James Sorenson joined Transit for Livable Communities' board in July 2008. He is a retired airline pilot who worked for Northwest Airlines for 37 years. He was also the first employee at Penn Cycle, Inc., a family-owned business founded in 1957 and still owned by the Sorensen family. In 2004, James formed Two Wheels To Town, a bicycle advocacy group, to bring the European bicycle mode/culture to the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He currently serves on two family boards and is the current president of Terrace Point Homeowners Association in Grand Marais, MN.