David-Feinman – A Long Bike Ride
David Feinman and friends recently completed a 1,100 mile bike ride in honor of CycleNation and World Stroke Day.
The phrase, “A Long Bike Ride” took on a new meaning when David Feinman and some friends take off for a 1,100-mile, 10-day bike ride from Philadelphia to Florida. The ride concluded in Panama City with a self-supported Iron distance triathlon on October 31st. This consisted of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run. This took place one week ahead of the official Ironman competition in Panama City. David Feinman, Cameron Smith, and Jordan Champalou cycled through 10 cities, covering upwards of 100 miles per day supported by a crew of two people and an RV in tow.
It’s all for a great cause. The team partnered with the American Stroke Association and raised $5,000 for the cause. This cause is very personal to David. The team hopes to inspire others to “move more” and push themselves to do their best. They invited others to join them for some miles virtually or even in person along their 10-city bike tour. It’s so important especially during these times to do things for your health. Making a change in your life to move more is hard, but pushing yourself comes with great rewards. This trip is the result of David beginning that push 5 years ago and he hopes to inspire others to begin their own journeys as his grandfather did for him.
“When my grandfather had a stroke in 2015, he was met with not only a new way of living but an uncomfortable recovery. Watching him push himself each day in recovery and learn to walk again inspired me to start running again. Through his spirit, I was able to push myself further and further until I was able to do an Ironman triathlon. Now I am biking to Florida to honor him and the impact he had on me through his recovery” Feinman says.
What has been amazing about this journey, is that people in every single city have offered to open up their homes to allow the team to park the RV and rest before they take off for the next city the following day. The team hopes to make connections in each city and share the “why” of this journey.