Keith Holt, southeast region director of the Wisconsin Bike Fed, beat out 13 competitors to win the Advocate of the Year award. Holt has worked in Chicago and Milwaukee to improve access to bicycling for everyone. He is leading the biking and walking movement into a greater understanding of how to incorporate diversity and equity into its work. In his own advocacy work, he’s consistently built partnerships with communities of color to encourage healthier lifestyles and to use bicycling as a tool for social change. In addition to his work at the Wisconsin Bike Fed, Holt helps with the formation of Milwaukee Bicycle Works and serves as chairman of the Milwaukee Bike Ped Task Force.
Keith’s win took him so much by surprise that he didn’t even show up to the awards ceremony, so we got this picture off the Active Trans website!