Executive director of Pedal the Cause, Jay Indovino, has announced his plan to step down. Indovino has served in this role since Pedal the Cause’s inception in 2010 and has overseen its growth from a grassroots bike ride to the region’s most successful peer-to-peer fundraising event.

“It has been a fulfilling experience launching Pedal the Cause and helping it grow into an organization that is an important contributor to advancing cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital,” said Indovino. “It has also been very rewarding to see the St. Louis community – including our thousands of riders and volunteers – embrace Pedal the Cause as their event as we create critical impact in our collective fight against cancer. I look forward to continuing my involvement as a rider, team captain, and fundraiser.”

“Jay has dedicated the last nine years to building Pedal the Cause into an important pillar of the St. Louis community, and his impact on advancing cancer research will certainly live on long after his time at the helm of Pedal the Cause comes to a close,” Pedal the Cause said in announcing Indovino’s departure.

Indovino has agreed to stay on in his role for several months to ensure a smooth transition and to maintain the positive momentum of the organization. The nonprofit’s executive committee has begun a search for his replacement.