503-287-0405 x103
Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST

P.O. Box 13695
Portland, OR 97213


Rebecca Bowman

Customer Service & Volunteer Manager

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Steve Schulz

Executive Director

Prior to joining Cycle Oregon in 2008, Steve was in the fitness and adventure industry for over 20 years as the founder and owner of STRADA, in Portland, OR. Steve’s first Cycle Oregon experience was in 2001, taking a group of cyclists he was training on the week event. From then on, he was hooked.

As soon as Steve was walking, he was backpacking, playing sports and music, and riding a bike—it was all about adventure and discovery. Being active and exploring the outdoors have always been a part of his life. Growing up in a small town in Wyoming, Steve understands the challenges of rural communities and the opportunity for Cycle Oregon to not only provide economic impact, but to help facilitate constructive change for years to come. Steve’s greatest reward in his professional career has been helping to transform people’s lives. When not traveling throughout the beautiful state of Oregon looking for routes unknown, Steve enjoys spending time with his family and trusty Labrador, playing music, over landing through the backcountry, and wetting a line in any available body of water. // 503-287-0405 x101

Ashley Lance

Events Director

Ashley has spent the last decade cultivating a more sustainable approach to how we adventure. As a graduate of Northern Michigan University’s Hospitality Management and Marketing program, she comes to Cycle Oregon with a wealth of knowledge surrounding event production, community connections, and team leadership. As the owner and founder of the beloved Fernweh Food Company, Ashley understands that the smallest of details can make all the difference and is excited to transition from food production to sanitation logistics.

Ashley is an avid bikepacker, backpacker, novice gardener, mother to a young adventurer, and enthusiastic about eating and cooking tasty things. When she’s not dreaming up her next adventure, you can find her propagating house plants and embroidering whatever she can get her hands on.

Brad Kendrick

Operations Manager

Most of Brad’s working career has been related to the management of the sales, marketing, and distribution of consumer products. He has gained experience in a diversity of business cultures that range from large corporations to small family companies. Brad enjoys cycling in his free time, and is a veteran of many Cycle Oregon events. It was during those rides that he realized he was as excited and amazed about the logistics of camp as he was the day’s ride. When a position opened to help facilitate those logistics, he jumped at it. During the year, his responsibilities revolve around equipment, supplies, and the warehouse. He can be found during events staffing the (air conditioned) office RV. // 503-287-0405 x106

Ryan Barrett

Marketing Manager

It’s hard to meet a more welcoming person than Ryan. He believes in sharing the stories that truly make an impact, and connecting cyclists with the communities they travel through. A lifelong lover of bikes, his journey began as a professional BMX rider before making his way to the PNW. Now you can find him peak-seeking on his mountain bike, volunteering on the Friends of Gateway Green board, and never missing an opportunity to stop for ice cream or espresso.

Becky Newman

Program Coordinator

For most of her adult life, Becky has been a daily bike commuter and has encouraged others to ride. She has a background as an educator, and has worked as both a classroom teacher and after-school program leader. After making her own bags for self-supported bike tours, she founded Makeshifter Canvas Works, and continues to make handcrafted bike gear for riders around the world. In 2018, Becky and her partner Kevin founded Golden Pliers Bicycle Repair, with the mission to create a more welcoming and inclusive space for folks to gather around bikes. Some weekends you can still find Becky behind the counter, chatting about tires and enticing dogs into the shop with a handful of treats. 

Becky’s preferred way to experience the world is slowly, on foot or by bike, with a lot of snack breaks. The things that sustain her include growing food, cooking for friends, biking/hiking/camping with her dog and partner, saunas, and jumping into cold water.

Shawne Martinez

Program Coordinator

Shawne is a car-free bike Dad that leads a weekly Bike Bus to his daughter’s elementary school. He volunteers with BikeLoudPDX, the Tigard Transportation Advisory Committee, Meals On Wheels People and Washington County Adopt-A-Road. Shawne enjoys bike camping, having recently biked with his daughter 43 miles each way from their home to Stub Stewart State Park. He has logged over 19,000 miles on electric cargo bikes over the past 3.5 years, completely replacing all car trips.

Shawne has experience helping with his elementary school’s balance bike program, scooter program and the 5th grade bicycle safety course and is actively advocating for safer walk and roll infrastructure in the region. A self-contained coast-to-coast bicycle tour is one of his greatest cycling achievements riding 3,000 miles in 76 days from San Diego, California to St. Augustine, Florida.

John Brooks

Route Planning & Permit Coordinator

John Brooks has ridden Cycle Oregon 26 times and has been making the route maps for Cycle Oregon events since 1995.  He is a recent convert to “gravel grinder” rides on an old Surly cross bike with 42mm tires. In 2020 he took on the duties of route planning and permit coordination. He is looking forward to exploring and planning gravel options for all the events this year.

John has recently retired from VLMK Consulting Engineers where he specialized in Land Use and Industrial Building Design and currently lives in Alfalfa, Oregon – east of Bend.

John believes that if you are going to ride your bike someplace unique you should have a map that has lots of good information so you can plan your day.  You’d hate to pass a swimming hole and wish you had planned for a swim…  Accurate profiles and cues are also extremely important and make a great collectible memory of your adventure.


Chad Davis

Board President

Chad prefers to climb out of the saddle. Seated, he’s at a desk at the US Forest Service developing strategies and plans to assist public and private land managers restore forests in the Pacific Northwest. His professional experience in collaboration and public land management has introduced him to many community leaders in rural Oregon and vested a passion for these places deep within- both for their natural beauty and the people that are stewards of our forests, ranches and farms.

Chad is happiest on any kind of bike, including international trips to experience the iconic European climbs and to explore the rough-and-tumble gravel roads connecting coffee villages in Colombia. And if he’s not on a bike, there’s no place he’d rather be than backpacking in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains.

Sarah Gates

Board Vice President

Sarah rode her first Cycle Oregon in 1989 and has been a regular participant, board member, and volunteer ever since.
Sarah spent the last decade of her career working in marketing, business development and research roles for global data science companies. The prior 20 years were spent in a wide variety of policy, leadership and analytical roles in Oregon State Government.
Since retiring she has taken off on multiple long adventures to explore the world by bike, including the Tour Divide. She also occasionally competes for the Dialed Cycling Team. Sarah lives in Vancouver with her husband, who is also an avid Cycle Oregon rider and volunteer.
Sarah holds a degree in Mathematics, an MBA, and a Masters of Analytics.

Scott Towsey

Board Treasurer

Hooked after his first day of Cycle Oregon #10 in 1997, Scott has participated in over a dozen Cycle Oregon rides.

Scott is Director of Integration at The Greenbrier Companies, an international manufacturer of freight railcars headquartered in Oregon. He has also worked in finance and accounting at other Portland based public companies. Scott began his 30 year career working as a Certified Public Accountant for Deloitte in San Francisco.

Scott has been a guest lecturer at Portland State University School of Business Administration presenting on Global Financial Accounting to graduate students.

Scott holds accounting degrees from Brigham Young University.

He and his wife Cody manage a small forest tract in Yamhill County.

Jackie Yerby

Board Secretary

Jackie Yerby is a long-time social justice and active transportation advocate.

Most recently, she served as the Executive Director for Bradley Angle, a non-profit that works with survivors of domestic violence to achieve safety and long-term stability.

In addition to serving on the Cycle Oregon board, Jackie is also on the boards of the Community Cycling Center and Basic Rights Oregon. She had previously served on the boards of Catholic Charities and the Cascade AIDS Project.

Jackie lives with a dog and two cats in the Alberta neighborhood in NE Portland. She started riding Cycle Oregon Week Ride in 2010 and has no plans on stopping. She likes to garden, but tends to spend most of her free time training for Cycle Oregon. She is an occasional bike commuter but strives to do better.

She holds an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Karmen Fore

Board Member

Karmen Fore has over 25 years of experience working at the local, state, and national level. She teaches, writes papers, and speaks on a broad array of issues ranging from leadership, natural resources, social and economic trends, and transportation policy.

Ms. Fore is currently the director of Oregon Solutions.  She previously served as senior director for federal/regional affairs, & transportation to Governor Kate Brown. Prior to that, she served as deputy chief of staff to Congressman Peter DeFazio and professional staff to the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. Congress. She also previously served as the congressman’s district director.

Ms. Fore has worked for the Oregon Department of Administrative Services as the communications and legislative coordinator, and at the Oregon Commission on Children and Families as the communications and policy analyst.

Ms. Fore has extensive campaign experience having worked on numerous statewide coordinate campaigns. She has served on several boards including the Prevent Child Abuse Oregon, the Eugene/Springfield Relief Nursery, the national Air Service Coalition for Expanding New Development, the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange, and the Better Eugene/Springfield Transit Board as an advisor.

Ms. Fore attended the University of Oregon and earned a Master of Arts in Public Affairs in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a minor in Planning, Public Policy, and Management. She is an Ambassador for the UO, and previously served on the UO Alumni Association Board of Directors, and the UO Planning, Public Policy, and Management Advisory Council.

Daine Isaacs

Board Member

After 5 years as a producer on the TV series Miami Vice, Daine served as President of Don Johnson Productions, based at Universal Studios. She went on to join Antonio Banderas as his producing partner at Warner Bros.’ Green Moon Productions. For over 25 years, she has traveled to Africa, India, Japan, China, the Middle East, North and South America and beyond producing films and television with industry talents. In addition to her current documentary filmmaking, Daine creates story content for marketing and advertising, managing accounts and campaigns for clients including Microsoft.

An advocate for accepting diversity, Daine co-founded The Miracle Project, a theater arts program featured in the Emmy-winning, HBO documentary Autism: The Musical. She authored a book for educators and parents; facilitated trainings in India and Africa; and presented at the United Nations. Daine produced a live concert called Autism is Awesomism, airing on ABC with Jack Black and Stephen Stills, as well as an album with top artists such as Chaka Khan and Babyface.

Daine has competed in seven Ironmans, with a PR 4th place finish at the World Championships in Kona. She holds a BFA in Film and BA in English from New York University. While she still holds onto her New York roots, Daine happily lives in Lake Oswego, OR and is a mother of two sons, Jackson and Wyatt.

Martin Moll

Board Member

Martin is an investor and founder in the financial services space. His portfolio companies include Breakaway Advising and Cadencia, an offshore staffing company. He is the former CEO and managing partner of Aldrich, a top 10 west coast CPA firm. Along with Cycle Oregon, he is serves on the Board of Trustees at Pacific University and as Treasurer and Board Member at New Avenues for Youth.

Martin has ridden more Cycle Oregon Classic rides than he can count and says that they are among his all time favorite memories. While he finally succumbed and added an eBike to his collection, he can still be found riding his road bike on Portland’s favorite routes as long as it’s not pouring rain.

Martin received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Oregon. He also holds a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark.

Steve Young

Board Member

Steve Young has been in Oregon since 1995.  His passion for cycling and love for his adopted state brought him to Cycle Oregon.  Born and raised in New York, Steve grew up ski racing and took to cycling as a means to recover from a skiing injury.  He never looked back, and has been riding and racing his bike ever since.

Steve graduated from Clarkson University in New York, studying chemical engineering.  He worked for the Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati in Brand Management for 7 years before moving west in 1995 to realize his dream of joining Nike.   At Nike, he’s worked in innovation, footwear product creation and category general management.  With Nike, Steve and his family lived in Melbourne, Australia and, more recently, Sao Paulo, Brasil.

In his spare time, Steve loves to spend time with his wife, Mary, and their 3 daughters.  He’s looking forward to 2021 and the opportunity to ride again with CO friends.

Jeff Wright

Board Member

Jeff Wright grew up in northern Michigan and has since lived close to the 45th parallel, hiking, skiing and biking through upstate New York, Montana and Oregon. Since the 1995 Classic, he has enjoyed double centuries, gravels, weekenders, and more classics –  sharing the joy of biking and Oregon’s remarkable rural communities with riders from around the world.

Jeff served for 15 years as a major gifts fundraiser for Reed College and has more than 43 years of experience in fundraising and marketing for public broadcasting, higher education, and environmental conservation and sustainability organizations. He is an active community leader and volunteer, serving on the national PBS Development Advisory Committee and as a board member for the Northwest Photography Archive, Live Wire! Radio, Friends of Portland Community Gardens and the Hollywood Farmers Market.

Now retired, he rides a commuter e-bike as his household’s second car and lives with his wife, Julie, and their cats, Cesar and Chavez in Portland’s Rose City Park neighborhood.

Craig Vent

Board Member

Craig rode his first Cycle Oregon in 2000 and fell in love with the experience. In addition to many CO adventures with cycling friends that followed, Craig has completed Classic rides with his wife, Deb, and each of their three children on their beloved Co-Motion tandem. Beyond cycling, his other recreational interests include skiing, running, yoga and golf.

Since childhood, Craig has focused his discretionary time and energy on enabling recreational opportunities to connect and energize people and communities through sport and activities. He has contributed in a variety of roles including nonprofit board member, youth sports coach and event volunteer.

Craig worked as a technology industry executive where he held leadership positions at Hewlett Packard and Juniper Networks. He and Deb now split their time between Bend, Oregon and San Diego, California.

Randy Norris

Board Member

Randy spent 39 years in International Marketing and Sales, working in over 70 countries. At the end, he wanted to get involved at home. Randy has been involved with Non-profits for nearly 30 years, all with a focus on outdoor recreation and underserved communities. Over those years, he has ridden 18 Cycle Oregon Classics and loved each of them. He enjoyed the feeling of enduring a long climb and sharing the misery with other riders over beers.

Over the past 3 years, as a Board officer of Oregon Adaptive Sports, Randy has volunteered as a SAG support for OAS athletes on Cycle Oregon. He really loved the connection of these 2 great organizations and the positivity that comes with it. Randy plans to continue to volunteer on future Cycle Oregon events.

Randy is also excited about the possibilities of the new Foundations charter and what a positive impact it can have throughout Oregon.