Meet the Staff

Andy Hanshaw, Executive Director

Andy Hanshaw, MPA, has been Executive Director at the Bike Coalition since July of 2011. He is also the founder and organizer of the annual Bike the Bay community bike ride that takes place each August in San Diego. A career nonprofit and development professional, he has lead efforts to help small businesses working with Business Improvement Districts in San Diego and Portland, Oregon and he also led fundraising efforts for the recently built San Diego State University Alumni Center. He rides just about anywhere, anytime and he enjoys going on long rides all throughout San Diego County as well as his daily bike commute from Point Loma where he and his wife Sandy live and own The Wine Pub, a cozy, bike-friendly wine bar and restaurant.

Sylvie Froncek, Programs Director

Sylvie has been wrenching and teaching cycling skills workshops for more than 10 years. In 2018, after numerous long bike tours and volunteer work in bike collectives around the world, she founded Vie Cycle, a business that offers mobile bike maintenance workshops for cyclists who identify as women and LGBTQI+. As a teambuilding facilitator and an outdoor educator, she values experiential education and teaching according to the Multiple Intelligences Theory. Sylvie believes that bicycles bring people together and have the potential to transform peoples’ minds and bodies. She rides bikes as a way to experience life at a more reasonable pace and build community. 

Kevin Baross, Program Coordinator

Kevin was born with a bike helmet on his head and hasn’t taken it off since. As a native San Diegan and LCI since 2005, Kevin knows the bicycling community like he knows his own family. He rode across the United States in 2007 (left to right) with his father and brother, and loves commuting by bike whenever possible. He lives in Normal Heights with his amazing wife and 3 dogs, loves old records, new restaurants, and medium aged whiskey.

Jennifer Hunt, Advocacy Coordinator

Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer Hunt and I am born and raised in San Diego. I love my city and I love advocating for better bicycle infrastructure in the County of San Diego. I actively travel through my city biking, visiting the beach, surfing, running, and being outdoors as much as possible. I enjoy advocating for a healthier, safer, high quality option in regard to mode of travel in the communities. I am passionate about city planning, communication, meeting new people, learning new languages, education, and positive transformation. 

Jesse Clark, Website Techie, Bike Parking Coordinator

Jesse has a background in software engineering and aeronautics.  He has also been active in a number of non-profit organizations, local and national, in various leadership roles.  He is an avid commuter and recreational cyclist. He joined the Coalition in January 2017 to support the organization and promote its mission of a more bike-centric lifestyle.

Jesse enjoys the outdoors, flying, stargazing, camping and hiking, traveling the world and especially, bicycle touring.