Evan Brigham joined the BikeWalk NC team two years ago as a replacement for his roommate Dylan Horne, a former BWNC member who left for a cross-country bicycle trip. Evan’s passion for bicycling originally came from an environmental standpoint, but it grew as he became involved with more bicycling organizations.
Outside of BWNC, Evan served as president of Oaks and Spokes, a Raleigh-based nonprofit, and was commissioner for Raleigh’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC). His interests in transportation extended into his day job as a traffic engineer, but he also enjoys hobbies like gardening in his spare time.
Originally hailing from Denver, Colorado, Evan realized that as long as he was close to his destination, he didn’t need a car. “By the time I was 16 or 17, I realized that I had a bike this whole time, and I could get around just fine with a bike.” Evan hopes to never need an automobile.
Earlier this year, Evan left Raleigh to travel for three months in Central America, after which he plans on returning to Denver to be close to his family. “Evan provided a youthful perspective as the millennial member on the BWNC board, and it was a pleasure working with him the last few years,” said Lisa Riegel, BWNC executive director. “We hope he returns to North Carolina in the future.”
During his time with BWNC, Evan became most passionate about the organization’s legislative work. “I didn’t know there was so much going on at the state level,” said Evan. “All of these attacks on bike laws have amazed me. To find out that, with the right push or with the right pressure from a group of people, you can make a change, is really cool.”