Georgia Bikes Announces New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Georgia Bikes is pleased to announce Elliott Caldwell as the organization’s new Executive Director. He is currently the Interim Executive Director, a role he has occupied since February 2017. He takes over for longtime Executive Director Brent Buice, who now works as the South Carolina & Georgia Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway and recently joined the Georgia Bikes Board.

Commenting on the new hire, Brent said, “Georgia Bikes is fortunate to have Elliott continuing his tenure with the organization as the new Executive Director; he and Nedra Deadwyler, the Safety Education Programs Manager, create a phenomenal one-two staff punch.”

Board President Joe Seconder also weighed in on the new hire, stating, “It’s my great pleasure to see Elliott move forward within Georgia Bikes; he brings great synergies to this critical leadership position, including tenured work as our Complete Streets Coordinator, a fellowship with the Alliance for Biking and Walking, and service as past president at one of our many statewide partner organizations, BikeAthens. His experience in working on promoting bicycling advocacy across the regions of our state is truly an asset and sets him up to be productive from day one. The Board looks forward to working with him to execute our new strategic plan.”

Elliott is originally from Washington, DC and is currently based in Athens, GA, where he shares an office with local advocacy organization BikeAthens and is an ex-officio member of their Board. He has a BA in Political Science from Emory University as well as a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia; he spent over a decade as a bicycle mechanic, bicycle messenger, and bikeshare worker in DC prior to joining Georgia Bikes and was also a paralegal at social service agencies and non-profit organizations focused on community health. He volunteers with Athens MTB, the local middle/high school NICA mountain bike team in Athens, plays drums in punk band, and occasionally jumps into an elite-level cyclocross race when he has a spare moment.

Georgia Bikes, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is the statewide bicycle advocacy organization in Georgia. Georgia Bikes envisions a future where the bicycle is an accepted and widely used tool for transportation, recreation, and health on safe streets and roads in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the state of Georgia.

Georgia Bikes' new strategic plan can be found here