2018 Bicycle Coalition Board Elections

VOTE TODAY! Voting is open from 3/4/2018 to 3/12/2018 Click here to vote now

Meet our Candidates for the Coalition Board of Directors. Once elected, each candidate will serve for a 3-year term. We have 2 candidates and 2 open spots on the coalition board.

In February 2018, two of the Bicycle Coalition’s nine board members saw their terms expire. This year’s election Begins on March 4 and is open through March 12, once confirmed, board members will be active for a 3-year term. We want to take this opportunity to thank those Coalition Board members who just wrapped up their time on the Coalition Board. These include Dan Finseth and Tim Cupp.

Meet your Candidates for the Coalition Board of Directors:

Jason Burch

Born and raised in Rockingham County, it wasn’t until my time in Blacksburg that cycling became a regular part of my life, as daily transportation.  After moving back to Harrisonburg, I was taught the art form of recreational cycling. I’m hopeful to return to the Coalition board to further serve a cycling community that has offered me so much; an organization Empowered to Build where they ride, Engaged in the community they share, and Riding for the reason they choose.


Gretchen Sallah

Hi, I’m Gretchen Sallah and I’ve lived in the Shenandoah Valley for the past 16 years. My husband, John, and I have two daughters who attend Harrisonburg City Schools.

Currently, I am the Chief Operating Officer of the Casa de Sallah.  Additionally, I volunteer with the City’s Safe Routes to School Walking School Bus program and with the Thomas Harrison Middle School’s physical education bike unit. As a Harrisonburg woman on wheels, I have taken the lead to bring all Women of Harrisonburg on Wheels together to adopt our beloved Hillandale Park’s Rocktown Trails.

I look forward to helping enhance and grow our bicycling community and getting more people of all ages out on bikes. I am especially interested in encouraging people to bicycle for exercise, recreation and/or transportation.  I hope to help non-cyclists get out of their cars and see how much fun it can be to travel by bike and I look forward to finding additional ways to make it safe for all ages to do so.


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