Kenneth Podziba

Kenneth J. Podziba

President and Chief Executive Officer at Bike to the Beach

1990 K St, NW 2nd Floor, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

General Information


Vice Chair  - League of American Wheelmen Inc


BS  - Syracuse University

BS  - Whitman School of Management

Master of Science degree  - Columbia University's School of Architecture , Planning and Preservation


Board Member  - NSMN

Board Member  - League of American Bicyclists

Board Member  - GuideStar


Board Member  - The Armory Foundation

Board Member  - National Track & Field Hall of Fame

Lifetime Member  - New York Athletic Club

Member  - Rodale Inc.

Member  - Rodale Inc.

Board Member  - Benihana Inc

Trustee  - Aoki family trust

Recent News  

Ken Podziba is the President and CEO of Bike New York, which is the nonprofit bike education organization that organizes the TD Five Boro Bike Tour (the world's biggest charitable ride) and produces Bike Expo New York (the country's most-attended consumer bike show). Podziba says he is most proud of the growth of Bike New York's education program-the largest of its kind in the country-which offers free bike education classes, after-school programs, and summer camp activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City. He earned an MS at Columbia University's School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and a BS at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications and Whitman School of Management.

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A plan such as this one which appreciates the bicycles enormous capacity for improving the well-being of a city and its citizens is visionary and worthy of the active support of our cycling community, said Ken Podziba, President and CEO of Bike New York.

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Read an op-ed by Bike New York President & CEO Kenneth J. Podziba in response to the terror attack on the Hudson River Greenway at CNN.comRead it here
Kenneth J. Podziba President and Chief Executive Officer Ken joined Bike New York after spending his entire career working for the City of New York, previously serving as the City's Sports Commissioner, a position he held for 12 years. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Commissioner/Chief Financial Officer for the Taxi & Limousine Commission; Assistant Commissioner of Finance for the Department of Youth & Community Development; and Senior Project Manager for the Economic Development Corporation. Ken began his career as an urban planner for the Department of Housing Preservation & Development, where he was the project manager of Metro Tech, a $1 billion commercial, academic and technology center that was responsible for revitalizing downtown Brooklyn. He graduated from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communications and the Whitman School of Management.

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