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Bike Works Welcomes Ed Ewing as new Executive Director

Published February 11, 2021

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SEATTLE, WA — Bike Works has announced that their Board of Directors unanimously voted to formalize Ed Ewing's transition from Deputy Director to Executive Director.

"Ed's commitment to social justice, strategic thinking, and passion have shined through his work as Deputy Director. He has shown he holds himself to the highest standards through his work on the Bike Works Racial Equity Commitment Statement and the 2021-2015 Strategic Plan." – Marcos Franco, Bike Works Board President.

Ed brings 31 years of marketing, sales, project development, strategic planning, and nonprofit leadership experience to this position. In 2007, he co-founded the Major Taylor Project, a youth development cycling initiative focused on creating opportunities for Black and Brown youth in diverse and underserved communities. He has cycled competitively since 1983, and still actively races today.

Members of the community share further endorsements of his leadership:

"There is no one better than Ed Ewing to leverage the resilience in our Bike Works community to further our mission. Ed's indefatigable ability to connect with people and empower them to step up to demanding challenges is exactly what we need to support our youth and see that our community continues to thrive." – Jeanne Fellin, Bike Works Board of Directors

"Through his stealthy leadership style, you'll be midway through a project before you realize it was Ed's Jedi influence that ordered your steps. A serial cyclist, loyal friend, harbinger of positive change, consummate leader, and all-around quality human, Ed has left an indelible impression on and in my left that contributes to me being a better human." – Doc Wilson, Founder of InGaj Coaching and Peace Peloton

Ed takes the helm as Bike Works celebrates their 25th anniversary and begins implementing their new Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2025. They will roll out this new plan on Thursday, February 25th at 6 PM so that the community may ask questions and learn about how to get involved.

Bike Works is currently recruiting 25th anniversary event sponsors for a lineup of events that include monthly bike-centered community conversations as well as Bikecitement!, their annual fundraising auction and celebration presented by evo on June 13, 2021. Other sponsors include: All City Fence, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GLY Construction, Kaiser Permanente, PMI Worldwide, Recology King County, Relevant Concepts Marketing Group, Sound Credit Union, SPIN Scooter Share, and Vulcan Inc.

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