Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition

Board members in photo above from left to right: Steve Boughton, Tonya Davis, Ed Ohlmann, Carl Nelson, regrets: Mark Norberg 

Our Mission

The mission of the Washington Country Bicycle Transportation Coalition (WashCo BTC) is to promote bicycle transportation, protect bicyclists’ rights and improve bicycling conditions throughout Washington County, Oregon through education, advocacy and community.


WashCo BTC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose members have been a voice for the bicycling community in Washington County, Oregon since 1998.  WashCo BTC was initially formed as a chapter of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. In 2005, it became an independent non-profit agency to promote bicycle education, and rider empowerment while advocating bicycling interests and supporting events that encourage community participation. Since its inception, WashCo BTC has grown from a group of activists with commitment and energy to a focused organization with members serving on project committees, advisory boards, and other forms of citizen involvement at all levels of government.  


The organziation provides clinics and educational events.  You can sign up for classes focused on how motorists and bicyclists can share the road, pointers for the everyday commuter, and classes in advanced bicycle maintenance and handling skills. 


WashCo BTC is proud to offer a community bicycle center that offers “anything bicycle,” where anyone can repair a bike, buy a used one, and learn how and where to ride. Community rides and group ride clinics for the uninitiated also will be available.



Board Members

Members of our all-volunteer board come from diverse backgrounds and interests with a similar passion for bicycle use, safety, education and recreation. Some of have been with us since we started as the “Squeaky Wheels” formed in 1996 to rail against the poor connectivity, infrastructure and support of bicycling as viable transportation within the county.


With 13 cities, Metro, ODOT and Washington County LUT (Department of Land Use and Transportation) to contend with, this has been no small task. Here then, are the list of those currently serving to provide Education, Advocacy and Community to county residents.



Steve Boughton 

Board Chair and acting Executive Director


Steve provides leadership, management, and organizational skills, as well as overseeing financial performance and control for WashCo BTC.  


He is a League of American Bicyclists, League Cycling Instructor (LCI) and offers classes on topics like Bicycle Confidence in Traffic, click here to view more about our classes


Tonya Davis

Board Member, Fundraising & Social Media 


Tonya focuses on bringing biking passion, energy, and enthusiasm to the WashCo BTC through networking and  fundraisers to raise money for the organization. She has been active since 2010 and a Board Member since 2011. She also donates time outside of the WashCo BTC for other Portland-based cycling non-profits. 


Carl Nelson 

Carl has been a Board Member since 2008. He was the original founder of Tour de Parks annual ride. Carl is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor (LAB). He enjoys working with children, teaching safe cycling skills. Click here to view more about our classes.


Mark Norberg  


Board member, advid biker, and one of our Retail Shop's bike mechanics.










Ed Ohlmann


Ed is a longtime resident and bike rider in Washingon County. In addition to year-round transportation, Ed and his wife Vicki, enjoy bike touring and organizing Team Orenco group rides. They also owned and operated Orenco Station Cyclery bike shop until July, 2015. Recently retired from high-tech, Ed is eager to work with WashCo BTC to support the greater good in biking - safer riding conditions and safer riders.






Washington County Community Bike Center

137 NE 3rd Ave.

Hillsboro, OR 97124



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