Chris Phelan, founder of Ride of Silence, greeting John Lindenmayer (R) Asst. Director of the League of Mich. Bicyclists; Rich Moeller, Exec. Director of the League of Mich. Bicyclists (L), and Mark Hagar, RoS Board member, Michigan RoS director, center.
Nancy Krupiarz, Executive Director of the Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance, chatting with Tom Woiwode, Director of the Community Foundation for SE Michigan, a big supporter/ donor to the Greening of Detroit. http://www.michigantrails.org | http://www.cfsem.org | http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/greenways020910.aspx
Chris Benson (C) and his wife Amber, RoS organizers from Harbor Springs, chatting w/ Mike Sheean (R), RoS organizer for Boyne City and LMB Region 11 Director.
Lenny Provencher (L), Haslett RoS organizer and interim president of the Tri-Co. Bike Assn with Mike Unsworth, founding member of the Tri-Co. Appropriate Transportation Coalition and avid bike commuter.
Paul Wells (L), owner of Breakaway Bikes in Portage, with Lenny and Mike.
LMB volunteers Mary (L) and Distinguished Service Award winner Joyce Halstead, Midland (C) with Kate (sorry didn't catch Mary & Kate's last names).
Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists (L), Rich Moeller (C) and Chris Phelan in the panel discussion.
Andy, Rich, Chris with John the panel moderator who kept things under control.
Chris, Dave Duffield (C) a co-organizer of the first RoS event in Michigan in '04 and LMB board member at large with John.
Wayne Koppa, founder of the Avita Water Black Bear Bicycle Tour chatting with Andy Clarke. http://www.mlive.com/truenorth/index.ssf/2008/07/black_bear_bicycle_tour_keeps.html
Nancy Krupiarz (L to R), Sarah Panken Active Communities Coordinator with the Michigan Fitness Foundation, Rory Neuner, LMB Region 6 Director and Denae.
Andy Clarke's keynote presentation during the Mich. Bike Summit.
Todd Scott (smiling in yellow at the back of the room) is the Detroit Greenways Coordinator for the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (MTGA). His role is to coordinate, assist, and advocate for biking and walking trails throughout Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. The long-term vision is for an interconnected, citywide Detroit Greenways Network. He's sitting next to Barry Culham and Nancy Krupiarz of the Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance - http://www.michigantrails.org/about/staff/ - http://www.metromodemedia.com/blogs/bloggers/toddscott0134.aspx
Rich Moeller kicking off the advocacy training session.
John Lindemayer at the mic to talk about advocacy and educational toolkits and lots of other great stuff the LMB has developed and made available via its web site. http://www.lmb.org
Lenny Provencher and Christina Riddle, LMB Region 12 Director chatting.
Chris with Dave Duffield and a signed RoS poster.
Chris with Gary Gilbert RoS organizer of Arlington Hts., IL and Elizabeth Adamczyk, RoS organizer of Chicago, IL.
Bike valet parking provided by LMB volunteers and MSU Bikes for Summit bicyclists.
Chris and Mark chatting about the LMB Ride Calendar page of RoS events around Michigan.
Chris and Mike Eagan, LMB's Volunteer of the Year and Share a Bike of E. Lansing volunteer, all-around great guy.
Chris giving Andy Clarke an RoS poster and pin (from Elizabeth of Chicago)
Chris and Andy.
Dick Hartger, Pres. of Cycle Safe bike parking company (manf. of the bike valet parking eqpt. seen here used at the Summit; Lucinda Means, former Exec. Director of the LMB, helped design this system), Jethro, LMB volunteer and Pat Harrington, LMB volunteer and Bike Valet Parking Coordinator for the Tri-Co. Appropriate Transportation Coalition who made the bike parking for the Summit happen - Thanks Pat!
Dick, me and Jethro showing off the bike parking eqpt.
Our talented caterer showing how he can handle both carts by himself! Great Mexican-style lunch by Amy's Catering.
Chris Phelan opening up the RoS workshop.
Mark talking about how he's organized the Grand Rapids event in the past and how others can organize a successful event.
The Blue Guys getting ready to go on the post-summit ride. It was a little chilly, but not as bad as Friday.
Taking a breather, regrouping during the group ride.
Rich Moeller (L), Chris and Rick Oberle after the post-Summit ride. Rich is on his way home; great job Rich! Looking fwd to next year!
Colleen Brown, RoS organizer for Rochester Hills & Oakland County (wow!), Chris and Tom Payn from the Detroit area (helping Colleen w/ the RoS events).
Chris giving a few words during our RoS dinner meeting at Beggars Banquet.
Chris Benson and wife Amber with Chris.