As the founder and Executive Director of GObike I have been fortunate to turn a hobby into a job. I love to bicycle—whether it’s for errands, enjoyment, or long excursions to exercise. Only when you’re on two wheels do you get to see the rich diversity of all the people and small intricate details of our buildings and places, which make our city unique.
Head Mechanic and RAB Instructor
I’m a shop mechanic and Recycle A Bicycle (RAB) instructor. I’ve been working with GObike Buffalo since 2015. I love Buffalo because of the super great people. I love spending time at forest lawn with my bicycle. There’s really hundreds of great places in and around the city.
Slow Roll Buffalo Manager
My bike is my primary vehicle in the city, and Buffalo being flat makes it easy to get around. Before Slow Roll, I primarily biked by myself; since, I've learned what a great common denominator the bicycle is.
Slow Roll encourages people to get on their bikes and see the city at a slower pace, enabling a better appreciation of our people and places. In the process, we connect with countless community stakeholders to bring people together and share the ongoing story of our city.
As the communication director for GObike Buffalo, I tell our story. I'm your go-to person for media inquiries and event posts. From running errands to getting to the park, you can usually find me biking with my dog in tow.
Education Program Director
Head Mechanic at our Community Workshop since 2010, I can be found fixing a bike for sale, training new mechanics, teaching classes, or helping our members with their bikes. I really love working at GObike because I get to make a tangible difference in people’s daily lives. Squeaky chains, mystery noises, loose brakes, or shifty shifters can all be fixed with the application of a little knowledge and elbow grease, and we have both of those to spare.
Jim is responsible for the engineering of bike infrastructure for GObike's planning initiatives.
Jim recently retired from the Town of Tonawanda where he worked as a licensed civil engineer for 30 years. His tenure included management of many of the town’s planning, engineering and public works projects totaling in the tens of millions of dollars, including the Tonawanda Rail-to-Trail project.
From events to advocacy, I keep the Buffalo community informed about the new and exciting work being done at GObike. I love bicycling because of its incredible power to connect people with their environment and each other. We have so much to celebrate in Buffalo — our parks system, world-class architecture, a thriving cultural sector, global diversity — but our city’s greatest asset is the people who call it home. I feel privileged to play a role in promoting community health and improving quality of life in our City of Good Neighbors.
From SkyRide to Tour de Farms, I make the wheels go ‘round at all GObike Buffalo events. I’ve been passionate about making Buffalo—my hometown—a better place since moving back here in 2010 and love working for GObike Buffalo because I get to do meaningful work to make our communities safer and healthier (and more fun!).
Operations and Outreach Director
As the Operations and Outreach Director at GObike Buffalo, I connect people and spaces. In creating transportation projects or figuring out the logistics of how we can do things together, the goal is to harness the power of community to build a safer city that makes sense for all road users. The community is a renewable resource providing deep knowledge of how streets should behave so there is infrastructural justice, wherever you are in the City of Buffalo. It’s exciting to work with people all over the city, building new paradigms that will, ultimately, make our city more resilient for coming generations.
Manager of our Community Workshop, I love when I have time to observe the goings on at the shop during a really busy day. There are so many people helping each other, learning together, and getting excited about bikes. It’s like a well-oiled machine that pumps out warm fuzzy feelings for everyone.
I serve as GObike's deputy director, a role that blends my fascination with infrastructure, obsession with efficiency, and desire to empower individuals in pursuit of shared values.
Cycling has been an endless trove of experiences, leading me to new opportunities, relationships and perspectives. I'm lucky to work with such a talented team in pursuit of a more mobile and sustainable Buffalo.
Shop Mechanic and Bicycle Advocate
I have been with GObike for about a year. I work as both a mechanic at our workshop and as support for our events through our office. I also manage secure bike parking for the BNMC. My favorite part about working for GObike is being directly apart of something highly impactful for our city. I love being able to see first-hand how much of an impact my job has on the cycling community in Buffalo.