Nicole Freedman

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Nicole Freedman
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Born (1972-05-21) May 21, 1972 (age 44)
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Role Rider

Nicole Freedman (born May 21, 1972) is an American Olympic cyclist.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Freedman, who is Jewish, was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts.[1][2][3][4] She attended MIT, and then Stanford University.[1][4] Among the teams she has competed on are Shaklee (1997–1998), Charles Schwab (1999–2000), Credit Suisse First Boston (2001), RONA (2002), and Basis (2003–).[1]

In 1997, she was a US National Team member.[1] She was a member of the US cycling team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia (and competed in the 119.7 km women's road race), and won the 64-mile (103 km) US National Championship Road Race.[1][2] In 2001, she won the US National Championship Criterium. In 2003, she came in second in the Israel National Championship road race.[1]

In 2001, she was honored by the US Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[5]

In 2007, Freedman became head of the "Boston Bikes" initiative for the City of Boston under Mayor Thomas Menino.[6][7]

On April 3, 2012, Freedman announced that she would become the Executive Director of Maine Huts & Trails, transitioning into the role that April and replacing David Herring as the second full-time Executive Director for the organization.[8]

Nicole returned to the position of Director of the Boston Bikes program in January 2013.[9]

Freedman resigned from Boston Bikes in March 2015 pending a move to Seattle, Washington.[10]

Subsequently she became the Chief of Active Transportation & Partnerships in the Seattle Department of Transportation per their organizational chart of July 2015.[11] She was located in the Transit and Mobility group and worked on the Puget Sound Bike Share initiative as well as a new Summer Parkways program.[12]

On September 12, 2016, Nicole was appointed to be Director of Transportation for the City of Newton, MA.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kristy Scrymgeour (November 6, 2003). "An interview with Nicole Freedman; Israel, here I come!". Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Bob Wechsler (2008). Day by day in Jewish sports history. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ Seligman, Ruth A. (October 4, 2005). "Jewish Women's Calendar Celebrates Sports Stars". Womens eNews. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Freedman, Nicole". Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jewish Sports Hall of Fame". March 25, 2001. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  6. ^ Boston Bikes, City of Boston website
  7. ^ "Nicole Freedman: Boston's new bike czar",
  8. ^ "Main Huts & Trails". April 4, 2012. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Nicole Freedman Returns as Director of Boston Bikes", Press Release, City of Boston, Mayor's Office, January 3, 2013
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