Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Another reason: Why we build Recumbent Trikes

Inspiration comes in many forms, for us at Sidewinder Cycle that would include three wheeled designs and stories that entail the creative force behind the design. Many times we overlook the "why" we first started building recumbent trikes. A recent article and subsequent exploration of the inspiration behind the article provided us with the reminder to the "why".

In the Kent Patch was a story about Pete Zeidner: "He had already biked more than 200 miles on his three-wheeled recumbent bicycle, and he was excited to finish the last 100 miles on the fifth day of the six-day Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure in 1999. Pete has cerebral palsy, but his tailor-made recumbent bicycle gave him the freedom to move.

He didn’t know it then, but that was the last ride he would ever take on his own.

In 1991, eight years before his accident, Zeidner decided to bike 1,000 miles around Ohio to raise money for cerebral palsy research. He raised $10,000 and wanted to continue, so he started Pedal-with-Pete in 1993, a charity that raises money for cerebral palsy research. He hoped to raise money by cycling around the country himself. But his hopes were shattered on that day in 1999".

About the Organization: Pedal-with-Pete

Pedal-with-Pete is a philanthropic organization, dedicated to raising funds for research to improve the quality of life for persons with cerebral palsy. Fund raising is achieved mainly through charity bike rides occurring in Kent, Ohio, in Columbus, Ohio, and in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

If you have a moment, please read the story about Pete and his charity foundation.

1 comment:

  1. This is brilliant! So very clever, now lets see what else I might catch in my web of silk spirals. Thank you Will!

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