The People Who Make It All Happen
Pedal It Out puts family and teamwork before anything else. Read below to learn more about our team members!
Co-Founder and Director
Alec is essentially how Pedal It Out came to be. He is the one that decided to do something about the impact that cancer was having on his life and along with the rest of the Pedal It Out team, has encouraged others to step up and do their own thing to make a difference. Alec is now a rising Junior at Christopher Newport University where he is majoring in Computer Science. He hopes to use computer science to create faster, more efficient performance automobiles, and furthermore research bioinformatics to strengthen the fight against melanoma.
Co-Founder and Director
I am the ugly one on the right, not that handsome, hairy devil to the left. I guess you can call me a co-founder, but all I really did was try to keep up with Alec on his bike and be fortunate enough to be surrounded by an amazing family and unbelievably caring and giving network of friends. Personally, I have lost three grandparents to cancer, my mom, my dad, my big sister and also very good friends. Pedal It Out is a way to "cope and hope" knowing that, together we are making a difference.
Kristen is the sherpa of the organization. Our first four years, she provided clean clothes, transportation, and support for Alec and Andy. She will forever remember her 66 mile day where she survived the ride from Frostburg, MD to Little Orleans, MD- a life changer. Now, she spends a lot of time contacting sponsors, setting up the ride itinerary and organizing the after ride celebration.
Cole is a Sophomore at Oakton High School. Cole's most memorable experience was the 2014 ride. After riding about 60 miles because of the time change it got very dark, VERY FAST. With no cell coverage to call anyone, Cole and his mom had to just keep riding...in nearly pitch black conditions until they hit the pick up point in Little Orleans. Oh and by the way, they did not have any lights. Scary for sure, but not as scary as cancer.
Beau is a 6th grader at Waples Mill Elementary School. Beau plays travel baseball, basketball and swims year round. Beau has participated ever since he was able to ride a bike and last year pedaled out the 50k. He is active in getting sponsorships and other PIO activities.
Bio coming soon!
Cyndi has been with us since the beginning. Over the years, she has helped us receive countless sponsors, and does a fantastic job at spreading the word of our cause. She is a huge help with making the starting points and after ride celebration "happen". Her positive energy helps the team run smoother.
Zac is a Junior at New York University studying Theatre. He has been involved with Pedal It Out since the start and played a huge part of our fundraising success. He was a part of our first ride at the age of 10 and finished in Georgetown, so he has been with us since the very beginning!
Maxwell, a Junior at Oakton High School, began his journey with PIO back in elementary school. With his close friendship to Alec and the entire Souders family, Max has eagerly slipped into many roles through the years. Currently, Max is a passionate and successful fundraising agent and Junior Leader for the team. Few can resist his request to join our cause after his professional, eloquent description of our mission and the good we are doing with our grass roots efforts. Max’s eagerness to offer ideas and his quick wit make him a blast to have on the team.
Bio coming soon!
Jill has been a rider for many years. She also has helped with making sure all starters have made it off safely at our different points. She was the source of much of the fun setting up our starting stations at midnight in her pajamas. She does a great job getting donors and finding our volunteers to help.
Julia is a Junior at Oakton High School. She plays high school and travel softball. She also enjoys photography and baking. She became a part of Pedal It Out 3 years ago because she felt passionately about helping to find a cure to cancer and making a difference for loved ones and everyone else who is battling cancer.
Louis is a Sophomore at Oakton High School. Louis has participated in every ride to date and has also been a leading fundraiser. Louis is also our Jr. Secretary on the board. He has already made great efforts in reaching out to sponsors this year to make our raffle a success at the after ride celebration.
Gabi is a 7th grader at St. Mark's. She has participated in the last two rides and is a huge help in getting out the word to our sponsors.