Board of Directors

AlexisBoardPhotoAlexis Lantz (President) is a policy analyst with the Los Angeles County Public Health Department’s PLACE (Policies for Livable, Active Communities and Environments) Program. She previously served as planning and policy director for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

CGandyBoardPhotoCharlie Gandy (Vice President) is president of Livable Communities Inc., a nationally recognized consulting firm. He has served as mobility coordinator for the City of Long Beach, as director of advocacy programs for the Bicycle Federation of America, and as the founding executive director of the Texas Bicycle Coalition, as well as one of the youngest people ever elected to the Texas House of Representatives.

Christopher Kidd (Secretary) is a planner with Alta Planning + Design in Berkeley, founder of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s Bike Blog, and a board member of both Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and Oakland Urban Paths.

SamBoardPhotoSamantha Ollinger (Treasurer) is the Executive Director and co-founder of BikeSD a San Diego based advocacy organization aggressively pushing an agenda to establish San Diego as a world class bicycling city. Trained as an accountant, Ollinger is enjoying her journey into the transportation world.

Kate McCarthy is a multichannel direct marketing consultant for nonprofit organizations with Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey. Previously Kate was the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition‘s Membership and Volunteer Director where she doubled their membership, ran the Valet Bicycle Program for 200 events each year, managed the city’s Bike to Work Day, and supervised the Sunday Streets Volunteer Program for San Francisco’s ciclovia concept. In 2010 Kate was awarded the Alliance for Biking and Walking‘s Susie Stephens Joyful Enthusiasm Advocacy Award for innovation and tireless enthusiasm to harness the power of individuals to better bicycling. Kate also serves on Walk San Francisco‘s Board of Directors.

Chris MorfasBoardphotoChris Morfas is a senior policy coordinatior in Sacramento who advances air quality and active transportation legislation and special projects. He served as CalBike’s Board Chair during 2010-2012 and as our founding executive director from 1997-2003. Here he is on LinkedIn.

Andrew Casteel is a partner in Collectively LLC, an Oakland-based web development firm that built the technology behind the Team Bike Challenge. He’s the former executive director of the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition.

Ian Dewar is a San Jose-based consultant for cycling and outdoor companies with a focus on digital strategy, bicycle advocacy, partnership management, event planning and sports marketing. He previously served as a consultant to The North Face and as advocacy and partnership manager for Specialized Bicycle Components.

StephanboardphotoStephan Vance is senior regional planner for the San Diego Association of Governments and an at-large director of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

LesliephotoLeslie Bloom is the Communications and operations director of the San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition. In her spare time she hosts the San Luis Obispo Tweed Ride, records public fruit trees from the saddle of her bicycle, and works for a bicycle friendly future for California.

Cindy Parra has more than 20 years experience as a Project manager for a civil engineering firm, is one of the founding members of Bike Bakersfield and is their current Planning and Policy Director. Recently Cindy was appointed to KernCog’s Regional Planning Advisory Committee and the California Bicycle Advisory Committee for CalTrans.

Cynthia Rose is co-founder & Director of Santa Monica Spoke, local chapter of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). She has been a primary catalyst in the vision and creation of LACBC’s Local Chapters program. Cynthia is a League Certified Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists, teaches Traffic Skills Cycling Classes throughout Los Angeles County as well as coordinating Safe Routes to School programing in the City of Santa Monica. She is a strong and committed advocate for improved pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and Complete Streets Policies at the local, state and national levels. Living a nearly car-free lifestyle she loves to be in her community garden where she grows organic heirloom vegetable and fruit or off on a bicycle adventure or just enjoying the everyday ride. Also known as Purple, her adventures with her partner Orange can be found at Bikenanigans




These members serve on the boards of the California Bicycle Coalition and the California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund.