Board of Directors

Cycles for Change is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a dedicated Board of Directors. Nonprofit organizations exist to serve a vital function within their community, and our Board is therefore comprised of a diverse set of Cycles for Change’s community members. Here are the engaged members that make up C4C’s Board of Directors.

Andrew Petriuusi | President

“Freedom is people realizing they are their own leader.”
– Diane Nash

Andrew has been involved with Cycles for Change for several years and loves seeing the impact that the organization and biking have on the Twin Cities. Biking has been a very important part of his life, and he hope to share the positive experience with others and lead them to a healthy and empowered life through cycling.


Amy Jones | Secretary

“Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.” – Margaret Wheatley

Amy moved to Minneapolis 5 years ago from Washington State. She is a year-round bike commuter and advocate and particularly loves empowering people to learn to fix their own bikes. She gets a lot of her motivation and inspiration from Grease Rag Ride and Wrench, which works to encourage women, trans, and femme cyclists by creating safer spaces to learn together. She currently helps facilitate the Grease Rag Open Shop at Cycles for Change in Minneapolis. Amy works at the University of Minnesota in the School of Public Health doing program evaluation, and is also working on her Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology. She sees bicycles as a powerful and under-utilized tool for creating healthier communities.

Tom Guettler | Treasurer

Tom is a Minnesota home boy, never having lived or worked more than an hour from his birthplace in Cologne, Minn. He now lives in St. Paul and is currently a Technical Assistance (TA) provider and project manager at Northcountry Cooperative Foundation (NCF), a nonprofit affordable housing developer located in Minneapolis. NCF’s mission—and Tom’s job—is to help residents of manufactured home parks organize as a cooperative, purchase the park, and operate as a resident-owned community. After residents purchase their park, Tom provides ongoing assistance to the co-op’s board of directors, monitoring the fiscal, operational and governance health of the community. He’s been commuting and touring by bicycle for over 40 years. When he’s not working, Tom enjoys bicycling, walking, and all kinds of do-it-yourself car, garden, house and garage projects.

Kizzy Downie

Kizzy“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

Kizzy has been a member of the Cycles for Change board since July 2015. She currently serves as the Director of Community Services for Model Cites of St. Paul, Inc. where she provides direct oversight and coordination of the agency’s community-based programs and services for high-risk youth and families. Having recently returned to biking after a long hiatus, Kizzy is excited about rediscovering the joys of cycling and supporting Cycles for Change in helping others connect to the bicycling movement.

Eve Woogen

Eve became an active bike rider, four-season commuter, and advocate after moving to the Twin Cities in 2008. Everything she knows about bike maintenance was learned through Cycles for Change, and she started volunteering there as a Learn-to-Ride instructor in 2014. Eve comes from a background in the nonprofit and educational fields, and currently works for Minneapolis Public Schools supporting services for English Learner students and their families across the district. She is particularly passionate about promoting equitable access to bicycling in the Twin Cities’ immigrant communities.


Hilary Reeves

Hilary Reeves is Marketing and Communications Manager for Rail~Volution. Prior to that, she worked for six years with Transit for Livable Communities, including leading communications and outreach for the Bike Walk Twin Cities (BWTC) federal Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program. She also has a background in publishing. She loves having options for getting around—and is passionate about the ways that transportation can make communities more equitable and environmentally sustainable. She was a more frequent winter cyclist before the train became so convenient! Look for her on the Green Line & A Line going to ukulele lessons in St. Paul.