BikeDenver is proud to introduce a new recognition program designed to showcase the diversity of citizen-cyclists and the people who support them in Denver. The Bike Hero of the Month Program will feature one person each month, and tell their personal story.
We’re pleased to introduce Chad McKeehan, our selection as January’s Bike Hero of the Month! Chad commutes to work on a straight bar road bike or a mountain bike depending on the weather. He rides on a bike path from his house in Hilltop/Montclair to his job in Cherry Creek, and leaves his bike at the Cherry Creek Bike Rack while he’s at work.
We asked Chad why he likes to ride to work. He said: “ I enjoy biking because it clears my mind before and after work and I am able to get a whole different outlook on my day”. On why he rides, Chad says: “I ride because it is great exercise and also great for the environment. My brother David got me into riding and now I ride to show my son there are various ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle and also help the environment. I also work for a company that has a very strong stance on social and environmental issues”.
When he’s not riding to work, Chad is the Director of Tiffany & Co. in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. He lives in Denver with his wife Nea, son Gordy and dogs Cricket & Nibbles. His first favorite bike was a Huffy dirt bike that he got for Christmas in elementary school.
BikeDenver’s Executive Director Piep van Heuven says: “We are introducing Bike Hero awards because we want to encourage a friendly environment for and public image of bicyclists in Denver. One of the ways we can do this is to showcase the different faces of and great stories about people in our community who ride bikes and help others get out there and ride. We will honor bicyclists of all ages and walks of life, from the first time bicyclist to the rain or shine bicyclist! We all know people (our neighbors, co-workers, family members or community leaders) who inspire us to reach for the handlebars instead of the car keys. Take a moment to look around you and help BikeDenver recognize the people in our community who are making a difference for Denver, one ride at a time!”
To nominate a Bike Hero, please send a photo and a brief description of why you think they should be recognized (100 words or less) to info(at)bikedenver.org.
BikeDenver is Denver’s bicycle advocacy organization. BikeDenver promotes and encourages bicycling in Denver and works to make Denver a better place to ride your bike. Why? Because it’s healthy for you, and healthy for Denver. www.bikedenver.org
Bicycle Village has been a Colorado owned and operated business for more than 30 years. From modest beginnings in an 1800 square ft. building in West Denver, Bicycle Village has grown into the largest bicycle retailer in the Rockies. www.bicyclevillage.com