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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 as Executive Director in March of 2015. He has lived in the North Bay for most of his life, having grown up in Sonoma County, and lived in Napa since 2009. As Executive Director, Patrick brings over 15 years of experience to NCBC in advocacy and policy issues.
As a leading advocate for bicycle safety and accessibility, Patrick’s work focuses on promoting cycling for recreation and transportation, growing the Coalition’s capacity, streamlining operations, and executing the Board of Directors strategic vision of Napa County as a safe, convenient, and accessible place to ride a bike. Day to day, his work includes running safe cycling workshops, engaging with community stakeholders and decision makers around bicycle infrastructure, and working with event organizers to make their operations more bike friendly and reduce any negative impacts on our community.
Beyond his enthusiasm for bikes, Patrick is an experienced runner, climber, and backpacker, with a passion for the remote alpine environments of the eastern Sierra Nevada.
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 “the easy way,” 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 as President of our Board, Joel is a League Certified cycling instructor and serves as an instructor for Family Biking Workshops and other educational programs. His main form of transportation is his bike, and prior to retirement was a regular bike commuter for over 30 years.