ABOUT

Vision: 
Sumter Cycling envisions easy, safe, and fun cycling for all!

Mission: 
Sumter Cycling promotes cycling for enjoyment, transportation, fitness, and the environment. 

We do this by:
1. Advocating
2. Planning Events
3. Promoting bicycle tourism
4. Leading group rides
5. Educating

Officers

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Ryan Iafigliola

President

Ryan founded a cross country bike ride event and has a long history of promoting cycling in our area..

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Donald Chase

Vice President

Perhaps better known for his farm's delicious corn, Donald loves riding bikes and helping others do the same.

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Charlene Pennymon

Treasurer

A Vice President of Citizens' Bank of Americus, Charlene runs marathons nonstop and even helps out us bike-lovers.

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Sue Hite

Secretary

After a career in the Navy, Sue returned to this area where she bikes passionately.

Bicycle Advocacy in Sumter County

We are Sumter County's advocates for safe and accessible cycling, and we have done this in numerous ways, including:

  • 3 Feet to Pass street sign campaign

  • Ride with the Mayor

  • A Complete Streets resolution passed from the Americus City Council

  • Downtown Americus bicycle racks

  • Creation and instituting Americus' first bicycle route and lanes, connecting from GSW to Downtown to Boone Park

  • Bicycle and helmet give-aways at Christmas and other times

  • Assistance with the Connecting Americus report detailing an on-street network of roads that can easily be painted to create a safer, more accessible community 

  • Advocating for a future multi-use trail to foster a beautiful community that appeals to local residents, tourists, and potential employers/employees alike.