Norman Cox, PLA, ASLA - Incumbent
Norm founded The Greenway Collaborative in 1993. Since that time his career has focused on planning pedestrian and bicycle networks, designing non-motorized facilities, and strategically promoting active transportation. His work integrates best practices for safe travel, placemaking, and sustainable design elements to help communities transform their streets into vital public spaces and functional multi-modal transportation corridors. Norm has worked on multi-modal transportation plans for numerous cities, townships, counties, regions and universities throughout Michigan and Ohio. He is known for crafting innovative approaches that incorporate engaging public input and cutting-edge technology. Norm tries to "practice what he preaches" and is a year-round bicycle commuter. Norm lives in Ann Arbor, MI and has been on the LMB board since 2015.
Bryan Wilkinson - Incumbent
Bryan created Got Ability Sports, L3C (GAS) in 2018 to help fuel the adaptive sports and recreation needs of people with disabilities. He also created HandcycleTrader.com, LLC, where people with physical disabilities can buy, sell, and trade new and used handcycles and parts. He has been involved with disability concerns and advocacy since his time with the Disability Advocates of Grand Valley when he was president for three years during his undergraduate at Grand Valley State University from 2004 - 2009 where he also received his degree in Advertising and Public Relations. He is a coach and mentor for handcyclists across the state of Michigan and at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital for 10 years. One of his many passions is to help make handcyclists more visible in our Great Lakes State. He currently serves on the Michigan DNR Accessibility Advisory Council where a team of people make improvements for all people in our state parks and many other state-funded projects. He has been handcycling since 2004 and has had six different handcycles ranging from recreational to racing set-ups. He plans to get an off-road handcycle and received a partial grant from the Challenged Athletes Foundation towards it. Once he obtains the off-road handcycle he plans to use it on mountain bike trails in Southeastern Michigan and of course get out in the woods for wild fun in Northern Michigan. Bryan lives in Brighton, MI and has been on the LMB board since 2016.
Beth has always loved being on a bicycle, but the last 20 year really changed her appreciation of cycling as she morphed from an occasional rider to a passionate and enthusiastic cyclist. In 1999, following the death of a young family friend, Beth signed up for the Wish-A-Mile bike tour and, along with 13 other friends, started a group called Team Alex. As the founding rider of the group, Beth became the team captain and has retained that position ever since. Team Alex has grown to a community of about 130 riders, from racers to SAG wagon lovers. Through this growth, Beth honed her skills as a community organizer. Beth personally rides from 5,000 - 6,000 miles per year. Over the years, Beth felt growing concern of bicycle safety and the need to improve communication and understanding between cyclists and drivers. When a friend of hers was killed on his bicycle in 2013, Beth made a commitment to become involved in advocacy for cyclists. For Beth, "serving on the LMB Board of Directors would be a wonderful opportunity to fulfill a promise I made to myself while serving the greater community of Michigan cyclists and drivers". Beth lives in Farmington Hills, MI.
Henry Ford II
For Henry, being a part of the largest bicycle advocate in the state and share the voice of other cyclist is a huge deal, and an ultimate goal. He shared the following about his love for bicycling: "Unemployment, depression, feeling distant and anxious are all responsible for me getting reacquainted with cycling. Shortly after dusting off my lonely bike in the garage, I found the more I hit the road the better I felt." Henry joined a volunteer group that focused on revitalizing a childhood park by planning weekly activities. Henry volunteered started a group ride as part of this effort and will mark his eighth season of this program this year. Henry has also worked with Wheelhouse Detroit to help with a tour group visiting local parks and surrounding neighborhoods. He is currently employed by Wheelhouse Detroit, providing tours over the weekends for the past seven years. Henry is also involved in a Monday night group ride and is in charge of the "#squad" for the past two years. He is preparing to sit on their board for the new year. Henry's personal cycling highlight to date is working at Detroit Bikes as the master builder, the country's largest American bike manufacturer, celebrating 5 years this summer. Henry lives in Madison Heights, MI.