President: Nathan Woody
Nathan Woody started riding bikes in San Jose at the early age of 5. From building his first BMX bike to pedaling over the Alps, a passion for two wheels has burned within him. Being a cyclist, he wanted to learn more about how his bike worked and to become a mechanic as well. This led him to the Austin Yellow Bike Project, where he started sorting parts and later joined the collective as a shop coordinator teaching others the skills he had learned. That is the desire he now brings to SFYBP: to teach others the transformative power of the bicycle from the inside out.
Vice President: Mary Kay
Mary Kay Chin’s first bike experience involved a steep San Francisco hill and a very worried parent. Having grown up in the Bay Area, Mary Kay’s relationship with bikes started in childhood but returned in force during her undergrad at Mills College in Oakland. In the following years in Oakland, her biking started mildly enough with daily commuting but slowly grew to triathalons and racing. Eventually, during grad school, Mary Kay stumbled upon a job with Cycles of Change. She worked at Cycles of Change as an instructor and cycling educator in an after school program in a central Oakland middle school. Although Mary Kay spent the years following grad school working as a substance abuse counselor, she never strayed very far from cycling--whether volunteering with the SF Bike Coalition or SF Bike Party. In 2011 Mary Kay jumped at the opportunity to help her friend, Nathan Woody start a Yellow Bike Project here in the Bay.
Vice President: Adam Dubinsky
Adam Dubinsky spent his childhood as a casual sidewalk cyclist in suburbs across the US, but he foolishly stopped riding in high school. When he moved to San Francisco in 2008, Adam had just spent a year recovering from open heart surgery and living in Barrow, Alaska, so he was looking for simple ways to be healthy and to navigate a new city. In hopes of commuting to work, though unsure if the whole biking thing would stick, he tentatively bought a hybrid and named her Kiita (Inupiaq for “Let’s go!”). And he fell in love. Little by little, despite considering himself an impostor, he was overcome by the welcoming warmth of an expanding community of inspiring bikey friends (hint: MK and Woody!) who began introducing him to everything from basic wrenching to mass rides to touring and bike camping. It has transformed his life, and while he still has a lot to learn, Adam is thrilled to have this opportunity to share the lane with more people of all different experience-levels. These days, you’ll often hear his bing-bong bell ringing involuntarily as he bounces over bumps in the street on his roadie named Aarigaa. That’s Inupiaq for “It’s a good thing.”