The Kelowna Area Cycling Coalition was started as a committee under the City Of Kelowna in 1998. It was spun off into it's organization in 2003 and continues today as a BC Society.
The Board (2016)
Skye Chataway - President
Skye is an everyday cyclist and mountain bike enthusiast. He feels that the Okanagan’s mild & dry climate and flat valley bottom make great cycling most months of the year. Growing up in Kelowna, Skye has a keen eye for pleasing cycle-routes across town with the least traffic. Newbies can ask him for prefered routes! Skye has experience living in and visiting many cities around the world and since returning to Kelowna in 2011 he hopes to share his ideas and passion for encouraging increased cycling as the best way to make a great city. “Cycling is a lifestyle choice that has many benefits to our health, economies, environment and besides it’s fun!”
Landon Bradshaw - Vice President
Terry Olynyk – Treasurer
Growing up on an orchard in South Kelowna, cycling was a part of life. Terry commutes to work from West Kelowna during the warmer months and believes that there should be significant improvements in Westside cycling infrastructure to advance road safety for cyclists heading to and from Kelowna. Terry has done some touring of the San Juan Islands with her sisters and is looking to add other destinations to her itinerary. Her real passion is her road bike and she loves to ride along many of the back roads in the Central and Southern Okanagan. She has participated in several Century Rides in Salmon Arm and her fondest memory is crossing the finish line at the Penticton Granfondo with her husband.
Logan Pay - Secretary
Logan began cycling with friends during hikes instead of just walking the downhill sections. Eventually, this practice of "hike-biking" would become a passion for all seasons. After working at Myra Canyon Bike Rentals during the summer of 2016, Logan decided to become more active in the cycling community. Logan hopes to see the cycling infrastructure and culture in Kelowna grow as the city continues to expand.
Matthew Von Nostrand - Director
Matthew Van Nostrand is a personal injury lawyer at Murphy Battista LLP. He began cycling at an early age – cycling from Glenmore to Rutland for his summer job starting in Grade 5. In 2008 he rode his bike across Canada. These days, Matthew divides his time between work, family, and his Fulgas road racing team. He commutes to work every day on his bike, and is a passionate advocate for cycling infrastructure in the community and getting people out of their cars and onto their bikes!
Susan Ellard – Director
Susan is pleased to be a new member of the KACC executive, hoping to see a growing, connected, and healthy community of cyclists thrive on the streets and trails of the Okanagan. She is a medical specialist, mother and enthused commuter cyclist. Given her strong professional and personal interest in health and wellbeing, Susan hopes to see a growing enthusiasm in Kelowna for cycle-commuting. She hopes the KACC website can become a common virtual meeting-place for all the various types of enthused cyclists in the region, whether motivated by a desire for fitness, clean air, sustainability, family togetherness, or fun!