Please welcome Terri Rivera as Ride Illinois’ new Executive Director. Former Executive Director Tania Sebastian recently stepped down to assume a part-time role for Ride Illinois, focusing on marketing and development. Please also welcome Elizabeth Adamczyk as our new Bike Safety Project Assistant.
Terri’s biking career started off in 2nd grade when she received her first pink pic-nik bike complete with a banana seat, pink basket with plastic daisies and tassel handlebars. Since then, she has cycled in triathlons and long rides and regularly rides the roads and trails near her west suburban home including her favorites: Bemis Woods, Prairie Path, Centennial Trail and Old Plank Road Trail. Previously the Executive Director of Back on My Feet Chicago from 2012-2017, Terri’s passion is building teams and creating programs and events that bring a variety of people to the table to move towards a common and greater goal. A hands-on leader, she looks forward to building partnerships across the cycling world and doing everything from riding miles to truck loading at the Grand Illinois Bike Tour this summer!
Bike Safety Project Assistant
Since she began riding her bike in 2003, Elizabeth has gone from a recreational rider to an urban cyclist and prefers getting around by bicycle as much as possible. She is also a strong advocate for bike safety and awareness. In addition to helping with Women Bike Chicago, Elizabeth organizes the annual Chicago Ride of Silence and teaches cycling instruction as a certified League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor. Elizabeth joined Ride Illinois in December 2017 as the Project Assistant for our IDOT Injury Prevention Grant to expand the use of our BikeSafetyQuiz.com resource in elementary schools, driver education programs, and police departments, as well as develop a bike safety quiz module for commercial truck drivers.