Dubbed as Doctor of Divinity, Mr. Haney is no stranger at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe. As one of the first paramedics in Pennsylvania, he was an instructor and trainer for advanced life support and has worked as a surgical assistant in the operating room and critical care areas of a local community hospital for 10 years. As a former member of the law enforcement, Mr. Haney spent 30 years in the criminal justice system. He has lectured on countless topics ranging from counseling and mentoring individuals in and out of prisons as well as members of support groups. Recently, he was a presenter at Philadelphia FIGHT: Beyond The Walls: Prison Health Care & Reentry Summit.
An avid cyclist, Mr. Haney uses his bike as his main mode of transportation and has been riding actively in Philadelphia for the past three years. His topic will focus mainly on how to maneuver safely in the streets of Philadelphia and how to navigate through a crisis if you were involved in a bike crash.
Kyle Tribble is a 2015 graduate of Bloomsburg University. While attending Bloomsburg, Kyle choose to double major in Communications Studies with a track in Public Advocacy and Philosophy. Both majors afforded him the opportunity to sharpen his critical thinking, public speaking, and writing ability. Kyle ultimately choose these two majors in hopes of improving his understanding of logic, argumentation, advocacy, interpersonal communication, public relations and politics. Courses included Persuasion, Argument and analysis, Logic, and Philosophy of law.
While in Bloomsburg, Kyle had a chance to participate in an array of different experiences that have shaped his character and outlook on life. He has studied abroad in Cameroon, Africa, where he completed a science course and participated in literacy workshops for children and international relations workshops for students at the University of Buea.
Kyle has also been an active public speaker as he had an opportunity to meet and introduce Stephen A. Smith, Myrie Evers, and Terrance Roberts, a member of the little rock nine.He has also served as a Vice president of the mentorship organization, “Men of Intelligence Nobility & Desire, Development intern for the Education Law center of Philadelphia, and a BU responsibly campaign member, fighting against excessive drinking.
Currently, Kyle works as a Program Assistant at the Schuylkill River Development Corporation where he helps to assure that all events are executed as planned. He is also responsible for taking donations, and assisting all trail users with their questions and concerns.
Kyle also works in the community as an Outreach Coordinator for “One day at a time” also known as ODAAT, a North Philadelphia non-profit dedicated to helping the people of the community in solving any issues they may have. While here, Kyle plans to assist the Philadelphia community in the fight against homelessness, drug addiction, and HIV-AIDS.
David originally conceived this concept in 2013. He specializes in the daily operations of BMXlife. He is essential to implementing program principles effectively to the communities which we serve. He has been dedicated to public service for three years and the BMX community for 11 years.
David will be talking about how he got into BMX and why the BMXlife program that he and his co-founder, George Moroukis started is essential in changing lives for youth in undeserved communities.
Do you just KNOW you have a great artistic product but don't seem to be reaching the audience and attention you want? Do you feel like the unimaginative or less talented (let's be real) are getting more work and opportunity than you? Are you a "do it yourself" self-starter type? Do you want to set yourself up for gigs and opportunities that will create themselves? Work smarter not harder as Lyrispect shares what makes for great business practices, memorable meeting and future work. She will also share a few fun stories and examples from her practice along the way to help you start getting the attention your work deserves.
Lyrispect is a passionate wordsmith, curator and educator who has served at the pleasure of the NAACP National Convention (2015), The U.S. Coast Guard and The Asian Arts initiative and Congreso de Latinos Unidos to name a few highlights in a performance career that spans more than two and half decades. She has been a director and teaching artist with BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and worked as a national leader with African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (now Array.) In 2014, Lyrispect authored a collection of poetry, "The PreCursor", the first of seven in her creative multi-media series, "Spectrum of a Supernova". An invited guest of the White House, and Sonia Sanchez Award recipient, Lyrispect has contributed to two murals in the city of Philadelphia and has curated over 7 live events at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lyrispect was classically trained in theater at Baltimore School for the Arts, and has performed from the British Virgin Islands, Goa India and The Bellagio in Las Vegas. She has given lectures and talks from Milton Academy to New York University and has shared stages with Yasiin Bey, to Saul Williams, and the Last Poets. Most recently she performed at the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia's 2016 Fall Conference:Toward a More Perfect Union: Strengthening the Sector Together. Lyrispect is musically driven and believes that pure art heals, inspires and changes lives.
Join Lyrispect with her topic: "The Life of an Artist and the Competitive Edge: Refining Basic Business Practices for Efficacy" on May 10th from 7pm - 8pm.
Hit by a car? Crash advice? Bike bill of rights?
Stuart is one of the most recognizable figures in the cycling community especially in Philly. He is dubbed the "Bicyclist Defender" amongst his friends and colleagues.
This speaker will be talking about what his practice offers and tips on how to handle a bike crash situation.
After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Organizational Studies, Megan moved to Philadelphia to teach middle school social studies. Her experience in the classroom led her to work on the Bicycle Coalition’s Safe Routes Philly program. Megan has managed the coalition’s youth and adult education programs since 2013 and in her role as Deputy Director has expanded her focus to the coalition’s advocacy initiatives.
In 2015, Megan was namedone of 55 “Connectors and Keepers” by Leadership Philadelphia and highlighted on Billy Penn's "Who's Next" list of education leaders; she was chosen as a Difference Maker by the South Philadelphia Review in 2013. In August 2015 she received her certificate in Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice, which she is using to innovate and hone strategy in her current role.
Graduating from the Philadelphia Public School System and Temple’s Fox School of Business, Timothy Nesmith has built a booming screen printing business. Started by his father in 1985, Phillyscreen had only $20 in the bank when Nesmith took over. Thanks to Nesmith’s hard work and dedication, Phillyscreen now has over $100,00 in annual sales, and notable repeat customers such as Temple University and Marathon Grill.
Tim will be talking about his start-up days at Phillyscreen and the trials and tribulations of building the business.
Willis Nomo is a Philadelphia-based painter and muralist. His portraits emphasize the connections between generation and identity in the African American community.
Kayuh's elephant logo as well as signature mural on the corner of its location on 19th & West Girard Avenue was curated by Nomo. On November 24th, Nomo will be talking about his experiences as an artist and the works he has done personally as well as through the Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia.
Harvey is a talent scout that's constantly in search of talent. He loves to cultivate and mold interesting individuals by teaching them techniques and theories that he had learned over the years when he was in show business in New York City. His background is in acting, dancing, singing and piano.
Harvey is an avid cyclist and will be offering a workshop on finding your inner talent in acting and singing.
Nick Basalyga, a 2014 graduate of NYU's Master of Social Work program and founder of In The Saddle, biked across the USA this past summer (San Francisco, CA to Philadelphia, PA). The cross country tour, which covered over 3,400 miles, was designed to generate support for In The Saddle and raise awareness about addiction. In The Saddle is a cycling-based non-profit organization for individuals in recovery from chemical dependency. Prior to founding In The Saddle, Nick served as a primary counselor at a 30-day inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center. Nick also has experience in after-school non-profit management in NYC, and served as a case manager for formerly homeless military veterans on the campus of the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
To learn how to get involved and support In The Saddle, visit inthesaddlephilly.org
Maria Chamberlain, is a Philly artist with a passion for photography. Maria got her start after filling in at her friend's wedding when the hired photographer got into an accident. Within a year of picking up a camera I decided to open a small creative business called, MRCreative Company. Since then the business keeps growing and thriving.
Maria will be showcasing some of the photos from her work over this past summer.
Holli Stephens, a Philadelphia based documentary photographer and videographer, explores the story of her subjects through the analog and digital lens. Her work has been featured in Newsworks, Jump Magazine, Steez Mini Mag, Artbuilt Mobile Studios and more. Holli holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism, with a focus in multimedia, from Temple University. She currently freelances and teaches at digital photography at The Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia.
Holli is an avid cyclist and will be sharing some of her work at Kayuh Cafe.
Martin Woodise is a write, translator, and founding member of Calypso Editions. He spent 2009-10 as a Fulbright Fellow in Romania. Martin's work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Kenyon Review, Asymptote, Guernica, The Cimarron Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and Poetry International. Martin's published five books for children, a chapbook of poetry, and a full-length collection of poems, This River Goes Two Ways. He translated and edited Of Gentle Wolves, an anthology of Romanian poetry, and working with Margento, translated Gellu Naum's poetry for the English language collection, Athanor & Other Pohems. For more, visit MartinWoodside.com.
An avid commuter, Martin will entertain us with his published poems as well a glimpse of his new book which is currently in the works.
Photographer Chris Toney has developed his love for photography over more than 40 years when he began developing his own photos from film negatives. He has traveled the world to photograph various events and just for the enjoyment. While he regularly shoots weddings, corporate and special events, he has also made a name for himself in Philadelphia by shooting professional boxing. He has photographed boxing for HBO, NBC, NBC Sports, CBS, Showtime PBC and Skynet in Europe. He has been published in numerous boxing magazines and websites including Wall Street Journal. His work is frequently featured in The Mouthpiece, a boxing publication where he was given the moniker, The Picture Poet.
An avid cyclist, Chris will be displaying some of his work at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe
Gearing Up provides women in transition from abuse, addiction and or incarceration with the skills, equipment and guidance to safely ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation and personal growth. As the Community Outreach Manager, Al regularly provides coaching, mentoring and support for women through biking.
Her topic includes the origins, goals and milestones of Gearing Up as well as their plans for a better cycling environment for women.
John was a 5-time US National champion in running distances that range from 10k up to 25k. He was a 7-time National team member and has competed at a wide variety of races including Nationals, Olympic trials, Pan Ams, Pan Pacs, World Cups and World Championships.
He currently coaches swimming through his company, French Creek Racing. His topic will focus mainly on triathlon and tips on how to train for the sport.
Steve is the American Bike League's Communications Manager. He helped launch Safe Routes Philly while at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. He has been a rep in the industry, pushing clothing, rack, and bike brands. Fun fact about Steve, he studied food writing at the French Culinary Institute.
Steve will be talking about bike safety and how the league is doing everything it can to push for better and safer biking infrastructure.