LightWorkers and EyeCycle

George McDermith makes news again! Here is a short video made by LightWorkers showcasing EyeCycle and George. There is no voice-over for the video, it’s a slideshow of photos of George with the following captions:

37 year old George McDermith was born 3 – 1/2 months premature,
which led to complications causing him to slowly lose his sight.
That hasn’t stopped him from doing the things he loves, like cycling.
In fact George just spent a week biking in “Ride the Rockies”
where he climbed more than 30,000 feet.
George is a part of EyeCycle Colorado,
a non-profit that helps blind riders enjoy cycling,
while staying safe.
Nothing stops George from pursuing his passion.

Click on the image to visit the video on Facebook.

short video about George on Facebook

Ride the Rockies 2017

Congrats to Eyecycle members George McDermith and Andre van Hall for participating in the 2017 Ride the Rockies!  George was interviewed in this Denver Post article, “At Ride the Rockies, tandem teams with a blind cyclist scale the peaks.

From George:

When I first began focusing on my health I was eager to find anything to keep me active. I was introduced to EyeCycle through an event, and decided to give biking a shot. Little did I know that one thirty mile ride would open for me one of the chief enjoyments of my life. This past June I participated in Ride the Rockies, which turned out to be a 363 mile ride involving 28,000 feet of climbing over the course of seven days. This feat took all the physical and mental energy I could put into it, and provides me with a deep sense of accomplishment. I could not do what I do on a bike without the support, of EyeCycle Colorado. Through the use of their bikes, captains, and camaraderie I have found something that fills a need both on the physical and emotional level. If I, who thought I was going to perish after my first thirty mile ride, can successfully complete Ride the Rockies then you can make positive changes in your life as well.