It is with great pride and some sadness that we announce that our amazing Executive Director, Adam Krupper, is moving on to a new role!
Adam has served Capital Bike for the past four years, joining our society at a pivotal point when we were embarking on a journey to merge two organizations, the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition and the Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week Society, into the singular powerhouse you know today. As if that wasn’t challenge enough, in his first year at the helm, Adam had to navigate us through the pandemic, when commuting to work and school was way down and group gatherings were not allowed. Undeterred, Adam and the team of staff he led worked creatively to highlight and encourage the many benefits of cycling and foster this wonderful cycling community we are fortunate to be a part of.
The past four years have seen our organization grow with programs such as The Locker, Event Bike Parking, the Downtown Victoria Bike Valet, Everyone Rides Grade 4&5, adult and youth cycling courses and webinars, the Reconciliation Day Ride, tri-annual Go By Bike Week Celebrations in Spring, Fall and Winter, Sticker Challenge, Commuter Challenge, and so much more! Through creative funding pursuits, Adam has been able to grow the staff team from 1 part-time staff to 8 full-time and part-time staff, along with 16 Cycling Instructors.
Our appreciation for Adam extends beyond the Board, we hope, to the entire cycling community! To say we will miss Adam is an understatement but we are so happy for the new opportunities coming his way. Starting in January 2024, Adam will be the new Manager of Active Transportation for the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
So what’s next for Capital Bike? We couldn’t be in a better position to onboard a new leader to implement our five-year strategic plan and take our organization to a new level with fund development opportunities. Municipalities in the Capital Region are embracing safe, active transportation and we will continue to be there to support this important work!
The job posting for the Executive Director role is out and we appreciate everyone’s help in sharing it far and wide.
While we are searching for the perfect fit, Capital Bike will be appointing an Interim Executive Director. The Interim Executive Director will bring their years of experience, passion, and sound leadership practices to keep our organization poised as the dynamic, thriving non-profit, delivering on our mission and vision to have more people cycling more places more often.
We are excited for 2024 and what’s to come. From all of us at the Board of Directors and Capital Bike staff, we wish you happy holidays and wonderful cycling adventures in the new year.