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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 has two sons, and really enjoys Bike BloNo and the people he has met through the various activities that he has attended.
Board Member At-Large
Kelly began bicycle commuting in 2009 thanks to the extensive bicycle infrastructure that Urbana offered. She was actively involved in the community as the Fundraising Chair and Business Incentive Co-Chair for the Yankee Ridge PTA. She was a member of the Urbana Park District Advisory Committee (UPD-AC) and the UPDAC Teen Involvement Subcommittee. She was also a member of the UPD Trails Masterplan Steering Committee, whose goal was to create a trail system connecting the University of Illinois campus with the various parks in the community – similar to the Constitution Trail. Kelly hopes to improve her community and the bicycle infrastructure of Bloomington-Normal for everyone.