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Schweikert's Second Annual Tour de Roundabouts for World Bicycle Relief

Published May 11, 2020

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SRAM quality control engineer Dave Schweikert has established a reputation for extreme bike rides, and all for good causes. In 2017 he rode solo across the US. In 2019 he circled a single roundabout for 24 hours, covering 376.4 miles. Later that year the Noblesville, IN, resident participated what is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records® as the longest static cycling class ever, 28 hours straight. Through his efforts, Schweikert has raised more than $25,000 for World Bicycle Relief. In addition to WBR, the 52 year old will hope to raise money for the Good Samaritan Network.

His next challenge will start at noon (EST) on Thursday, May 14, when the ultracyclist will take on another adventure. This time he plans to circle 240 roundabouts and ride 280 miles, all in 24 hours. The route begins in NE Carmel, IN, at River Road and Cherry Creek Blvd, progressing through Westfield, Zionsville, Whitestown, Strawtown, Fishers, Pendleton, and finishing in Noblesville.

Aside from the fundraising, he sees each event as a personal challenge and wants to engage the broader community through unique cycling events. "Making these events fun and for a good cause is a great way to draw attention to World Bicycle Relief, The Good Samaritan Network, and demonstrate the power of the bicycle," said Schweikert.

World Bicycle Relief, a global nonprofit that provides purpose-built bicycles to developing countries, has been mobilizing people through the Power of Bicycles since 2005. In response to COVID-19, World Bicycle Relief is urgently working to support frontline health workers in developing countries with bicycles. In regions where walking is the main method of transportation, bicycles will enable health workers to travel 4x farther to educate and care for a greater number of vulnerable patients about the rapidly spreading pandemic.

The Good Samaritan Network serves Hamilton County families in need and works with local food pantries and collaborates directly with local non-profits. Gifts will help provide immediate financial support to assist families with food, rent, utilities, medicines, and other household needs/supplies, especially during this pandemic.

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