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Bicycle Advisory Committee
Bicycle Advisory Committee
The purpose of the Bicycle Advisory Committee is to:
  1. Develop bylaws for the operation of the committee which shall include the election of a presiding officer. The bylaws shall further set forth the frequency of the meetings and the manner in which such meetings shall be conducted. The bylaws shall include such other matters, as the board deems appropriate.
  2. Recommendations to the City Commission consistent with the policies and objectives set forth in the Bicycle Master Plan.
  3. Advise the Bicycle Coordinator and City staff as to the determination of bicycle routes and help to establish project priorities.
  4. Plan, develop, promote, and coordinate community cycling activities, including, but not limited to, recurring organized rides, special event rides, bicycle safety education workshops, bicycle rodeos and other social gatherings, and designated Ride to Work or Ride to School days.
  5. Develop goals and work plans regarding activities of the Committee.
  6. Review proposals from individual associations or other institutions for joint programs and assist in effective coordination of such activities, when applicable.
  7. Conduct fund raising for cycling activities and programs.

The Committee consists of nine persons appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the City Commission, one of whom shall be a representative of Kansas State University, one of whom shall be a representative of Riley County Police Department, one of whom shall be a representative of Riley County, one of whom shall be a representative of Unified School District #33, one of whom shall be a representative of Riley County Health Department, and one of whom shall be a representative of Manhattan's business community who currently owns and/or operates a business within Manhattan.  Three members shall be representatives chosen from the citizens of Manhattan with no specific qualifications required other than an interest in the implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan and a concer for the safety and efficient travel of bicclists within and around the city of Manhattan.  Terms shall be for a period of three years and runs from November 1 through October 31.

For more information on cycling and Manhattan’s continued growth into a bicycle friendly community, visit Bike Manhattan.


Meetings are held the third Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Manhattan Traffic Operations Facility Conference Room, 515 South 11th Street.

Current Members:
  • Michael Wesch, Chair (At-Large)
  • Ben Champion, Vice-Chair (Kansas State University)
  • David Colburn (At-Large)
  • Joseph Edmunds (Riley County)
  • Brian Hardeman (Manhattan Business Community)
  • Jeff Koenig (At-Large)
  • Katherine Oestman (Riley Co. Health Dept.)
  • David Schafer (At-Large)
  • Seth Scobee (Riley Co. Police Dept.) 

Staff Liaison:
Peter Clark, PE, Civil Design Engineer
(785) 587-4590
Email Peter Clark

Interested in being a member of the Bicycle Advisory Committee? Fill out an interest form.