Bike Maryland Welcomes Brian Kopp, Education Coordinator
By Bruce Cohen - December 29, 2014
Bicycling education goes beyond safety rodeos and teaching safe cycling practices. Our education programs aim to get more people thinking about ‘bikeability‘ – how can our policies, practices and infrastructure be modified to improve bicycle access and safety. Bike Maryland is excited to announce our first full time Education Coordinator, Brian Kopp. As Education Coordinator, Brian will manage the Bike Minded Safety Program, the Bicycle Friendly Program and developing other programs to get more people on more bikes more often. If you would like to schedule a bike rodeo, everyday cycling workshop, a bike friendly business event, please contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian was born and raised in Baltimore County, where he and friends rode bikes everywhere. He rediscovered cycling in college when a roommate lent him a mountain bike. The ease of commuting to class, and the joy of riding the trails around Loch Raven held his heart while he studied Elementary Education at Towson University, and later Business Admin at Stevenson University. From the first Mountain Bike Club at Dulaney High School to the St. Paul’s School Summer Bike Camp, Brian has been teaching kids to bike safely for decades. Now he looks forward to combining his experiences in education, non-profit leadership, and private industry to offer the freedom of cycling to new and developing riders throughout the state of Maryland. Brian, his wife and two sons live two blocks from the NCR trail and all love to ride together and are excited to be joining the Bike Maryland team.
Please join us in welcoming Brian!