UPDATE 7-10: Tim is back home in Chicago with is family. He is now focused on the long process of rehab and recovery. Your support and well-wishes have been incredible and without a doubt have been an incredible help to morale.
Tim remains focused on his goals of funding the scholarship he had been riding for all year. You can read more about the scholarship including how to apply on the Scholarship Page.
Update June 17: Tim is OK. But he’s in rough shape. On Thursday June 15th Tim was struck by an F-150 on Alabama Route 86 about 40 miles outside of Tuscaloosa. He was rushed to DCH Medical Center in Tuscaloosa before being transferred to UAB Birmingham due to the severity.
Tim has a burst fracture in his lower back as well as a (minor) broken neck, minor fractures up his spine, a fracture in his face, a significant number of teeth are gone, and his face is scraped up real good. He was admitted into surgery Friday afternoon to fuse vertebrae T11 to L3. The six hour procedure went well and he is in good spirits and will be cared for at the University of Birmingham Hospital. He will be heading back to Chicago this week and recovering with his parents for the next few months.
Regretfully, Tim’s journey to bike all 30 this season is over.
But his endeavor continues. Tim remains the captain of B4B 2017 and his goals of raising money to establish a scholarship for mentees hoping to pursue a higher education remains intact.
There has been an a wonderful outpouring of support and well-wishes from Tim’s friends, family, as well as both the biking and baseball communities.
The most common question has overwhelmingly been, “what can I do?” To which Tim has made the following statement:
” This trip has been absolutely incredible. I can’t say how devastated I am that this is how it ends. The places, stories, but especially the wonderful people I’ve met across the country has made this adventure amazing. For those wanting to help and show their support, I ask the same thing I have all summer; first consider becoming a mentor and volunteering some of your time to help your community and be a good influence in a kid’s life, and second consider donating to the cause and helping us get this scholarship funded.
And thank you for the unbelievable support you all have shown me all summer and especially though this ordeal,”
Meet Tim – Your 2017 B4B Rider!
Tim Lalla, a 24 year old Chicago native, will be road cycling to all 30 Major League ballparks this summer encouraging you to volunteer to become a mentor!
Along the way Tim will be catching a game and meeting fans at every MLB park and raising money for Biking for Baseball programs and the B4B Little Scholarship Fund!
He needs your help! Follow and reach out via Twitter, IG, and Facebook. Meet him for a ballgame. Ask him why you should volunteer your time to become mentor! And if you’re able, Donate!