Lucy Gigli, President/Advocacy Director
Co-founder, Board Member since 2001
Lucy Gigli founded BikeAlameda with Dan Wood in 1999. Lucy spent 13 years in the software industry as a software engineer and a project manager. She managed multi-million dollar projects of computer aided dispatching systems for police and fire departments throughout the U.S. and Canada. Organizing people and getting projects done on time within priorities is her expertise. She uses these skills frequently for Bike Walk Alameda.
Lucy biked to work in San Francisco for 12 years from Berkeley, El Cerrito and San Francisco. Her bicycle has enabled her to feel freedom and independence from an early age. She began her bicycle advocacy career with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition in 1992 and has hoped to create a similarly successful organization in Alameda. She is currently the president of Bike Walk Alameda, handles the administrative and non profit tasks and volunteer outreach. Lucy is also on the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority’s (ACTIA) Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) (Measure B funds).
Donna Eyestone, Secretary
Board Member since 2012
You’ve probably seen Donna Eyestone biking around Alameda on a tandem with her daughter. Donna is an online instructor for Lake Tahoe Community College teaching digital media skills, podcasting, and audio and video production. A bike commuter for over 15 years, Donna is an advocate for living a life that is simple enough to allow time to bike or walk there! She is Alameda’s resident gingerbread house maker – creating a different historically-significant replica each holiday for public display.
Board Member since 2011
Bonnie runs her own Alameda Based Bicycle Safety Youth Education business called Easy Street Cycling. You have probably seen her riding with a line of kids in neon yellow bike vests during summer riding around Alameda. She’s a League of American Cyclists Bike Safety Instructor, Bike East Bay Education Instructor and Safe Routes to School Parent Champion. She completed a ride across the USA many years ago and after riding through many cities in the U.S. decided Alameda was the best place to live and raise a family.
Brian McGuire, Vice-President
Board Member since 2016
Because his mother did not drive, Brian grew up biking to school and Little League practice on his own at a young age on suburban San Diego streets that would probably get his parents arrested nowadays. During his years at UC Santa Barbara he saw firsthand how great bike infrastructure can move 20,000 people a day efficiently in a small campus and bedroom community. His advocacy for complete, safe networks of bike infrastructure started there, where he served as an elected representative and on several committees, including the Bike committee where they won approval for a key extension of a bike path to connect two ends of campus. Brian moved to Alameda in 2010 because of his love of sailing and the biking and walking friendly nature of the island. You might see him advocating for complete streets during community workshops at Encinal High School while his three year old daughter dances on the stage, or find her rolling down the aisles of Kofman Auditorium during a big City Council meeting.
Denyse Trepanier, Treasurer
Board Member since 2016
Bike Walk Alameda Advisory Council
Audrey Lord-Hausman, since 2012
Audrey has been a pedestrian safety advocate for many years, beginning as one of the co-founders of Pedestrian Friendly Alameda. She introduced Walk & Roll to School Day to Alameda in 2000 and it is now a community-supported annual event involving all elementary and middle schools. She implemented “Keep Kids Alive. Drive 25” in partnership with the PTA Council and has worked in partnership with city government to implement pedestrian and bike infrastructure improvements throughout the city. Audrey has been a member of the City’s Commission on Disability Issues for six years and is serving as the 2012 Chair.
John Knox White, since 2002
John Knox White has spent the last 11 years in entertainment marketing and development. He began advocating as a member of New York’s Transportation Alternatives, working for safe bicycling and equality after he started to bike-commute daily from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Knox White brings strong project management, systems structure and interpersonal-communication skills learned over a decade of managing absolute chaos in the music industry.
A resident of Alameda since 2001, Knox White oversees the advocacy arm of Bike Walk Alameda, working with the city and regional government bodies to assure adequate cycling infrastructure and safety for Alameda and its routes of egress and ingress. Knox White has been the chair of the City of Alameda Transportation Commission and works actively with Alameda’s Pedestrian and Transit advocacy groups. He is currently a member of the City of Alameda Planning Board. Knox White has been cycling since the age of 5 and bike commuting and touring since he was 13.
Dan Wood, Co-founder, since 2001
Dan Wood founded BikeAlameda along with Lucy Gigli in 1999. A father of two, he lives in Alameda and owns a software company (Karelia Software, LLC) that produces an award-winning product for the Macintosh. He has been a bicyclist since childhood, and has been actively involved in community affairs for a number of years including the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and managing projects for Community Impact.