BikeAthens works to build equity in transportation. We believe affordable, accessible, transportation is a critical component of social and economic mobility.

We envision a comprehensive transportation network that all Athenians can use with confidence and ease. Our mission is to promote cycling, walking, and transit as solutions to transportation needs in Athens through education, advocacy, and community service.

Staff

Scott Long

Scott Long

Executive Director

Scott transitioned to Executive Director in August 2019. He joined BikeAthens staff as the Program Director in September 2018 after having volunteered nearly 2,000 hours since 2015. In February 2016, Scott started Fix Your Own Bike sessions on Thursday nights as a way to expand programming at the shop. His involvement with BikeAthens combines two passions. He enjoys working as a bike mechanic to directly improve the lives of members of the community. He also gets to use his knowledge of nonprofit administration to strengthen BikeAthens as a community resource for partner organizations. Scott holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Georgia. Photo courtesy of Gabriella Audi Photography

Board of Directors

Jason Perry

Jason Perry

President/Interim Treasurer

Jason served on the board from 2008 through 2012, re-joined in 2016, and became president of the board in 2017. He has also volunteered as a council member and shop manager of the Bike Recycling Program since 2008. Jason is a mechanical engineer, working in the UGA Office of Sustainability where he coordinates energy conservation initiatives and bike programs for the university.

Carol Myers

Carol Myers

Secretary

Carol is a longtime Athens resident who raised two daughters here and had a long career at Athens Technical College. A lifelong cyclist and member of the local Nitty Gritty Bike Band, she biked solo across the country on the Northern Tier to celebrate her retirement. She is committed to helping make Athens a bike-friendlier community.

Caitlyn Gegen

Board Member
David Harrison

David Harrison

Board Member

David Harrison owns Pedal Driven Cycles here in Athens, GA. He has been working in the bicycle industry for over 23 years at bicycle shops and for bicycle manufacturers around the country. He has a great love for bicycles and doing anything he can to help people discover them or keep pedaling.

Irene Ivie

Irene Ivie

Board Member

Irene, a Master’s in Public Health candidate at UGA with degrees in Applied Mathematics and Psychology, aspires to impact the access to and the quality of mental health care. Being a part of BikeAthens increases her engagement with the Athens community and supports her belief in the ability to utilize bicycle transportation as a key aspect of solutions to some of the complex problems we face as a society.

Douglas Pardue

Douglas Pardue

Board Member

Douglas is an associate professor in the UGA College of Environment and Design. His areas of interest are urban ecological design, post-industrial sublime, and environmental psychology.

Douglas Patton

Douglas Patton

Board Member

Douglas studies wetland valuation as a researcher at UGA. Douglas is an avid mountain biker, bicycle commuter, and occasional long distance bicycle tourer – sometimes with his wife on their tandem. Douglas hopes to increase the quality of walking, bicycle commuting and in-town riding throughout Athens, his home of ten years, both in terms of safety and aesthetics.

Liz Solomon

Liz Solomon

Board Member

Liz recently completed her Master’s in Landscape Architecture, aspiring to work towards environmental, social, and transportation equity through design. Liz spends her free time in the saddle, whether it be riding around town, bike touring, mountain biking, or traveling to new cities to play bike polo with friends. Liz believes bikes are a powerful tool for uniting and empowering humanity. She joined BikeAthens because she believes bike and pedestrian facilities are critical infrastructure we must prioritize to form a more just and healthy community.

Shop Council

Michael Brugger

Michael Brugger

BRP Council Member
Basil Campbell

Basil Campbell

BRP Council Member
Don McKim

Don McKim

BRP Council Member
Jason Perry

Jason Perry

BRP Council Member
Richard Shoemaker

Richard Shoemaker

BRP Council Member
Patrick Stanley

Patrick Stanley

BRP Council Member
Jon Skaggs

Jon Skaggs

BRP Council Member