Sarah Gelineau of Tonasket has stepped down from the Washington Bikes board of directors after ten years of service. In addition to her board service, Sarah also co-chaired the annual auction for two years. We will miss her leadership.
Sarah’s involvement with Washington Bikes began when she was living in Kitsap County and attended a Transportation Advocacy Day in Olympia. She recalls that it inspired her to take action and become an advocate.
“Bringing significant issues to my legislators at Transportation Advocacy Day helped me realize what a vital and respected organization Washington Bikes is and the kind of impacts it makes on the larger community,” stated Sarah.
A member of West Sound Cycling Club when she first joined the WA Bikes board, Sarah felt she had the opportunity to represent the club and West Puget Sound in a larger arena and to convey important cycling issues and information back to her community.
These days, Sarah’s time is devoted to the care of her elderly mother and to serving on the board of the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket. She is the treasurer for the organization and is involved with fundraising efforts to renovate the building. She is also exploring her creative side through stained glass and fused glass projects. She organized an Art in the Park event for Tonasket and is now helping to set up an art gallery for local artists at the Visitor Center.
Sarah assures us that she is still passionate about bicycling and plans to remain active with Washington Bikes in other ways. She and husband Paul continue to explore the Okanogan Highlands and eastern Washington by bike. Be sure to look for Sarah if you decide to pedal the recently approved US Bicycle Route 10—you’ll be in her territory!