Chief Instigator of Fun and Frolic
Curt M. Cavnar, Founder and President of BikeBus, L.L.C., has been an entrepreneur for most of his career, now culminating with the BikeBus, L.L.C. and The Breckenridge BikeBus.
Curt came to Colorado to work as communications director for Colorado's largest church. Prior to that position, Curt founded and grew MindSight Business Communications, Inc. from a start-up to one of the top 100 business communications companies in the United States. He sold his interest in MindSight in July of 1999 and then spent the next 5 years as a communications and marketing consultant.
In the past, Curt has held staff positions in communications/marketing at Baxter Healthcare, Amoco, AT&T and G.D. Searle. As a consultant, his former clients include Allstate Insurance, Amoco, Arthur Andersen & Co., AT&T, Balcor/American Express, Baxter Healthcare, Nabisco, Hyatt Hotels, and McDonald’s, to name a few.
Mr. Cavnar is an honors graduate of Illinois State University where he received degrees in Mass Communications and Television Production. In the Spring of 1997, he was awarded “Outstanding Young Alumni” by the University.
In December of that same year, Mr. Cavnar was also awarded as one of America’s Top 100 Producers by Video and Multimedia Magazine. In 1999, he was bestowed with that award for the second time.
In 1997 he was also awarded "Best Of” Chicago’s media production community by Screen Magazine. Mr. Cavnar has been a frequent contributor to various media publications, both locally and nationally and has presented numerous lectures, workshops and presentations in his field. He has also authored several papers and a book on project management for communications professionals.
He is also a past president of the Chicago Chapter of the International Television Association and was awarded its Long Term Dedication, Service, and Leadership award by the Chapter in 1997.
He and his companies have won a vast array of industry awards for their work.
He has taught Digital TV Production at the Ohio Center for Broadcasting and has toured the country teaching various communications, graphics and video workshops. He has taught seminars for organizations such as Skillpath Training, Videomaker Magazine, the International Television Association, and Digital Video Magazine.
He hopes that his marketing and entrepreneurial skills will help make the Breckenridge BikeBus all that it can be.
Curt lives in Breckenridge, CO. where he spends his summers running the BikeBus, Kayaking, Biking and Hiking. In the winter up there, he turns into Jack Nicholson from "The Shining" :)
Builder of Bikebusses
Lee Kendrick has been called a true Renaissance man by those that have observed his creativity through the years simply by watching "what he comes up with next"! As difficult as it is to express Lee’s accomplishments over the last 25 plus years, the following are key points behind his creativity and experience.
Lee began his creativity when he was in his early teens building creations such as wooden go-carts as young boys used to do with their idle time. His first go-cart was modeled after a Model T Ford and was complete with rear suspension made using valve springs from an engine head.
Lee nurtured a love of “California Style” VW bugs at an early age of 15. Wishing to pursue a career in rods and customs, Lee began his experience and chopped the top 9 ½ inches and added “Suicide” door on his VW bug project among a host of other customizations. During the last two years of high school Lee attended Vocational School for Automotive Collision Repair Technology and earned his certificate.
Lee entered the automotive collision repair industry in 1986. Circumstances changed and his dreams of the Street Rod industry was put on forever hold. However, most of Lee’s career was spent in the luxury automobile side of collision repair which allowed Lee to express his skills at a high level.
Over the years, on his own time Lee continued to “hobby” in customs. From one off customs to rock crawling off-road vehicles. At one point Lee switched his entire efforts to the off-road industry and began fabricating heavy duty accessories and roll cages for vehicles other than Jeep CJ’s, YJ’s, and TJ’s.
Over the years, Lee’s experiences expanded into mediums such as aluminum, fiberglass, wood, and glass. Essentially every material out there was fair game for fabrication use. Aside from fabrication work, Lee also has and continues to consult to those in the stock market. He has created risk management software as well as an audio/video series.
Currently, aside from Bike Bus design, engineering, and fabricating, Lee spends his time in the Commercial Electric industry.
Lee has two “Dream” vehicles. A 50’s style Model A ford pickup street rod and a 60’s, 21 window VW Microbus complete with ragtop. Subtle elements of these two vehicles can be found behind the design of the Bike Bus to make it a cool vehicle that people want to be seen on!