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 […]
We had an awesome ride today. It was far more challenging than what we originally expected due to heavy headwinds. In all we made it 99.2 miles surpassing our original goal by 12 miles. We ran into a little bit of road construction but Scoob was able to maneuver us through the obstacles like a pro. Everyone is sore, […]
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.
I have found a new passion for riding. After competing in the 2010 Adventure Team Challenge (a Colorado adventure race), I have felt compelled to get involved in both road and mountain biking. To this end, in July of last year I bought my first tandem road bike. After a few minor mishaps I have […]
I am embarking on a new goal (2012 Paralympic Judo Team). As a Martial Artist/Sensei I have felt a strong desire to compete. I have participated in tournaments in the forms/Kata division, but that is non-combative. Standard sparring (Kumite) is rarely open to a blind competitor due to the possibility of injury. After investigating the options […]
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 […]