Bicycle Indiana, the state’s bicycle education and safety advocacy group, has announced the resignation of Executive Director Nancy Tibbett. Tibbett, who spent 13 years leading the statewide nonprofit, will step down at the end of the month.
Bicycle Indiana says it plans to undertake a nationwide search to find Tibbett’s replacement.
“It has been great working with Nancy Tibbett over the past several years,” said Bicycle Indiana Board Chair Allan Henderson. “We truly have come a long way and not just as an organization but as cycling communities and a bicycle friendly State with her guidance.”
During Tibbett’s tenure, the nonprofit says it helped several Hoosier cities earn Bicycle Friendly Community status, created Bicycle Safety education programs, and developed the “Drivers In The Know” and “Riders In The Know” education curricula for driver education programs.
“We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors, and thank her for the work she has done elevating Bicycle Indiana to the place we are today,” said board Secretary Patrick O’Brien. “We look forward to continuing to support all of the positive changes that were created during her tenure, and working to push safety for all cyclists to the front of conversations around the state.”
Tibbett also helped Bicycle Indiana get approved for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Special Group Recognition license plate program. The program has helped grow membership from fewer than 300 members in 2008 to more than 4,000 members in 2021.