Blaze Across America for BlazeSports!

David Bergman and Michael Higgins are blazing across 3,600 miles and 14 states to raise funds & awareness for BlazeSports America!

Mike and Dave on their journey to raise money for BlazeSports America
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.

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!

 

To support David & Michael’s mission, click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to BlazeSports and indicate “Blaze Across America” in the comment section.

Michael making a difference for BlazeSports America

 

The Journey

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:

Patrick Weigand
Api Firoozi
Peter Loeb

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!

Follow David & Michael’s blog, here to stay abreast of their day-to-day journey and live vicariously from their bicycle seats!