Spokes Fighting Strokes Adaptive Cycling Clinics
and Seminars with Dan Zimmerman
SAVE THE DATES : July 16th & 18th, 2024
Spokes Fighting Strokes is a non-profit organization focused on helping those affected by a wide range of physical and mental disabilities on their journey to rehabilitation by utilizing recumbent trikes. Spokes Fighting Strokes has been touring the United States for four years, providing open recumbent trike riding clinics to stroke survivors, paraplegics, and those affected by neural degenerative diseases like M.S, Parkinson's, & Alzheimer's. This year, Dan's Wisconsin leg of the tour will have two adaptive cycling clinics, both of which are free to attend and open to the public.
Dan Zimmerman suffered a life-altering stroke in 2005 caused by Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). Though recovery was difficult and took a long time, he is now able to do many things that were previously considered unattainable. Dan is now the founder of Spokes Fighting Strokes, a 501c organization, whose mission is to reach every stroke survivor and show them that recovery is possible! Through their Spokes Adaptive Cycling clinics in Arizona and Colorado, they help stroke survivors gain independence, ability, hope, and freedom.
Dan will once again be visiting the Hostel Shoppe on his 2024 Spokes Summer Tour across the U.S.A. and he will be visiting Marshfield on Tuesday, July 16th for the first clinic. The second clinic will take place later that week on Thursday, July 18th at the Hostel Shoppe in Stevens Point. Both of these clinics will include seminars from Dan, a ride on local trails, and input from physical therapy and rehabilitation professionals from Marshfield Clinic. This clinic is meant to act as a resource to help answer questions or provide support to those on their rehabilitation journey.
Cycling, Dan says, has improved his health and more importantly, given him a purpose in life. He wants to raise awareness of HHT, the disease that killed his brother and mother and is present in Dan and his younger son. He also wants to raise awareness of stroke prevention and inspire other stroke survivors to fight back against the disease. He is eager to present to stroke survivors, folks with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Parkinson's, and people with other disabilities and their support teams.
Hostel Shoppe will provide refreshments and post clinic snacks.
Registration: Info coming soon.
When: Exact times to be announced.
Clinic 1: Tuesday, July 16th
Clinic 2: Thursday, July 18th
Clinic 1: Location to be determined - Marshfield, WI 54449
Clinic 2: Hostel Shoppe, 3201 John Joanis Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54482
What: Presentation and test rides by Dan Zimmerman of Spokes Fighting Strokes. Snacks and refreshments provided by Hostel Shoppe.
More information about Dan and his organization: www.spokesfightingstrokes.org