Lead change at Chico Velo

Rood retiring from executive director post

The Chico Velo bicycling group has begun switching gears with the announcement that Janine Rood, executive director since 2012, is retiring.

Rood (pictured) “will remain an advocate for Chico Velo and continue to be actively involved in the cycling community,” the nonprofit said in a news release Monday (July 24). The board praised her management of the annual Wildflower Century race and advocacy for bike safety, infrastructure and the valet service at events. While executive director, Rood also served a term on the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission.

Chico Velo has launched a search for her successor.