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Bicycle Colorado names Peter Piccolo executive director

Published January 17, 2018

DENVER (BRAIN) — Advocacy group Bicycle Colorado has appointed Peter Piccolo as its executive director, succeeding longtime executive director Dan Grunig, who retired at the end of 2017.

Starting in early February, Piccolo will be responsible for strategic planning, staff leadership and implementing initiatives and policies to advance Bicycle Colorado's mission of encouraging and promoting bicycling, increasing safety, improving conditions and providing a voice for bicyclists in Colorado.

"Peter's vision for the organization, his entrepreneurial expertise, his strategic leadership skills and his successful organizational management background make him ideally suited to take Bicycle Colorado to its next level of growth," said Ella Lyons, Bicycle Colorado's board president. "We are excited to work with Peter to help us achieve our goal to make Colorado the nation's most bicycle-friendly state."

Piccolo is a cyclist and an executive with more than 25 years of experience at both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Most recently, he served as executive director of innovation for Denver Public Schools. He also founded Outdoor Adventure for Kids, a nonprofit that introduces disadvantaged youth to bicycling.

"I'm thrilled to be joining Bicycle Colorado when the organization is in such a strong position. Looking ahead, we have the opportunity to bring together the voices of everyone who rides a bike in Colorado, whether for recreation or transportation," Piccolo said.

"Ask anyone who rides and they'll tell you bicycling changes lives for the better. My hope is that we can inspire even more Coloradans to do so — and our board, staff and I are excited to take on this challenge."

Topics associated with this article: Advocacy/Non-profits, People

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