Blind Athlete Bikes Across Arizona for a Good Cause

Last June, we profiled Mike Armstrong… you might remember he lost his sight at age 27; yet despite his disability, he has tackled feats most of us only dream about. Like the time he hiked the 807-mile Arizona Trail to raise money for the Foundation for Blind Children.

Well, Mike is certainly not one to rest on his laurels (besides the Arizona Trail, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2009), so he’s pushing himself yet again to raise money for the foundation.

Starting tomorrow, Mike will hit the road and tandem bike 400 miles from the Arizona/New Mexico border to the California state line near Yuma.

“The Blind Ride should make for an incredible, yet challenging five-day adventure,” says Mike. “My training schedule has had me and my team riding 50-to-130 miles a week for the last five months.”

Mike with one of his sighted guides.

The 42 year old hopes to raise $25,000 for the foundation, which helps create opportunities for visually impaired children and adults.

To learn more about Mike, track his progress or make a donation, visit http://www.blindmotivation.com or http://www.seeitourway.org.

 

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