Editors: This story was originally published in Issue 161 of our quarterly Tube Times magazine, one of many perks of membership in the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Bike to Work Day is our biggest day of the year for signing up and renewing members, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without our amazing volunteers! We caught up with one of our longtime Energizer Station Captains, Constance Cavallas, to find out why she loves leading a station year after year.
Ten years ago, Constance joined the SF Bicycle Coalition team as a communications intern. Her internship was only the beginning of her journey into bicycle advocacy. She’s volunteered on just about every Bike to Work Day since!
“There are two things I really like about Bike to Work Day. First, it’s all about support! For the bike-curious, it’s an opportunity to give biking a try with full support from the biking community and beyond. For those dedicated bike commuters, it’s a chance for high-fives and to grab a quick snack,” Constance said about her passion for Bike to Work Day.
“Second, I love that it’s a regional event. Biking is embraced by the Bay Area, although we’ve definitely got more work to do. Props to all the multi-modal commuters out there — that’s dedication,” she added.
Constance’s involvement doesn’t stop at Bike to Work Day, though. She is a dependable presence at many of our volunteer activities.
“Volunteering is an essential form of civic engagement. I’m grateful for those who dedicate their careers to making important societal changes, so I try to contribute my free time when I can,” Constance said. “Plus, volunteering helps build community — you can’t go wrong with that!”
Show your civic pride and join Constance as a volunteer. For current volunteer opportunities to support our work for more and better bike lanes all over San Francisco, check out sfbike.org/volunteer.
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