Bike streak crosses the finish line

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Kurt Gering biked for nearly 600 consecutive days

After a bout with a nasty intestinal infection, Marquette ITS Project Manager Kurt Gering has finally ended his amazing streak of biking every day. But his passion for cycling remains unbroken.

Gering started a daily bike streak on New Year’s Day 2011 and continued to pedal day after day without fail for more than another year and a half.

“Too often,” he said in a Marquette Matters profile earlier this year, “we place false limitations on ourselves.”

At the end of this streak, he reflected on what the accomplishment meant to him:

For nearly 600 days I rode my bicycle every day, pedaling over 11,000 miles as I continued the streak. Along the way, I met so many incredible athletes in person and virtually through sites such as dailymile.com, who shared their stories of tragedy and triumph. Their inspiration guided me along the way, helping the streak to persevere through colds, late flights, broken ribs, a nasty bout of influenza and even a broken foot.

Read his entire note on Facebook here. Congratulations, Kurt! You inspire us.

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