State Farm agent in 16-day ride for charity

The agent has begun a near-1,000-mile bicycle trek to raise money for a nonprofit

State Farm agent in 16-day ride for charity

Non-Profits & Charities

By Ryan Smith

An Illinois insurance agent is in the midst of a 16-day bike ride around Lake Michigan to raise money for charity.

Mark Moylan, a State Farm agent from Tinley Park, Ill., will ride nearly 1,000 miles to raise money for the nonprofit Tinley Wish, an organization started by local police, according to a report by Tinley Park Patch. Moylan began the ride on July 5 and will be joined for part of the route by his family.

Moylan will be flying a Tinley Park flag as he rides, according to Patch. He’ll also be wearing a State Farm bicycle uniform during the trek.

Moylan said that he had been cycling for years, but has never ridden more than 100 miles at a time. He told Patch that he was inspired to take the ride by his wife, who suggested that he do something unique for charity in celebration of his 50th birthday.

All funds raised by the ride will support Tinley Park Wish, according to Patch. As of Friday, Moylan’s GoFundMe page showed that he’d raised more than $1,000 of a $10,000 goal.

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