Board of Directors

Bike BloNo would not be what it is without the dedicated work, day-in and day-out, from our seven-member board. Our board members serve two-year terms and were elected during our January membership meetings in 2015 and 2017.

 

Stefanie Michaelis - photo credit Ken Chiu

Stefanie Michaelis

President

Stefanie is Operations Professional at Signs Direct in Bloomington. She has BA in Sociology and a 3-D Art Minor from Eastern Illinois University, and also a 2014 graduate of the McLean County Leadership program. She and her husband Chris have lived in Bloomington for over 10 years, recently buying a house.   Her other community involvement includes being a Red Cross Disaster Services first responder since 2006, Bring it on Bloomington Transportation Committee volunteer, and various involvement in locals arts.  Stefanie sees cycling connected to everything: from the community that we build and nurture for ourselves, to the health of businesses, people and the environment.


 

Mike McCurdy

Vice President

Mike is a 22-year resident of Bloomington-Normal, moving to the community to work at WGLT public radio. His passion for sustainable transportation is apparent with his service on the Connect Transit Board of Trustees and as co-director of the Good To Go Commuter Challenge. As a personal challenge, Mike gave up his ISU parking permit in February of 2009 and hasn’t driven to work since. Mike is a year-round bike commuter, riding more than 2,000 miles annually and more than 310 days a year, missing only 4 work days in 2013.

 


 

Chris Wille

Christopher Wille

Secretary

Chris is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media & Design at Eureka College. He has been involved with the BloNo bicycling community for ten years previously working as a bike mechanic at Vitesse Cycle. He has a BA in Art from Eastern Illinois University and an MFA in Art from Illinois State University. Chris and his wife Stefanie have lived in Bloomington for over 10 years, recently buying a house. Along with the local bike scene Chris also volunteers with the local arts community.

 


 

Tim Zelgert

Tim Zelgert

Treasurer

Tim is an Investment Professional at State Farm with a focus on Public Finance. Tim earned my BS in Finance from the University of Illinois in 2007 and completed his MBA in 2013. Tim’s and his wife have lived in Bloomington for the past decade and have been happily living in the Gaelic Place Subdivision since 2008. Tim became a year-round cyclist in 2016 and became a one-car household in the first half of 2017. You may see Tim and my two girls around town belting out Disney songs on our cargo bike, going to/from school, daycare, Kindermusik, the library, swim class or just running errands. Cycling together has created a special memories for Tim and his family.

 


 

Julian Westerhout

Julian Westerhout

Board Member At-Large

Julian Westerhout is a lifelong bicyclist who has lived in Bloomington since 2007. He and his wife chose their house in part due to its proximity to the Constitution Trail and a BNPTS (now Connect Transit) bus route. He is a year-round bicycle commuter and utility cyclist, regularly volunteers at the West Bloomington Revitalization Project Bicycle Co-op, is a member of the McLean County Wheelers, and enjoys long distance self-supported bicycle touring in the U.S. and overseas with his wife on their tandem.

 


 
Duane

Duane Leamer

Board Member At-Large

Duane has lived in Bloomington-Normal for nearly 17 years now. In his previous career he taught elementary school for 7 years in Savannah, GA. Duane loves the outdoors. Biking, camping, hiking… pretty much anything outside. He also plays a little bit of softball. Duane have two sons, and really enjoys Bike BloNo and the people he have met through the various activities that he have attended.

 


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