Salt Lake City, May 21, 2013— The Bicycle Collective is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director, David Eyer Davis. He will assume the role from Jonathan Morrison, Founding Director, on June 1st. A long-standing contributor to bicycling in Utah, Davis will build on the Collective’s eleven years of community bicycling initiatives, promoting cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier and safer society.
Davis has worked as an educator with the 337 Project and UMOCA, a freelance journalist, a documentarian for PEN American Center, and a fundraiser for 2013 Sundance award-winning documentary The Square. Davis came to the Collective in 2007 with no knowledge of bicycle mechanics and left years later as a core volunteer. He has integrated bicycles into his life, serving as an editor of Saltcycle.com, organizing races and events, and outfitting friends and strangers with bicycles for every purpose.
Since its inception in 2006, the Collective has expanded from a humble garage in Salt Lake to five locations along the Wasatch Front from Ogden to Provo. It is supported by hundreds of volunteers, employs ten people at competitive rates and has put over 10,000 butts on bikes. Davis will expand the successful structure of the downtown Salt Lake location to the newer branches, and continue to refurbish donated bikes, teach bicycle skills, and integrate cycling into community events.
For more information on the Bicycle Collective, visit bicyclecollective.org