From The Other Paper:
Bikes: What’s there to fight about?
By Lyndsey Teter
The story begins in 1991, when the Central Ohio Biking Advocacy Coalition was formed. It worked behind the scenes—maybe a little too behind the scenes—to advocate for cyclists. Jump ahead to 2007, when cyclists Meredith Joy and her boyfriend, Mike Reed, initially put the words “consider” and “biking” together. The pair built an online community serving urban hipsters that ultimately became the stronger voice, and merged with Central Ohio Biking Advocacy Coalition early in 2008.
Jeff Stephens was hired as executive director of the new group. Joy served as the non-profit’s board president and “donated the website that was previously made to the new group,” Stephens said. That’s when things got weird.