Bicycle Columbus promotes safe bicycling for transportation and recreation, and advocates for improved bicycling conditions in Columbus, Georgia.
Columbus will be a vibrant city, widely recognized for its safe and connected bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure, which, in turn, enhances its first-class system of public transportation. Columbus will exceed its peer cities in its Walk Score, and Bicycle Friendly Community designation. Citizens and visitors are able to move safely and efficiently citywide by using accessible sidewalks, bicycle lanes, multi-use paths, and transit. By 2043, 25% of Columbus residents walk, bike, and bus to work and school. A Complete Streets approach to transportation planning and engineering is routine for city departments and is well understood by elected officials and department heads. Columbus will also be a city noted for its healthy and active culture, supported by first-class mountain biking parks and well organized bicycling events.
Bicycle Columbus strives to be inclusive of and engaged with the entire population of Columbus. We believe in collaborating with city departments, local businesses and other nonprofits to help create safer and more accessible transportation choices in Columbus. We aim to be a respected and recognized presence in the civic life of Columbus. We have many partner organizations in Columbus and in Georgia, including Georgia Bikes and the River Valley Regional Commission. Click on the Links and Resources menu above to view our partners and individuals that make bicycling possible in Columbus and its surroundings areas.
Gabe has served as President of Bicycle Columbus for the 2020-2021 season. This year, Gabe turned ripe at age 60. He has been an avid cycling enthusiast as far back as 4th grade, when he bought his first racing steed; a Legnano steel bike with gum rubber sidewalls fully equipped with Campy. Throughout the stages of life, there have been different bikes for different seasons. There were the Cannondale years with many different (always red) aluminum race frames (starting with CAAD 3, to CAAD 4, to CAAD 7, to CAAD 10, to CAAD 12, to Six 13, to System Six, to Supersix, to Supersix EVO) that were utilized by his namesake, the great Mario Cipollini, to many Giro victories. One of those victories, his only in America, was right in front of the Springer Opera House in the Tour de Georgia in the late 1990’s. Then the zebra Specialized years (also ridden by Mario). The Pinarello years (Asolo, Galileo, Prince, and Dogma) have occupied the 4th quarter. Gabe enjoys riding solo a lot, but also enjoys the occasional group rides. Solo affords the opportunity to think and not worry about how fast or how slow….just ride. Gabe is the father of 2 wonderful children; Sarah, 33, who lives in Greenville, SC. She is a neurology nurse practitioner there and is married to Frank, who is a civil engineer. They have 2 children. Then there is Gabriel, 30, who lives in Columbus with his wife Sara and daughter Anna Kate. Gabriel is an mechanical engineer at Pratt and Sara is an accountant at Synovus. He raced cat 3 for a while, but is now a pretty good runner. Gabe is from Coral Gables, FL. He graduated from Coral Gables High. He obtained a triple major at Mercer; philosophy, Latin, and psychology in 1983. He played on the tennis team in high school, and also varsity tennis at Mercer. He was a Lambda Chi there. He went on to get his MS in general experimental psychology at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Auburn in 1993. He has been a licensed psychologist and in private practice since 1993. He has been married to his bride, Kay for 36 years. Kay works in the office and also rides bikes too. They have done Ride Across Georgia, Ride Across South Carolina, and the local RAG.
Scott P. Sullivan, CPA, CGMA
Scott is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia. He has a wide array of experience, from public accounting, Fortune 500 experience and leadership of small private companies .He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Columbus State University and a Masters Degree in Accounting from Auburn University. He is active in his community, serving as the Treasurer of Bicycle Columbus and the Co-Chair for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Annual Walk To End Alzheimers. When not in the office he enjoys traveling and supporting the arts in the Columbus area.