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Taking The Lead Together is a series of interviews with bicycle industry executives, non-profit leaders, pro cyclists, and families just like yours who are celebrating kids on bikes and inspiring families to get off the couch... and out for a ride. The series was created from the title of the newest Buddy Pegs Media children’s picture book Taking The Lead that follows lovable animal characters along a journey to open a local bicycle shop and inspire their town to ride. Learn more at www.BuddyPegs.com

Taking The Lead Together is a series of interviews with bicycle industry executives, non-profit leaders, pro cyclists, and families just like yours who are celebrating kids on bikes and inspiring families to get off the couch... and out for a ride. The series was created from the title of the newest Buddy Pegs Media children’s picture book Taking The Lead that follows lovable animal characters along a journey to open a local bicycle shop and inspire their town to ride. Learn more at www.BuddyPegs.com
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Taking The Lead Together is a series of interviews with bicycle industry executives, non-profit leaders, pro cyclists, and families just like yours who are celebrating kids on bikes and inspiring families to get off the couch... and out for a ride. The series was created from the title of the newest Buddy Pegs Media children’s picture book Taking The Lead that follows lovable animal characters along a journey to open a local bicycle shop and inspire their town to ride. Learn more at www.BuddyPegs.com

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3074132391


Episodes

Tim Goodall - US Managing Director for Islabikes

7/2/2018
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Tim Goodall is the US Managing Director of the UK based children’s bicycle brand Islabikes. As Isla Rowntree’s first employee, Tim quickly came up the ranks of this fast growth company and took the lead in successfully bringing the brand to the United States in 2013. Cycling has been a big part of Tim’s life from a young age when he started commuting to school by bike as soon as he could ride, then cycle touring and racing competitively in multiple disciplines as a teen, which he still...

Duration:00:30:57

Brett and Ginger Rosenbauer - Founders of Trailcraft Cycles

7/2/2018
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Ginger and Brett Rosenbauer are the power couple behind the innovative children’s mountain bike brand Trailcraft Cycles. Based in Fort Collins, CO Ginger and Brett started their journey to elevate the quality of kids bikes when they realized how limiting the youth bike options were for their two kids. What we admire most about Ginger and Brett is their ability to take on a challenge and “get the job done”. With a combination of Ginger’s emerging business leadership and Brett’s skill...

Duration:00:22:05

Austin McInerny - President of NICA

6/29/2018
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After witnessing the power of organized mountain biking to help teenagers learn life-long lessons during his seven years of coaching the Berkeley High School Mountain Bike Team, Austin decided to put his career in natural resource management and public policy mediation on hold to become the president of NICA in late 2012. Since then, he has helped grow NICA into the largest youth cycling program in the United States. Austin is a strong believer in the power of cycling to transform...

Duration:00:33:53

Jacob & Sarah Rheuban - Founders of PreVelo Bikes

6/29/2018
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Jacob and Sarah Rheuban are 100% focused on making the best kids bikes available today through their children’s bike brand Prevelo Bikes based in West Lake Village CA. This dynamic duo decided to put aside previous professional careers as lawyers to help more families enjoy the benefits their own family has seen from riding together. We love how these family entrepreneurs embrace a car-less lifestyle, help fuel the movement to get more families on bikes, and put their money where their...

Duration:00:23:00

Jeff Cleary - Founder Of Cleary Bikes

6/29/2018
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Jeff Cleary woke up one day while working as a California attorney and said wait a minute, how come there are no quality kids bikes? That simple question led him to founding Cleary Bikes in 2014. Based out of Sausalito CA, Cleary Bikes are now recognized worldwide for their lightweight, durability, kid optimized geometry, and vibrant colors. What I admire most about Jeff though is his personal motivation to keep building great bikes for kids - his favorite pastime is simply riding...

Duration:00:15:31

Trips for Kids - Robert Alan Ping (Executive Director) and Andy Phelps (Sponsorship Manager)

6/26/2018
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For the last 30 years Trips for Kids has connected 200,000 children in the US with the power of the bicycle. After speaking with founder Marilyn Price in a separate interview, I was excited to sit down with Executive Director Robert Alan Ping, and Sponsorship Manager Andy Phelps to hear what lies ahead for the organization as they march towards their goal of reaching half a million children through their programs. These guys are deeply passionate about youth development and really...

Duration:00:22:54

Jerry Lawson - Chief Frog at Frog

6/26/2018
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Jerry Lawson spent the first 20+ years of his professional career developing new products and strategy for global retailers like Amazon and Tesco before he and his wife followed their passion for bicycling and their desire to find lightweight bikes for their children. Now, after only 5 years their UK based children’s bike brand Frog Bikes is sold in over 40 countries, recently won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and became the official kids bike of USA Cycling in 2018. What I admire...

Duration:00:24:03

Mike 'Kid Riemer - Marketing Manager at Salsa Cycles

6/26/2018
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Mike Riemer aka Kid, aka Miker, is known in the bike industry as the marketing mojo behind Salsa Cycles and their adventure by bike movement. Mike was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea where his parents served as Lutheran missionaries for 43 years. He’s been “in” the bike industry in some form or fashion since the early 90’s or what he likes to call “the golden days of mountain biking”. Along the way, he’s been a race series promoter, zine publisher, and freelance photographer and...

Duration:00:42:25

Lelan Dains - Operations Manager for the Dirty Kanza

5/29/2018
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Lelan Dains is the Operations Manager for Dirty Kanza Promotions and is a native of Emporia, KS. After graduating from Emporia State University with a degree in Recreation Management, he spent much of his time time traveling and working in various recreation fields including leading cycling excursions all over the world as the Camp Director for Carmichael Training Systems. When the opportunity arose to return to his hometown and bring his talents to the Dirty Kanza Promotions...

Duration:00:22:50

Ted Theocheung - CEO of the Specialized Foundation

5/24/2018
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Ted Theochung is not exactly your typical bicycle industry leader. After graduating from the Stanford Business school, Ted embarked on a twenty year career as a veteran technology executive with strategy and corporate development roles within Fortune 500 companies, and a few stints as a vice president for several tech startups. With a linkedin profile like that I was dying to find out how he landed the role as the current CEO of the Specialized Foundation and how his belief in the...

Duration:00:27:28

Rebecca Rusch - Professional Rider

5/24/2018
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Rebecca Rusch’s bio says that Rebecca is 'the queen of pain with a heart of gold'. Well, that sums up everything you need to know about this 30 year professional athlete. But if you’re into details, Rebecca is a 7x World Champion in multiple sports, 4x Leadville 100 mtb champion, 3x winner of the Dirty Kanza 200, she summited Mt. Kilamanjaro by bike, holds the record for the fastest ride on the Kokapelli trail, and was recently the first person to ride the entire length of the Ho Chi...

Duration:00:26:35

Dave Wiens - Executive Director of IMBA

5/23/2018
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Dave Wiens is known by many of you for his six consecutive wins in the Leadville Trail 100 MTB mountain bike race, between 2003 and 2008, where he even bested Tour de France riders Floyd Landis and Lance Armstrong. But even before that Dave was inducted to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2000 after he helped define professional mountain bike racing in the late 1900’s! Today, Dave is focusing his efforts on mountain bike trail advocacy, something he has always been passionate about,...

Duration:00:32:56

Eric Porter - Professional Rider and Mountain Bike Ambassador

5/23/2018
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Eric Porter found his love for bikes exploring his local trails as a kid in Louisville, Kentucky. Before long he was crowned the National Downhill and Slalom Champion in 2001. From there Eric launched a professional Freeride mountain bike career competing all over the world and pushing the boundaries of ride style in mountain bike films. These days, Eric lives in Midway, Utah with his wife and two young sons while working closely with Diamondback Bikes helping design and test many of...

Duration:00:24:53

Marilyn Price - Founder Trip For Kids

5/14/2018
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In 1988 Marilyn Price founded the non-profit Trips For Kids in Marin, CA which has since helped over 185,000 children connect with the bicycle through 75 chapters across the US! At 77 years young Marilyn rides her bike everyday and is still active as a Trips For Kids board member. Recently, her love of the environment motivated her to sell her car so she can be the change she wants to see in the world and pedal long into the next chapter of her life! We had such a wonderful time hearing...

Duration:00:19:39

Lea Davison - Professional World Cup/ Olympic Mountain Biker/ Co-founder of Little Bellas

5/14/2018
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Remember the first time you pedaled off on your own Freedom machine, without Mom or Dad’s steading hand? Two time Olympic mountain biker Lea Davison remembers, and in this interview you’ll hear how the bike was her ticket to freedom as a young girl... and a steady supply of Snapple. Today Lea strives to take The Lead on the world cup mountain bike circuit and definitely takes the lead with her continued dedication to empowering girls through the non-profit she co-founded, Little...

Duration:00:19:49

Gary Fisher - The Legend

5/14/2018
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Enjoy this very special interview with Gary Fisher where we cover A LOT of topics. If you know gary, you know it’s best to sit back and let him tell you some great stories and that’s just what we did. Most of us have heard the story of how Gary helped inspire the birth of modern mountain biking but what we love about this interview is hearing what lead up to those days. Running light shows for the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones, living in a commune with the New Riders of The...

Duration:00:42:06

Rich Tauer - President of Quality Bicycle Products (QBP)

5/14/2018
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Rich Tauer is the President of Quality Bicycle Products or as we call it in the bike industry QBP. Over the last 30 years QBP has grown into the largest parts distributor in the US, the parent company of other successful brands like Salsa Cycles, and a leader in green building with their LEED certified distributions centers. What we really admire about QBP is their commitment to supporting local bike shops, getting more butts on bikes, taking a lead in the development of healthy...

Duration:00:49:12