QUAD CITIES (KWQC) — UPDATE: The trip is over and organizers say the trip was an overwhelming success. They returned to Rock Island on Oct. 4, 2017 to announced they raised more than $108,000 raised for local charities.
Their mission is simple... but exhausting. Three men from the Quad Cities are biking the length of the Mississippi River in three weeks to raise money for QCA charities.
Jim Millman, Tom Rowe, and Tom Thoms, are covering 100% of their trip expenses and have personally pledged $21,000 to fund Break the Cycle. Their goal is to raise a matching $21,000 through personal gifts to meet the needs of 21 families and others just like them. They plan to profile a different family each day of their trip.
During their 1,600 mile journey, the cyclists will be working with the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend to collect donations and disburse funds to three non-profit organizations: Alternatives for the Older Adult, Bethany for Children & Families, and Child Abuse Council - to assist the families identified.