Paul Winkeller

Executive Director

Paul was NYBC’s very first executive director and he is once again serving in the role. He has led several non-profit organizations, both local and statewide and all with a conservation-sustainability focus, including an AmeriCorps funded … Read More


Jim Reed

Board President

Jim is a lawyer and passionate cyclist from Elmira who handles injury cases throughout NY and PA. He combines these interests by representing injured bicyclists and by zealously advocating for greater bicycle safety. Jim enjoys every … Read More


Ken Fagut


Cycling is Ken's passion and his way of life.  In his former position with YaYa! Bike, a Co-op in the bike industry representing 264 Independent Bicycle Dealers, he drove many of the programs including advocacy of our members. Ken … Read More


Lisa Schmidtfrerick-Miller


Lisa is a licensed massage therapist and active living consultant in Chautauqua County, with experience in workplace and community health. Her work includes advocating for built environments that meet the needs of cyclists and pedestrians, … Read More


Justin Smith

Director of Membership & Communications

Justin joined NYBC in the summer of 2015. Prior to NYBC, he helped to lead and assist various outreach, research, and capacity building efforts for social sector initiatives and organizations in northwestern PA. He was a founding member of … Read More

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Leah Golby

Leah Golby currently serves on the Albany Common Council where she annually sponsors the city's "May is Bike Month" Resolution and ushered in the city's 2013 Complete Streets ordinance. With a degree in theatre and a career in non-profit … Read More


Daniel Flanzig

Board Member

Daniel has been riding the New York City streets since his first days of Law School. He is an avid cyclist, lawyer, and bike advocate who has been representing crash victims in New York for over 18 years. Daniel has authored numerous … Read More


Kyle Hatch

Project Coordinator

Kyle joined NYBC in January of 2016. He is currently a graduate student at SUNY Albany's Master in Urban and Regional Planning program. Prior to his role with NYBC, he studied medical anthropology at SUNY Albany with a focus on the wide … Read More

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Theresa Bowick


Also known as “Nurse Bowick”, in Rochester New York, where she hosts the popular radio show, “Health Beats” on WDKX 103.9 FM. There she uses the airwaves as a forum for community health. Using the tag line, “we’re gonna talk … Read More


Lois Chaplin

Board Member

Formerly a bicycle and pedestrian specialist with the Cornell Local Roads Program, Lois enjoys blending her education and communications background with her interest in bicycling. She’s authored numerous publications including CLRP’s … Read More


Dennis Savoie

Vice President

Dennis is a retired physician and the author of “Cranks from Cooperstown: 50 Bike Rides in Upstate New York” ( He is an experienced long distance self-contained bicycle tourist, a League of American Bicyclists … Read More


Rich Conroy

Board Member

Rich is the Director of Education for Bike New York. He also serves on the board of directors of Recycle a Bicycle, and is certified as a League of American Bicyclists cycling instructor and LCI coach. Rich worked as a program instructor … Read More


Harvey Botzman


Publisher/Author, Cyclotour Guide Books.  Harvey writes bicycle tour guidebooks (four of his books detail routes in New York State); articles on bicycle touring for magazines; and provides public relations for bicycling events. He … Read More


Peter Thomas

Board Member

Peter is the owner/operator of alpenGRAPHIK , a social enterprise offering graphic and Internet-based research services to a range of organizations and groups, with special emphasis on photo and video coverage of athletic events and … Read More


Matt VanSlyke

Board Member

Matt is a professional transportation planner by day with degrees in Land Use and Transportation planning from SUNY-ESF and the University at Albany. He is a skilled bicycle mechanic who takes pride in custom-building all of his bikes, … Read More


Chris Joinnides

Board Member

Chris Joinnides is the owner of The Kreb Cycle in Bellport, Long Island. While attending SUNY Stony Brook and in Human Physiology class he decided he could not pass up the opportunity to open a bike shop named the Kreb Cycle. He has been a … Read More

Tyler Wren

Board Member

Tyler Wren is the owner and founder of Wrenegade Sports, LLC, a cycling event organization company based in Rensselaerville, New York. Tyler was a professional cyclist from 2002 to 2014. During that time he raced throughout the world for … Read More


Ivan Vamos

Board Member Emeritus

Ivan, a bike commuter since 1965, worked for 30 years for New York State DOT, DEC and State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. While serving as Deputy Commissioner at Parks, he helped the State acquire and develop more than 200 … Read More


Richard Brustman

Board President Emeritus

Rich has been a pedestrian since age one and a cyclist since age six. During a career at NYSDOT he toiled in the areas of transportation planning, traffic safety, and policy analysis. He saw service on National Academy of Sciences panels … Read More


Richard DeSarra

Board Member Emeritus

Richard is Co-Founder and President of the Rochester Cycling Alliance. The mission of the Rochester Cycling Alliance is to bring together cycling enthusiasts and cycling clubs in the metropolitan Rochester, NY region.  Richard has been a … Read More