Support Team

Raffaele Casale
“Ralph” specializes in Staging and Operations for events both big and small. Ralph has produced events from Coast to Coast across the U.S. ranging from professional bike races to Presidential Inaugural parades.

John Chaki
John’s experience with racing is both on and off the bike. Still an avid cycling and as a former amateur racer and race organizer he brings a wealth of knowledge to g4.

From designing routes to operations to staging events, John’s experience and management skills are part of the g4 team and add value to the events that we produce.

Kristen Reiss
Kristen brings to g4 productions her marketing and client service experience as well as her knowledge of web management, creative and graphic design skills.

Kristen has been instrumental in helping g4 produce nationally recognized events, assisting in the delivery of sponsor benefits, coordination of participant registration and overall logistics.

Eric Lepping, SherpaWeb
Eric Lepping has been part of the g4 support staff in nearly all of their events and has worked in professional cycling since 1988.  In addition to his event roles he supports the g4 website and developed the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic website.

Eric is the Principal at SherpaWeb, a website design and development agency focused on WordPress websites for businesses large & small as well as international sporting events.

Janine Carroll
PR & Media Relations

Ryan Oelkers
A fourth generation professional cyclist, Ryan became one of only two Americans in the last seventy five years to win a European Pro 6-day track race.
Ryan is also considered an expert in the field of youth cycling. In 2007, he led the establishment of the Cadence Youth Cycling (CYC), a youth development organization in Philadelphia with a mission to help kids create opportunities through cycling.   Since it’s inception, over 1,500 youth in under-served Philadelphia communities, have participated in the Cadence program.

In addition to his work with (CYC), Ryan also sits on the boards of the Bicycle Coalition Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bicycling Advocacy Board.

Event Staff
g4 provides a full complement of trained and experienced personnel to attend to every detail and last minute need ensuring a successful event.