kids on bikes

Our People

Daniel Byrd

Executive Director

Daniel is a huge advocate for everyone-especially kids-utilizing bikes to explore, have fun, and enjoy the beauty only found in Colorado Springs.  Daniel received his bachelors of Social Work from Colorado State University and has a vast background in working with kids as a coach, counselor, and social worker.  During his time at Urban Peak, he started up the Bike Program to help homeless youth earn a bike of their own. Daniel brings together a huge passion for kids and bicycles and hopes to strengthen every aspect of Kids on Bikes in order to have a huge impact on his home town of Colorado Springs.

Jess Lieber

Director of Operations

Jess Lieber comes to Kids on Bikes as a believer that she can change the world. She has a bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Wright State University in Ohio and her master’s in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from Bay Path University. She enjoys being outside either walking her dog or taking in the beautiful Colorado scenery. As a military spouse, she loves that she has the ability to travel the world and make a difference in each new community, including her new home in Colorado Springs!

Kayla Thompson

Program Coordinator

Kayla comes to Kids on Bikes as an outdoor enthusiast from rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and camping. She has her bachelor’s degree in Health Wellness and Promotion from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). Currently working on her master’s in mental health counseling hoping to empower kids and people of all ages through adventure-based therapy. In her free time Kayla and her 8-year-old son love to go on bike rides throughout the city. From interning with another non-profit she found a purpose in the non-profit community and hopes to make a difference in people lives in her hometown of Colorado Springs.

"Fixie" Dave Nice

Senior mechanic and Maintenance Coordinator

Fixie” Dave Nice has been pedaling since training wheels and working in bike shops since he was 13 years old. He has worked on bikes for endurance athletes, pro athletes, para athletes, and built bikes for various disabilities. If it has pedals, he enjoys working on it. He gets excited hearing the stories of kids who were once students with Kids on Bikes and are now coaching other kids at camps. He loves the freedom and independence a bicycle provides and hopes to inspire that with kids and big kids alike at the Pedal Station.  When he’s not wrenching on bikes you can find him year-round commuting by bike, bikepacking, cooking or reading.

Doug Gunty

Mechanic and retail Coordinator

Doug was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO and has been passionate about bikes for as long as he can remember. He loves all types of cycling; he has commuted by bike since second grade, logged many road rides in the pikes peak region, and also enjoys mountain bike racing. He attended Barnett’s Bicycle Institute, SRAM Technical University, S.B.C.U. in California, and enjoys furthering his bike knowledge whenever possible. Doug and his Fiance (whom he met in a bike shop) have a 1 year old son who already owns a few bikes himself and can’t wait to get pedaling! Doug is a huge advocate for living an active lifestyle and helping to get kids off the couch and away from screens. He is very excited to be part of the team at Kids On Bikes and help make the community better for all.

Tim Lopez

Mobile Bike Mechanic

Tim’s memory of being taught to fly down the street on a little red bike inspires him to ensure that all Colorado Springs youngsters who want a similar experience can do the same.
Before joining Kids on Bikes as a staff member, Tim earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the Air Force Academy. He served in the USAF in space operations and acquisition and was an IT and facilities project manager for Missile Defense Agency. Tim also enjoyed volunteering as a bike mechanic for the Bob Telmosse Foundation and Kids on Bikes at the Pedal Station. Tim enjoys all things bicycle and plans to tour the USA, Europe, and South America from the saddle in the coming years.

Interested in joining our team?  Click here to check out our available opportunities

Board of Directors

  • President, Trent Hovenga, MD, General Surgeon
  • Vice President and KOB Founder, Paige Carmichael, Co-Founder, Carmichael Training Systems
  • Treasurer, Currently Vacant
  • Secretary, Stephanie Surch, Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator, Criterium Bicycles
  • Doug Bursnall, DSM Conservation Specialist Sr, Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Erica Mulder, M.D. Pediatrician and Ownership Partner, Iron Horse Pediatrics​
  • Amanda Blough, Owner, InnerSocial Marketing
  • Kevin Knapp, President and Owner, Tierra Plan
  • Kevin Porter, Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Communications, AspenPointe
  • Sam Clark, Director of Philanthropy, Pikes Peak Community Foundation
  • Jacob Kimball, Founding Partner, Springs Law Group
  • Joseph A. Lee, Assistant Professor, UCCS, Beth-El College of Nursing
We are closely and diligently monitoring the situation with Covid-19 as it relates to summer camps, our general operations, and individuals, volunteers, and staff safety, and the rest of our programs as well. We are still hopeful, excited, and optimistically expect that camps will happen as planned beginning in late May, and registration is still open. If you have experienced any financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, please feel free to complete our scholarship application and we will do our best to work with you on the cost of camps.Any future changes will adhere to recommendations from the CDC, state and local health departments, and be made with the health and safety of our participants, coaches, and families in mind. For the time being, our cancellation policy mentioned below still applies. In the event that your child's camp session is affected, we will offer the opportunity to switch to a later week, defer your registration to 2021, or receive a refund. For Kids on Bikes' full Covid-19 and camp response, Click here
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