Parkway Tour 2020 is complete!

Riding the Blue Ridge, Foothills, and Natchez Trace Parkways- plus a lifetime crossing of the US North to South. See our YouTube channel for ride videos, with with a blog coming soon.

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!)

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

Future plans-

Future rides are always in the planning stages, plus we’re always looking for crazy ultracycling ideas to engage the community and help others.  Contact us or click on Future Rides above to learn more.

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.


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, ClifBar, Lezyne, and more.

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