We envision a future where children of all ages in Southwest Florida have the opportunity to own their own bicycles in order to lead healthy, active lifestyles into their adulthood.


Our mission is to empower disadvantaged children and adults throughout the community to live healthy lifestyles while having fun by providing quality bicycles and repair services.

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Skip Riffle, Chief Executive Officer

Skip Riffle is the heart and soul of Bikes for Tykes, having founded the organization over 37 years ago. With a passion for giving back to his community, Skip has donated over 40,000 bicycles to underserved children and adults. His leadership and dedication drive our mission forward.

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Dave Pascale, President

Dave Pascale brings invaluable experience from his 43 years as the marketing director for First Energy Corporation. His unwavering commitment to helping those in need makes him an integral part of our team at Bikes for Tykes.

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John Whipple, Vice President

With a background in industrial engineering and program management, John Whipple brings a wealth of expertise to our organization. Since joining Bikes for Tykes in 2015, he has played a crucial role in our efforts to empower underprivileged individuals in the community.

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Chuck Krsacok, Secretary

Chuck Krsacok's extensive experience in manufacturing and inventory control adds valuable insight to our team. Since joining Bikes for Tykes two years ago, Chuck has been happily involved in supporting our mission to provide bicycles to those in need.

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Patricia Tate, Treasurer

As the retired owner of Client Side, Patricia Tate brings a wealth of knowledge in creating pro bono websites for non-profit organizations. Her dedication to giving back to the community makes her an invaluable member of our team.

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Jim Mastropiero, Grant Liaison

Jim Mastropiero's background in postal service and dedication to volunteering make him a valuable asset to Bikes for Tykes. Since joining our organization, he has played a key role in securing grants to support our mission.

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Claudia Cronembold, Marketing Leader

Claudia Cronembold leads our Marketing Committee with passion and expertise. Her background in accounting and marketing, coupled with her commitment to social media management, helps us spread awareness and support for underprivileged children in the community.

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Bill Burton, Marketing Liaison

Bill Burton's extensive engineering experience and leadership skills make him an invaluable member of our team. His dedication to our cause drives our marketing efforts forward, ensuring that we reach those in need in Southwest Florida.

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Neil O'Brien, School Liaison

Neil brings thirty-five years experience and passion in K-12 education.  Neil's journey included teaching in suburban and rural school districts, as a district school superintendent in the Finger Lakes area and as President of the New York State Council of of School Superintendents and Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation.