David Bergman and Michael Higgins are blazing 3,600 miles through 14 states to raise funds & awareness for BlazeSports America! Their amazing journey begins on May 27th in Tybee Island and ends July 3rd in San Francisco with their friend and fellow cyclist, Vik Nat joining them in Colorado to finish the journey through the last five states.
Blaze Across America is coming to Atlanta:
When: May 30th @ 8:45am
Where: The Silver Comet Trail, 4342 Floyd Road SW., Mableton, GA., 30126
Bring your bicycles and join between 8:45am-9:00am to ride with the Blaze Brothers or just cheer them on in support of their journey across 14 states! Contact Bill Cudmore if interested in riding.
Blaze Across America is in the news!
WSB-TV, segment produced for “People to People” show. Was filmed on May 8th and aired on Sunday, May 21st.
Bicyclists ride coast to coast for special mission.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution article:
‘Blaze Brothers’ to bike cross country for athletes with disabilities
Support Blaze Across America:
To support David, Michael & Vik, make a tax-deductible contribution to BlazeSports and indicate “Blaze Across America” in the comment section.
The Blaze Across America Story
Great friends, Michael (a Type 1 diabetic) and David have completed multiple Ironman Triathlons, marathons, and other long-distance cycling adventures together. This time they have decided to do go coast-to-coast in 36 days to help veterans and youth with disabilities. They will be joined by their friend and fellow cyclist, Vik Nat in Colorado to finish the journey through the last five states. Watch WSB-TV’s segment on Michael & David journey here.
Michael is a volunteer coach for the BlazeSports Track & Field team. He has trained Paralympic High School All-Americans and seen first-hand the impact that adaptive sports can have in the mental and physical lives of youth and veterans with disabilities. David is a Pediatrician at The Pediatric Place in Alpharetta, GA. In his practice, he cares for many children with physical and mental disabilities and enjoys seeing all children thrive
David and Michael will pick up an additional rider in Colorado for the last leg of the ride (5 states to go). Vik Nat is honored to join his friends on their journey to support BlazeSports America. A Systems Engineer for Georgia’s Own Credit Union, Vik loves working for a company that supports local charities and often gets involved. Vik is a loving husband of 22 years and proud father of two.
Follow David & Michael’s blog, here to stay abreast of their day-to-day journey and live vicariously from their bicycle seats!
Ride Begins: Tybee Island, GA (Atlantic Ocean) May 27, 2017
Ride Ends: San Francisco, CA (Pacific Ocean) July 3, 2017
14 States: GA-AL-MS-AR-OK-KS-NE-SD-WY-CO-UT-AZ-NV-CA
Total # cycling days: 36 days (we’ll have 2 rest days en route)
Total # cycling miles: 3600 mi
Support Van Drivers:
During their cycling adventure across America, they hope to have cyclists with disabilities join them for various road segments as they head westward. An inspiration to all athletes!