CHICAGO (CBS) — A Rogers Park man was entering the fourth day of a bike ride to Boston, in an attempt to motivate others to exercise.
Tommy Schneider has been holding camps and clinics in and around Chicago for years, in an effort to get kids more active. Now he’s taken his quest on the road.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Black Ice, Frostbite Risk As Wind Chills Drop Below Zero Tuesday
“I feel like, if people knew how to take care of themselves better, then we’d be much better off, and we wouldn’t have the figures for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease as high as they are,” he said.
Schneider runs TRUE Fit – or The Resourceful Use of Exercise.
He embarked on the roughly 1,100-mile bike ride Monday before dawn from Wrigley Field. As of Wednesday afternoon, he had already ridden 300 miles, and made it through Indiana and most of Ohio.
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