Alyssa (she/they, Portland, OR) grew up in Maryland, just outside Washington, DC, but now calls Portland home. After moving to Portland in 2021, she found a sense of embodiment and community through riding with BIPOC cycling groups like BikePOC PNW and Friends on Bikes. She now organizes for both and finds deep joy in fostering community rides. Her favorites to facilitate are intro to gravel rides, as well as supporting BikePOC’s beginner cyclocross clinics and bikepacking bag library. She looks forward to learning and growing as a community steward in 2024!