Board of Directors
Cynthia Rose (Chair) is co-founder & Director of Santa Monica Spoke, local chapter of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). She has been a primary catalyst in the vision and creation of LACBC’s Local Chapters program. Cynthia is a League Certified Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists, teaches Traffic Skills Cycling Classes throughout Los Angeles County as well as coordinating Safe Routes to School programing in the City of Santa Monica. She is a strong and committed advocate for improved pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and Complete Streets Policies at the local, state and national levels. Living a nearly car-free lifestyle she loves to be in her community garden where she grows organic heirloom vegetable and fruit or off on a bicycle adventure or just enjoying the everyday ride. Also known as Purple, her adventures with her partner Orange can be found at Bikenanigans. Cynthia is one of three board members specifically appointed to represent our local partners.
Cindy Parra (Vice Chair) has more than 20 years experience as a Project manager for a civil engineering firm, is one of the founding members of Bike Bakersfield and is their current Planning and Policy Director. She has several public appointments, including as the Vice Chair of the Golden Empire Transit District and a member of KernCog’s Regional Planning Advisory Committee. Cindy is one of three board members specifically appointed to represent our local partners.
Martin Jones (Secretary) has over 15 years experience as a criminal defense trial attorney. Martin started his career in Madera County as a public defender in the high-volume traffic court.
Martin has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry that allows him to handle cases that have complex issues of forensic evidence, including DNA and medical evidence.
When away from the office, Martin is an avid cyclist who enjoys restoring vintage bicycles. He is also a beginning runner who gets plenty of miles in while attempting to train his energetic dog, a Brittany Spaniel named JoJo.
Ian Dewar (Treasurer) is a San Jose-based consultant for cycling and outdoor companies with a focus on digital strategy, bicycle advocacy, partnership management, event planning and sports marketing. He previously served as a consultant to The North Face and as advocacy and partnership manager for Specialized Bicycle Components.
Dorothy Wong is an advocate, race director, bike educator, and elite-pro rider, competing in mountain, road and cyclo- cross bicycle racing. She directs the TEAM, an Altadena-based nonprofit that promotes bicycling among women and young people. As director of Southern California Cyclocross, she used her personal passion for cyclo-cross racing to get more women across Southern California involved in bicycling.