Anthony Siracusa, President - Nashville
Anthony is the Founder of Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop in Memphis and a Co-Founder of Bike Walk Memphis. Anthony studied bicycle cultures in Denmark, The Netherlands, Australia, China, and Guatemala as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow in 2009 – 2010, and since 2002 he has worked with local communities to develop advocacy organizations and programs to increase bicycling and walking in Tennessee. He is currently a graduate fellow in History at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Chris Carson is a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, and has been involved in many local, state and national environmental groups and causes for more than twenty five years. He is the acting Chairman of Bike Walk Chattanooga, has worked to help organize this local group from the Chattanooga Bicycle Pedestrian Task Force, and to get it formally recognized as a regional committee of Bike Walk Tennessee. Chris works professionally as an environmental and safety technical consultant. He and his family are active cyclists, and enjoy all types of outdoor activities and community organizing. Chris believes strongly in promoting sustainable transportation, and traveled 1563 miles to and from the National Bike Summit by only walking, biking, and using public transit, buses and trains.
Chris Carr - Chattanooga
Chris is a Mississippi native currently living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Before moving to Tennessee, he worked in transportation planning and GIS and was on of the founders of Pine Belt Pathways, a local bike/ped advocacy group in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Chris is a daily bike commuter and has a passion for city cycling, multimodal transportation, and new urbanism. Chris currently serves as the Vice-Chair for Bike Walk Chattanooga where he spends his time helping organize events and supporting local advocacy. When he's not on a bike, you can find him hiking in the mountains of East Tennessee with his wife Lindsay and dog Irish.
Jim Johnson - Chattanooga
Jim Johnson, a New England native living in his "permanent hometown" of Chattanooga, owns BikeTours.com, a company he founded in 2003. The company represents local bike tour operators worldwide and each year helps 4,000+ people "fulfill their two-wheel travel dreams." Jim is also active in bicycle, pedestrian, and trail advocacy. He helped create Stringer's Ridge Park, a 110-acre forest and trail system near downtown Chattanooga, and chairs its Friends association. He has led efforts to connect Tennessee to the U.S. Bicycle Route System, to create regional bicycle routes, to connect Chattanooga to the Silver Comet trail by rail trail, and to create a Scenic Bikeways system in Tennessee.
Mark Hicks - Memphis
Mark is an airline pilot and lives in the Greater Memphis area. His focus is on safety and has experience teaching both pilots and cyclists in how to safely operated their vehicles. He has extensive experience educating law enforcement officers, District Attorney Generals and legislators about cycling safety techniques and how TN traffic laws were written to allow cyclists to use these techniques. Mark was a Co-Founder of BWT and currently serves as Chairperson of the Legislative Committee.