A co-worker got Rick back into cycling about ten years ago when she asked him for a donation for a Bike MS Ride. What piqued his curiosity was why anyone would willingly want to ride 100 miles in a row. So, he decided to dust off his 30-year old bike, and the rest, as they say, is history. He has upgraded his bike twice since then and now rides thousands of miles per year. A few years ago, he traveled to Europe to cycle during the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.
He has been a member of TeamCBC for eight years and was the TeamCBC Secretary before becoming President. Rick and his wife Joanne are both retired and have resided in Apex for over 20 years. They have two grown children and two grandchildren, who all live in the Triangle area.
Dan started cycling in earnest at the age of 14, riding and learning with a club in his native upstate New York. Many years later, having relocated to the Triangle area, he took a solo ride south out of Apex and joined up with a nice, cohesive group that clearly knew how to ride together as a team. They must have looked at him like he had two heads when asked if it was an organized ride. He quickly found a home in the camaraderie of TeamCBC, and joined the board of directors in 2017. He has served as Treasurer since 2019.
Dan has two kids nearing or at adulthood and lives in Apex with them, his wife, and their 8-year-old golden retriever. He works from home for a large health insurance company, in the exciting area of data quality. He also holds a private pilot certificate, though he rarely gets in the air… but retains the obligation to look up at every aircraft flying by.
After the kids flew the nest in 2015, a good friend invited Penny out for a group ride with ToD. 50 miles! Really?? Not so sure about that…but after a few weeks of solo rides, she was off on her first group ride, pleased that she managed to stay ahead of the gravel rider with a backpack. Of course, the cycling bug bit, and the weekends were soon filled with new adventures and friendships. She joined CBC in 2019, invited through friendships with current members. She has enjoyed being a member of several clubs over the years – TnR, Gyros, and serving as Event Coordinator/Ride Lead for ToD. She has served on the Board of Directors Velo4Yellow as Fundraising and Donation Chairman. She thrives in volunteering, being a member of the cycling community, and sharing her love for the sport with others.
Penny currently resides in Cary and is the Carolina Sales and Distribution Manager for AEM Group, with a 25+ year career in electronics component sales. She is President of the Carolina Electronic Rep Association as well as her HOA. She enjoys long walks with her Sheltie, Passion, and spending time with her son, Alek, who resides in Raleigh as well as hiking and kayaking if she can manage to part with her bike!
Nancy has been a member of Team CBC since moving to Holly Springs with her husband Jerry from Twinsburg (NE) Ohio in 2008. During a neighborhood progressive dinner, an area cyclist told them about Team CBC. They were delighted to find this group to ride bikes with, as well as a place to enjoy tasty beverages with friends. In 2013 they built a house in Chatham County right off the American Tobacco Trail.
In her professional life, she was an IT Project Manager, retiring in 2017. She now spends time volunteering at SAFE Haven for Cats and singing with 3 different groups. In addition to serving as Gear Chair for Team CBC, she serves on the Board of the Cary Community Choir. She also is a member of the Woman’s Club of Raleigh, where she is the Chair of the Environment service project group and sings with the Woman’s Club Singers. At home, she shares the house with Jerry, 4 cats, and 5 bicycles (n+1)! She and her husband both enjoy riding bikes, with Jerry putting in many miles on the road with friends, and Nancy riding the ATT.
Jeffrey has been an avid cyclist for many years, having been a member of one of the largest cycling clubs in CT since 1999. He joined TeamCBC when he moved from Connecticut back in 2015. He moved to work at Metlife and to be closer to his sister, who had moved to the area earlier. His first CBC ride was a donut ride, and it's been a great experience with the club ever since. He especially enjoys traveling with his bicycle making stops in Spain, Italy, Jamaica, and of course, many destinations right here in the US.
Jim is an avid bicycle rider and can be found most Sunday mornings at the TeamCBC 19+ 50-mile group ride. He and his wife retired from Northwest NJ in the fall of 2018 to be closer to their grandchildren. His retirement started by doing the Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast Ride. While crossing the state he had the good fortune to meet several CBC riders. Once back in Holly Springs he decided to try out a group ride since he lives within a short bike ride of the Brewery. In NJ he mostly rode by himself on rural backroads. When he saw how narrow the shoulders were in NC he was glad to have the safety of a group.