Team Rotary RAAMs Polio racers at start line in 2016
Kurt is a management professor at the Free University of Bozen in Italy and member of the Rotary Club Goldenes Dachl in Innsbruck, Austria. He grew up in South Tyrol, the heart of the Alps and home to the Dolomites.
His passions include road cycling and mountain biking in summer, and – of course! – skiing in winter. Both ardent cyclists, he and his wife Ruth are equally happy to tackle the long and steep Alpine passes as they are to bike along the beautiful roads winding through Tuscany's vineyards - where they also enjoy sampling the local products. Kurt is a seven-time finisher of the legendary Ötztaler Radmarathon, a 150 mile-long course with more than 16,000 feet of climbing, and has twice participated in the Great Trial of Strength in Norway – a 340 mile-long race from Trondheim to Oslo.
Randy had been a life-long runner, but after numerous recurring injuries, he bought a road bike out of frustration in 2010 and started riding. And riding.
By 2013, he was invited by his long-time friend Chip to participate in Race Across America as part of 4-person coed Team Break the Cycle. Their efforts raised over $200,000 for the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter.
"Most recreational and fitness pursuits are fairly selfish in nature. But RAAM gives us the chance to use something we love and are passionate about to make a big, and possibly life-changing difference for others. That makes for an amazing and rewarding adventure!"
Randy enjoys most any road bike adventure, a bit of local racing, and mixing it up with good friends on local group rides.
Bob joined the Rotary Club of Tulsa in 1994. He has served as chairman of many of their committees including the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards. He served as President of the club in 2010-11 and has been an assistant governor for his Rotary district #6110.
Bob starting riding a road bike in August, 2011 to ride for Rotary’s “Ride to End Polio” in El Tour de Tucson in Tucson, AZ. In the five year he has ridden in El Tour he has raised over $400,000 for Rotary’s Polio eradication effort. Some of Bob’s favorite rides are Tulsa Tough Gran Fondo Ace in Tulsa, OK, El Tour de Tucson, and Cochise County Cycling Classic’s 165 mile event in Douglas, AZ. He also participated as a rider on the 4-person Rotary Team in 2016.
Bob was run over by a motorcycle in 2011 and of course, at the hospital, he was worried about his bicycle!! He is our oldest rider and newest to the sport of cycling.
Team RAAM Results
2016 – T414 – 7 days 1 hours 16 minutes
Steve is a Real Estate Professional with the Century 21 Everest Realty Group and a member of the Draper-Riverton Rotary Club in Riverton, UT. Steve grew up in the United States, but has also lived in Canada and Germany. Currently residing in Salt Lake City, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics, he takes advantage of the mountains through his passion in road cycling and mountain biking.
During the winter months you’ll find him snow-shoeing through the endless mountain trails. Additionally, he enjoys hiking the beautiful Wasatch mountain trails with his wife. Steve has competitively raced as an amateur over the years and won the Utah State Masters Overall Points competition in 2012. He is a 6-time finisher of LOTOJA – the longest sanctioned one-day race in America at 206 miles, as well as a 3-time finisher in the 108 mile 12,500 feet of climbing Queen Stage of the Tour of Utah – claimed by many pro racers to be one of the toughest stage races in America.
Race Across America