Welcome to Why I Ride– Dave Schweikert’s home for ultra-endurance bike rides that support World Bicycle Relief. (click the link to donate!) Dave strives to inspire others to Dream Big- then Make It Happen!
Click on Our Story to learn more about Why I Ride and how this site came to be. Dave rides for 3 reasons:
- As a personal challenge
- To help others via World Bicycle Relief and other charities
- To engage the community
World Bicycle Relief is an organization that provides access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles. The money raised helps provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in rural Africa; connecting them with education, healthcare and economic opportunities.
Our Story & Notable Rides
2022: National Park tour– enjoy the spectacular scenery on the YouTube video.
2021 Pedal to Empower: how far can you go when there is no finish line? Check out the YouTube video and Strava!
2021 Rides: Key West and a (partial) lap of Puerto Rico, and celebrating Dave’s 200th century– on a Buffalo Bike!
2020 Rides: an amazing year featuring 17,000 miles of roundabouts, rivers, mountain climbs, majestic sunrises, and more:
- Tour de Roundabouts 2020– our first attempt at a video, so please forgive the lack of music! For the 2nd year in a row- GCN featured Dave’s Roundabout Ride! See the 14:40 mark here.
- Parkway Tour 2020: Part I and Part II riding the Blue Ridge, Foothills, and Natchez Trace Parkways, culminating in a lifetime crossing of the US North to South
- River Tour 2020– Christmas vacation and more riding the Ohio & Mississippi Rivers
2019 was a record breaking year: a wacky though unofficial world record, and then joining 24 other incredible athletes to set a Guinness World Record!
2019 People for Bikes’ Guinness World Record Ride
2019’s Record Roundabout Ride
Click here to learn more about some of the great companies and people that support World Bicycle Relief and Why I Ride, including SRAM, Zipp, Clif Bar, Lezyne, and more.