Bjorn Griepenburg

I cherish bicycling because it makes me happy, healthy, reduces my carbon footprint, and enables me to connect with nature and community. As a proud member of a one car household, the bicycle is my preferred mode of transportation. I also love to ride recreationally on Sonoma County’s beautiful rural roads every weekend. But above all else, my passion for bike advocacy is driven by my desire to connect people of all ages, physical abilities, and income levels with their communities.

I’m a lifelong resident of Petaluma, where I serve as the Chair of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee and helped launch community group Bike Petaluma. I see the Board role as an excellent opportunity to serve as a conduit between SCBC and our advocacy and community engagement efforts in Petaluma. One of my top priorities as a Board Director would be to boost engagement between SCBC and Petaluma’s bicycling community.

As the Policy & Planning Director for Marin County Bicycle Coalition, I am well-versed in the nuances of local government, the role of bicycle advocacy organizations, and what it takes to effect change. As a Board Director, I will be happy to assist SCBC’s advocacy efforts however I can.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Community & Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to MCBC, I worked on long-range transit planning for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.