Hi, my name is Maryellen Saatzer (she/they) and I am BikeMN’s new Membership & Accounting Clerk.
I grew up in the south Metro, went to college in Moorhead, and then spent some time living with my extended family in North Carolina. Driving was something I had to do to get around, but I always dreaded it. After moving to Minneapolis in 2019 I was able to start living without a car and moving through the city on foot, by bike, and via transit changed the way I see Minneapolis and cities in general.
Mostly I use my bike for running errands and recreational rides around Minneapolis. I love trying new trails and seeing what new parts of the area I can be connected to. Walking, biking, and transit safety have become an unexpected passion of mine, and I’m excited to help BikeMN work towards its walking and rolling goals.
Besides keeping up with local transportation news, I also enjoy reading fiction, knitting garments, and pet-sitting.