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History: Bike Miami Valley started to emerge in the early 1960s and operated under a few different titles until becoming the organization you know of today. It all leads back to the Huffy Corporation. In 1961 Horace Huffman Jr., Chairman and CEO of the Huffy Bicycle Corporation, co-founded and sat as the first president of the Dayton Cycling Club. Four years later, he formed and led the Greater Dayton Bikeway Committee, which later would be named the Miami Valley Regional Bicycle Council (MVRBC). Bike Miami Valley (BMV), this nonprofit organization, branched from MVRBC in the early 70s. Bike Miami Valley drafted one of the nation’s first regional bikeway plans, which was adopted by Dayton’s regional planning commission in 1973. This proved instrumental in the development of much of the recreational trail system you might be familiar with today. After being officially incorporated in 1979, BMV was diligently focused on the region’s cycling trends over the next twenty years. In addition, BMV hosted the region’s largest and most widely celebrated bike event; The Thunder Road Bike-a-thon. In the past decade, BMV became dormant, and there is no better way to say it… but BMV simply put itself out of business by accomplishing its core programs and initiatives. There seemed to be little left to do, so the organization fell silent. In 2008 BMV resurfaced from that dormant period and is now refocused on current cycling trends and the region’s growing cycling community, which is dramatically different today. We are the founding organization of the Miami Valley Cycling Summit, an event held biennially around the region. The latest accomplishment to our record is hiring full-time staff and launching southwest Ohio’s first bike share program, Link, in May of 2015. Bike Miami Valley operates 37 Link hubs and a fleet of pedal and pedal assist bicycles in downtown Dayton and the surrounding historic neighborhoods. The system generates approximately 25,000 trips annually and serves approximately 3,500 unique users annually. Bike Miami Valley is recognized as a Platinum Level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists.
Please consider joining Bike Miami Valley and help us write the next 30 years of our history.
Paul Jones, President
Paul Jones is a partner at the accounting firm of Battelle Rippe Kingston LLP and has lived in worked in the Dayton area for nearly 18 years. Jones is a graduate of Ohio University and a veteran of the U.S. Army. During his time away from his professional and community activities Jones enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 sons, is an avid cyclist, and enjoys outdoor activities.
Walt Hibner, Vice President
Walt is the Local Affairs Manager for Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company. He responsible for government affairs and building relationships with businesses seeking to move into or expand their operations in west central Ohio. He is actively involved with several local, regional and state economic development organizations throughout the 16 counties served natural gas by Vectren. Currently, Walt is involved with several community and development non-profit Boards including; Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau, CountyCorp Board of Directors, Preble County Development Partnership, and is a member of the Dayton Development Coalition Priority Development Advisory Committee, the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board and Transportation Improvement District Board, the Dayton Air Show Board of Directors, the Dayton Public Schools Business Advisory Committee and Dayton Rotary Club Board of Directors. Walt has a bachelor’s degree in construction technology from
Eastern Kentucky University and has studied Architectural Technology at Sinclair Community College. He is a bicycling touring enthusiast, since 2007, participating in over 15 national, century rides for JDRF, raising funds to find a cure for diabetes, he also participates in the Young’s Charity Bike Tour and has ridden in the Five Boro Ride in NYC. He and his spouse, Joan, have two adult children and currently reside in Sugarcreek Township.
Travis Knight, Treasurer
Travis Knight grew up in Huber Heights and attended the University of Dayton. After graduating in 2010, he moved downtown and got hooked on the Dayton experience. Travis is a CPA and Manager at Thorn, Lewis + Duncan in Stratacache Tower, where he spent the last 10 years watching Dayton thrive with a view from the 20th floor. Now residing at The Landing, Travis is a frequent user of Link: Dayton Bike Share, to commute between home, work, and play. In his spare time, Travis likes to take advantage of all the city has to offer, including Sportcial events, Dayton Ultimate, and exploring new hangouts with old friends. Travis dreams of one day taking a Link ride with his cat, Kevin, in the basket. Go Flyers!
Zion Savory, Secretary
Zion Savory is a litigation associate at Thompson Hine LLP. An avid cyclist, Zion spent many weekends cycling south Florida’s beaches, where he grew up. He moved to Dayton to attend the University of Dayton School of Law in 2018 and fell in love with the city he now calls home. Zion currently lives downtown, where he enjoys spending time doing physical activities, taking advantage of the various bike trail outlets, and supporting local businesses. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Zion serves on other local community boards and coaches Fairborn primary school basketball teams.Zion has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Florida International University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law.
Leslie King, Board Member
Leslie King is the Director of the University of Dayton Rivers Institute, where she oversees the River Steward program, the RiverMobile, and the River Summit, among many other community projects and student-led initiatives.
Before coming to UD in July 2009, Leslie was the Assistant Director of Antioch Education Abroad in Yellow Springs for four and a half years. At both jobs, Leslie has been able to enjoy our region’s bike trails which are so conveniently located next to both campuses. Leslie has a Natural Resource Management degree and studied protected area management and environmental protection at West Virginia University. She received a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a certificate in Non-Profit and Community Leadership in 2014.
She has spent over 20 years working in the environmental education and community advocacy fields and has worked with non-profits abroad and in the US. As a native of the Dayton region, Leslie is excited about the opportunity to serve on the Bike Miami Valley Board and be part of leading our community towards a sustainable future. Currently, Leslie also serves on the board of the Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation and the Steering Committee for the Greater Dayton Partners for the Environment. In her free time, Leslie can be found with her two children and husband, enjoying the many trails in our area on bike, by foot and kayak!
Danielle Phillips, Board Member
Danielle moved to Dayton in 2008 to attend college at the University of Dayton and has been in love with the city ever since. She currently lives in the Oregon Historic District, where she enjoys using Link: Dayton Bike Share to get to and from her workplace at LMG (Lunne Marketing Group). She’s been actively involved in other community organizations, including UpDayton and AAF Dayton (American Advertising Federation). In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and drinking coffee.
James Muhammad, Board Member
James Muhammad is an internationally recognized comedian, public speaker and native of Dayton. His community involvement is centered on sustainable civic progress and innovations of the new sharing economy. He believes that the Link: Dayton Bike Share program represents a model opportunity in both areas. A terrible fisherman, novice bird watcher, and collector of hats – he is an avid enthusiast for the continued growth of the recreational assets of the Miami Valley.
Tony Kroeger, Board Member
Tony Kroeger is the Planning Division Manager for the City of Dayton. He lives in Dayton’s St. Anne’s Hill neighborhood, which proves easy Link: Dayton Bike Share access. Originally from Cincinnati, he moved to Dayton in 2006. Before moving to Dayton, he earned degrees in City Planning from Miami University and Clemson University, and worked for Greenville County, SC. Tony believes that mobility options such as Link: Dayton Bike Share have been instrumental in the revitalization of downtown and its surrounding historic districts.
Carrie Scarff, Board Member
Carrie Scarff is Chief of Planning and Projects at Five Rivers MetroParks, overseeing planning, capital development, land acquisition, and special projects for the agency. After receiving her degree in landscape architecture from Ohio State, she practiced privately in Columbus and San Diego for ten years. She started with MetroParks in 1997, managing the development of RiverScape MetroPark in downtown Dayton. Carrie led the effort to complete key arteries of the regional bikeway system as well as develop MetroParks’ outdoor recreation initiative that focuses on all forms of cycling. Currently, she is the co-project manager of the Dayton Riverfront Master Plan. Each of these projects illustrate Carrie’s passion for cycling as a form of transportation, recreation, and exercise that is good for the cyclists and good for the planet. She is looking forward to furthering that passion as part of the Bike Miami Valley Board.
Brandon Policicchio, Board Member
As Chief Customer and Business Development Officer of the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Brandon Policicchio leads the department in fostering positive and progressive relationships with RTA employees, customers, area agencies, governments and businesses organizations. His team focuses on the delivery of RTA’s mobility coordination vision, ensuring the delivery of seamless, accessible, customer-focused services for the region. With over 10 years of experience in the public transportation
industry, Brandon began in 2006 as a student bus operator at The Ohio State University, while earning his bachelor’s degree. He later accepted a position with the Central Ohio Transit Authority prior to joining Dayton RTA in 2012. Brandon resides in Centerville, where he enjoys spending time with his wife
Ife Olaore, Board Member
Ife Olaore (Ee-feh Uh-la-uh-reh) is a human capital developer, local business owner and a social entrepreneur. As a West Coast transplant, he equally enjoys long walks on any beach, amatuer snow sports and pretending to remodel his house based on unrealistic goals set by HGTV. The majority of his career has been spent as a healthcare talent acquisition consultant.”I am passionate about BMV’s mission to make transportation equitable and accessible.”