Our Staff

BikeDenver’s mission is to provide every person who would benefit from biking,
the opportunity to do so safely and conveniently.

James Waddell

Executive Director

A dual citizen of the US and Australia, James has been a resident of the Five Points neighborhood for 12 years and loves walking and riding the streets of Denver with his wife and young son. He strongly believes safe and accessible bike facilities can have a positive impact on Denver’s neighborhoods

Elayna McCall

Education and Event Manager

Elayna manages our bicycle education and events program, building inclusive community bike networks. She earned her BA in Spanish Business from Central Michigan University and her MA from the University of Denver in International Development. Outside of this, you’ll see her cruising around the greater Denver area and running the trails.

Alex Kraft

Marketing and Communications Manager

Alex manages our marketing and communications with anyone interested in the mission of BikeDenver. He enjoys biking to escape the craziness of raising two boys and has just started dabbling in cyclocross racing. He also enjoys working operations with events such as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Haute Route Rockies, Colorado Classic, Ride the Rockies, Pedal the Plains, and many local races.

Our BikeDenver Ambassador Program is a bike education and encouragement program designed to increase bicycle trips among people who live work and play in the Five Points and Baker communities.

Alex Pankonin


Karl Schroeder


Andrew Iltis


Ben Kirkley


Alex Lewis


Leslie Oliver


Aneka Patel


Celeste Stragand