Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Our directors for 2023-2024 are:

Doug Clark (he/him) – President
Doug is a long-time Calgarian and has enjoyed the freedoms and benefits of cycling from a young age. His bike took him everywhere through grade school, university, and even in his professional years after graduation. He recently retired from a career as a geoscientist in Calgary’s energy industry. Doug is married with two grown children. As a year-round bike commuter, he encouraged many of his downtown co-workers to commute by bike, helped to organize cycling clubs, and improve bike parking and changing facilities at the workplace.

Doug has been a volunteer with Bike Calgary, and currently serves as their Vice President. He has held volunteer and board positions with several other community groups in the past. Most recently Doug is a founding board member and active volunteer with the newly formed non-profit, Youth en Route – focused on helping high school students to use active transportation.

Over the past 40+ years, Doug has directly experienced the significant improvements to cycling infrastructure and culture in Calgary and is excited to help push us further. He believes we still have a long way to go.

Leithan Slade – Vice President

Leithan has called Calgary home since summer 2019 and credits the move for reigniting his passion for pedaling.

A bike commuter, he also enjoys logging long days on mountain highways and riding trails or downhill tracks on his mountain bike. Leithan is also an avid long-distance runner.

Leithan brings to Bike Calgary a desire to improve cycling safety, infrastructure, awareness, and inclusion. With 15+ years of professional communications experience, he’s excited to help Bike Calgary reach residents and stakeholders across the city through proactive engagement, working with the media, social media, events, and partnerships.

Having previously volunteered in several capacities, including sports and tourism, Leithan is committed to connecting cyclists across Calgary to make our city a safer and better place to ride for everyone.

Duncan MilneSecretary

I like to ride. Period. Wherever and whenever. 

Growing up in the 80’s I was a regular participant of the Alberta Provincial team as a nationally ranked road and track racer. My bikes were an escape, an adventure, and a pathway to goals. But like all things, racing ran it’s course. I sold my bikes to finance school, holding onto my MTB as a mode of transportation until it was stolen while I was writing a final exam.

Later still I became busy being fodder for a law firm, and moving throughout the world following my wife’s career. Returning to mountain bike was dramatic. Having to learn new skills to keep up with the technology and geometry of modern bikes, became exciting and illuminating. Mountain bike riding was now more accessible than ever before and a more approachable way of connecting with the outdoors.

My primary goal as a guide or coach is to have riders keep coming back to the bikes. To enjoy themselves and to find meaningful connections with the outdoors and fitness. Bikes can take us outside into nature or inside ourselves, letting us discover things we never knew we needed or possessed.

Bikes hold different meanings to different people, but they also provide a point of connection with each other, our environment, and ourselves. I love exploring and facilitating these pathways. I’m excited to focus on opportunities in Calgary to increase access for safe, sustainable, access to bike infrastructure. Because riding means different things to different people, I hope to advocate for greater diversity so that participants of all levels, interests, and purposes are able to find bike opportunities throughout the city.

Kevin PitzelTreasurer

Kevin brings his passion for cycling and commitment to promoting a sustainable and healthy lifestyle to Bike Calgary. As an experienced road cyclist and a proud member of a cycling team, Kevin actively encourages individuals to embrace biking as both a mode of transportation and a recreational activity, emphasizing its positive impact on personal well-being and the community at large.

Beyond his cycling pursuits, Kevin’s main occupation in finance and financial forensics underscores his multifaceted approach to life. Fitness and health have always been integral to Kevin’s lifestyle, leading him to become a dedicated fitness trainer, spinning and yoga instructor during his off time. This commitment to holistic well-being aligns seamlessly with his belief in the transformative power of cycling.

Not only does Kevin bring a wealth of cycling expertise to the board, but his previous volunteer experience as a member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer of a private Calgary school showcases his leadership and organizational skills. Kevin’s vision extends beyond the practical benefits of cycling; he sees it as a means to create a vibrant and connected community.

As a board member, Kevin is poised to champion the social aspects of cycling, recognizing its potential to strengthen community bonds and contribute to the city’s overall vitality. With his unique blend of financial acumen, fitness expertise, and a genuine passion for cycling, Kevin is looking forward to contributing to Bike Calgary’s mission of promoting and enhancing the cycling culture and experience in our great city.

Molli Bennett (she/her) – Director

Molli is a firm believer in the power of bicycles, simple machines that can change our lives and our urban spaces. 

Her experience as a bicycle-based educator and mechanic has helped to shape her perspective. She is also a lifetime Calgarian and year-round cycle commuter that is passionate about seeing her city thrive. As a youth development worker and community builder she is motivated to advocate for safe and accessible transportation for all. 

She is interested in understanding how intersectionality impacts how people are able to move through our city. Inspired by the vast positive impacts of active mobility choices she is always excited to share the joy of cycling with others.

Jorge Bermudez – Director

My name is Jorge Bermudez, I have been calling Calgary my home since year 2000 when I started my master’s degree at the U of C, there my bike was my best friend for almost two years going around campus. Since, I enjoy biking as a hobby. With my wife and son, we enjoy discovering new biking paths around Calgary. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I started to appreciate again biking as I was able to bike back and forth from my neighborhood Tuscany to my workplace at the downtown. 

I am an Industrial engineer, and I work in IT for an Oil and Gas company. I develop and implement projects for improvements in business operations. I like sports and biking always have been one of my favorites. At the company I have been the captain for the last 3 years of the “Big Bike” event with the Heart and Stroke foundation, where besides enjoying a nice biking, we were able to collect some money ($) for the foundation. Also, I enjoy running I have completed 20 marathons but my most memorable one was in 2017 when with other 112 Calgarians, we beat the World Guinness Record for the most linked marathon, it was outstanding team work where as well we were able to collect more than $150K for the Mito foundation.

Being a member of the Bike society, besides of being a privilege, I see this as a great opportunity to contribute to the good work that the Calgary Bike is leading. The Vision of the Bike society “Calgary is a bike friendly city where citizens have options and feel safe to ride bikes for commuting and leisure”, it is an inspiration for me to pursue the right things like safety, inclusion and opportunity for all to enjoy biking.

Brad Randall (he/him) – Director

Brad has been working in the cycling industry for over 15 years. He believes that bicycles can take you places beyond your imagination, create healthier communities, bring smiles to faces, and help mitigate the effects of climate change. Brad is a year-round commuter who is comfortable on the city pathways, single track trails in the mountains, and the shoulders of highways when touring.

Positive change comes when people are brought together who share a commonality. In this case their love of bicycles. While new to Bike Calgary and to the city, Brad hopes he can bring his passion for cycling and his experience in the industry to help create a better cycling experience for everyone.

Volker Mendritzki – Director

I’ve been a long-time recreational cyclist. Since retiring in May 2020, my involvement with two local cycling clubs increased my cycling activity and made me even more aware of the benefits cycling can offer.

I joined the Bike Calgary Board as I believe my sales, marketing and management experience can be valuable in increasing the profile and impact of Bike Calgary.  My direct experience in brand development, partnership negotiations and finding new sources of revenue offer new growth opportunities for the organization.

I’ve been active in my community, experienced volunteering at events (e.g. Grey Cup, Brier), held various board positions including a six year tenure on the Lougheed House board.  My role at Lougheed House included sitting on the Executive Committee and committee work including finance and fund development.

The three priorities I think are important for Calgarians include improving cycling safety, improved infrastructure for bike security, and creating infrastructure to accommodate a wider range of mobility options.