Melanie Williams, Owner

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Active Transportation Specialist

I am an avid cyclist. I use my bike to commute, raise funds for worthy causes, tour and stay fit. I’m motivated to bike by my commitment to social and environmental justice, for biking isn’t only incredibly fun and tremendously liberating, more often than not, it’s frankly the right thing to do.
 As an educator by profession, I enjoy teaching children and adults to become safe, competent and confident cyclists and pedestrians.



Professional Bicycle and Pedestrian Training

  • League of American Bicyclist Certified Instructor #2338
  • Bicycle Planning and Design Course University of California, Davis
  • Federal Highway Administration Training Course: Designing for Pedestrian Safety
  • United Bicycle Institute Mechanics Course
  • Caltrans Understanding Bicycle Transportation Course

Safe Routes to School

  • Greater Eureka, CA Safe Routes to School Task Force, member
  • Humboldt County, CA Safe Routes to School Task Force, member
  • National Safe Routes to School Instructor
  • Oregon Walk + Bike Committee

Board Service to Create Bicycle Friendly Communities

  • Friends of the Annie Mary Rail Trail, Vice President, Blue Lake, California
  • Humboldt County Bike Month Coalition, Member
  • Transportation Safety Committee, Chair, City of Arcata, CA

Related Memberships

  • Adventure Cycling
  • Alliance for Biking & Walking
  • Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
  • California Bicycle Coalition
  • Cavalier de Lafayette (a French and American cycling group)
  • Greenwheels
  • Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuters Association
  • League of American Bicyclists

University Education

  • Master of Arts, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
  • Master of Arts, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana