Youth Programs Assistant
Wheels: Fuji Grand SE; Commute: 12 miles from West Seattle
Born and raised in Seattle, Miranda started as a serious bicyclist in elementary school, making committed laps up and down the one-block parameter of her afterschool daycare. After middle school she followed in the footsteps of her older brother and signed up for a bicycle touring summer camp of the San Juan Islands. Following the camp she became an active youth volunteer at Bike Works, starting as a participant and eventually becoming a teacher and mentor of repair classes, cycling camps and weekend rides clubs.
By her senior year of high school she had toured from Astoria, OR to San Francisco, CA, in the San Juan and Gulf Islands, ridden on what felt like every street in the city of Seattle, as well as had stints of playing bicycle polo and riding a fixed gear before putting away her bikes altogether to be a year-long exchange student in Turkey. Upon her return to Seattle, she was itching to get back into the bike scene (one of the things she missed the most), and is excited to be working in youth programs at Cascade to help youth learn to love bikes as much as she does.