January 21, 2015
Meet Eva Dunn-Froebig, Adventure Cycling’s new Events and Outreach Coordinator who will be planning the 40th Anniversary in 2016 and working on bicycle advocacy projects and outreach in the Travel Initiatives department.
I grew up in upstate New York and received my undergraduate degree at St. Lawrence University, where I was fortunate to study in Kenya for a semester and run for the women’s cross country team. I came to Missoula in 1999 to complete my master's degree in journalism at the University of Montana. Since then I’ve worked for the Missoula Art Museum and our local running club, Run Wild Missoula. I’m on the board of our local bicycle advocacy group, Bike Walk Alliance of Missoula, and a bicycle commuter. When I’m not working or spending time with my family, I like to escape to Missoula's North Hills to run with my dog, Tipson.
I became familiar with Adventure Cycling shortly after I moved to Missoula and worked across the street from the Adventure Cycling offices at the Missoula Art Museum. Our offices coordinated combined yoga classes for the staff of both organizations. I always heard from friends who work at Adventure Cycling that it’s a great place to be employed and I wanted to do work that I believe is making a difference in the world. Adventure Cycling is very similar to my former employer, Run Wild Missoula, but on a larger national scale. Both organizations are inclusive people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and inspire people to set goals and make life changes whether it’s finishing a marathon or completing a bicycle tour.
I have no experience bicycle touring, but I am excited to try it and feel inspired by other Adventure Cycling members. I would especially like to tour with my son and give him an experience that he will remember for the rest of his life.
I became a bicycle commuter when I moved to Missoula and discovered the benefits of getting around on my bike, including saving money and time, getting exercise and being kind to the environment. At Run Wild Missoula, part of my job was to advocate for runners and walkers. My interest in helping make running and walking more safe led to me joining the Bike Walk Alliance for Missoula board of directors a couple of years ago.
I enjoy spending time with my 9-year-old son Milo, running, especially trail running; skiing, gardening, cooking and eating locally, reading, knitting, soaking in hot springs, traveling, watching my son play sports and volunteering at his school.
I have a cruiser, a mountain bike and a cross bike, generously given to me by my fiancé for my birthday last year with hopes that I will start bike touring and racing. He rode his bike across the U. S. and Canada in the early 1990s and his trip was featured in Adventure Cyclist magazine.
My favorite thing to eat is chips and I spend a lot of time jumping on our trampoline in my backyard with my son.
One where everyone rode their bike more. I believe that most of our world’s problems could be solved if more people rode their bike or walked (or even ran) to get around. It’s better for our environment, keeps us fit, saves money on gas, medical bills, automobile accidents and constructing parking spaces; saves time when we don’t have to look for a parking space, and makes us feel more confident when we set goals and achieve them. I hope I can be an advocate for bicyclists and feel that my role at Adventure Cycling makes a difference.
Photo courtesy of Eva Dunn-Froebig.
BUILDING THE U.S. BICYCLE ROUTE SYSTEM is posted by Ginny Sullivan and Saara Snow of the Travel Initiatives Department and focuses on news related to the emerging U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). The USBRS project is a collaborative effort, spearheaded by a task force under the auspices of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Members of the task force include officials and staff from state DOTs, the Federal Highway Administration, and nonprofits like the East Coast Greenway Alliance and Mississippi River Trail, Inc
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