Our story

Ride the Cov was created in 2017 by a group of passionate volunteers who simply wanted to highlight everyday riders in the City of Covington. Since its launch, Ride the Cov has grown into a larger membership organization with a Steering Committee and several teams of dedicated volunteers. The mission of Ride the Cov is to establish Covington as a bike-friendly place to live, work, and play. We work to further our mission with the following Goals and Values in mind:

OUR Goals

Promote positive bike culture and make bicycling a safer form of transportation

Work with the City (and other partners) to create bike-dedicated spaces throughout the city

Increase the number of people using bikes for transportation in Covington

OUR Values


Promote safe streets through new and improved infrastructure and education initiatives


Build community by connecting people to the places that are important to them


Commit to a collaborative and inclusive process that actively engages underserved populations & neighborhoods

Our Leadership

Ride the Cov is led by a Steering Committee of up to 11 members, comprised of dedicated and motivated members of Ride the Cov. Steering Committee meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month and are open to the public and at-large membership. Ride the Cov’s four officers are elected by the Steering Committee at-large, and are currently:

President - Joe Koehl

Vice President - Jen Barnett

Treasurer - Shannon Ratterman

Secretary - Josh Hatton