Well, friends, it’s been a privilege to share in the success and growth of the Wisconsin Bike Fed these past 8 years. As mentioned in my farewell post earlier this summer, I will be leaving the Bike Fed in September to live in Freiburg, Germany for 11 months with my husband and baby daughter. While I have bittersweet feelings about this big change and adventure, I have nothing but excitement about my successor.
It is my pleasure to announce the Bike Fed’s next Membership Director, Martha Laugen! Martha is no stranger to the Bike Fed. She started in 2012 as our Bike Summit intern, then became one of our Share & Be Aware Ambassadors for the Madison area for two seasons. She has also filled in during times of transition as Membership Coordinator.
Most recently, Martha has been growing the bike share movement as the City Manager for Madison BCycle. She will be bringing her many years of experience and knowledge about bicycle advocacy to the Bike Fed. Please join me in welcoming Martha! She has officially begun her tenure today. She and I will ride tandem as Director until I finally hand off the baton (er, give her the pilot spot?) on August 31st. Pardon my mix of metaphors. Bottom line - Martha will lead the Bike Fed’s membership program on September 1st.
I wish Martha and the Bike Fed the best of luck. I can’t wait to see what’s next for the membership program and Wisconsin bicycling.
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