We made it! The final mileage turned out to be 376 miles, apparently we saved a few miles by riding through the City of Tuscon and taking Highway 84 through Eloy. This morning went really smooth it was nice to hang out with Anthony “Sarge” Herriage who helped with logistics during the Arizona Trail Hike. […]
We had another successful journey today. We started our day with a news interview and an emergency stop for extra bike tubes. This delayed us from starting our ride until 10:30 am. I-8 was far smoother than I-10 however this did not stop us from getting a leak in the Van’s tire and a total […]
Had a lot of fun on the road today. We started off with an awesome 20 mile down hill because we climbed 100 miles to get to it the day before. We made it into Tucson by 9:15 am, but then we started having problems with flat tires. Apparently we have been picking up left […]
ELKO — Mike Armstrong sat on the edge of his bed in the Red Lion Hotel and felt for his iPhone. He thumbed through the phone’s assorted menus with the aid of a VoiceOver application, which directs the user by way of an automated voice. After a few moments of exploring, Armstrong finally found the […]
Channel 12 News recently interviewed Mike and Scoob and talked about the Blind Ride event to raise $25,000 for the Foundation for Blind Children. If you would like to make a donation to help this great charity you can click the donate button on the side of this page.
It is hard to believe that I am only a few days away from my ride across Arizona. The event is called The Blind Ride and is a charity effort to help the Foundation for Blind Children a 501c3 charity in Phoenix. The Blind Ride should make for an incredible yet challenging five day adventure for all of us. This tandem bike ride is 390 miles and starts at the New Mexico border and runs to the California state line. My goal is to raise funds and awareness for the FBC and hopefully inspire a few people along the way.
As I was looking around online I found another interview that Mike did with Mark Winsor an online radio host. If you check out the video you will have a good idea of how tiring and long the Arizona Trail hike was. At the point of this interview we were about 4 or 5 days […]
Fox 10 did a story on Mike Armstrong yesterday morning, check out the video below to see it. Blind Man Hikes Across Arizona: MyFoxPHOENIX.com An Arizona man has just completed an 800 mile hike across the state, and what makes this story so inspirational is that he did it without the benefit of sight. FOX […]
Earlier today I was privileged to guide Sensei Mike Armstrong across the Arizona/Utah border. In the past 57 days Mike has hiked 782.3 miles and became the first blind man to hike the Arizona Trail end to end. When we first set out on this adventure we realized it was ambitious and as we made […]
Checked in with Mike last night; even though him and Bob Pelikan (Sighted Guide) were covered in SNOW (yes it does snow in Arizona) and hammered with strong winds they reached their 24 mile goal in time to enjoy a hot shower and dinner in Flagstaff as a reward. Mike has told me that his […]