Meet the Staff

Kevin Baross, Education Programs Manager

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.

Jesse Clark, Office and Technology Manager

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.

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. 

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.

Will Rhatigan, Advocacy Manager

Will is a lifelong cyclist who is committed to building sustainable communities that run on bicycles. He graduated from Harvard College in 2020, where he researched how post-industrial cities could redevelop into socially and environmentally just communities. While traveling through Europe as a writer for Let’s Go Travel Guides during one of his summer breaks, he observed how effective bicycle transportation infrastructure could revolutionize a city’s quality of life, and he became committed to helping build a multimodal transportation network back in the United States. 

When he’s not talking about bikes and urban design, he can be found exploring San Diego County’s roads and trails by bicycle or on foot, thinking about urban design.

Madi Richards, Fundraising Coordinator

Madi grew up in San Diego County and her love of bikes grew there, too. Her experience as a bicycle mechanic at nonprofit and DIY-focused shops reaches back 5+ years. When she’s not wrenching or riding bikes, you’ll find her on eight wheels instead of two, roller skating around town! Madi is a teacher at heart and aims to use her role in the bike community to invite more women and LGBTQI+ folks in.

Oliver Zúñiga, Outreach Coordinator

Oliver has been working in the cycling industry for 5+ years and has organized and worked on numerous non-profit charity bike rides, cycling events and community organizing projects. With experience as a socio-linguistic researcher, volunteer teacher, non-profit bike shop manager, and digital creative, he’s committed to making a positive impact in his community. Having grown up between Tijuana and San Diego, Oliver strives to strengthen the bonds between the two cities’ communities. When he’s not riding, fixing or talking about bicycles, he’s an avid musician, skateboarder, soccer player, and absolutely obsessed with vintage bikes and cycling history! In the future, Oliver hopes to establish a non-profit, cycling-focused creative space where BIPOC youth can receive mentorship, cycling industry training, and a safe space to pursue their dreams.