Cyclists Strengthening

the Communities

Where We Ride

As cyclists, business people, and citizens, Cyclists 4 Community aims to build a stronger relationship with all users of the roads, trails, and bikeways.  We do this by providing support for Boulder County communities through philanthropic activities including disaster relief, support of non-profit community organizations, promoting responsible cycling and greater cycling participation through initiatives that improve the safety of cyclists on our roadways.

OUR VISION

Dedicated to gathering resources to help local communities in need.

After the 2013 flood, cyclists in Boulder County rallied the business community to pull together resources to help those in need. From 2013 to 2016, through events including Cyclists 4 Jamestown, Cyclists 4 Lyons, and the Boulder Bike & Brew Festival, we raised more than $200,000 to help communities rebuild from disasters and provide additional assistance to families in need.

Supporting Boulder cycling

communities since 2013.

The idea for Cyclists 4 Community started in September 2013, immediately following the devastating floods that left Boulder County, and especially the towns we love to ride in, in ruins. As cyclists, we felt that it was time to make a stand and help these communities bounce back. During our first year, we held 3 events, the Cyclists 4 Jamestown, the Fat Tire Flurry winter ride to Jamestown, and Cyclists 4 Lyons, which combined raised more than $200,000 to help the towns of Jamestown and Lyons recover.  Since that time, we’ve helped with relief for families affected by the 2015 Cold Springs fire in Nederland, and families in need through support of the Emergency Family Assistance Association and Boulder Food Rescue.

Interested in getting involved?

We’d love to have your support. Learn more about how to get involved or make a donation to support continued efforts.

The Team Behind C4C

Meet The Team

Rob Andrew

Board Member

Rob Andrew is one of the original co-founders of Cyclists 4 Community. During the day he is a partner at Lockton Companies, the largest privately held insurance brokerage firm in the world. Rob specializes in employee benefits and pension plan consulting. Early in the morning, late at night, and on the weekends you will generally find Rob out on his bike and active in the Boulder Cycling community. He is a masters racer for the Sklar Cycling Team focusing on road and Cyclocross. Rob also co-chairs Wednesday Morning Velo, Boulder’s pre-eminent networking event throughout the summer for local business people who love to ride and help each other’s businesses. Rob is married to Siga, his wife of over 28 years, and has two daughters, Sidney and Sofi.

Russ Chandler

Board Member

Russ moved to Colorado in 1979 and graduated from CU Boulder in 1985. From 1986 to 1994, he worked as a software developer in Phoenix, San Diego, and New York City, obtaining a Masters Degree from San Diego State University. In 1994 he returned to Boulder and founded his first startup software business called GeoData Solutions. In 2000, he successfully exited that business and became a more serious cyclist, joining and helping organize a regular cycling oriented business network group, known today as Wednesday Morning Velo.

Since 2000, Russ has built and operated or consulted to several software and technology businesses. He was CEO of TimeCentre from 2003 to 2007, and Ubisense from 2007 to 2012. Recently, he helped launch BikeLife Cities, a new bicycle industry magazine and digital marketing program for Catalyst Communication, a Boulder-based outdoor media company.

Jeff Brown

Board Member

Jeff is President of Boulder Beer Company and has served on numerous civic advisory committees and business boards; Colorado Brewers Guild, Boulder Golf Association, United Way, Downtown Boulder Inc, Boulder Parks & Recreation, Boulder Restaurant Association and the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. You may find Jeff cruising the singletrack trails around the state, playing around on a CX bike at Valmont Bike Park or chasing the pack in a local crit. When he isn’t pedaling a bike he enjoys traveling, cooking and hiking with his wife Michelle and their dog, Pancho Villa.

Ed Kuh

Board Member

Ed has lived and ridden his bike in Boulder since the late 1970’s. He has been involved in many facets of the cycling world throughout the years. He raced as an amateur, worked with the Coors Classic and toured by bike throughout Europe and New Zealand. After attending CU he founded and operated Cycle Logic bike shops. Ed went on to partner with several cycling component companies. He has served on several boards in and out of the bicycle industry. Currently, Ed owns and operates The KB Studio – a kitchen and bathroom design center in Boulder. Working with Cyclists 4 Community on the Jamestown and Lyons fundraisers has been very gratifying and Ed is looking forward to helping make Boulder County an even better place to ride a bike.

Jason Haislmaier

Board Member

Jason is a partner in the Boulder, Colorado office of the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP. He practices in the areas of technology and intellectual property transactions, data privacy, and data security. Jason helps both emerging start-ups and larger established companies develop, protect and commercialize their intellectual property, technology, and data assets. Jason also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law and is co-chair of the Technology Board at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. Jason and his family have enjoyed living (and riding) in Boulder for over 15 years.

Joseph Vigil

Board Member

Joseph bought his first bike, used, in 1976 for $2.00. He rode that single speed — pink with tassels — bike up and down west Arapahoe Avenue for much of his elementary school life. Although not a native, he has lived in Boulder since toddlerhood. Since giving up the pink one, he has purchased a few more, and tries to ride every day, year round. Whether that ride is commuting to work, riding up Flagstaff before sunrise, mountain biking on a local trail or on an indoor trainer, he is grateful for the huge beneficial impact cycling has had on his life. After seeing the impact C4C had on the devastated communities of Jamestown and Lyons (where Joseph graduated from High School) he knew he needed to join their efforts and start giving back to the communities who have supported him all these years.

Cat Ebeling

Board Member

Cat Ebeling got her start racing in criteriums and road races in St. Louis, which has a very strong racing community. After moving up to an elite level, she expanded into mountain bike racing and then to cyclocross, and raced in CX nationals in Boulder a few years ago.
Cat now lives in Boulder where she is a writer, health advocate, and author of six books on diet and health. In addition to writing and health advocacy, Cat is a world traveler, and is currently working on her Masters Degree in Nursing and Global Public Health.
Cat is a huge advocate of creating safer roads and better relationships between drivers and bike riders, as well as the communities they are a part of. Cat has three grown children, one of whom lives in Boulder.

Matt Muir

Operations Manager

With his second child on the way, Matt left a lecturer position at CU-Boulder teaching Spanish Language and Linguistics to raise his kids. On the side, he volunteered for the Boulder Nordic Club and the Club Andino Ushuaia, he worked as a freelance author specializing in nordic skiing, and spent the last several years restoring the 1904 home he lives in with his wife and two kids. Matt likes to ride but draws the line at rides lasting more than five hours.

Eric Long

Board Member

Eric Long is one of the founders of WMV who along with colleague Ed Messman started the ride in 2000. Eric is President of First Western Trust Bank in Boulder. He has a long record of assisting companies and their owners with their financing and banking needs. Eric has lived in Boulder since 1990 and has four kids including three college seniors. He is also an accomplished mountain bike/road racer and newbie to off road triathlons. Eric has won his age group at Mount Evans twice and came in 2nd at the Xterra World Championship Triathlon in 2016. Think twice before challenging him on a climb!

Rick Wiener

Board Member

Rick has been working for MAXX since 1992, when he co-founded Wiener West Group, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, a division of what eventually became MAXX Properties in 2005. During his tenure in the multifamily industry, Rick has worked his way up from the front lines as a leasing agent and maintenance technician of a twenty-three unit building to become Vice Chairman of 91 properties, over 10,000 owned units, and 13,500 managed units.
In addition, Rick is a member of the MAXX Board of Advisors. In this capacity, he is responsible for applying his expertise as an Asset Manager and Multifamily Property Manager to the oversight of the corporate vision, strategic growth, and company assets.
Rick attended Brandeis University and the University of Colorado at Boulder from which he graduated in 1991, with a BA in Business and Political Science. He holds a Colorado Real Estate Employing Broker License and is on the Board of National Eco Wholesale (NEW), Inc., is a member of the Young President Organization (YPO), and recently joined the Cyclists for Community charitable board in Boulder, Colorado.

Adam Sher

Secretary

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Jeff Roth

Treasurer

Jeff Roth is an experienced CFO and an avid cyclist who enjoys road, cyclocross and mountain biking, Jeff volunteers his time for C4C keeping track of our finances.