Senior Communications & Marketing Director

Brent Tongco

Wheels: A pretty-in-pink Trek Earl

Commute: 10 miles mostly on the scenic Burke-Gilman Trail

An Oklahoma native, Brent rediscovered his love for biking as a poor college undergrad looking for a way to save money getting around Chicago. He launched into the professional realm of bicycling during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. Working under the mayor, he supported the marketing and promotions of all the non-partisan civic engagement events during the convention, including a temporary, manned bike share service with 1,000 bicycles. That temporary service evolved into a permanent bike share system, Denver B-cycle, where Brent served as Interim Marketing & Communication Director.

Brent also worked at the nonprofit Bike New York as Marketing & Communications Director, where he led marketing efforts for one of largest recreational cycling events in the U.S., with 35,000 riders and 40 miles of closed streets in the chaotic New York City! Brent also worked for Trek’s bike share arm, B-cycle, establishing bike share systems across the country. And most recently, he served as the general manager of Oklahoma City Spokies, Oklahoma City’s bike share system.

But the real highlights of his work have been witnessing the impact of bicycling on lives and communities. Brent fell in love with Seattle during a visit in 2008 and is looking forward to exploring the City as a new transplant! Brent is excited to lend his skills to further Cascade’s programs and goals.