Board of Directors
Christine Acosta, Executive Director
Through her companies Pedal Power Promoters and Tampa Bike Valet, Christine is working to change the culture of cycling through public, private, and philanthropic partnerships. A 30-year Tampa resident, Christine has experienced safe, fun bicycling as her preferred mode of transportation in many cities around the world, including Paris, Milan, Brussels, Geneva, Montreal, and New York. She is a founding member of Walk Bike Tampa.
Vacant Position - President
Elizabeth Corwin, Director
Elizabeth Corwin grew up in Tampa but spent 33 years living in cities from New Delhi to New York, with 17 years in Europe. The daughter of avid recreational bikers, she uses her bike mainly for transportation but only if her feet can’t get her there. Elizabeth prefers to live in cities where cars are optional and hopes to do so again.
Kyle Simon, Secretary
Kyle Simon is the Director of Government Affairs and Communications. His background includes several years of health policy, advocacy, and political experience. He has worked with federal and state policy makers on Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drugs, and regulatory issues, served members of Congress, managed a statewide political organization representing the President of the United States, and held leadership roles in multiple political campaigns. Additionally, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Valencia College since 2012. He holds a Master of Science in Applied American Politics and Policy and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Florida State University.
Wanda Vinson, Treasurer
Wanda Vinson has taught elementary school at Macfarlane Park IB in West Tampa for the past 15 years. As a founding member of Tampa's first vertical neighborhood bike club, and a daily cycle commuter, issues related to a walkable, bikeable city are near and dear to her heart. She works with her students, their families and local community members in an effort to improve Tampa for all residents.
Mary Jane Rickles
Mary Jane Rickles, MHA is a third generation resident of Tampa Bay and has enjoyed a lifetime of being an dvocate for our community through her career in healthcare and real estate. She is currently the Founder of the Live Well Team of Tampa Bay real estate group, an active bicyclist, is active in several local causes and a mother of five. Her mission is to live a life of contribution and help create a community with active and healthy options for all of us to enjoy.
During his 2016 recovery from cancer, Chris Brewer fell in love with cycling and tries to ride over 100 miles per week. He is currently a Volunteer Coordinator for “Tampa Pig Jig” which raises funds for Nephcure Kidney foundation, a Coordinator for First Presbyterian Tampa’s “Serve Day”, a Board Ambassador for the American Cancer Society and a member of the Board of Directors for "Cure on Wheels." When he isn’t serving others, Chris works as an Education Solutions Executive at Frontline Education. He received a B.S. in Communications (2005) from Wingate University where he was an all-American placekicker/punter. After graduation, he spent several years with the Canadian Football and American Arena Football leagues. He is also the proud father of three girls and husband to Whitney.