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Skye DeLano, Executive director

As a lifelong performance athlete, outdoor enthusiast, and passionate advocate for advancing opportunities for young people, Skye is thrilled to serve as Outride's Executive Director. Bringing nearly two decades of experience in philanthropy, capacity building, and strategic growth, the hallmarks of Skye's diverse career are the cultivation of relationships for maximum social impact through philanthropic investment, strategic partnerships, and education. During her career, Skye has raised over $130M to advance the work of nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area and beyond, including education, environment, youth development, the arts, juvenile justice, and LGBTQ programs. Outside of “the office,” Skye is on the board of Soccer Without Borders and can be found exploring the outdoors with her partner and son, running around with their dog, or making ice cream.

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lauren freeman, RIDING FOR FOCUS PROGRAM MANAGER

As the Riding for Focus Program Manager, Lauren manages and supports all the operations of Outride’s Riding for Focus Schools—that’s nearly 200 schools and 50,000 students! Lauren is a California native who fell in love with bicycles as an undergraduate student at UC Davis. She/they believes that bikes are a tool for transportation justice and strives to work through a transportation equity lens to diversify ridership, improve infrastructure for safer streets, and to encourage accessibility of bikes to disinvested and marginalized communities. Lauren received her Master of Public Health from New Mexico State University and has worked in many roles working with youth and families and population health. In 2019, Lauren returned home to California and assumed a position with the Santa Cruz County Public Health Division to work within the intersection of public health, the built environment, and bikes. She/they tries to stay out of cars as much as possible and spends her spare time on her mountain bike getting lost on trails

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ANDY CUNNINGHAM, PHD,
OUTRIDE FUND PROGRAM MANAGER

Andy is passionate about bringing new cycling opportunities to diverse communities around the country, and gets to advance that goal as the Outride Fund Program Manager. With a background in anthropology and human evolutionary biology, cycling provided a positive outlet during graduate school helping him to focus on the tasks at hand. His academic training also provides a broad foundation in granting and research methods, which help to promote the mission of Outride as an evidence-based organization. Andy loves riding with his wife and daughter, and is thankful that his work allows him to give other kids the opportunity to experience the freedom and liberation that comes with two wheels.

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ESTHER WALKER, PHD,
RESEARCH PROGRAM MANAGER

As the Research Program Manager, Esther leverages the power of data and research to demonstrate the impact that cycling has on our social, cognitive, and emotional health. Esther started cycling while working towards her PhD in cognitive science, and hasn’t been able to put down a bike since. At Outride, she’s able to combine her background in human cognition and data science with her passion for getting people excited about bikes — a true dream job! In her free time, Esther loves playing music, exploring new trails, and introducing others to the wonderful world of cycling. 

 
 
 
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Lindsay Knight, PHD,
Community Engagement & Strategic Initiatives

Lindsay is an applied social impact geek with ten years of on-the-ground expertise in youth and community engagement strategy; program design, scaling, and evaluation; and all things bikes. As Leader of Community Engagement and Strategic Initiatives, she is devoted to advancing community access and cultivating partnerships across the cycling industry, government, non-profit sectors to make cycling more equitable. She has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago, with an area focus on civic responsibility, institutional change, and research methodologies. Lindsay is a mentor in the Institute of Politics’ Women in Public Service program, and serves on the Advisory Boards for SXSWedu and Future Founders.

In her ample spare time, she also races cyclocross, gravel, and mountain bikes. Her advocacy for access and equity in cycling has been featured in Cycling Tips, Cyclocross Magazine, Bicycling, and Chicago Athlete.

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KIMBERLY PRICE, PHD,
Cofounder & RESEARCH ADVISOR

Kim is a recovering neuroscientist who has found her calling at Outride. She started her professional career studying and teaching the biology of adolescent brain development at UC Berkeley and UW Madison, but left academics for the bike industry to pursue her passion for riding. She currently advises the team on research, cognitive functioning, and data analytics. An avid runner and hiker, Kim spends her free-time exploring unmapped trails of the Santa Cruz Mountains.