Spokes Fighting Strokes Grand River Greenway Event
July 25, 2021, 1-3 pm at Connor Bayou (Rain date July 27)
Join us for a dose of inspiration and a trike ride! Dan Zimmerman will share how he’s changing lives across the nation with recumbent trikes. Followed by our speakers, local stroke survivors can test out a trike. We’ll wrap up the day with a social ride along the Idema Explorers Trail. This event is free!
1 pm • Speaker & Trike Test
Betsy Cech, Michigan Recumbent Trikes
Dan Zimmerman, Spokes Fighting Strokes Dan will assist stroke survivors and attendees with physical or balance limitations to experience riding a recumbent trike. Text Dan to pre-arrange a ride: (602) 558-0820
2 pm • Social Ride with Betsy Cech, Michigan Recumbent Trikes – Meet at 12945 N Cedar Dr, Grand Haven
Dan Zimmerman suffers from Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telanglectasia, a disease in which the lungs fail to filter clots efficiently. At the age of 41, the disease caused a stroke that damaged the left side of his brain, paralyzing his right arm and leg. Doctors told him he would never walk or talk again. After intensive rehabilitation, Dan was barely walking within a year, but severe aphasia kept him from talking. He continued to receive outpatient therapy at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. Dan found freedom when he bought his first trike and four years later founded Spokes Fighting Strokes with a mission to reach every stroke survivor and show them that recovery is possible!
Thank you to our event partners: Poplar Ridge Partners, Angletech, Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Recumbent Trikes, West Michigan Bike & Fitness, Ottawa County Parks Foundation
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