Our purpose is to change the lives of youth who live in Richmond's public housing projects.

 

We use cycling as our platform for change. We infuse ourselves; our passion, our values, our creativity, our drive, and our dedication into the lives of our youth. We have fun. We laugh. We teach. We learn. We promise our youth, that if they stay with Richmond Cycling Corps, they will get out of public housing. We will never break our promise. We will never become set in our ways; we will always be dynamic in our approach to changing youthlives. We are fearless in our approach to our purpose. We will not become tangled in red-tape, policy, politics, and talking heads. We will always deliver action, not messaging. Life is too short, and we, including our youth, have a lot to accomplish. We will always be passionate towards our purpose.

Richmond Cycling Corps: Can't Stop. Won't Stop.

 
 

Staff

Craig Dodson

A poor high school student, a former elite cyclist, a bio-mechanist, and big thinker, Craig Dodson is the unlikely Founder and Executive Director of Richmond Cycling Corps.  Craig runs the visionary and directional-joystick of the organization…obsessively.

EDUCATION

MA Movement Science — Western New Mexico University, BS Exercise Science — Shepherd University

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • 2009 Outside Magazine/Crocs Footwear “Inspiring Sole” Award
  • 2011 Richmond Top 40 Under 40, Style Weekly
  • 2014 Carytown Bicycle Company Community Ambassador Award
  • 2014 C3 Creativity Award                                        
  • 2014 Valentine Museum History Maker Award

Matt Crane

Former professional cyclist Matt Crane supports RCC as the Director of Development. Matt was a full-time member of the U.S. National Cycling Team for three seasons before competing at the professional level of the sport for four years. He has been on the podium at the Tour of California — America's most prestigious race — and competed in the World Championships. He has raced all throughout Europe, North America, and Asia.

Matt is also an Eagle Scout with a background in conservation work and bicycle advocacy. He enjoys helping young riders enter the sport, as well as sharing the knowledge gained from his career with aspiring competitive cyclists. In his spare time, Matt drinks a lot of coffee, reads literature, and enjoys running.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • 2016 Richmond Top 40 Under 40, Style Weekly
  • Member of Virginia State Trails Commission
  • 2014 C3 Creativity Award      
  • 2014 Valentine Museum History Maker Award

Matt Kuhn

Matt Kuhn is Richmond Cycling Corps' youth programming coordinator. Matt came on board in February 2015 as a full-time staff member, but has been a steadfast volunteer since virtually the first days of RCC. He now serves as the head coach for the Martin Luther King Middle School cycling team, as well as assistant coach for the Armstrong High School team. He is also the maintenance supervisor at the Armstrong Bike Park. 

Matt is an Eagle Scout and Wilderness First Responder. He rode his bike across the United States in 2010, and is a longtime volunteer with the World T.E.A.M. Sports adaptive cycling program. When not working with RCC, Matt enjoys racing and riding every type of bike known to man, playing the banjo, and taking his dog Kona on backpacking/kayaking/cycling adventures.

Education

BS Sociology — Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Board of Directors

Peter Fraser

Co-Chair of the Board / Founder and Design Strategist, 37

Jeff Kelley

Co-Chair of the Board / Client Service Partner, Thought Logic Consulting

Travis Sarkees

Secretary /  President & General Manager, Virginia Interactive

Melanie Britton

Treasurer / Senior Tax Manager, Universal Leaf Tobacco, Inc.

Craig Dodson

Founder & Executive Director, Richmond Cycling Corps

 

Amy McCracken

Executive Director, Richmond Animal League

Peter Henry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Focused Inquiry, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ethan Lindbloom, CFP®

Vice President/Wealth Management, Janney

Bennett Johnson

Principal Consultant, Matchstick Solutions

Carolyn Goble

USAC Official and Community Volunteer