Sergio has been involved in the Health & Fitness Industry for over 30 years. He enjoys being active and trying new ways to incorporate fitness into his daily life. He has come from a sports background and will likely find him on his bike, squash court, hiking or just spending time being active. Sergio is passionate about fundraising for the Ride to Conquer Cancer and other charitable organizations.
He enjoys travelling and is inspired by the diversity and the beauty of the people he meets. He loves to capture the ballad and beauty of the world and its amazing people, through his camera lens. He believes that travelling can change people for the better!
He is one of the founding members of Gastown Cycling.
Ken has a background in Active Transportation Planning & Engineering with an interest in exploring safety initiatives within the road cycling community.
In addition to road cycling, Ken enjoys hiking and does track cycling and downhill skiing during the winter. When he isn’t playing outdoors, he is studying & playing jazz guitar in small ensembles.
Michael is a Mechanical/Project Engineer by day. Already licensed in BC and Alberta, he is currently pursuing his professional designation south of the border. He started his racing career with Gastown’s Racing Reds in 2016 at the Burnaby Velodrome and has since found success in local road, crit, hill climb, and TT events.
His penultimate victory came at the 2019 Whistler Gran Fondo - Forte. He has his eyes set on adding gravel, and MTB to his racing calendar in the coming years as well as travelling to some races in the PNW.
Jen has been an advocate for streets that better celebrate human life since she first became involved in the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition in 2000. She went on to participate actively in New York City’s streets for people movement from 2003-2014, as a member of Transportation Alternatives, and wrote her PhD dissertation on the political and economic transformation of NYC streets under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
In 2009 she catalyzed a coalition effort to implement a Los Angeles-specific version of the state’s Complete Streets legislation, which, in the years hence, has yielded many hundreds of miles of bike lanes and improved paths across the County, along with a well-used downtown bike share program and a regular car-free streets event, Ciclavía, which attracts hundreds of thousands of Angelenos each quarter. In addition to cycling, Jen loves to swim, run, and in winters spends every possible moment trying to improve her skate skiing skills.
Francis has been a journeyman meat cutter for 39 years, but is a born athlete. He has had notable careers as a champion body builder, and although he was 30 years old when he took up judo, he rapidly advanced to 3rd degree blackbelt. These days, he loves the freedom of riding a bike, and the social opportunities built into riding as part of Gastown, which he has been doing for 5 or 6 seasons.
Now as a board member, he commonly leads the ‘B’ group on weekly club rides. His favourite routes are SFU climb and Belcarra, and “Kelley’s Ride” with full Cypress climb. Francis lives with his inimitable cyclist/former champion body builder/nurse wife Glenda, also a Gastown member, in Steveston, where he also enjoys fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and in the fall/winter season volunteers as a judo instructor at Steveston judo club.