The SF Bicycle Coalition is excited to welcome aboard Susan Gallentine as our Event Planner. Susan combines her love for biking and party-planning skills by organizing awesome events for our members. Catch Susan in the bike lanes or at our next event.
SF Bicycle Coalition: How did you first hear about the SF Bicycle Coalition? What inspired you to join our work?
Susan: I first heard about the SF Bicycle Coalition at Bike to Work Day in 2014. I’ve biked avidly since I started riding to work in 2011. I frequently hear from non-bicyclists that what prevents them from biking is being scared to bike on roads with cars. I don’t think it’s right that people have a reason to be afraid of biking on their own streets! They should feel safe and comfortable. And the more improvements that get made to our streets, the more people will feel encouraged to give biking a try.
How long have you been riding in SF?
Since the day I moved here in 2012!
Can you tell us a little bit about what your work is?
I get to do the fun stuff! I plan events for our members including Bike to Work Day, Golden Wheel Awards, Tour de Fat, Winterfest and lots of smaller events throughout the year.
What are you most looking forward to while working with the SF Bicycle Coalition?
I am looking forward to the opportunity to help contribute to making better and safer streets in San Francisco. I’m also looking forward to joining in on some of our member-led rec rides!
What is your favorite aspect about biking in SF?
I love the opportunity to be outdoors and experience the city in a more personal way than what you would experience traveling by car or bus. Exploring by bike is the best way to discover new shops, restaurants, artwork or parks. I also love that it’s by far the fastest and most affordable way to get around!
What do you when you’re not working with the SF Bicycle Coalition?
When I’m not working, you can find me doing a training run for my next marathon, hiking a local trail or planning my next weekend camping trip.
Anything else you’d like our members to know about you?
I am super excited to be here and would love to get to know as many members as possible. I also welcome your feedback and suggestions. Always feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email if you have an idea for something you’d like to see at a future event or have a suggestion on how something could work better.
Susan’s already hard at work scoping out venues and planning events large and small. See just the tip of the iceberg she’s working on at our complete Chain of Events.