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About Us

Mission

We are an inclusive group of people and organizations working to make cycling in Winnipeg a safe, enjoyable, accessible and convenient transportation choice year round.

Vision

We envision a city where every road is safe for cycling, all bike paths are connected, and riding a bike is commonplace and always fun.

Board and Members

The Bike Winnipeg board is selected by election at the Annual General Meeting held in the spring each year.

Current Board of Directors

Co-Chair: Clayton Rudy

Clayton Rudy (he/him), P.Eng., VMA, PTOE, RSP2, works as a transportation engineer specializing in transportation planning, design, and safety, and in this capacity has also volunteered on several technical committees of the Transportation Association of Canada which is responsible for publishing national guidelines for cycling infrastructure.

Clayton was an active volunteer with Engineers Without Borders and with Cycle Toronto before moving to Winnipeg where he has volunteered on Bike Winnipeg’s board and for other community organizations since 2018.

He has lived and commuter-cycled year-round in Saskatoon, Edmonton, Toronto, St. John’s, and Winnipeg.  In his spare time, Clayton is a hobby musician, bike camper, and rec-league softball player.

Treasurer: Misty Bromley

Misty Bromley, CPA, CGA, has worked in not-for-profit organizations, agriculture, retail real-estate, and investment fund management but has spent the last 13 years in manufacturing.  

Misty moved to Winnipeg in 1997 to work for the Pan American Games and didn’t plan to stay, but here she is.

She joined Bike Winnipeg’s board in 2017 and quickly began serving the Board as Secretary and then as Treasurer.  Misty is a commuter and recreational bike rider nearly all year.  She’s interested in making cycling as safe and accessible as possible.

In her spare time, she is a prolific knitter, enthusiastic-but-somewhat inept gardener and devoted aunt to seven nieces and nephews.  She has official Silly and Fun Aunt status.

Co-chair: Matt Carvell

Matthew Carvell, Double Honours B.A., J.D, joined the board in 2020. Matthew is an avid cyclist that regularly commutes to work on his bicycle. Matthew has spent many years at the University of Manitoba both as a student and as an employee. Matthew currently works in Student Support at the University of Manitoba. Matthew is passionate about improving cycling for all Winnipeggers. Outside of cycling, Matthew is a passionate baker.

Director: Julia Schroeder

Julia Schroeder (she/her), B.A., B.Ed., joined Bike Winnipeg’s board in 2019. She works full-time as a grade one teacher in Winnipeg, and is a passionate advocate for cycling, particularly as a means of year-round transportation. Julia has been volunteering with Bike Winnipeg since 2016, both as a ride marshal and with Bike Valet, and joined the outreach committee fall 2018.

She brings her teaching, coaching, and volunteer skills to the board of directors. Outside of cycling and education, she is an avid environmentalist, gardener, hiker, and lifelong learner, who loves spending time with family and friends.

Secretary: Benjamin Meek

Benjamin Meek (he/him), B.Sc. (Hons), M.A., is an avid cyclist and a daily bicycle commuter who works as a Research Coordinator at the University of Manitoba. Ben and his family have always been passionate about cycling and regularly turn to the bike as their primary means of transportation. With Bike Winnipeg, Ben hopes to encourage wider adoption of cycling for both recreation and transportation by advocating for better cycling infrastructure, promoting ease and accessibility of use, and fostering a welcoming cycling community. Besides cycling, Ben loves soccer, hockey, board games, camping, canoeing, and disc golf.

Director: Neiva Desrochers

Neiva is a University of Manitoba student working towards completing her Bachelor of Commerce, focusing on accounting. Whether she’s exploring the city on her cruiser bike or watching the Tour de France, cycling is a treasured part of her life. She inherited her love of cycling from her active and outdoorsy family, experiencing first-hand the physical, psychological, and societal benefits of cycling. Neiva is passionate about promoting these benefits to Winnipeggers. She has a keen interest in smart transportation solutions from around the world that could be extended to Winnipeg to help both people and the planet. Apart from cycling, Neiva loves baking, camping, trying new sports (currently: squash), and most of all her part-time job as a gymnastics coach.

Director: Mohit Kumar Singh

Mohit joined the board in 2020, He is serving the Board in the Fundraising community. By trade, Mohit is a web developer and currently volunteering for Manitoba genealogical Society. Mohit is an Electronics and Communication Engineer as well. Mohit joined CPFP and English Online as a director of board.

As a fun fact, Mohit owns a Music Company named as “ILAM MUSIC”. Mohit likes traveling, swimming and gaming.

Director: Jose Diaz

Jose Diaz (he/him) (B.A., M.S.W.) is an avid cyclist and joined Bike Winnipeg’s board in 2021. Jose works as a Family Therapist at New Directions. During his spare time, Jose enjoys nature and loves to be outdoors. When he is not out walking his four dogs or spending time at the lake, he loves to hop on his bike and explore the various green spaces the city provides. Jose has a passion for sustainability and protecting the environment and brings his personal and professional skills in advocacy to improving Winnipeg’s cycling infrastructure and making this city more accessible for all.

Director: Mercy Shwaykosky

Mercy is a University of Manitoba student studying English Literature. She is actively involved in St. John’s College and is the Senior Stick of the St. John’s College Students’ Association. On the campus at large, Mercy engages in her love of the literary art form as the Editor-in-Chief of the Arts Tribune. Her passion is literature in all capacities, both as a consumer and a practitioner. Outside of books and essays, Mercy is an active person who enjoys running, hiking, biking, and any activity that involves the great outdoors. She hopes to make biking accessible to all Winnipeggers so that they can ride safely whether it is for a commute or a leisurely Sunday ride around the block. Mercy is also a caring mother of too many houseplants and a fluffy labradoodle who ardently loves playing fetch. You can catch her riding around town on a turquoise cruiser with her dog in tow.

Director: Sanjana Mada

Sanjana Mada (she/her) is a transportation planner and an architect with experience managing active transportation infrastructure and programs in India, Los Angeles, and now Winnipeg. Having moved to Canada in 2020, she is excited to explore the city on her bike and advocate for equitable accessibility to biking infrastructure for all Winnipeggers throughout the year. 

While not occupied with bike and transportation related matters, she loves reading sci-fi/fantasy books, making origami animals and gardening!

Staff

Executive Director: Mark Cohoe
mark@bikewinnipeg.ca

As Executive Director of Bike Winnipeg, my focus over the last 6 years has been the development of Winnipeg’s growing bike network and evolving bike culture. My position with Bike Winnipeg has allowed me to meet and chat with people from all parts of the city as they attempt to navigate the city by bike, and to experience the barriers to cycling that keep so many people off of their bikes. I’ve also had the pleasure of leading groups of people across the city on bike to explore our city’s unique landscape, history, art and architecture. These experiences have inspired my firm belief that Winnipeg has the potential to be one of the world’s great cycling cities, where every road is safe for cycling, all bike paths are connected, and riding a bike is commonplace and always fun!

Bike Winnipeg By-Laws

Bike Winnipeg By-Laws (as amended April 25, 2019)

History

After the intense focus on cycling in Winnipeg throughout the summer of 2006, a group of cyclists organized a forum entitled Bike to the Future held at the University of Winnipeg on September 20th, 2006. Over 100 cyclists came together to discuss their vision for cycling in Winnipeg and to share their ideas about what is needed to make cycling better and safer in our city.

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