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Rockland Cyclist Biking NY to GA Encounters Obstacles But Presses On

Nyack cyclist Dave Navaroff has encountered rain, rocky terrain, a lost phone and fatigue along the way of his 6-day charity ride from NY to GA, but keeps pressing on for a special young girl.

Nyack cyclist Dave Navaroff has encountered rain, rocky terrain, a lost phone and fatigue along the way of his 6-day "Ride to Give" charity ride from NY to GA. Photo credit: Ride to Give.
Nyack cyclist Dave Navaroff has encountered rain, rocky terrain, a lost phone and fatigue along the way of his 6-day "Ride to Give" charity ride from NY to GA. Photo credit: Ride to Give.

Dave Nazaroff of Nyack is nearing the end of his 6-day, 900-mile bicycle journey. Today he rides to Spartansburg, South Carolina and continues on tomorrow to his final destination, Gainesville, Georgia to present a check for more than $70,000 to a special little girl and her family.

Nazaroff started his journey last Sunday from Nyack, NY for the charity "Ride to Give" who is raising funds for the ride's recipient, Callie Truelove, who suffers from Williams Syndrome, a heart defect. 

Team Ride to give documents his progress on their Facebook page and reported Wednesday

"After a perfect morning ride of 80 miles it seems everything that could have been thrown at us was. We meet the a nice VA State Trooper who did not like me driving 20 in his 45 mile an hour zone. We had a huge downpour or two or three. We found ourselves on very busy city streets that made us glad to be the van, then ended up on scary steep gravel roads that were equally as unsafe. We had a few roads to nowhere and got totally lost trying to exit the Blue Ridge Parkway. But at the end of the day, Dave was able to ride his bike over the North Carolina state line as he had done a year ago on the Ride for Tripp Halstead Updates. When we finally arrived at the hotel in Mt Airy there was a warm group of RTGA members waiting for us and we got to meet our own Team RTG member Beth Herold for the first time. We are exhausted and have another early day ahead tomorrow. Over all, day 4 of the Ride was about being safe and not taking unnecessary risks and we are so glad the RTGA understands."

On Thursday, Ride to Give reported Nazaroff is riding through more rain but keeps pressing on. As of Thursday afternoon, the charity raised over $70,000 in funds for A Look Into Callie's Heart.

The Ride to Give is a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises funds and awareness for children with long-term illnesses and special needs.Nazaroff is the co-founder.

To make a tax deductible donation to A Look Into Callie's Heartclick here.

To follow Nazaroff's route, click here.

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