Our Team

Batavia Bicycle Commission's members are just regular people who love Batavia and bicycling.

John Gamble (Chair)
 
Occupation: 
Real Estate Broker, RE/MAX Excels
 
Featured Bicycle: 
Home-built Bamboo Bicycle
 
Favorite Organized Ride or place to ride: 
RAGBRAI
 
What do you like best about bicycling?
Where do I start...

Anything else about you we should know?
Hmmm...

Favorite sandwich: 
Philly cheesesteak or a fresh garden tomato BLT
Joanne Spitz
 

Occupation: 

Professional volunteer; Co-Chair Chip In Batavia

 
Featured Bicycle: 
Giant TCR One
 
Favorite Organized Ride or place to ride: 
RAGBRAI, Fox River Trail, Fermi Lab
 
What do you like best about bicycling?
Fun, great exercise, commute time is fun time, being outside

Anything else about you we should know?
I follow the rules of the road. I have been on the BBC since it started in 2010. We all work hard to make Batavia a fun and safe place to ride.

Favorite sandwich: 
Veggie
Steve Eriksen
 

Occupation: 

Information Services Director for social services agency

 
Featured Bicycle: 
Kona Hei Hei Race Supreme
 
Favorite Organized Ride or place to ride: 
Right nearby?  The year-round Thursday night group ride.  A little bit further?  Palos.  Far, far away?  Kettle Moraine WI, Camrock WI, Alpine Valley WI, Brown County IN, Marquette MI.
 
What do you like best about bicycling?
The freedom and independence it offers as well as the physical and mental challenge when you push yourself outside your comfort zone.

Anything else about you we should know?
I commute, grocery shop, return library books, drop off kids at school by bike.  Oh, and I race bikes.  I like them all but I like racing the most.  I compete in the Wisconsin Off-Road Series (WORS), Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series (WEMS) and National Ultra Endurance (NUE) series.  I like the long-format races, I have a few on the calendar already for next race season.

Favorite sandwich: 
Jimmy John's #5
John Burnham
 

Occupation: 

Vehicular Climate Control Engineer

 
Featured Bicycle: 
2015 Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike
 
Favorite Organized Ride or place to ride: 
RAGBRAI
 
What do you like best about bicycling?
I like that I can travel someplace, under my own power, and I can improve my health at the same time. The only CO2 I produce is what I exhale.

Anything else about you we should know?
Graphic artist, musician, photographer, craft beer aficianado

Favorite sandwich: 
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Jared Heck
 

Occupation: 

Attorney

 
Featured Bicycle: 
Gary Fisher Simple City
 
Favorite Organized Ride or place to ride: 
Around town and around the Fox River
 
What do you like best about bicycling?
I like to discover new places on my bike

Anything else about you we should know?
I'm here to help anyone and everyone in town who likes to ride!

Favorite sandwich: 
Reuben
Amy Moore
 

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Featured Bicycle: 
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Favorite Organized Ride or place to ride: 
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What do you like best about bicycling?
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Anything else about you we should know?
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Favorite sandwich: 
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Jen Ress
 

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Featured Bicycle: 
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Favorite Organized Ride or place to ride: 
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What do you like best about bicycling?
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Anything else about you we should know?
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Favorite sandwich: 
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Evan Thomas
 

Occupation: 

Biology Professor, Chair Bikes for Batavia

 
Featured Bicycle: 
1995 Specialized Rockhopper
 
Favorite Organized Ride or place to ride: 
Anywhere, especially off-road
 
What do you like best about bicycling?
FREEDOM!

Anything else about you we should know?
Coin collector

Favorite sandwich:
Peanut Butter and Jelly!

 

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