1400 mile bicycle tour honors crony with ALS
June 19, 2015 - als
MINNEAPOLIS – A Wisconsin male is holding a prolonged approach to revisit a crony here in Minnesota, by going on a 1,400 mile bike ride.
“I motionless to do something to widespread awareness, and we came adult with this absurd idea,” pronounced David Sowden.
While a aged observant goes, a tour of a thousand miles starts with a singular step, for Sowden, his tour involves pedaling to respect a male who can no longer take his possess steps.
Sowden’s good crony Bob Beidel lives in a Twin Cities, and has been vital with ALS for a past 9 years.
“I saw a decrease over a march of those years, from being that man, to being that male who’s now in a wheelchair and can’t do anything for himself,” Sowden said. “It’s a fight that needs reinforcements, since there is no heal for ALS.”
To lift awareness, Sowden and Ben Calvopina started a “Ride Over ALS,” biking 100 miles a day for 14 days, from New Orleans to Minneapolis, in a feverishness of June.
“It’s utterly a distress that we’re undertaking, though what’s function to us over these 14 days is zero compared to what people with ALS go by on a daily basis,” Sowden said.
It’s not usually a ride. At several stops along a way, a guys are assembly ALS patients and caregivers, and pity their stories on a Facebook page; though recognition is usually a beginning.
“Putting them on video is fantastic, though they need some-more assistance than that. They all need some-more assistance than that.” Sowden says he’d like to assistance ALS patients financially, too, and hopes to start a GoFundMe page for a final days of a ride.
“Hopefully we can do something for all of them, and for Bob.”
David and Ben are due to float into Target Field Station on Jun 27th, where a initial sequence of business will be to lay a drink with their crony Bob. A fundraiser is designed Jun 28th during Excelsior Brewing Company from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tim Mahoney is performing. Tickets are $25.
To follow their journey, revisit a Ride Over ALS Facebook page