Patty, Volunteer Superstar and Harmonica Newb

We have amazing volunteers and we love them all dearly, but not all of them play the harmonica. Meet Patty, an SF Bicycle Coalition member for three years. We caught up with Patty and asked her about volunteering at this past Bike to Work Day, which was, hands down, the biggest that North America has ever seen.

SF Bicycle Coalition: What sparked your interest in volunteering with us?

Patty: I moved to the city almost four years ago and wanted to build my own community. I thought the SF Bicycle Coalition would be a great place to start, given my love for riding.

You’ve volunteered at Bike to Work Day three years straight! What keeps bringing you back year after year?

I love Bike to Work Day! I receive a lot of joy from cheering people on and celebrating a mutual enthusiasm for biking. For me, everyday is Bike to Work to Day, and I love being able to share my excitement with others.

What’s your most memorable moment from volunteering with the SF Bicycle Coalition?

My most memorable moment with SF Bicycle Coalition was Bike to Work Day 2015. I volunteered at the Alamo Square Energizer Station, and it was the first time that station participated. All the volunteers were women, and it felt so invigorating to engage in a shared passion for bikes and the SF Bicycle Coalition with them, along with the riders passing and stopping by.

When you aren’t helping us out or biking around town, what do you do for fun?

I love this city, so anytime I can walk or ride from neighborhood to neighborhood or park to park, I’ll do it. I also hike, run, practice yoga and have recently taken up the harmonica!

Want to get involved and hang out with some bicycle enthusiasts? Look no further! We are always looking for people who want to engage with their community and invest in a more bikeable SF. Check out some of our volunteer opportunities and we hope to see you soon!

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