Sandusky Register

Sandusky Register — June 15, 2016 Dads Honor Ride visits Sandusky SANDUSKY — After riding 57 miles along Lake Erie from Cleveland to Sandusky on Monday, the Dads Honor Ride crew stopped in town to rest overnight before continuing to Toledo. The group is on an estimated 1,500 mile journey from Boston to Chicago to raise awareness about children growing up without father figures. Visit the Sandusky Register to read the entire article or download a pdf here: Sandusky Register: Dads Honor Ride visits Sandusky 6:15

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John St. Augustine Interview

Life Matters with John St. Augustine — June 14, 2016 24 million children grow up without knowing who their fathers are and that gaping wound is at the root cause of so many ills of society insists David Hirsch, founder of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative and author of “21st Century Dads : A Father’s Journey To Break The Cycle of Father Absence.”  David rode his bike 2,300 miles + in 21 days in 2015 to bring awareness to the responsibility of fatherhood and talks with John who collaborated on the book about the many ways celebrating Father’s Day creates a

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Baltimore Sun Interview

The Balitmore Sun   —   Monday June 6, 2016 The Center for Urban Families now stands to receive a $1,000 donation from bicyclists in the Dads Honor Ride. They’re riding three weeks — from Boston to Chicago, by way of Baltimore — and visiting organizations, such as the family center in Mondawmin, that support fathers. Read the entire article.

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Newsday Article

Newsday, Suffolk, Long Island — 6-2-16 A group of cyclists biking 1,500 miles to support charities that help fathers become more active in their kids’ lives made a pit stop in Commack Wednesday. The second annual Dads Honor Ride kicked off on Memorial Day in Boston and will end in Chicago on Father’s Day. Last year, the cycling campaign netted about $75,000 for local fatherhood charities. You can read the rest of the article here:Newsday article 6:2:16

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Boston Globe Interview

Boston Globe — May 28, 2016 A man from the Chicago area plans to bicycle all the way home from Boston to urge fathers to deeply engage with their children. David A. Hirsch, 55, believes that many of society’s ills, from high dropout rates to drug abuse to crime, are connected to children growing up without fathers or other strong male role models. “We’re trying to get the message to fathers to be more present in their children’s lives . . . financially present, physically present, emotionally present, and spiritually present,” he said. “I call that the mantra of fatherhood, or the

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Dads Honor Ride

Published on Aug 21, 2015. Dads Honor Ride is a cycling and fundraising campaign. The inaugural ride DHR15 took place from June 1-21, 2015. The ride started in Santa Monica, CA, loosely followed the iconic Route 66 and concluded in Chicago on Father’s Day.

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KMIR News

Jun 02, 2015 4:46 PM CDT By TIFFANY CONTRERAS–You may have seen some bike riders in helmets and spandex around Palm Springs Tuesday. Fathers pedaled from Lynwood to Palm Springs during a 2,100-mile bike ride. The Dad’s Honor Ride will raise funds for the first Boot Camp for New Dads program at the St. Francis Medical Center in Los Angeles. The program will support local charities that encourage fathers to be part of their children’s lives and develop close relationships with them. The ride began Monday in Lynwood, Calif., where the Boot Camp for New Dads will be located. Read entire article…

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