By Toby Hill
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes’ board of directors has elected Quality Bicycle Products founder Steve Flagg board chairman. He will serve a two-year term.
“PeopleForBikes has a number of innovative — even daring — programs that have real potential to get more people on bikes such as the Ride Spot program that is being launched in cooperation with the 20 Collective dealer group. I want to be sure we give these programs a real chance to succeed,” Flagg said.
“I would like to see us increase the number of people from our member companies who contribute their talent and time–much like the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has accomplished through their committee structure.” Flagg continued. “This would be good not only for PeopleForBikes, but also for the industry and ultimately for the mission,” he added.
At its May 1 board meeting, PFB also approved several other officers and committee members: vice chair, Chris Speyer of REI; secretary, Mike Mercuri of SRAM; treasurer, Pat Cunnane of ASI; and at-large member, John Burke of Trek.
The board also recently added three new members: Brandee Lepak, chair of the National Bicycle Dealers Association board; Paul Collins, publisher of Bicycling magazine; and Larry Pizzi, president of Raleigh Electric.