BOSTON (BRAIN) — The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition has hired Galen Mook as the organization’s new executive director. Mook will take over helm of the statewide advocacy organization in July. Mook was most recently been marketing and advocacy specialist for Landry’s Bicycles and has a background as a grassroots organizer.
The organization said the appointment comes as the state is experiencing “an explosion” of bike use.
“The board is delighted to welcome Galen Mook as the next executive director of MassBike,” said MassBike board president John Siemiatkoski. “Galen’s experience as an organizer, advocate, instructor, and in the bike industry make him uniquely qualified to lead MassBike. We look forward to working with Galen and our chapters to provide more opportunities for bicycling across Massachusetts.”
Mook was co-founder of the CommonWheels Bicycle Collective in Allston, co-host of the biweekly radio program BikeTalk881 and co-founder of BU Bikes when he was a student at Boston University. He has also been active in the Allston community advocating for safer bike infrastructure, helped lead the campaign for a protected bike lane along BU’s campus as part of the Commonwealth Avenue reconstruction, and is helping to lead an effort to encourage MassDOT to develop a …read more