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Mike McGary

Mike has been a bicycle rider and enthusiast for more years than he would like to count. He is a 25-year bicycle industry veteran and has worked for Trek, Gary Fisher, Lemond Cycles and Campagnolo among others. He currently works as Brand Sales Manager at Quality Bicycle Products in Bloomington, MN. He loves bikes of all kinds and owns plenty, both old and new. Mike’s career in the bicycle industry has allowed him the opportunity to ride and share his passion for bicycles all over the world.

Co-Board Chair

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Matthew Tyler Ramírez

Matthew has spent over the past decade making spaces and creating events to play, investigate, listen, share, and learn together with young people to lifelong learners. Currently the Content Developer – Expansion Strategist for an independent museum exhibition firm –Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates, an independent experience designer, and teaches art with the Minneapolis Institute of Art. He holds B.A.’s in both Chemistry & Art History, has a Certificate in Book Arts. You can find him riding his padre’s old Nishiki.

Co-Board Chair + Communications Chair

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Audrey Negro

Audrey graduated in 2017 from Kalamazoo College in Michigan, with a B.A. in Anthropology and Spanish. She worked at a bicycle shop for a few years in Kalamazoo before moving to Minneapolis. Getting involved at a shop sparked a passion for cycling, and is now an avid roadie + commuter. She moved to Minneapolis to pursue a career in museums—working in Visitor Experience at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and completing a joint internship with CMM and Hennepin History Museum. Audrey believes bikes can change the world and she loves to lead bike maintenance skillshares and advocate for more bike-friendly communities.

Programs Chair

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Alan Laumeyer

Alan is a professional geographer at Goodhue County, Minnesota, analyzing geospatial data to create cartographic products. He volunteered for ten years as treasurer for the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium and pursues personal research projects around historic bicycle cartography. Alan is a lifelong bicyclist who got his childhood start on a Stingray, and today splits time between single track trails (Salsa MTB), roads (Cannondale), and urban trails (Peugeot).

Treasurer

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David Lambert

David Lambert is a lifelong lover of the simple beauty of a bicycle. He currently lives in south Minneapolis near many bike lanes, bike boulevards, and beautiful bike trails. When he isn’t at work you’ll find him near one of the cities many lakes or in one of the many neighborhood coffee shops finishing course work for his master’s program. His next bike purchase will be a Dutch-style touring bike to make biking with injuries easier. He currently serves as the Treasurer of Friends of Triangle Park and helps East Side Neighborhood Services with their bi-annual fundraisers.

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Kurt Franke

Kurt rediscovered the wonders of riding again some 25 years ago to save money by getting to work on two wheels. He’s been connected to the transit community nearly his whole life. One of his first jobs was as a city bus driver. Aside from gaining an appreciation for transit, he also met his wife on the bus. And now have 3 adult children. Kurt spent most of his career as a firefighter with the cities of Albert Lea and Saint Cloud, retiring in 2012. Since, he has been working on bike and pedestrian issues.

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Andrea Manolov

Andrea has been a casual commuter in Minneapolis for over seven years! She believes in cycling as a means of empowering people and communities. With a passion for history and experience in event planning, Andrea is excited to join and grow with the CMM Board. She will start her M.A. in Heritage Studies and Public History in 2019.

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Andy Spence

Andy is a bicycle enthusiast with a track-record of developing and executing successful projects for commercial and non-profit organizations. He is looking forward to helping steer CMM toward a sustainable future and contributing to Minnesota’s cycling culture. Andy lives in south Minneapolis with his wife, Stephanie, and two daughters. His tiny garage currently houses seven bicycles, one tricycle and a balance bike.

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Cole Halligan

Cole is a management consultant in Minneapolis, who ever since the first time his mother let him bike to school in the fifth grade, has grown to love cycling’s ability to connect one to a community and provide a sense of exploration. He is an avid commuter, loves to hear the stories and adventures of other bikers, and is a firm believer in the transformative role biking can have on an individual and community.

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Brian Nygren

Brian loved his career in the bike industry starting in 1972 at various Minneapolis area retailers. In 1982 he moved to the San Diego area as the Territory Manager for Trek Bicycle Co. until he retired in 2017 and relocated back to MN.

Over those 45 years he has been involved in manufacturing, retail sales training, business management, conducting tech clinics, demos, promotions, and race events. He has always been interested in the history of the bicycle, especially in the mechanical, technological and materials side of the industry.

He is hoping to help CMM with events, collecting, displays, and promoting.


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David Farrar

David is an Australian psychologist who has been living in the Twin Cities since 2001…he’s not really used to the weather yet!

After a career as an international business executive David decided this was a great community to put down roots and build a practice as an organizational leadership and change consultant. His clients range from Fortune 500 businesses to non-profit and community organizations. He is looking forward to bringing those skills to CMM.

David has always enjoyed endurance sports. He’s done over twenty marathon races and century rides. Now he enjoys beautiful Minnesota bike trails at a more leisurely pace.

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Cynthia Brown

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Juston Anderson

Juston serves on CMM's Collections Committee. Juston has been collecting cycles for twenty-seven years. He has been a member of the Minnesota chapter of The Wheelman antique bicycle club for twelve years and Captain for the past six. As Captain, Juston represents Minnesota at National Meets, maintains extensive connections to the national network of antique bicycle collectors, and is in demand as an authenticator and appraiser. He has been riding high wheel bicycles for seventeen years and has completed seven centuries (100 miles) on a high wheel. Juston coordinates riding performances and seasonal rides for the general public. (Photo Credit: Brian Fanelli)

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