Benefit set to help local bike legend
Michael, right, and Kim Starchild prepare to take their new tandem bike out for a test ride. The bike will allow Michael to continue to ride despite a recent stay in the hospital. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Million-Mile Mike is selling his bike.
Everything is for sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at The Bike People, a bike repair shop at 425 L St. founded by partners Kim and Mike Starchild in 2011. The benefit auction even includes Mike Starchild’s personal Gary Fisher mountain bike, with all proceeds going toward his recovery from interstitial lung disease.
Starchild, 73, a veteran cyclist, was the physically fit mechanic at The Bike People until he was rushed to the hospital two weeks ago and diagnosed with pneumonia, bronchitis and interstitial lung disease that has caused irreversible scarring to his lungs. Continue Reading