Nick Richert founded Bike Talk in 2008 on Killradio.org to amplify the growing bike movement in Los Angeles. The show moved to KPFK and has expanded along with the movement; Bike Talk now airs in three cities on both U.S. coasts, and continues to grow.
Lindsay Sturman is a longtime co-host of Bike Talk, and her beat is Dutch cycling engineering, infrastructure and transit systems. She is the co-founder of the Livable Communities Initiative, a plan to make LA more livable, walkable, bikeable, and affordable.
Mr. Nichols became a bicycle and advocate when his two daughters started to roam the neighborhood on two wheels. He was appointed to the West Hollywood Bicycle Task Force in 2011. Since then he has worked as the co-chair of the Mid City West Neighborhood council’s Transportation committee where he has been responsible for promoting safe streets in and around West Hollywood. Currently he serves as the CD-5 Representative to the Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee. He has a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a degree in Journalism from the UCLA specializing in Broadcast Journalism. In Mr. Nichols’s real life he is an actor, having recently starred in the Emmy nominated Pen 15 and Perry Mason for HBO as well as many other films and tv shows.
Seamus Garrity has over a decade of experience in community engagement, coalition building, and political campaigns, with expertise in transportation and housing policy. Seamus came to know Bike Talk through his work as representative for active transportation champion and frequent Bike Talk guest, Assemblymember Laura Friedman. Seamus has been called “the voice of LA biking,” at least once.