Richard has been a bike rider for over 40 years, as a recreational rider amateur racer and regular bike commuter. He and his wife, Liz, have owned a bike shop in Healdsburg for 10 years. They cater to riders of all ages, abilities and styles. They are proud to serve the local homeless residents of Healdsburg with no/low cost services to enable them to remain mobile.
Richard worked with City of Healdsburg staff in the successful application for the League of American Cyclists Bicycle Friendly Business Community award. He also worked with Ted Calvert to mobilize local support to ensure mountain biking was included as a permitted activity in the new Fitch Mountain Preserve and Park. In addition, he was a member of the ad-hoc committee that created and authored the Bicycle Friendly Business Program for the City of Healdsburg.
Richard currently serves on the Healdsburg Transportation Advisory Commission and is a former, two term, member of the SCBC board under former Executive Director Chris Culver.
As an SCBC Board member, Richard’s specific interests are:
- Access to public facilities and centers of commerce/worship/education/healthcare/employment for those without personal motorized transport
- Ensuring public right-of-ways are safe for both pedestrians and bicycles
- Encouraging people to use public and non-motorized methods of transport
- Supporting the creation of designated Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and working toward improving BFC award rankings through improved bike infrastructure, programs and policies
- Working to ensure senior residents have access to reliable and effective public transportation
- Working to ensure that SMART train service is extended to areas north in a timely manner