OUR MISSION

To promote the use of electric bicycles (e-bikes) in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont. We believe in the power of e-bikes for happier, healthier and more sustainable living.

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OUR VISION

Increasing active low carbon mobility contributes to a culture of health for commuters, their families and employers with ensuing benefits to the community, climate and environment.

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OUR STRATEGIES

  • Collaborate with Upper Valley employers to create opportunities for employees to test and adopt e-bike commuting. 

  • Demonstrate employer savings from improved employee health, lower traffic congestion and lower demand for car parking.

  • Host demonstration and pop-up ride events to increase public knowledge about e-bike.

  • Collaborate with community e-bike lending library programs to address infrastructure and other obstacles to e-bike ownership.

OUR PEOPLE

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Yolanda Baumgartner

Yolanda co-chairs the Sustainable Hanover Committee and its Energy Subcommittee. She has been a leader in the town’s movement toward clean energy goals since 2013, with campaigns leading to Hanover’s recognition as an EPA Green Power Community in 2014 and Hanover’s Ready for 100 commitment adopted by voters in 2017. She is retired from Dartmouth College, where she was the Associate Director at the Student Health Service for 16 years. She enjoyed working in a multi-disciplinary setting during a time of change and served on the Boards of Directors of the American College Health Assoc. and its New England affiliate. Yolanda was designated an ACHA Fellow for her work establishing national standards for student health insurance. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and her MBA from Plymouth State University. She lives in Hanover, NH. Her e-ride is a 20 year old hybrid re-energized with a Copenhagen wheel.

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Tim Cox

Tim Cox has always lived a sporting life.

As a schoolboy, he starting riding and rowing for ACBB in Paris, France.

Founding member of the Aqueduct Rowing Club in Niskayuna, NY.

Directed the Kaaterskill Spring Rush, a multi-sport event in Catskill, NY.

Operations Director for World Cycling Limited producing professional cycling races in the US, incl the Nat’l Pro Road Championship in Philadelphia, PA.

Volunteers and coaches for the Hanover High School Crew Team.

Member of the Hanover Bike Walk Committee.

Authored the application for Hanover to become a Bicycle Friendly Community.

Member of the UV Rowing Foundation and Men’s Competitive Rowing Team.

Member of the Tralee Rowing Club, in Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland.

Tim is married, the father of 3, practices at the VA in White River Junction as a Nurse Practitioner and rides his bicycles regularly as a lifestyle.

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Jennie Chamberlain

 

Jennie is an advocate and community organizer for mobility equity and justice, active transportation and sustainability, and has been awarded the LA Walks Biddy Mason Award, and nominated for the Deb Hubsmith Safe Routes Champion Award. Jennie serves as the chair of the Hanover Bike Walk Committee. With a background in cinematic arts and economics, Jennie studies stories and media systems, lecturing in Film and Media at Dartmouth College and advising students on special projects. She has developed film projects for Academy Award winners, and won accolades for her short films. Jennie works in advertising specializing in comedy, emergent technology, and branding new ventures through her company minigoat. Jennie is the proud kickstarter of Pure Cycle’s Volta, a small, lightweight e-bike, and her family is now accumulating a variety of e-bikes to replace more car trips, and have more fun! Jennie believes that creating a system that supports getting people on e-bikes will change the world for the better.

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Marta Ceroni

 

Marta is the Director of Programs at the Academy for Systems Change, where she coordinates research and content development building on Donella Meadows’ work. With a doctorate in forest ecology, Marta has become interested in economies that prioritize communities and nature. Marta has worked as a Research Professor for 10 years at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at University of Vermont. There she taught and did research on how nature contributes to people’s wellbeing through services such as water purification by wetlands, or climate regulation by forests. In her international consulting with the United Nations Development Programme, Marta has quantified ecosystem services to build capacity for local management of protected areas. Marta has also worked with students and professionals in face-to-face and online classes, and in ateliers, hands-on travel courses to solve a sustainability issues.  In her work Marta balances scientific rigor, advocacy and mindfulness. And she likes to dance, playing the accordion, growing vegetables, and native Italian cooking.

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Christina Chamberlain

 

Christina Chamberlain is a recent convert to the joys of e-biking. She’s always loved sports that put wind in your hair! She has spent much of her career in the IT industry. She is a multi-lingual product champion with over twenty years’ experience in IT systems engineering, training, and consulting. Christina’s great loves of training, languages, and embracing new challenges got her started on that track and have taken her around the world. Born at Mary Hitchcock and raised on Alswell Farm in Hanover Center, she has now settled back in the Upper Valley.

Christina got her RadRover fat tire e-bike to conquer the hills of Lebanon for grocery shopping, commuting to work, and visiting friends. She loves being a newly minted ambassador for the joys of the e-bike.

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Doug Deaett, Director

Doug is a retired ER physician and has worked in several small hospitals in New Hampshire including 20 years at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon NH.  After medical school at UVM he trained at the Mayo Clinic and at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.  He has chaired the Upper Valley Group of the Sierra Club and was a member of the Hanover Bike/Ped Committee.  His cycling experience includes a cross country ride from Burlington, VT. to Seattle and rides in Quebec Province, Maine, France, and Spain.  He rides an electric Copenhagen Bike which was designed at MIT.   It has the motor and battery all in the back hub.  He's very keen to see hundreds of people e-biking to work.  He is the proud founder of the Upper Valley E-Bike initiative.  His home is in Hanover, NH.

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