We are an organization of cyclists, educators, and community leaders who believe we can make an unquestionable difference in the lives of children by opening their minds to new possibilities and arming them with greater self-esteem.
Director of Programming
Bike Tech and Former Youth@Work Intern
Retail Manager, Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery
A Denver native, Tony graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Business Management. He is an EVP at FirstBank and has been with the company since 2007. Tony has been on the Board of Lucky to Ride since 2016. Tony dedicates much of his time to nonprofits serving on several boards and volunteering. As a kid, Tony’s aunt took him on his first mountain bike ride, and he was hooked! He’s grateful for the places his bike has taken him and wants to share that excitement and passion with others. At Lucky to Ride, he sees how the youth tap into a new source of confidence and knows this newfound confidence will carry over to other facets of their lives. Tony, his wife and three boys love hiking, camping, fishing, riding, and skiing in the Colorado mountains.
Peter hails from Wyoming, where he grew up road and mountain bike racing and working as a mechanic in local bike shops. He’s a graduate from the University of Wyoming and University of Virginia School of Law. After college, Peter spent a year teaching in Japan and served in AmeriCorps where he ran a bicycle recycling program for underserved youth. Peter and his wife moved to Colorado in 2007, where he worked at Bryan Cave Law before becoming Legal Counsel at Suncor Energy. Peter’s enthusiasm and excitement for bikes and giving back led him to Lucky to Ride. He spends as much of his free time as possible cycling and enjoying the Colorado mountains with his wife, daughter and two dogs.
Bio to come.
Ryan joined the Lucky to Ride board in 2018. Growing up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2004. Professionally, Ryan is an independent digital marketing consultant focused on marketing strategy, social media and e-commerce. Ryan has been mountain biking since the early ’90s and credits the bicycle for completely changing his life for the better. He 100% believes in the mission of Lucky to Ride. His motivation to join the board was to give back to the organization so more kids could experience the fun and freedom of biking and have a positive, life-changing experience like he had. You’ll find Ryan riding with his wife and daughter on trails or around Denver.
A Colorado native, Jodi grew up in Grand Junction. She graduated from Colorado State University and had a successful career in pharmaceutical sales. Now retired, Jodi focuses on nonprofit work with the Wild Animal Sanctuary, different political campaigns, and volunteering with Lucky to Ride. She notes how fortunate we are to live in Colorado with so many great places to ride. Jodi discovered Lucky to Ride years ago when she donated a bike at Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery. She loves the organization’s mission and believes it goes well beyond a bike ride; it’s the freedom, the great outdoors, the friends and the healthy lifestyle. Jodi and her husband enjoy spending time with family—especially the two grandkids. They are often out cycling, traveling, and going on cycling adventures.
Bio to come.
Andrew grew up exploring the woods outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Miami University Ohio with a degree in Marketing. Andrew founded Trips for Kids Denver Metro in 2004 while teaching elementary school. While mentoring a student, he realized that his young friend’s troubles seem to melt away whenever he was hiking or biking out on a trail. This experience, and his desire to help underserved youth, inspired him to found the Denver chapter of Trips for Kids. The organization has expanded to include many different youth programs under the Lucky to Ride name. Andrew continues to support the mission as a board member, outreach ambassador, and enthusiastic cyclist. Andrew loves riding bikes and playing ball with his three adventurous, fun-loving boys.
Bio to come.