The 2011 Bike America Team!

After several weeks of conducting interviews, the Illini 4000 Board of Directors is excited to welcome a new group of riders to the organization. This summer we will send the fifth Illini 4000 Bike America team on a cross-country bike trip from New York City to San Francisco to raise funds for and spread awareness about cancer. The 2011 team is made up of a diverse group of 29 individuals who have all shown dedication toward the fight against cancer.

Planning for the school year and this summer is well underway. We had our first official team meeting on Monday of this week. After a round of introductions we gave an overview of the organization and the schedule for the school year.

Below, you’ll find a profile of the 2011 Bike America Team. Stay tuned for updated rider profile pages!

  • Gedion Amesias – Actuarial Science – Chicago, IL
  • Greg Bopp – Statistics – Bloomingdale, IL
  • Emmanuel Camacho – Media and Cinema Studies – Chicago, IL
  • Gabrielle Fairbairn – Human Development and Family Studies – Minooka, IL
  • Josh Doppelt – Molecular and Cellular Biology/Psychology – Highland Park, IL
  • Cristian Garcia - Undeclared – Cicero, IL
  • Manwen Guo – Psychology – Beijing, China
  • Anthony Ho – Engineering Physics – Hong Kong, China
  • Julie Kim – Policy, International Trade and Development – Palatine, IL
  • Katherine Lindsay – Spanish and ESES – Glenview, IL
  • Kelsey Lyles – Global Studies – Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Sean Madison – Urban and Regional Planning – Mundelein, IL
  • Maggie Marek – Advertising – Downers Grove, IL
  • Marc Maybaum – Advertising – Palos Park, IL
  • Divya Nagpal – Community Health – Naperville, IL
  • Dory Quinlan – Community Health – Mahomet, IL
  • Louis Ramirez – Undeclared – Carbondale, IL
  • Connor Ramsey – Anthropology – Rochester, IL
  • Lee Replogle - Molecular and Cellular Biology – Gurnee, IL
  • Linsey Rock – Environmental Science
  • Rachel Samaniego – Art Education – Chicago, IL
  • Christine Santos – Biology/Political Science – Port Charlotte, FL
  • Yang Song – Mathematics – Shanghai, China
  • Ellie Spitz - Human Development and Family Studies – Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Ronald Tisdale – History – Springfield, IL
  • Brandi Tyne – Undeclared – Polo, IL
  • David Walder – Computer Engineering – Oak Park, IL
  • Jan Wieczorek – Chemistry – Chicago, IL
  • Lauren Winters – Communication Studies – Freeport, IL
Comments (6)
  • Jaime Kelleher Jaime Kelleher says:

    Congratulations to the new team! I hope you are excited for the most amazing thing you will ever do in your life!

    Peace, Love and Bikes,

  • Dana McKenna says:

    So exciting! Wishing all good things for you, i4k 2k11. Cheers!

  • slaude Sean Laude says:

    I’m super excited for all of you! welcome to the ever growing I4k family!

  • jpodgorski Jill Podgorski says:

    I have been checking to see when the list would go up! Ha I’m pathetic I know, but Ijust wanted to congratulate you ALL and wish you the BEST OF LUCK!! get ready for your life to change!! =]

    peace, love, PBJ,

  • Brad Topol btopol says:

    Rock on team 2011! I4K 4Ever

  • Jill Canaday says:

    Congratulations Team 2011! We support you from Channahon Illinois and will be excited to read your daily updates. Train as hard as you can in Illinois before May. We love you for doing this!
    Jill & Kevin

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