Carol Silldorff, Executive Director
Carol Silldorff became the Executive Director of Bike Maryland (BMD) in 2008 after serving as the Executive Director and as a consultant for the organization (then called One Less Car). She is one of the founders of Bike Maryland and passionately works to encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for all bicyclists. Carol has worked on a variety of successful legislative campaigns. In the past 3 years, she focused on state pro-bike and transportation bills - seven of which became law in Maryland. Two of the bills she is most proud of are the passage of the three foot rule and the criminal negligence bill. "There are now higher penalties and potential jail time for drivers who cause fatalities." She also promotes pro-bike legislation on the local level throughout Maryland. She especially enjoys working with business, universities and communities throughout Maryland to increase bike-ability and directing programs to increase safety for youth and adult bicyclists. "We partner with dozens of individuals, clubs, non-profits, corporations, and city and county agencies throughout Maryland to increase the number of bicyclists and increase safety for the bicyclist!” Carol has been an active bicyclist for most of her life (a bike commuter, casual touring rider, previous road and RAAM racer, mountain biker and scenic trail enthusiast). “Promoting bicycling is satisfying work as bicycling ultimately reduces automobile travel and pollution, has a positive economic impact and betters the health of individuals, our communities and the planet.”
Carol has a Graduate Degree in Public Administration with a Specialization in Environmental Management from the University of DE. She has a long history of working in the field of public administration and environmental compliance. As a graduate student she was awarded a legislative fellowship and worked for the Delaware Senate Natural Resources Committee. This position gave her a head start in the field of advocacy. During her career she has worked on environmental sustainability issues for non-profit organizations, federal, state and local government agencies and both small and fortune 500 businesses. She currently is a member of the State Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the Baltimore County Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission and the Baltimore City B'More Streets Committee. Contact Carol via email or at 410-960-6493.
Katie Gore, Bike Maryland Bike-MINDED Program Coordinator
Katie performs fun, social and educational bike safety workshops for youth in Baltimore City. Additionally, she leads bicycle commuter workshops for adults throughout Maryland. Katie was a Parks and Recreation Leader in the Minneapolis Park system and studied Early Childhood Education at The University of Minnesota and Towson University. She is the Director for the Trails End Mountain Bike Camp for kids ages 12-16. She loves mountain biking and road cycling and would hate to have to choose between the two. " I have seen a positive change in the acceptance of cycling in Maryland over the past three years and realize it is only the beginning. I know bicycle safety is one of the key components in helping Maryland become a top Bike Friendly State. The earlier we teach our children good riding habits - the earlier we expose them to responsible ways to ride - the greater chance for those lessons to become a life foundation for bicycling as a means of commuting and for recreation." Please contact Katie via email here if you would like to schedule a Bike Maryland Youth Rodeo, Adult Commuter workshop, volunteer, become a Bike Ambassador or partner with Bike Maryland.
Mary Herbranson - Bike Maryland Event Planner and Development Coordinator
Mary joined Bike Maryland as our first full-time staff member in March 2013. With a background in advocacy and non-profit management she couldn't be more excited to gear up and and work towards improving conditions and creating positive change for bicycling with Bike Maryland. Mary served on several sustainability and service committees while in college and continues to volunteer with environmentally-minded organizations in Baltimore.
The liberating car-free movement made an impression on Mary, who sold her vehicle to join the bicycle-commuting community in 2009 and hasn't looked back once. While there is no comparisson to bike paths with fresh ocean air and beautiful coastal vistas, right now Mary's favorite rides are through Baltimore City where there is always a new neighborhood spot to find. Her extra curricular activities include camping, free concerts in the park, and drawing up plans to build a trailer that she can tow both her 70 lb dogs in!
Please contact Mary if you are interested in marketing opportunities, volunteering, partnering, sponsoring, or taking anything related to the great Bike Maryland events: the Tour du Port, Larry's Ride, RecRide, or the Annual Bicycing Symposium.
Katie Lupo - Bike Friendly Maryland Program Coordinator
Katie, an avid cyclist and triathlete, was introduced to cycling while in graduate school in Wisconsin. On her way to obtaining a M.S. in Economics, she completed two Ironman triathlons, a self-supported cross country bike trip and served as President of a local bike club in Madison. Since moving to the East Coast in 2012, Katie founded a bicycle-centered nonprofit in Washington D.C. providing opportunities for young adults, while promoting sustainable living through cycling.
As the Bicycle Friendly Maryland Program Coordinator, Katie is excited to help make communities, businesses, and universities throughout Maryland a more bicycle friendly place to live, work, and learn. Please contact Katie here or via 952-484-2567 if you would like more information on how to make your community, business, or university more bike friendly.
Marla Streb, Bike Maryland Bike-MINDED Program Coordinator
Marla Streb is a retired professional cyclist of 16 years, with accolades such as World, U.S. National and X Games Champion. During her racing career, Streb published two books, The Lifecycle of a Gravity Goddess, and The Road Century Book. She was also on the board of USA Cycling for three years. Perhaps her favorite aspect of life as a pro was the many visits to schools and communities around the country, opening kids’ eyes to the world of cycling. A Baltimore native, Streb earned a Master of Science degree from University of Maryland in 1990.Currently, Marla is a part time coach for the LUNA Chix Ambassador Program and a PR/Marketing contractor for the LUNA Pro Team, an all women’s professional multisport team. Streb recently participated in the Baltimore City Bike Safety Training video, currently being released for cable and network TV. She was also featured in the City Paper’s annual bicycle issue last summer.
The Fells Point resident is a proud mom of two young girls, Kiki (2) and Nicoya (5), who happily (and safely) travel together by bicycle or foot on over 90% of their downtown trips. Marla’s goal is to encourage other Baltimoreans to safely ride, and enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Please contact Marla here if you would like to schedule a Bike Maryland Youth Rodeo, Adult Commuter workshop, volunteer, become a Bike Ambassador or partner with Bike Maryland.
Carl Peterson, Bike Maryland Bike-MINDED Program Coordinator
Carl Peterson is a nationally certified (League of American Bicyclists) cycling instructor and passionate proponent of bike safety, particularly among at-risk, inner-city youth. Originally one of Bike Maryland’s most active volunteer ambassadors, he was a natural fit for the position of Bike-MINDED program coordinator. In that post, he fosters relationships with schools,community organizations, and corporations seeking to host adult commuter workshops and youth safety education “rodeos.” Carl enjoys using exuberance, humor, and thought-provoking analogies to connect with his audience and drive home key safety messages.
A graduate of Rutgers University and longtime resident of Montgomery County, Carl serves on the Rockville Bike Advisory Committee and the city’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Workgroup. He teaches safe cycling classes and leads bike trips for the Rockville Department of Recreation and is an event organizer for the 1,000-member Northern Virginia Casual Bicycling Group. When not touring the local countryside on two wheels, Carl is busy soaring above it. The licensed private pilot flies out of Frederick Airport and previously worked as an aviation technical writer for the AOPA Air Safety Foundation, where he created award-winning safety education courses.
Please contact Carl here if you would like to schedule a Bike Maryland youth safety rodeo or adult commuter workshop, volunteer, become a bike ambassador, or partner with Bike Maryland.