Cycles for Change is pleased to announce our new Executive Director: Tina Cho!
“After working with Cycles for Change in various capacities, I am absolutely elated and honored to join the team as Executive Director,” Tina said. “From the Yellow Bike Project to the Youth Apprenticeship program, Cycles for Change has left a lasting, positive impact on the Twin Cities. I’m looking forward to creating a bright future alongside all the dedicated people who make Cycles for Change possible.”
Tina (she/her/hers) is a queer Korean-American who has called Minneapolis home since 2004, when a rowing scholarship brought her to the University of Minnesota. With a background in Kinesiology & Coaching Pedagogy, she has spent (nearly) her entire working career in the nonprofit sector. From starting Minnesota’s first youth-only rowing organization to creating community programs at Nice Ride MN, Tina believes that real change starts locally, with our own communities and neighbors. With her charming wit and humorous grin, Tina works tirelessly to create equity and access in our community, one bike at a time. During the summers, the best place to find Tina outside the office is probably on a bike or in a hammock by the lakes, alongside her partner Anna Min, a renowned local photographer.
Board Chair Andrew Petriuusi is excited about the new leadership at Cycles for Change. “I am personally inspired by Tina’s enthusiasm, energy, and people-focused mindset,” he said. “I have confidence that she will be able to leverage her experience and skill set to lead Cycles for Change as it stands now, and I believe that through her vision and passion she will be able to support the organization as it develops in the future.”
A note from our outgoing ED Jason Partridge: “It’s been an honor and a privilege to be a part of Cycles for Change for these last 12 years. I’m so excited for the energy, passion, vision, and community connections that Tina Cho will bring to C4C as the incoming Executive Director. Tina is an incredible leader, visionary, and bicycle advocate who will help lead C4C into the next phase of success. The organization is in strong and capable hands with Tina at the helm.”