Author: David Hirsch

Masukevich Kevin

KEVIN MASUKEVICH >>> 1 WEEK RIDE There are millions of kids in the country who share the same tale & countless other children who have fathers who are physically “showing up” and aren’t really there. They are abandoning the children in

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Topicha-Dolny Mikołaj

MIKOLAJ “NIC” TOPICHA-DOLNY / Poland >>> FULL RIDE   Mikołaj (Nic) Topicha-Dolny has been married 25 years and is father to Agnes (8), Gabriela (15), Michael (18), Alexadra (21). For 25 years Nic and his wife lead formative meetings for married couples. In 2003

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Clark Redmond

REDMOND CLARK, PHD, CEO / Illinois >>> CO-ROUTE CAPTAIN Dr. Redmond (Red) Clark is the CEO of CBL Industrial Services, a firm providing a range of manufactured chemistries and equipment for a wide range of domestic and international industrial customers.  All company products help

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Jenkins Jeff

JEFF JENKINS / Kansas >>> DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT My wife, Kelley and I have been married since 2003. My #1 passion is being Dad to my amazing kids! Every day, I get to fill dual roles, where I am blessed to

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Grube Gary

GARY GRUBE / Barrington, IL >>> COMMUNICATIONS Gary Grube is a founder and CEO of the Caerus Institute, connecting emerging technologies to future market opportunities and creating early inventions and patents around those spaces, helping technology companies bring their innovative

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Wilkerson Lawton

O. LAWTON “WILK” WILKERSON / Chicago Heights, IL >>> VETERANS RELAY TEAM CAPTAIN Lawton Wilkerson is a native of Chicago Heights and WWII veteran. Upon graduating from Bloom Township High School there, he went into the Army Air Force Aviation

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Lee Bob

BOB LEE / Barrington, IL >>> CO-ROUTE CAPTAIN Bob is a prolific rider, having riden more than 12,000 miles around the U.S. during three separate rides to raise awareness and more than a $1m for Cancer, ALS, and Hospice. In addition to

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Janowick Timothy

TIMOTHY JANOWICK/ Illinois >>> RIDE SAFETY CAPTAIN  Timothy Janowick is a husband to Jennifer and father to two great young adults, Bridgitte and Gregory. He serves with the Mount Prospect, Illinois, Police Department where he currently is the Chief of Police. Tim lectures nationally

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Baker Lincoln

LINCOLN BAKER >>> RIDE DIRECTOR As an accomplished adventure travel guide with more than 20 years of experience, Lincoln is responsible for the Dads Honor Ride route, bike manitenance and much of the logistics from start to finish. Passionate for

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1. Hirsch David

DAVID HIRSCH / Barrington, IL >>> RIDE CAPTAIN  My wife Peggy and I have five amazing kids ages 25 to 18. I am also the founder of Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, founded in 1997 and is the country’s first state non-profit

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Fatherhood Organizational Spotlight

The Center for Urban Families was founded in 1999 by Joseph T. Jones, Jr. and located in Baltimore is a: 1) leading voice in the national conversation on responsible fatherhood. 2) successful advocate for child support reform in Maryland. 3)

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Organize a relay team

Get involved and organize a relay team for the 2016 Great Dads Honor Ride! By organizing a team of you and at least one other person, you will raise money and awareness to show your support of fatherhood. You can learn more

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Memorial Day Ride & More

Went for a short ride to watch the parade and attend the solemn Memorial Day ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington. Thank you to Ann & Bob Lee for the nice photos afterwards. Shortly there after I suffered my first

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Biking 101 (as in miles)

Completed a another century ride Saturday.  Perfect day, 75 and sunny.  Rode to Lombard and back along the bike trail. Treated myself to some DQ (at mile #80) and then happen to notice good friends Young Chung and son Peter

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Solorio Jorge

JORGE SOLORIO / Chicago, Illinois >>> URBAN DADS TEAM RIDER Jorge Solorio started with the BlackStar Project in March of 2014. He is an amateur bike rider and plan to help raise funds for the BlackStar Project to support the

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133 Miles And Still Smiling

On Wednesday I decided to ride to Milwaukee to meet a friend for lunch.  It was a clear but crisp day with temperatures in the mid 50s.  Happen to notice a yard sign with the number 2211, which coincidentally is

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