How Are TJ Underhill (13) + His Mom Are Making a Positive Change? Tour De Pier (5/20) Register NOW!!

No matter what age you are, you can make a positive change in the world.



Just ask 13-year-old lacrosse player, TJ Underhill. TJ and his mom Liz will be riding in the 6th Annual Tour de Pier (TdP) stationary cycling fundraiser to be held at the Manhattan Beach Pier on May 20th in honor of a dear friend, Kory Hunter who died from Glioblastoma in 2013.
Since then, the duo has been devoted to pedaling for a cancer cure. In fact, they are competing to see who can raise the most money for cancer research and yes, there’s a wager on the line.

Why We Ride: TJ & Liz Underhill from Tour de Pier on Vimeo.




When Kory lost his two-year battle with cancer, Liz and TJ decided to work hard to raise money for cancer research. In fact, the pair made a steep bet which has been going on for three years. If TJ – who’s known for his long “golden locks” – raises more money than his mom, she’ll have to give up all caffeine for 30 days. If Liz raises more money, TJ will put his “locks” on the chopping block. Together, the two believe they can “change the game” and win the fight against cancer.




At the moment, TJ has a slight edge. He thought of a creative way to increase his chances of winning and keeping his locks. He decided to “Go Gray in May” by teaming up with the Legends Socks Co to create Super K gray socks in honor of Kory.


TJ’s lacrosse coach and team are “going gray” and wearing the Super K socks for the spring season in honor of Kory Hunter and in support of the cause.

The Tour de Pier Flyover from Tour de Pier on Vimeo.

Proceeds from sock sales will be donated to the Tour de Pier which benefits three cancer charities: the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research; the Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach and the Uncle Kory Foundation. Last year, TJ raised more than $3000 and it looks as if he’s on the path to breaking his record and having his mom detox from caffeine for a month.


The 6th Annual Tour de Pier is a unique fundraising event that brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the gorgeous outdoors of Manhattan Beach. Ride in place with an ocean view!


Photo credit: Steve Gaffney Photography

Stationary bikes on The Strand overlooking the Manhattan Beach Pier. You can register for a five hour session and can either share the bike with team members or ride individually. The South Bay’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin you through a session with energizing music and loads of excitement and energy.



Photo credit: Jeff Berting

Charities Supported:

This Tour de Pier is organized to raise funds for the following cancer charities:
–The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (,
–The Uncle Kory Foundation (
–Cancer Support Community(

UPDATE: All spots for the actual cyclethon are sold out. However, do join the crowds of people showing up.
Celebrity appearances:

–George Lopez (comedian/actor)
–Steve Nash (2x NBA MVP/former Los Angeles Laker)
–Tyus Edney (former NBA player and current UCLA Assistant Basketball Coach)
–Mia Hamm (World Cup Olympic Soccer Player)
–Alexi Lalas (Fox Sports Soccer Analyst and U.S. Soccer Legend)
–Rob Stone (Fox Sports Sportscaster)
–Clay Helton (USC Head Football Coach)
–Deb Carson (Fox Sports News Radio anchor)
–Chris McGee (host of Access Sportsnet)
and lots of other people who want to see people racing, hear the music and check out the booths. Up to 10K people are expected to show up. So get there early and don’t forget the sunblock!

7:30 am Check-in begins
8:15 – 8:30 am Opening Ceremonies
8:30 – 9:20 am Ride Session 1 – Michael Stadvec
9:30 – 10:20 am Ride Session 2 – Angela Bennett
10:30 – 11:20 am Ride Session 3 – Bobby Accardi
11:30 – 12:20 pm Ride Session 4 – Chrissy Roth
12:30 – 1:20 pm Ride Session 5 – PK Kessel
1:20 – 1:30 pm Awards & Closing Ceremonies


In addition to the cycling portion of the Tour de Pier, our event includes a free Health & Fitness Expo, with ongoing music and entertainment, sampling of healthy food and beverages, as well as interactive health & fitness booths. Little ones can enjoy our Cardio Kids Zone with tot-sized stationary bikes, games, moon bounces and more. Learn more about becoming an exhibitor.

The iconic Manhattan Beach Pier & Strand is located at:
2 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


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Don’t miss this great event. It’s really fun. You will feel like you are a part of that great So. Bay community. Plus you are giving back…. which is a huge thing to do.

Stevie Wilson,




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