Meet Molly Clancy: SVBC’s Bike Commuter of the Year!

Every year, we sort through nominations to choose a Bike Commuter of the Year, and every year it gets harder. We received over 65 nominations this year, and with each nomination came an incredible story.

Without further ado, we’d like to introduce Molly Clancy, our Bike Commuter of the Year! Molly is a 28-year-old analytic manager at Google who has ridden to work every day for nearly 10 years. Molly describes herself as competitive and athletic, but her sweet personality shines through as she always does her best to get friends and colleagues to give bicycle commuting a try. Read more about Molly Clancy and why she was selected as SVBC’s Bike Commuter of the Year!

Curious about Molly’s winning prize?!
Exodus Travels
has donated an all-inclusive cycling vacation valued up to $5000 (flight cost included). The selected destination will be a cycling trip to Portugal! Read more about the Port to Lisbon Atlantic Ride

The Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY) is someone who is committed to making every day a “Bike to Work Day”.

2018 Honorable Mentions

There were so many wonderful candidates for this year’s BCOY, we had to share some of their stories. Please join us in congratulating this impressive crowd of inspirational bike riders:

Seetha is a computer scientist at Adobe Systems who has been commuting by bike for over 20 years. He was nominated by his colleagues who were amazed at his devotion to bike commuting and positive attitude. Here’s what he has to say about bike commuting:

“I work for Adobe Systems and have been a bike commuter for the past 21+ years. My commute is 10.6 miles each way. I avoid riding only on days where it is pouring rain in the mornings (I take my chances in the evenings as I could go home and clean up). I don’t go to gym and love the outdoors. In my opinion, the stationary bike is the least interesting thing one could ride. We are truly blessed to be living in paradise where you could ride year around. I feel guilty on the days I don’t ride to work. My commute takes anywhere between 38 minutes (hit all the signals with a healthy tailwind) and 50 minutes but 45 is the average.”

Stasia is a mother of two boys, ages 4 and 6, and has incorporated bicycling into her family’s lifestyle. Stasia and her husband started by hauling their kids behind them in trailers, but the boys are now old enough to learn how to ride. Her family loves exploring the Bay Area together on two wheels. Here’s what Stasia has to say about bike commuting:

“There are so many reasons I love commuting by bike! I take my kids to school on it each day and we get to spend time together exploring beautiful trails and new routes. We blast music on a speaker and love singing along. The kids enjoy the fresh air, counting cars, and spotting interesting things. I feel God’s presence and love when I’m outside, it recharges my soul.”

Check out the other Bay Area winners from 2017.