Board of Directors

Kari Wong - President
Kari had never ridden in a group before she started riding with TeamCBC in 2011. As a sprint and international distance triathlete, living in Chicago, she was used to long (less than 30 miles) and flat solo rides by Lake Michigan. Upon moving to North Carolina she learned what real hills looked like and eventually graduated to chasing mountain goats up the mountains of Western North Carolina. She still participates in triathlons, and enjoys the challenge of half and full ironman distances.  In her free time, she likes long walks on the beach and sipping CBC beer (or bourbon) by the fire.
Dan Leinbach - Vice President
Dan is originally from near Syracuse, NY, where he started riding at age 14. Around 2010 or so, he took a ride south out of Apex, falling in with a group of well-organized cyclists. In hindsight, his query about whether it was an organized ride likely raised more than a few eyebrows. Since then, he's enjoyed the riding and comradery of TeamCBC in all manner of unique events. He appreciates the opportunity to fight MS while riding with this great group.
Chris Higgins - Treasurer
Chris started riding with TeamCBC in 2009 after finding out about the team from other riders on a weekday afternoon ride. Chris is originally from San Diego CA and moved here in 2005 when the company he was working for relocated their headquarters to Cary. He now works as a IT Infrastructure Project manager with Lenovo in Morrisville. Chris lives in Apex and has two boys ages 17 and 19.
Liz Rolison - Secretary
Liz took up running marathons but started taking up cycling after suffering from stress fractures from running marathons. She has taken part in all the BikeMS New Bern rides since 2009 and also rode RAGBRAI in 2015. She also enjoys traveling and cross-fit. Liz lives in the Chapel Hill / Carborro area.
"Captain" Bob Oderkirk
Bob has been riding with TeamCBC since 2007 when Bob Dillion dragged him (kicking and screaming apparently) to a weekend team ride. Since then, Bob has been the most invaluable member of TeamCBC. Working with Greg Schuck, Tim Keller, and Jon Turner, Bob helped create what the team is today by establishing bike routes, creating relationships with vendors and sponsors, assisting with the creation of the board of directors, serving as the team's President, and of course negotiating with Carolina Brewing Company for more events at the brewery. He and his wife Nancy both ride and have taken part in several cycling events including the famous ride across Iowa known as RAGBRAI in 2015. They both plan to ride double centuries for BikeMS 2016 as well. Originally from Kansas, Bob now lives in Sanford with his wife, and their two dogs. He works in the IT field as a network engineer.
Rita Ruhfaut
Rita is originally from Germany so naturally she is a perfect fit for our team...being sponsored by a brewery and all! Rita moved to the USA 14 years ago and has called Apex home since 2008. She started riding with TeamCBC back in 2013 when finding out about the team after riding in the Raven Rock Ramble.
Phil Cunningham
Phil Phil has lived in North Carolina for the past 25 years, after retiring from the US Air Force and living all over the world.  After a lifetime of sedentary life, he took up running 6 years ago but only lasted 2 years before figuring out how painful it was.  On his doctor’s advice, Phil took up cycling instead and has taken to it with a passion.  The 2017 MS150 was Phil’s fourth, with two at Sunset Beach and two at New Bern. He lives in Garner with his wife and daughter, as well as a St Bernard and a cat who runs the household.
Nancy Canterbury
Nancy (and Jerry) Canterbury

Nancy is an occasional rider that wants to become a better rider and maybe even ride with a group!  She moved here in 2008 from Ohio with her husband Jerry, an avid cyclist and Ironman.  That move turned out to be the best decision ever, since the weather here allows for outdoor pursuits 12 months a year, as opposed to Cleveland where the snow start in October and doesn't melt until April some years.  Nancy first heard about Team CBC at a progressive dinner in Sunset Ridge South in Holly Springs in 2009, and has been tangentially involved ever since.  She is a retired Project Manager enjoying her new-found free time, and hopes to assist the board over the next 2 years to raise bicycle safety awareness, raise money for MS and hang out with fun people. 
 

Tim Keller
Tim Keller