Who We Are MCBC Welcomes Debbie Alley to the Board
We are delighted to have Debbie Alley join the MCBC Board of Directors.
Debbie is a 5th generation northern Californian, and moved to Mill Valley in 1999 with her battle scarred Specialized Rockhopper in tow. She’s ridden across the country, from the Golden Gate bridge to the steps of the Capital as well as a quite harrowing tour of Baja where she survived a natural disaster. Rockhopper retired, her focus became her community in Mill Valley and supporting bike infrastructure and safe streets where her two boys were riding. She served as chair and member of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee in Mill Valley for six years and established a task force to apply for a bicycle friendly community designation from the League of American Bicyclists. Mill Valley was awarded a Silver designation in 2017, the first community in Marin County. She’s also a member of the Citizens Oversight Committee for Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) as well as the chair for the Climate Action Plan Task Force in Mill Valley.
We are thrilled to have Debbie join our Board of Directors! We asked Debbie to tell us a little more about herself and why she rides!
What kind of bicycle(s) do you ride?
Currently ride a Santa Cruz Blur and a fixie after many years on my Superpedestrian and Yuba Mundo converted electric (RIP both).
What do you like best about riding?
I love the community that riding inspires. I’m a touring rider at heart – taking my time with a destination in mind – meeting people and making connections.
What do you like best about the benefits of riding your bike?
Mental health – it’s a happy place!
What would you have liked someone to tell you when you started?
It will always be better than you imagined.
Where is your favorite place to ride your bike?
Anywhere in Marin County, rails to trails, by the light of the full moon.
What is your favorite ride/route in Marin County?
I love riding in the beauty that is Marin County, getting to the top of any trail and taking in the view. Railroad grade has a special place in my heart because it’s the first trail I rode when I moved to Marin.
What part of riding would you most like to improve?
I’ve been a long time advocate for bike infrastructure and bike safety in my community. I’d like to see a broader county wide effort to provide for reliable and accessible bike racks as well as wayfinding route signage to encourage the safest routes for riders.
What is your vision of bicycling in the future?
Electric technology will continue to evolve and inspire riding, creating further reach within communities and driving demand for better infrastructure, complete streets, and Vision Zero policy, benefiting all modes of transportation.
Welcome to the Board, Debbie!