|Hello everyone, I am Jack Mannebach. A third year rider from Chicago Illinois. I am currently a graduating senior at St. Norbert College in De Pere Wisconsin. I study Economics and next year I will be attending Marquette’s graduate school of management to get my Masters in Applied Economics. This year I am also the training specialist for the Eastern Route.
One thing I have been asking myself a lot recently is, “Why do I keep coming back to B4B?” I think in the most honest sense my response is just, “Because I can”. When I first joined Biking for Babies, doing it multiple times had never really crossed my mind. Leaving St. Louis my first time, my thought was that if I can do it again I’m doing it again. The past two times I have done B4B have been two of the most memorable and joyful experiences of my life. This is not why I came back though… I doubt I will bike when I am not doing Biking for Babies, I don’t exactly jump for joy before a training ride. The reason I keep coming back is because I know I can make it to St. Louis. Even though training rides stink, it can be uncomfortable talking about my Pro-Life beliefs, and biking 600 miles in a week is hard, it does not compare to what we are asking these women to do. My hope in doing B4B is that my sacrifice is offered up in place of that of a woman or unborn child.
I am blessed to be able to be riding this year with my brother, cousin, my brother’s girlfriend, and some great friends. I thank you for your donation and your interest in Biking for Babies. Please pray for the woman, the unborn children and for a renewal of the culture of life.
Goal: $20,000 | Raised: $10,090 | Progress: 50% | Updated: 10/01/2021