Your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition staff is hard at work representing you on the streets and at City Hall. Become a member of the SF Bicycle Coalition and get this team of advocates working for you!


Claire Amable

Director of Advocacy

Claire Amable is a Tenderloin-born and raised community organizer with over six years of experience running successful transit justice campaigns in downtown San Francisco. Going on three years at the SF Bicycle Coalition, Claire is responsible for building relationships with community members and leaders in San Francisco’s most historically underserved neighborhoods, and co-developing strategies with these communities to make streets safer for them. When she’s not in meetings or doing streetside outreach, Claire can be found camping, running through McLaren Park, or eating a tofu banh mi from Saigon Sandwiches in front of City Hall.  Email Claire.

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Nairi Azaryan

Marketing Communications Manager

Nairi joined the team in November 2020. In her role, she uses various communication channels to promote the work of the organization and to strengthen and expand the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition community. She has a background in higher education and nonprofits, and holds a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She enjoys biking for transport, for leisure, and to attempt wheelies. In her spare time she enjoys picnics with friends and swimming in rivers. Email Nairi.

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Adrian Cárdenas

School Engagement Coordinator

Adrian joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in June, 2022, and is the Safe Routes to School Engagement Lead. He was born in Mexico City, grew up in Cancún, and has been a Mission neighborhood resident since 2015. Previously, Adrian has worked with the SF Bicycle Coalition as a Bike Education Outreach Specialist, Bike Valet Supervisor, and Bike Education Instructor. He’s passionate about teaching Bay Area folks how to ride a bike in both English and Spanish as an LCI instructor. He started riding his bike 10 years ago after seeing Bike to Work Day ads on Muni, and he wants other people to discover all the benefits that riding a bike provides. Transportation justice is very important to him and he looks forward to serving the youth and families of San Francisco. When he’s not working Adrian can be found climbing hills on his fixie or walking his dog, Freedia on Valencia Street.  Email Adrian

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Rachel Clyde

Community Organizer

Rachel joined the team as an intern in January 2021, and then rose to her current position as Community Organizer for our west side campaigns. She supports the car-free Great Highway and car-free JFK Drive campaigns through outreach and assists in grasstops organizing for California state bills related to street safety and bicycle access. Rachel graduated from college in May 2021 with a degree in political science. In her free time, you can find Rachel at the beach or hanging out with friends. Email Rachel.

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Alex Frank

Bike it Forward Program Manager

Alex Joined the team in January 2022. Born and raised in the Bay Area, his perspective includes a number of years living and riding in other cities and countries around the world. His educational background is in economics, public policy, and urban development. He sees bicycles as one tool to help economically disadvantaged people gain a competitive edge. His vision for the Bike It Forward team is to provide fun, low cost mobility and supportive services to those who need it most – and whose voices have often been left out of planning and development conversations. Alex uses a bike as a primary form of transportation (and fun) and advocates strongly for road equity and access for pedestrians and cyclists. Email Alex.

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Chester Hartsough

Youth and Families Program Coordinator

Chester first joined the team in September 2021 as the Bicycle Education Program Assistant. Now, in his current role, Chester shifts his focus to youth and families, drawing on years of experience biking to and from SFUSD schools as a teacher and a parent. A long-time science educator who strives to minimize his carbon footprint, Chester demonstrates bicycle riding as an enjoyable, viable means of transportation wherever he rides. In his free time, Chester enjoys spending time with family cooking, eating, and playing games or watching TV. Email Chester.

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Jeremy Hobbs

Technology Strategist

Jeremy, who joined the team in October 2018, brings 15 years of technology management and leadership expertise, including experience serving as the CIO of the San Francisco Art Institute. He has been a SF Bicycle Coalition member since 2012 and has used a bicycle as his primary form of transportation for two decades. Jeremy has a strong commitment to travel by bicycle and has ridden long distances, over the river and through the woods, on four continents. He holds a BFA in Art & Technology, Photography and Art History and a BA In Visual Critical Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Email Jeremy.

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Kenny Kruse

Director of Youth and Family Programs

Kenny joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in August 2023. Raised in Utah, his work in education took him all around the country and the world, teaching writing in college-in-prison programs in Alabama and Utah, teaching gender and environmental studies to school staff in Burma, and working as a school administrator in Richmond and San Francisco. Kenny is passionate about transit, education, and equity and is excited to collaborate with city agencies and nonprofit partners as the Safe Routes to School Program Manager. Outside of work, he can be found reading, writing, traveling, spending time outdoors, and running. Email Kenny.

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Mia Lauter

Director of Development

Mia joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in November 2021. She’s been a lifelong cyclist – from learning to bike down her driveway as a child, riding her pedal brake bike cruiser in Seoul to curious eyes, and now hauling her kids and groceries on her cargo e-bike. She studied Communication at the University of Southern California which led to a career in event planning that evolved to logistical organization through spreadsheets and Salesforce. Mia enjoys eating outdoors on a warm day and figuring out her next meal before finishing her current one. Email Mia.

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Patrick Perez


Born and raised in Colton, California, Patrick made his way up to the Central Coast via Santa Cruz and has been a resident of San Francisco for over 4 years. He has rode his bike all over the Bay Area from West Oakland to the hills of Sausalito! He enjoys road cycling and has been riding since 2014! One of his favorite rides are through Golden Gate park and he is a big fan of corgis! He studied Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He loves to ride for good causes and was co-captain for the cycling team ALCacholics for AIDS/LifeCycle. Email Patrick

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Cecilia Vega-Mayer

Director of Community Programs

Cecilia joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in July 2022. Born and raised in Seattle, they first came into bike community in POC and gender-expansive spaces. Cecilia aims to bring a people and play-focused approach to programming, and has previously worked in public health, wildlife ecology, and environmental policy. Her favorite ways to bike are with friends and on gravel and dirt, and she loves biking through the city to find hidden gardens, fresh lumpia, and inclusive alley cat races. Email Cecilia.

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Ashley Von Edge

Volunteer and Membership Coordinator

As the Volunteer and Membership Coordinator, Ashley Von Edge is passionate about supporting our members and enhancing their experience. With a long background in the cycling industry, Ashley has worked in various spaces and locations, from being the Marin Program Lead with Little Bellas to bike shop sales in Minnesota. Ashley is dedicated to helping create a vibrant and inclusive cycling community for all. When Ashley is not supporting the cycling community, she is hanging with her spouse and toddler exploring parks in SF. Email Ashley.

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Tracy Weiss

Valet Bicycle Parking Coordinator

Tracy was a long-time volunteer for the SF Bicycle Coalition before becoming a Valet Bicycle Parking Supervisor. Since 2021 she has been the Valet Bicycle Parking Coordinator and works to provide safe and secure bicycle parking at events around San Francisco, including all SF Giants games. She also is a volunteer staff member of the SF Bike Kitchen, helping to teach folks how to maintain and fix their bicycles. Tracy enjoys biking around the city and taking photographs of the ever-changing landscape. When she is not fixing or riding bikes, Tracy enjoys sewing everything from clothes to bicycle bags to dog accessories. Email Tracy.

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Christopher White

Deputy Director

Chris joined the team in 2017, first running our adult Bicycle Education program and later becoming Director of Programs. Now, as Deputy Director, he works to develop strategic approaches between the Advocacy and Programs teams in order to better serve all SF communities, particularly those that have been historically left out of transportation planning. His background is in theater and education: for 12 years he was the Founding Artistic Director of SF experimental performance troop Mugwumpin, as well as an actor for many Bay Area theater companies. Living in the Bay Area since 2003, he got to know the city by biking to clients’ homes as an academic private tutor. Chris is excited to keep expanding beyond his habitual urban biking by doing more bike camping. Email Christopher.

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Janelle Wong

Executive Director

Janelle joined our staff in 2014 first as Operations Manager, rising to Operations Director in 2019 before assuming her current role as Executive Director in 2022. Before joining the staff, Janelle spent more than a decade in public accounting, both for accounting firms and in-house. She is a Pacific McGeorge School of Law juris doctor and loves biking to school with her sons. Email Janelle.

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