Rider Profiles

 

Check Out Our 2017 Riders

Lisa Pierce lives in Auburn/Opelika, AL. and is the executive director of ARM. This is her eighth cycle of  service and had a blast riding completing the Triple Century from last year. Although not starting out as a cyclist, she enjoys getting to ride and what it means for the ministry.  Lisa will do the Triple Century again this year.
Keith group Keith Foster is from Auburn, AL and part of the mastermind behind our ride. He is the Missions   Director at Auburn United Methodist and loves to cycle. “This is my 8th year cycling with Cycle of Service. We routinely partner with ARM for local projects. I have a great respect for ARM, believe  in their staff, ad am fully committed to the work they do. Cycling has become my favorite pastime  over the past several years, not only for the exercise, but I also enjoy the opportunity to see some  beautiful places on our rides.
5f198ad2-83c2-46dc-ae75-9fcb513243371 Mark Smith is a native of Alabama and has lived in the Auburn area for the last 3-1/2 years after joining Pharmavite as a purchasing professional. After a long span of not cycling, he has been riding regularly for the past two years. Riding in the Cycle of Service for the second time seems like the perfect opportunity to combine a love of cycling with service to the Lord. He looks forward to supporting ARM and their ministries to the community.
unnamed David Smalley is married to Debbie Smalley and they will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary in June.  David has worked at the Pediatric Clinic in Opelika/Auburn since 1985.  He has been riding since 1997 and says cycling is a wonderful way to get exercise and see the sights on our routes.  He and Debbie have taken several cycling vacations together.  He is looking forward to participating in the ride again this year. To be able to help raise money for this Ministry is a real blessing.
Scott profile Scott Middleton, Auburn, AL.  Scott is a pharmacist with Winn Dixie and also serves on the Board of Directors with Alabama Rural Ministry . Scott has a passion to help those end the cycle of poverty.  Scott goes to Haiti every chance he gets to serve with those affected by the 2010 earthquake.   You can usually find Scott in one of three places:  home, work or on his bicycle.
Herb Rabren: “Why would any sane person ever ride a bicycle 300 miles in 3 days? I’m not a professional rider. I’m not being chased. For me, riding is a side note; bringing attention to and raising support for ARM by riding across the state is one way that I can help. I’ve participated with organizations like ARM in the past; hammering away, pouring concrete, cleaning up, and the like. I’ve always felt like I was the one blessed by helping others.” This is Herb’s third ride.
LaShae profile LaShae Rich serves as dental office manager. Having grown up in a rural area of northwest Alabama, she has seen firsthand the need for home repair and children’s ministry in low-income areas. For this reason, ARM is especially near and dear to her heart. She recently ran 2 marathons, but two years ago was her first time EVER on a bike. Her goal is to serve others with the heart of a servant and be the hands and feet of Christ. LaShae is a virtual rider this year and logging 300 miles with her husband, Rob, in their neighborhood.
John Stevenson John Stevenson of Auburn, AL. He works at Milliken & Company. This is John’s fifth year to  participate in the Cycle of Service. “I enjoy cycling, losing myself in the miles while being outside  and taking in the scenery. There’s no better reason to ride for three days than to support ARM and  help people out of poverty in Alabama. I look forward to the journey!” John will do the Triple Century.
caroline Caroline Garner is from Cumming, GA recently obtained her Master’s Degree from Auburn University in Building Science. She works at AUMC with Keith as a missions ministry intern. She has always been a runner (and ran a marathon in Cuba in November), but started riding two years ago when she started working with them at the church. “My heart is in mission work and I have been so blessed by the many times I have gotten to work with ARM over the years that I have been in Auburn. I love getting to meet all the people we serve and sharing the love of Christ through a little hard work. I’m excited to get to be a part of another ARM ministry.” This is her second ride.
“I am Kathleen Greulich, I will be traveling to you from Southern California, I am working on riding 100 miles in all 50 states.  Alabama will be my 7th century, and I am excited to be able to ride and help with your ministry.” Kathleen is joining us on the Sunday Century portion of our ride from Tuskegee to Georgia and back to Auburn. She is by far our longest traveler!
Brian Prowell has lived in Auburn almost 16 years. He has been interested in cycling and home improvement for most of his life. Most of his current riding time is on dirt, where he helps coach the Auburn and Lee County Composite High School Mountain Bike Teams. Most of his home improvement projects are unfinished. Brian’s worked on a couple ARM projects and seen the blessings both to the volunteers and the recipients. This is his first attempt at the 300-mile ride.
Jim Williams resides in Auburn and loves cycling! Jim and his wife, Pam are new to the Auburn area. Daily workout warriors and veterans of many endurance activities, they welcome they opportunity to support a great charitable cause in their new community. This ride, Jim will bike. Pam will support. He is joining us on our Sunday Century ride.
Tom Meagher is serving as a support driver and as a virtual rider. He will be logging miles at his gym and in his neighborhood.
Opelika Sports Plex Virtual Riders Lisa Gallagher, Debra Belcher, and Alicia Higgins
Moore’s Mill Fitness Center Virtual Riders Dara Hosey and Joy Branch
ARM Virtual Riders Kristi McClellan, LaShae Rich, and Rob Rich

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