WashCo Bikes

Board of Directors


Board Chairman- Steve Boughton

Carl Nelson- Director

Rachel Seacrest- Director

Dirk Pauwels- Director

Shannon Humphrey- Director

Our Mission

The mission of the Washington Country Bicycle Transportation Coalition (WashCo BTC) is to promote bicycle transportation, protect bicyclists’ rights and improve bicycling conditions throughout Washington County, Oregon through education, advocacy and community.


WashCo BTC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose members have been a voice for the bicycling community in Washington County, Oregon since 1998.  WashCo BTC was initially formed as a chapter of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. In 2005, it became an independent non-profit agency to promote bicycle education, and rider empowerment while advocating bicycling interests and supporting events that encourage community participation. Since its inception, WashCo BTC has grown from a group of activists with commitment and energy to a focused organization with members serving on project committees, advisory boards, and other forms of citizen involvement at all levels of government.  


The organziation provides clinics and educational events.  You can sign up for classes focused on how motorists and bicyclists can share the road, pointers for the everyday commuter, and classes in advanced bicycle maintenance and handling skills. 


WashCo BTC is proud to offer a community bicycle center that offers “anything bicycle,” where anyone can repair a bike, buy a used one, and learn how and where to ride. Community rides and group ride clinics for the uninitiated also will be available.



Board Members

Members of our all-volunteer board come from divere backgrounds and interests with a similar passion for bicycle use, safety, education and recreation. Some of have been with us since we started as the “Squeaky Wheels” formed in 1996 to rail against the poor connectivity, infrastructure and support of bicycling as viable transportation within the county.


With 13 cities, Metro, ODOT and Washington County LUT (Department of Land Use and Transportation) to contend with, this has been no small task. Here then, are the list of those currently serving to provide Education, Advocacy and Community to county residents.



Steve Boughton 

Board Chair and acting Executive Director


Steve provides leadership, management, and organizational skills, as well as overseeing financial performance and control for WashCo Bikes.  


He is a League of American Bicyclists, League Cycling Instructor (LCI) and offers classes on topics like Bicycle Confidence in Traffic, click here to view more about our classes




Carl Nelson 

Board Member

Carl has been a Board Member since 2008. He was the original founder of Tour de Parks annual ride. Carl is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor (LAB). He enjoys working with children, teaching safe cycling skills. Click here to view more about our classes.


 Shannon Humphrey

 Board Member

 Shannon joined the board in December 2017.








Dirk Pauwels

Board Member

Dirk joined the board in November 2017 and is a lifetime member. 


Rachel Seacrest

Board Member

Rachel joined the board April 2017.


Rachel has been a resident of Washington County for 18 years. During that time she has volunteered for a number of organizations. She has been cycling for about 6 years. During that time she has developed an interest in wanting to make cycling safer for everyone.


Washington County Community Bike Center

137 NE 3rd Ave.

Hillsboro, OR 97124



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