(left to right) Morgan Crowell, LeeAnn O'Neill, Lucas Freeman, Aron Yarmo, Elisa Cheng, Eric Power, Kirk Stock, Scott Reich (not pictured: Emily Eros)
Elisa has been a Bend resident since 2010 when she moved from Honolulu, Hawaii. She has been interested in biking since around 2008 when she decided to get on a bike again for the first time since childhood by training for a half-Ironman triathlon. She frequents the roads as she mainly uses her bike to commute, does the occasional road ride, and mountain bikes on any trail she can find. It's one of her goals to bike every Oregon scenic bikeway.
Morgan has lived in Oregon since 2006 when he moved from Northern California to work on improving bicycle access with a non-profit in the Portland Metro Area. After years working in bike shops and supporting some of the largest cycling events in Oregon, he now spends his time working on industrial regulation for the City of Bend, commuting on a cargo bike with his daughter and getting outside to recreate as much as possible.
Co-founder of Bend Bikes, Lucas got his start in bicycle advocacy when he wondered aloud why more of his neighbors weren’t taking their children by bike to school. He works in the technology space as a professional cat-herder and he regularly pretends to know what the heck a cloud is. Before helping to start Bend Bikes, he started a Bend-focused bike blog - www.bikearoundbend.com - and picked up a Big Chainring Award from the Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for promoting cycling culture in Central Oregon.
LeeAnn is a recovering attorney who escaped corporate law life by biking across Mexico. She is the bilingual family law facilitator at the Deschutes County Courthouse, has extensive nonprofit experience, and is a founding partner of Allyship in Action, an equity and social justice consulting firm. Her passions include engaging women in bike touring, making bike commuting initiatives inclusive, and eliminating barriers for those who face obstacles to bike commuting.