The Racers of RRT4G are made up of hard charging cyclist from all over the country.
Dan participated in RAAM in 2014 as a member of Team4Gone. He has completed multiple 12-hour races, and recently a 4-man 1000-mile race in Texas. Born in Tarpon Springs, Florida, he raced motocross from a very young age. He served as a helicopter rescue swimmer in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged. After earning a marketing degree and private pilot certificate in Houston, he was accepted to the U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School, flying the C-130 Hercules throughout an exciting 16-year career around the country. After 20 years in two military branches, he retired as a Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander and is currently a Southwest Airlines Captain. He has been a cyclist since his rescue swimmer days in the San Diego area, riding the strand between Chula Vista and Coronado. Dan has participated in triathlons from sprint distance to Ironman, running multiple marathons and competed in the U.S. Military National Cycling Championships two years in a row representing the Coast Guard. Dan's wife, Sue of 25 years, is also a cyclist. They have two sons, Daniel and Mark.
Tim has participated in countless extreme activities worldwide during his 20-year career as a Marine. He has also competed in numerous adventure races from 12 to 72 hours in length placing anywhere from first to last. This will be Tim's fifth year participating in RAAM after completing the race in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2014. He enjoys ultra distance team sports and is an avid civic volunteer. Tim, a native of San Antonio and graduate of Southern Illinois University, is a Captain at Southwest Airlines. He and his wife, Teri of 35 years, reside in San Antonio.
Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, Linda is a U.S. Army veteran who completed her 6-year enlistment as a lab technician at Ft Jackson, South Carolina. She received a B.S. degree in Education at the University of South Florida - GO BULLS! - taught middle and high school students for 10 years, and now works in the packaging distribution and box manufacturing company which she and husband George started in 2001. Linda grew up a swimmer and has competed in individual swim, cycling and run events as well as triathlons. She completed the Ironman Florida in 2008 and has crossed the state of Florida for the past 3 years with her cycling club, the Village Idiots, to raise funds and awareness for the Team Tony Foundation, a one-to-one cancer support organization. Linda will participate in several upcoming RAAM Challenge events. The Race Across America will be her first ultra-distance event. She and George have been married 22 years and currently reside in Bradenton, Florida. They have two children, George III and Katelyn.
David served as crew chief for Team4Gone in 2014. He competed in a RAAM challenge event in Minnesota with brother Dan as a 2-man team competing against 4-man teams, and recently in a 4-man 1000-mile race in Texas. David has always been an adrenaline seeker, from riding dirt bikes to living on a sailboat and crossing the Gulf of Mexico 7 times. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Forward Air Controller under the Air Force Special Operations Command. While in the service, he competed in multiple triathlons, road racing events and mountain bike races, as well as the U.S. Military Cycling Championships with his brother. David raced motocross for many years, even after a major injury caused permanent nerve damage to his left leg. After a few years of being out of competition and spending some time in the U.S. Virgin Islands, David got the bug to compete again after crewing for RAAM. Despite his injury, he spends a lot of time on the bike and hits the mountain bike trails with friends to change up the training routine. David will compete in multiple events this year from RAAM challenges to adventure racing.
Marc joined RRT4G in 2016 and has served as both crew member and racer. He was a part of RRT4G's successful RAAM team in 2016. In 2017, he will be crewing for the RRT4G entry in Race Across the West, while focusing his own racing on the UMCA endurance challenge series. His competitive cycling history goes back to 1972 and includes multiple state and regional championship titles. Previously a Vice President at Sikorsky Aircraft, Marc was able to cap his career in the helicopter industry by becoming one of only three people to hover a helicopter under human power beyond one minute, and he remains the oldest person ever to fly a human-powered aircraft of any type. Marc is now the Chairman of the Institute for Global Ethics. Along with his wife, Carol, he lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC. He is active in the local cycling community; organizing cycling events, hosting training camps, and enjoying the regular challenge of the biggest climbs east of the Rockies.
Danny aka "Lid" enjoys fast paced trail rides on his mountain bike as well as training On-Road through the streets of his home town. Although his cycling career has just begun, he has high hopes within the ranks of Team RRT4G. Lid works as an assistant store manager at Ringling Bicycles in Sunny Bradenton, Florida. When you see Lid at work, you can tell this kid has what it takes to work on your equipment. Lid kept the Team on their bikes throughout RAAM 2016 and crewed solo for 5 riders during Bike Sebring 2017.
Craig has been working in the bicycle industry for over a decade and is currently working at Village Bikes in Sarasota, FL. Racing his bike since the mid 90's he took up Ultra Cycling in 2011, where he's had several age group wins and a second overall in Sebring 12 Hour in 2013, but just a few weeks later in March he had open heart surgery. He made his return to racing in November of that same year at RAAM Challenge Florida qualifying for RAAM in the 400 mile race. He's looking forward to switching gears and dabbling in team events and hoping to take on a few solo races as well in the near future