A former staffer and officer with League of American Bicyclists is taking over as executive director of the Cascade Bicycle Club.
The club announced today that Elizabeth Kiker begins Thursday. She replaces Chuck Ayers, who announced his retirement in March after 15 years at the helm. She was hired by the Cascade board of directors.
The club, with 15,000 members, is the largest bicycling club in the United States. It focuses on bicycle advocacy, as well as bike education and recreational bicycling.
An announcement on the Cascade Bicycle Club blog says Kiker was most recently an executive vice president at the League, a Washington DC-based bicycle lobbying group.
During her nearly eight years working for the League, she launched a donor program, overhauled the member relationship management system, and streamlined the Bicycle Friendly America program.
Kiker said one of her goals here will be to engage “interested but concerned” bicyclists in the region. While at the League, she helped create the Women Bike program aimed at getting more women involved in bicycling.