Taking The Lead Together is a series of interviews with bicycle industry executives, non-profit leaders, pro cyclists, and families just like yours who are celebrating kids on bikes and inspiring families to get off the couch... and out for a ride.
The series was created from the title of the newest Buddy Pegs Media children’s picture book Taking The Lead that follows lovable animal characters along a journey to open a local bicycle shop and inspire their town to ride.
Learn more at www.BuddyPegs.com
Ryan Loften- Founder of Mt Tam Bikes Camp
Ryan Loften is the founder, owner and head coach of Mt Tam Bikes Camp.
But that title doesn't even begin to describe Ryan!
Since 2006, he has taught over 2000 kids mountain bike skills, trail etiquette, bike mechanics and local ecology in his home of Mill Valley, CA where he grew up BMX racing, dirt jumping and mountain biking all over Marin County.
Tim Kelley- Global Brand Manager for K-Edge
Tim Kelley is the global brand manager for K-Edge, the very best bling for your bike.
But his day job only begins to tell the story of TK as we like to call him. After climbing and skiing mountains around the world, Tim was bitten by the cycling bug while living in the Tetons during his time as the Lifelink and Dynafit National sales manager.
Sabra Davison - Executive Director, and Adventurer in Charge of LIttle Bellas
Sabra Davison is quite simply put, a rock star!
Her lifelong passion for the outdoors and for cycling starts to explain her title as Executive Director, and Adventurer in Charge of Little Bellas, a national nonprofit committed to helping girls realize their full potential through mountain biking.
Sabra actually co-founded Little Bellas in 2007 with her sister Lea Davison and close friend Angela Irvine as she was finishing up her degree in Women's and Gender Studies from Middlebury College.
Tim Goodall - US Managing Director for Islabikes
Tim Goodall is the US Managing Director of the UK based children’s bicycle brand Islabikes.
As Isla Rowntree’s first employee, Tim quickly came up the ranks of this fast growth company and took the lead in successfully bringing the brand to the United States in 2013.
Brett and Ginger Rosenbauer - Founders of Trailcraft Cycles
Ginger and Brett Rosenbauer are the power couple behind the innovative children’s mountain bike brand Trailcraft Cycles.
Based in Fort Collins, CO Ginger and Brett started their journey to elevate the quality of kids bikes when they realized how limiting the youth bike options were for their two kids.
Austin McInerny - President of NICA
After witnessing the power of organized mountain biking to help teenagers learn life-long lessons during his seven years of coaching the Berkeley High School Mountain Bike Team, Austin McInerny decided to put his career in natural resource management and public policy mediation on hold to become the president of NICA in late 2012.