John’s dedication to community and collaboration has led him to pioneer programs and partnerships with many organizations, producers, and influencers, including taking on the role of Executive Director for Chico Velo. With an endless obsession over bicycle aesthetics and design, along with a passion for bike commuting that started in grade school, bikes have always been a part of John’s life and continue to bring freedom and inspiration from his time both on and off the saddle. Truly committed to our communities and environment, John believes that the noble invention of the bicycle can change the world for the better.
Danielle brings five years of experience in diverse nonprofit outreach to her role at Chico Velo. Her commitment to reducing vehicle miles travelled and encouraging more people-powered communities began along a 1,700 mile ride from Chico, California to Bellingham, Washington in 2016. She holds a CSU, Chico bachelor's degree in recreation and natural resource management and a climate protection certification from Bay Area Skyline College. Prior to Velo, she has lead mission-driven community events and programs with entities like Butte Environmental Council, the Butte College Sustainability Resource Center and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley. She hopes to integrate her skills and passion for grassroots engagement to elevate Chico Velo’s impact in her hometown, the beautiful City of Chico.