Thursday, June 10, 2010

For Pride Month and All Year Round: Renee Rivera, A Woman Who Bikes and Leads

Renee Rivera, Acting Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Photo by Rose Miller for

June is Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Pride Month in San Francisco, and I am proud to introduce Renee Rivera to those who have yet to meet her. Renee is a friend, a leader, and an out queer woman who has made bicycle advocacy her passion. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is fortunate to have Renee as its acting Executive Director.

Renee's story will not be another installment in BIKE NOPA's Women Who Bike series because writer Jodie Van Horn has already profiled Renee with an excellent piece for the SFBC. Allow me to present the first three sentences that I think will draw you to the full story.

"Renee Rivera grew up in San Francisco. At the age of five, she learned to ride a purple bike with a yellow banana seat in the UCSF student housing parking lot, where she lived with her mother. There, a bike advocate was born."

The article continues here.

San Francisco will become an even more livable and justly proud city in the months ahead with Renee in her new position.

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