Rion F. Manning

Executive Director

Rion is an avid cyclist hailing from the hilly streets of Seattle, Washington, where he worked on building a bike community and organizing group rides, as well as getting people on bikes, sometimes for the first time in years. When he moved to Oakland in 2015 he began to focus on fixed gear riding, which led him to groups such as Phixedbikes and the Fixed Kings Expeditions, who challenge themselves to ride fixies in all areas of the bay: no distance too long, no elevation too high.

He deeply believes that bikes bring all people together, and has especially seen this theory come to life in the Bay Area.