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Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 2454
Providence, RI 02906

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Board of Directors

Sarah Mitchell, Board Chair
Sarah moved to Rhode Island from northern Idaho, where bicycling for transportation was impractical due to distances between things. In Rhode Island, she is passionate about helping others embrace this fantastic way of getting around! A technical writer by day, she coordinates many of RIBike’s events.
 
 
Kathleen Gannon, Vice Chair
Kathleen has lived in Providence for about five years. Before moving to here, Kathleen lived with her husband and three children in suburban Connecticut where she taught college and served as a town official on the Planning and Zoning and then the Economic Development Commissions. She only started biking once she moved to the east side of Providence and uses her bike for shopping, errands, to attend meetings and arts events as well as recreationally. Kathleen believes Providence has the potential to be a great biking city but needs the proper infrastructure. As a member of the board, Kathleen plans to focus on improving our public profile, expanding our reach to additional constituencies and educating the driving public about the value of biking infrastructure.
 
 
Christian Roselund, Treasurer, Secretary

Christian Roselund is a journalist living in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence. Six years ago he made a decision to live car-free, and his primary form of transportation is the bicycle. He also spend a lot of time cycling on the East Bay and other bike paths with his six-year old son.
 
Christian has been active with RI Bike for a year, including lobbying at the State House, protesting at council meetings in Providence City Hall, helping with Bike the Night, and speaking publicly to bike infrastructure issues.
 
In the past he has worked for a union and on multiple political campaigns, and his primary interests are in finding ways to organize and mobilize our membership, to develop better relationships with communities of color, and make sure that RI Bike is an inclusive place where Latino, Black and Asian cyclists feel welcome and heard. Christian’s ultimate aim while serving on the board is to bringing about better bicycle infrastructure in Rhode Island, and particularly to fix the holes in Providence’s fragmented bike infrastructure, and to do it in a way that involves more of our diverse city.
 
 
C.J. Opperthauser

C.J. was born and raised in Michigan but has rooted himself in Providence, fully embracing its weirdness. He’s volunteered with NecronomiCon Providence, WaterFire Providence, Smith Hill Community Development Corporation, Downtown Providence Neighborhood Association, PRONK, and more (he likes volunteering). He’s the co-organizer of Tour de Tentacle, a weird bicycle odyssey around Providence, and lives in Fox Point.