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Patrick Band – Executive Director
Patrick joined the Board of Napa Bike in the summer of 2014, prior to transitioning to his role asÂ Executive Director in March of 2015. AÂ North Bay native, Patrick grewÂ up in Sonoma CountyÂ and brings over a decade of experience working with local communities on advocacy and policy issues.
Patrick brings a wealth of practical experience through his years with Save The Bay where led work on regional funding for wetland restoration, building coalitions across environmental, business, and labor communities. Prior to Save The Bay, he worked with a leading political consulting firm in San Francisco, and has served on numerous local boards and commissions in both Napa and Sonoma Counties.
Patrick is focused on expanding Napa Bike’s education and advocacy programs, as well as working to strengthen the coalition’s ability to influence policy decisions affecting cyclists.
You can reach him via email at pband at napabike dot org.
Bike Education Trainers
Frances has 30+ years experience riding urban and rural environments for transportation and recreation, and 25 years riding off road. Her goal is to help others discover the joys of cycling â€œthe easy way,â€ without having to struggle and stress over mastering bike handling, climbing/descents, and biking in/with traffic. She primarily teaches private lessons for all ages and abilities, and group lessons, especially for women and children.
Frances received her League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor certification in 2006, and developed curriculum for and taught the Safe Routes to Schools program in Marin County for 7 years. As a cycling mother, she created and conducts Riding with Youth/Family Biking Workshop lesson plans, to help families bike in a safe, pleasant environment for everyone. Frances lives in Tiburon with her biking family: husband Bill Melbostad, and MTB champion son, Teddy Hayden.
In addition to serving asÂ President of our Board, Joel is a League Certified cycling instructor and serves as an instructor for Family Biking Workshops and other educational programs. Â His main form of transportation is his bike, and prior to retirement was a regular bike commuter for over 30 years.