Community Advocate

Robin Randels

Wheels: 1960's Pagnini Italian road bike, 1996 Gary Fisher hybrid commuter, Custom O'Brien City Bike -The Queen Bee

Commute: 8 miles from Phinney Ridge on the scenic Burke-Gilman Trail

Favorite ride: Discovery Park - Magnolia loop via Golden Gardens and the locks; Lincoln Park via Myrytle Edwards and Alki Beach; Seward Park through the arboretum with a stop at the Essential Bakery. All reminders of why we live in Seattle!

Most memorable rides: Piedmont-Italy, Loire Valley-France

Favorite things: All kinds of partner dance, cross-country skiing, gardening, food, wine and travel - preferably on a bike.

Robin is a Washington native living on Phinney Ridge with her husband and children. She taught her kids to ride as they were growing up and took them on local trips to the beach as well as longer tours in the surrounding area. Both kids still bike for transportation. While sharing a car with a teenager learning to drive, she began taking most errand and commuter trips by bike which led to her training as an League Certified Instructor in order to share her enthusiasm of cycling with others.

She started riding recreationally with Cascade in 2003 and did her first STP in 2004. Since then she has worked for Cascade first as Bicycle Ambassador and currently as Classes Coordinator.

Robin is a full-time bike commuter and thoroughly enjoys her freedom from the automobile.