Robert Neiuber - Vice President
Growing up, I remember riding my bike on my street, to school and eventually all around town to visit friends. My first job was as a paperboy for the Progress Bulletin, and I actually got paid to ride my bike. Unfortunately, once I had a car, my bike riding came to an end. Many many years later, in 2009, with the encouragement of my wife Robin, I began to bike again. I did it as a way to exercise and stuck mostly to the just finished sections of the Pacific Electric Trail running through Rancho Cucamonga. As I biked more, I ventured out onto the streets and began participating in cycling events like the Redlands RUFF Ride, Tour de Cure, and the LA River Ride.
In October 2010, I attended CicLAvia in downtown LA and that sparked my interest in Bike Advocacy. I started volunteering with the Friends of the Pacific Electric Trail, and in 2012, I attended an eight day Fundraising Academy put on by the Academy for Grassroots Organizations. In 2011, I joined the Los angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) and was on the steering committee for their local chapter, the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition, when it was formed in 2012. I attended an early Inland Empire Bicycle Alliance (IEBA) meeting and have participated in rides and fund raisers with IEBA since its inception. In 2013, I participated in League of American Bicyclists training with the Orange County Wheelmen and the LACBC and received my League Cycling Instructor certification in May. Since then, I have taught or assisted in teaching numerous Traffic Safety 101 classes to the community.