Name: Sue Prant
Sue Prant has been involved in bicycling for over 20 years. In the early nineties she became the first Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition and grew the organization from a handful of committed folks to over 1,500 members. As director she increased funding, added events, established a center city office and lobbied for over 40 million dollars of federal funds for bike projects in the region, including the Philadelphia Bicycle Network of over 300 miles of bikes lanes- one of the largest in the country and the first large scale US city bike network of its kind.
In 2006, Sue moved to Boulder Colorado, where she re-vamped the city Bike to Work Day and Walk & Bike Month programs, dramatically increasing participation and local sponsorship. In 2006, she also served on the founding board of Community Cycles, Boulder’s first nonprofit bicycle organization. Community Cycles is a community bike shop offering Earn-a-Bike and safety and education programs, as well as bike advocacy.
Each year, Community Cycles recycles over 2000 bikes, putting those bikes into the community. In 2008, Walk & Bike Month/ Bike to Work Day became a program of Community Cycles under Sue’s leadership. In 2010, Sue took on the additional role at Community Cycles of Development and Advocacy Director. In her first year in that position, Sue increased Community Cycles budget by 50% through federal and local funding sources.