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Pike Enduro to Retrace Route and Raise Awareness

For fifteen days in August, endurance athlete David Pokorny will challenge Pike’s route—and climb his peak—to raise awareness for those who are fighting uphill battles of another kind.

Pokorny’s overland campaign, which he is calling Ride to Pike’s Peak, is a biking and running endeavor beginning from Pike’s jump-off point at Fort Bellefontaine August 3, and ending at the top of Pikes Peak on August 20.

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Image - David Pokorny and family

While Ride to Pike’s Peak commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Pike military expedition to the American Southwest, David and his teammate (and mother) Pat Pokorny also hope to raise awareness for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), and the need for organ donors. Seven immediate family members were afflicted with the disease. Eight years ago PKD caused the failure of Pat’s kidneys and only a kidney transplant saved her life.

The Ride to Pike’s Peak traveled much of the Pike Expedition route through Missouri, Kansas and Colorado, ending at the base of Pike’s Peak. On August 20, David capped off his epic journey by running the 51st Annual Pikes Peak Marathon. Local cyclists were invited to join the ride as it entered their communities.

Pike Enduro Race Map

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