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.
LeeAnn is a recovering attorney who escaped corporate law life by biking across Mexico. She is 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.
Jason spent his professional career dealing with sticky land use, land planning and land management issues in Alaska, every day he wasn’t in the bush, he rode his bike through the mean streets of Anchorage looking for a smoother route. Moving to Bend he has found the people friendlier towards cyclists but the access still has hurtles. He has bike commuted in many cities around the country and even tried the roads internationally. Jason joins Bend Bikes to help support safe and meaningful pedestrian and cyclist access for every resident of Bend.
Aron Yarmo is an attorney, practicing in Bend, where he has lived since 1996. He has been cycling for school, work and play as long as he can remember. Aron has had a passion for greenways since finding that it was difficult for his kids to safely bike the seven blocks to the local elementary school. Now, Aron is focused on advocating for better and safer bicycle infrastructure throughout Bend so that all residents with bikes in their garage feel safe riding them throughout our city.