The Ride+Walk Advisory Committee was formed in January of 2012 to further bicycle and pedestrian facilities, programs, and opportunities in the Warsaw, Winona Lake, and Kosciusko County communities. The Committee is governed by our Bylaws. We cross public and private sectors, for-profit and philanthropic concerns, and municipal boundaries. Government representatives, local agencies, and community advocates are represented on the Committee. The collaborative effort and partnership of these entities has opened the door for significant improvements in the community.

We are here to make Warsaw and Winona Lake better places to live by supporting biking and walking in the Community. We created and oversee implementation of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

As a result of our efforts, Warsaw and Winona Lake have been named a Bicycle Friendly Community


 Name Affiliation Email Address Term 
Cary Groninger Kosciusko County Commissioners 2020
Craig Allebach Town of Winona Lake 2020
Dan Thystrup Topwn of North Webster 2021
Fred Helfrich KC Velo Club 2020
Greg Demopoulos KC Velo Club 2020
James Bausch League Cycling Instructor 2020
Joel Beam Capt. City of Warsaw Police Dept 2020
Laura Rothhaar Kosciusko County Visitor’s Bureau 2022
Matt Hauck KCH 2020
Matt Metzgar Grace College 2020
Matt Sandy Kosciusko County 2020
Nathan Callithen Pedestrian Advocate 2022
Nick Hauck Village of Winona Lake 2020
Patricia Cook Town of Etna Green 2021
Patricia Gall Town of Milford 2021
Rob Parker Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce 2020
Tracey Horrell Warsaw Community Schools 2023

* Denotes Committee Chair

Craig Allebach                                    Fred Helfrich Dan Thystrup

Greg Demopoulos                          James Bausch                            Nathan Callithen

Joel Beam Capt.                             Justin Taylor*                              Matt Hauck

Matt Metzgar                                  Nick Hauck                                  Laura Rothhaar

Rob Parker                                     Tracey Horrell