Meet Ken Podziba!
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About the Event
NHCAT will be hosting the 3rd Annual Bicycle Friendly America Celebration! Join us for a festive, free, & family-friendly celebration & meet Ken Podziba, President & CEO of Bike NY & Chair of the Board of Directors of the League of American Bicyclists. Ken will preside over a joyous celebration to acknowledge New Haven as a Bicycle Friendly Community, Yale as a Bicycle Friendly University, & the five Bicycle Friendly Businesses in New Haven---Connecticut Mental Health Center, The Devil's Gear, Regional Water Authority, mActivity, & SeeClickFix. Also part of the celebration will be the League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) in the New Haven area as they welcome those who were recently certified.
Bike New York is a non-profit organization that offers the TD Five Boro Bike Tour (the world's biggest charitable ride) & produces Bike Expo New York (the country's most attended consumer bike show). Ken is most proud of the growth of Bike New York's education program (the largest of its kind in the country) which offers free bike education classes, after-school programs, & summer camp activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Ken earned an MS at Columbia University's School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation, & a BS at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications & Whitman School of Management. This is the link to the recent Bike NY blog by Ken about the importance of advocacy for safe streets.