Board of Directors

Chris Higgins - President
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.
Kari Wong - Vice 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.
Kate Coyne - Treasurer  
Kate first rode with TeamCBC in 2013, introduced to the team by her husband Cash. Kate is originally from Boston and moved to NC in 1998. She and Cash live in Apex and have 3 kids. Kate is a Tax and Small Business Accountant and owns an accounting practice in Apex.
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.
Doug Kline
Doug moved to the area back in 1985 from the frozen land of Michigan. He was introduced to TeamCBC back in 2011 when he and his wife Nancy were invited out to an organized ride on the green-ways around Raleigh. Both of them are annual participants in the Tour de Cure as well; a fund raising cycling event put on by the American Diabetes Association. They both also enjoy participating in a wide variety of cycling events throughout the year ranging from the mountains to the coast, including 24 hour distance riding. Doug has built all the various bikes that he and Nancy ride and enjoys learning about new bike technology. Doug and Nancy currently reside in Apex.
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.
Al Hertzberg  
Al is a happily married father and a grandfather who has lived in Cary for the past 26 years.  Al is a small business owner of a recruiting firm and have been helping people advance their careers for the past 29 years.  He took up cycling 5 years ago initially to get more exercise outdoors and fortunately rediscovered the joy he had as a boy riding my bicycle everywhere.  Al learned about CBC by word of mouth and immediately found a group that could not only help him to be a better cyclist but more importantly develop new friends.  Since getting involved in fundraising with CBC Al has enjoyed working with a group of passionate people to help cure and treat those afflicted with MS.
Dan Leinbach  
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.