Top Detroit chefs cook to benefit cyclist riding coast to coast for hunger relief

When Tim Winterfield learned that ultra-marathoners reach their peak in their 60s, it both inspired and motivated him.

He took up long-distance biking, as in dozens of miles per day, which led to two separate journeys stretching up to 1,800 miles along both coasts of America.

Now the 63-year-old Warren resident is preparing for the ultimate long-distance ride — this time pedaling from coast to coast, from Los Angeles to Boston. And he’s getting support from some of metro Detroit’s top chefs.

Winterfield’s plan is to start out around April 1 at his daughter’s home in Los Angeles and finish at his son’s home on the opposite coast in Boston, nearly 3,500 miles away.

Like his other rides, this, too, will benefit a charity.

Winterfield aims to raise $20,000 for Gleaners Community Food Bank, a Detroit-based hunger relief organization. He’ll get help from the metro Detroit restaurant community that he has long been a part of.

Feb. 17, 2020. (Photo: Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press)