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!


Amelia Potvin  Executive Director

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!


Courtenay Nielsen  Bike Skills Coordinator

Courtenay recently joined Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society, works part-time at UVIC for Spokes, and is excited to explore the city and island on two wheels. Courtenay is looking forward to being part of and meeting all the lovely people in Victoria’s amazing cycling community!


Colleen Olague  Volunteer Extraordinaire

It was “love at first bike” for Colleen when she participated in her first Bike to Work Week in 2007. Since then, she has helped inspire office teams and enthusiastically became the team leader of the Seymour Spinners – one of the largest local teams with 77 riders. Colleen recently retired from the public service and immediately signed up as a volunteer for the Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society helping to coordinate prizes and workplace promotion of Bike to Work Week. Her goal is to inspire others to take the Bike to Work Week challenge and see where it leads!

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.