Eaton Rapids – Heather Nugen
Heather Nugen is approaching a decade of daily bicycle commuting. She is the executive director emeritus of Back Alley Bikes and has been providing bicycle mechanic education and advocacy throughout her career in Detroit, including co-organizing the conference Bike!Bike!, co-organizing the third annual mobility justice gathering, Untokening Detroit and founding a bicycle ride and maintenance group, Cyclonauts. A long time user of public transit around the world, she believes that communities are best when they are made for people, by the people most impacted by design. When she’s not riding, she enjoys writing poetry, fiction and personal essays, and was published in 2017 in the second volume of the feminist zine Les Derailleuses. Heather is currently working on a Master of Community Development at Detroit Mercy. Heather is currently the community development fellow for Eaton Rapids, MI.