Wheelmen in the 1970’s. His first cycling memory is riding in a plastic trailer with his brother on family bike rides before he was old enough to pedal his own 2-wheeler. In addition to his work with Bike Delaware, Andrew regularly volunteers as a bike mechanic at the Urban Bike Project in Wilmington.
Professor Darryl Flaherty lives in Wilmington and teaches history at the University of Delaware. He is an enthusiastic supporter of all forms of cycling. He has been a dedicated cycling commuter in St. Louis, Washington, D.C., New York and Delaware. He would like to enjoy commuting on a bike path between Wilmington and Newark before he retires from the University of Delaware and also before his two pre-teen daughters have their own children.
Dr. Barbara Boyce is a registered dietitian and health professional. After 30 years of jogging 10Ks to marathons, she switched to biking in 2008. Now, she and her husband try to ride 4 to 6K miles a year. Barb has her own nutrition consulting company and website, the Nutrition Budgeteer, and has served in top management positions for a number of nonprofit and for profit companies. Most recently, she was chairman of the board for Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids, a Delaware nonprofit that implements school vegetable gardening programs. Barb lives with her husband in Newark.
John Hollis is the founder of Sussex Outdoors, Sussex Manager of Community & Government Affairs for Nemours Health & Prevention Services and former Vice President at the Delaware Community Foundation. Previous to the Delaware Community Foundation, John served as a Director at Delaware Technical & Community College, an administrator, a teacher, a coach, and a guidance counselor in the Seaford School District. He is an adjunct faculty member at both Wilmington and Salisbury Universities. John is a graduate of the University of Delaware and earned a Master’s degree in counseling from Salisbury University. He’s received the Governor’s (Gov. Tom Carper) Volunteer of the Year Award and the Rural Educator of the Year Award. John and his wife live in Seaford.
Ray Quillen is a retired Court Director from the Delaware Court system in Kent County. He serves on the Advisory Board and is a former Program Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware in Sussex County, and is also a Big Brother to a nine-year old boy who attends Shields Elementary School in Lewes. He also serves on the Advisory Board and as a volunteer for the Lewes After School Program. As a lifelong resident of Lewes and an avid cyclist and safety advocate who rides the roads and trails in the beach area, he is a tireless advocate for the Lewes-to-Georgetown Trail who is determined to see the whole trail completed.
Julie Sulzbacher Russ is passionate about the success of our community and promoting outdoor activities for young families. In addition to Bike Delaware, Julie is Secretary of Next Generation North of the Delaware Community Foundation, volunteer mentor for Mike’s TEAM at the Fraim Boys and Girls Club, co-advisor for the Charter School of Wilmington’s YMCA Youth in Government Program and a member of the Youth in Government Advisory Council, member of the Delaware Nature Society Advocacy Committee, and the Branch Ambassador for Hike it Baby Delaware. She and her family live in Wilmington.
James Wilson is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (by whom he was named the 2014 Professional of the Year, Nonprofit Sector), the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Delaware Bicycle Council. He serves on the board of directors of Delaware Greenways and as the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness. He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin and is the only registered lobbyist for cycling and walking in Delaware. He helped create, and continues to lead Bike Delaware’s participation in, the Walkable Bikeable Delaware campaign. During his tenure as Bike Delaware’s executive director, Delaware advanced in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings for five years in a row, farther and faster than any other state, ever. Delaware is now officially ranked as the #3 Bicycle Friendly State in America.