Runners and athletes in the Miami Valley and beyond know Tim Rieger. Tim is both a Centerville High School and University of Cincinnati standout distance runner. Tim’s running accomplishments include winning the Flying Pig Marathon in 2005 and long list of top finishes in 50 and 100k races.
Recovering from an injury, Tim found himself on an Eliptigo bike. The Eliptigo is powered by an eliptical type machine that moves the wheels on a bike. Tim recently decided to go the distance on the bike for A Kid Again. Since 2010 Tim has served the children’s charity as a board member here in Southwest Ohio.
Tim shares some history and the inspiration for this challenge in this video:
A Kid Again strives to foster hope, happiness and healing for families raising kids with life-threatening illness. This statewide Ohio charity just celebrated 20 years of serving these special kids and their families. Tim had a big goal of raising $10,000.00 for the charity by riding his bike 250 miles in 24 hours.
It only took Tim, a Vice President at Dayton based McGohan Brabender, three weeks to reach his goal. He is now looking to meet a new goal of $15,000.00 before his 24 hour challenge in just 3 more weeks.
Here is an update from Tim this week.
Tim says this 24 hour 250 mile challenge is the toughest he has attempted to date. In the past he has biked 200 miles, and once ran over 40 miles in 6 hours.
On August 21st, Tim starts his 24 Hour 250-mile journey on an ElliptiGO to raise money and awareness for the charity. The ride will start at the Home Office of A Kid Again at 777-G Dearborn Park Lane in Columbus and will travel through Dayton. From Dayton Tim will bike to Cincinnati where he will finish out the remaining distance of the 250 mile distance at Lunken Airport on the Lunken Playfield Loop.
Observers are welcome to come out and encourage and cheer Tim on the Lunken Playfield Loop. Tim has asked for your help to give Illness a GIANT Time Out for the kids and families of A Kid Again!