A Century for Change

Join along as Dave rides 100 miles (for the 200th time) on a Buffalo Bike! Ride for 1 mile or all 100- click below for details!

Welcome to Why I Ride

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Welcome to Why I Ride– Dave Schweikert’s home for ultra-endurance bike rides that support World Bicycle Relief.  (click the link to donate!)

Our Story & Notable Rides

2021 Pedal to Empower– how far can you, when there is no finish line?  A video is coming soon.  Until then- check out Strava!

2020 was an amazing year featuring 17,000 miles of roundabouts, rivers, mountain climbs, majestic sunrises, and more.  Subscribe to the Why I Ride YouTube Channel to see videos from some of the many places the bike carried Dave last year!

  • Tour de Roundabouts 2020our 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 2020Christmas 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

ZippCast podcast

The “Why”

Click on Our Story to learn more about Why I Ride and how this site came to be.

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.

Supporters

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.

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