Our Board

Portrait of Larry AbeleLarry Abele, Chair

Bike culture has always inspired Larry, a lifelong bike commuter who has lived abroad and has experienced cycling to work in several cities around the world, giving him a unique perspective and a drive to improve our local pedestrian/bike city access. Seeing this as a pathway to enrich the quality of life and strengthen our community’s economy, public health, and reduction of climatic impact.

Professionally, Larry has had a lengthy career with Volvo Cars. Having expertise in strategic product development and design innovation has given him a unique understanding of the next generation of urban mobility. Larry graduated from and was on Transportation Design faculty at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA.

Portrait of David FerrinDavid Ferrin, Secretary

David is an active Ventura resident and business owner. His community service participation includes being a board member since 2002 on the Midtown Ventura Community Council (MVCC), including four years as Chair, serving on the board of BikeVentura since 2015, and serving on both the City of Ventura’s Design Review Committee and Planning Commission since 2011, currently Vice-Chair on both posts.

Professionally, David is the Principal Architect of arketype architects inc., Owner of a designer-led design-build General Contracting company, and a partner in a solar power business, Brighten Solar.  

David’s long standing concern for sustainability led him to become an active member in the community. David values urban design that acknowledges the needs of our era such as the conservation of natural resources, providing affordable housing, making city’s more compact and in harmony with the natural environment, and efficient less environmentally-invasive transportation solutions that are accessible to all. Promoting built environments designed less for automobiles and more for biking and pedestrianism is the future David envisions, and his purpose on the board of directors at BikeVentura. 

Portrait of Jabbar Wofford

Jabbar Wofford

 I’m a life long resident of Oxnard, growing up in the downtown area. After my dad first taught me how to ride a bike, my friends and I started riding everywhere and never stopped. I even took a few trips to Sycamore Canyon as a kid (my mom didn’t know). 

I’m a daily bike commuter to work Monday-Friday and enjoy going on weekend cruises. I guess you could say I use it as my meditation. 

I believe we need better infrastructure for riding and parking bikes safely within the county because bicycles are the only way to get around fast under your own power and can help with the struggles of climate change, physical health, and mental wellness. 

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