Our Good Deeds: 10-year-old’s drive to ride nabs inspiration award | Good Deeds

A 10-year-old’s determination to ride bicycles and motorcycles has inspired a local business so much, it gave him an award.

David Drolc received the Strider Inspiration Award last week from Strider Bikes. A news release from Strider Sports International said David learned to balance and ride on a bicycle and motorcycle, despite having Down syndrome.

“Upon watching David master a motorcycle on the large screen video, over 800 leather-clad motorcycle enthusiasts jumped to their feet with a standing ovation for the young man receiving the Inspiration Award,” the release said. 

The award was presented during the 2017 Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame induction ceremonies held in conjunction with the Sturgis motorcycle rally. 

“Strider is changing the paradigm of how kids learn to ride and setting the new standard for how young children explore the world on two wheels and ultimately make their own history,” Strider founder Ryan McFarland said in the release.

McFarland also recently announced the start of the Strider Education Foundation, which was started “to inspire new riders of all abilities to a life of two-wheeled adventures for years to come.”

“Someday, these kids may be future inductees into the Sturgis Museum’s Hall of Fame,” he said.

Tree dedication planned for climbing accident victim

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Wilson Elementary School students and faculty will plant a tree in honor of a former student who died last year in a climbing accident.

Nineteen-year-old Tom Pfeifle died Aug. 29, 2016, from injuries he suffered in an Aug. 8 accident while climbing Granite Peak, Montana’s highest point. 

The tree planting and dedication is planned for noon Aug. 17, with…

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