Iowa Bike Summit | January 25, 2019

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Ken Barker

Ken Barker has been riding and building trails for decades. His travels have taken him, along with friends and family, to first rate trails across North America, deepening his belief that quality trails are a conduit for outdoor appreciation and building community. Ken has a passion for the exceptional trail experience and the value this can bring to communities everywhere and of all shapes and sizes.
Company Backyard Trails LLC
Position Principal
Location Cedar Rapids, Iowa



Dave Biggs

Company MetroQuest
Position Chief Engagement Officer


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Eric Brodell

Eric is the Business + Political Engagement Manager at PeopleForBikes. He manages DRAFT meetups, the webinar series, as well as BikesPAC events and contributions. Additionally, Eric drives business engagement through his role with Ride Spot. His passion for bike riding was sparked in his college years at Indiana University, where he worked at Revolution Bike and Bean and raced in the Little 500 for the Cutters. Eric has wanted to work with PeopleForBikes since college and loves his job because he gets to work with a broad range of bike riders and businesses across the country.
Company PeopleForBikes
Position Business + Political Engagement Manager
Location Denver, Colorado



Larry Buchholz

Company n/a
Position retired



Alex Buhmeyer

Company City of Coralville
Position Parks Superintendent



Jeff Burchfield

Company Hardin County Recreational Trails, Iowa Falls
Position Middle School Principal



Randy Burke

Company Linn County Conservation
Position Planner



Iowa Bicycle Coalition

Company Iowa
Position Executive Director
Location Iowa City, Iowa



Joe Cory

Company West Des Moines Public Services
Position Deputy Director



David Fliehler

Company Shive-Hattery
Position Civil Engineer



Dan Fox

Company ECIA
Position Senior Planner



Lisa Hein

Company Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Position Senior Director for Conservation Programs



Chris Holmquist

Company Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Position Trails and Greenways Director



Mitch Holtz

Company FOX Engineering
Position Project Manager



Chad Jensen

Company River Bend Bicycle Club
Position President



Codie Leseman

Company INRCOG
Position Transportation Planner



Dean "Baeback" Mathias

Company Quad Cities Bicycle Club



Mindy Moore

Company Snyder & Associates, Inc.
Position Planner


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Robert Oppliger

Bike rodeos, BFC, Blue Zones, STL Cardinals
Company Bicyclists of Iowa City
Position Education & Advocacy Coordinator
Location IOWA CITY, IA



Bryan Schmid

Company Bi-State Regional Commission
Position Senior Planner



Steven Schurtz

Company Active Living & Transportation Commission, City of Mason City
Position Board Chair



Rich Voelker

Company Snyder & Associates, Inc.
Position Transportation Business Unit Leader


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Brandon Whyte

Company Corridor Metropolitan Planning Agency
Position Multimodal Transportation Planner III
Location Cedar Rapids, Iowa Area