Pierce Schwalb, Director. pierce (at) bikeanchorage (dot) org
Pierce first hopped on a bike in the swamplands of Central Florida, where two wheels proved to be useful dodging gators. When he wasn’t recreating alongside reptiles, he was following his passion for achieving sustainability; studying and applying techniques to help people reduce their carbon footprint.
Board of Directors
Bike Anchorage is looking for new board members! If you'd like to apply, please email info (at) bikeanchorage (dot) org!
Meet our current Bike Anchorage Board of Directors:
Lindsey Hajduk, President
Lindsey began riding tricycles around in her dad's Chicago bike shop, and still there's nothing more nostalgic than the smell of rubber and grease for this girl. Lindsey became a bike commuter in Anchorage when she moved here without a car. That has since changed, but the biking hasn't stopped.
When she's not working for conservation in the Arctic during her day job, Lindsey is working to raise awareness about safe cycling and setting up fun events throughout the year. Our movement is people-driven so her focus is to engage new volunteers and build our membership to support a more sustainable movement. Lindsey has been on our board since the Summer of 2012.
Successfully graduating from last-place BMX race finishes, Wes has been working to advance muscle-powered transportation for everyone. In Nevada, as a stewardship coordinator for a small nonprofit, he saw the transformative experiences that can happen for people on trails in the wilderness. He knows that getting outside and embracing the diverse weather that Anchorage serves up every day is a recipe for happiness, health, and resiliency against life’s challenges.
Currently, when Wes isn't fundraising at Catholic Social Services, he unwinds by getting people excited about biking in the snow and ice, wrenching on bikes down at Off the Chain, and advocating for more bike lanes in Anchorage's urban wilderness.
Sam Baker, Communications Director
Sam hails from the Bicycle Oasis of Minneapolis-St. Paul, where she first fell in love with bike commuting in college and found her need for self-powered speed. Though still a fair weather commuter, Sam loves taking to the trails and streets of Anchorage to get around from April through October. Sam also found a new passion for bike races this past summer with her inaugural Fireweed race and she's already looking forward to next year's relay.
Kati commutes in Anchorage year round, enjoys mountain biking all over the Kenai, dabbles in road races, and recently started racing cyclocross. She recognizes the need for Anchorage to be a safer city for ALL commuters and hopes she can make an impact in this community that has become her home.