Meet our Staff


Cheryl Serpanchy  Interim Executive Director

Cheryl has enjoyed bike riding since living in Amsterdam, London and Africa. Having moved to Victoria in 2012, she has been making island life home, riding on the Galloping Goose with her dog Jackson. Cheryl has been fundraising for over 8 years and looking forward to connecting Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society to more commuters in 2018!

Courtenay Nielsen  Bike Skills Coordinator

Courtenay is a bike enthusiast who spends her time riding bikes, fixing bikes, cycle touring, dreaming about bikes and since joining the GVBTW Society, coordinating bike skills courses.  She’s never met a bike she didn’t like. She believes that going places by bike can be a joyful, empowering, and efficient experience and she wants to spread the good word!


Sarah Sproull  Events Coordinator

Sarah’s passion for cycling began while training for long distance triathlons. She is an avid cyclist, enjoys discovering new places around the lower island while on two wheels. Sarah has been coordinating sporting events such as the Oak Bay Half Marathon and Sidney Seaside 10K for the past six years. When not working for Frontrunners and planning events, Sarah loves spending her time hiking, camping, and fishing all over Vancouver Island.


     Amelia Potvin  Executive Director (currently on Maternity Leave)

     Amelia has enjoyed bike riding since she ditched the training wheels at around 5 years old.           Since moving to Victoria in 2015, she has been making the most of great mountain bike trails       and scenic pathways around the region. You are likely to see her commuting downtown from       Esquimalt along the E&N.  Happy riding!   




Kaitlyn Bailey  Volunteer Extraordinaire

Kaitlyn moved to Victoria largely because of it’s top-notch bike network and strong cycling community. She first visited the city while on a bike tour from Vancouver to Mexico. She believes that increasing the number of people who use a bike to get around will change the world for the better, and that is why she is so excited to be volunteering as part of the Bike to Work Society. Kaitlyn brings with her expertise in 2018 as GVBTWS Volunteer Coordinator and Social Media leader.

John Holland  Volunteer Extraordinaire

John has been a long-time bicycle commuter and was the first UVIC team leader when Bike to Work Week came to the University of Victoria in 1997.  John continued to support BTWW through his position as Chair of the UVIC Bicycle Users Committee and was on the Board of the Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society for a number of years. Since recently retiring, John helps make Bike to Work Week and the Bike Skills courses a success.