Tom Mork shared with us photos and stories from Tom’s Big Ride (TBR). TBR was a 2,100 mile bicycle ride starting in Venice, LA and following the Mississippi River north all the way to the river’s source at Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota.  In addition to being an experience of a lifetime, it is also a fundraiser to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In which the team raised $110,000.
Tom Mork, Patrick Boria, Doug Anderson, and Bob Thimjon traveled the complete distance of the ride leaving Venice on July 6, 2015 where they dipped their rear tires into the Mississippi to their arrival at the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River 39 days later on August 13, 2015.
The ride was broken out into sections and in each section other riders joined them  including Rotarians Jim Christian, Al Grazzini, Carin Thomas, Tom Schmidt, Phil Bruneau as riders, Dave Oswald driving and helping in the SAG van and Dan Forrest assisting with finding lodging.
Following the presentation State Representative Jon Koznick presented Tom Mork and riders with a Resolution from the State of Minnesota recognizing Tom Mork and Tom’s Big Ride.  Congratulations!  
(Tom Mork, Doug Anderson, Jon Koznick, Patrick Boria)