Welcome to Why I Ride


Welcome to Why I Ride– Dave Schweikert’s home for endurance bicycling rides that support and raise funds for World Bicycle Relief.  (click the link to donate!)

Click on the menus above to learn more about Why I Ride, our past adventures for World Bicycle Relief, and future plans!

A Look Back – A Look Ahead

2019 was- quite literally- a record breaking year!  First, a wacky though still unofficial world record, and then finishing the year with 24 other incredible athletes to set a Guinness World Record!

2019 People for Bikes’ Guinness World Record Ride

Guinness World Record listing

Breaking History episode

2019’s Record Roundabout Ride

ZippCast podcast


2020 Plans

Due to a number of circumstances- COVID19 among others- there may not be a 2020 ride.  But plans are always in the works for future adventures that benefit others through World Bicycle Relief.  Click on Future Rides to learn about what’s next for Why I Ride and Dave.

The “Why”

Click on Our Story above 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.


The following companies have generously contributed to my WBR fundraising rides in some manner, typically either financially or via in-kind support.  Please support them and their great products and people!

     SRAM– As a proud employee of the world’s most exciting bike component company, I’m grateful for the support of co-workers and SRAM management.  SRAM helped found WBR and continues to support it.

     Zipp– The fastest wheels on the planet, I ride Zipp every time I get on a bike and on every mile of my WBR rides.

     Quarq– Another SRAM company, power meters, tracking (Qollector), and Tyrewiz tire pressure sensors all provide key data both during training and WBR endurance rides.

    Clif has been an amazing supporter, providing all nutrition (bars, gels, energy shots, and more) for training and the 2017 ride across America.  I’ve used Clif for years and they provide the energy required for long hours and days in the saddle.

     Christian Cycling (Indiana)– my brothers in Christian Cycling have all been incredible supporters in prayer, financially, and as encouragers of my efforts to help others through World Bicycle Relief.


Lezyne has graciously provided the lights that I use during the long nights on the bikes.  See Gear for more details.

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