Tim Lalla, is a 24 year old engineer from Orland Park Illinois. He will be taking the helm and embarking on The Big Ride during the summer of 2017. But who is Tim? Lets find out.
Tim first contacted the B4B team early in Matt’s 2015 ride and has shown tremendous initiative to lay the groundwork of planning and preparation for The Big Ride. During the summer of 2016 he did every mile of the team ride from Chicago to KC and has been chomping-at-the-bit for 2017. Tim will be stepping away from his position as an engineer with Mortenson construction where he’s earned the nickname; Timmy The Turbine.
No stranger to The Pastime, Tim has spent every summer since he was 12 umpiring games.
Tragically, Tim was born with a severe case of total color blindness. Resulting in a complete absence of any ability to see colors. Naturally this led him down the path of becoming a White Sox fan. (This is not true, Tim can see just fine. Though he is a White Sox fan and we like to poke fun at him for it)
Tim’s personal reasons for riding lie with the two best mentors he has had in his life: his parents. Despite his dad battling Parkinson’s for the last 15 years, his parents have shown just how important it is to have strong, positive role models as a kid. And on top of that, they’re huge baseball fans (albeit the worst kind: Cubs fans)