Race Winner Visits New Martinsville
Danny Chew, two-time Race Across America Winner (1996, 1999) and founder of the Dirty Dozen Bicycle ride/race in Pittsburgh, recently visited New Martinsville to take advantage of the area’s great bicycling roads. Arguably the world’s greatest long distance cyclist at the end of the 20th Century, Chew completed his fifth week of the year in which he has ridden over 1,000 miles. Most of the riding was done in Wetzel, Marshall, Monroe, and Washington counties.
Chew deemed many of the spots he rode as a “cycling paradise.” His recent journey started on two wheels from his home in Pittsburgh and ended with a 177-mile return ride to Allegheny County. One of Chew’s cycling goals is to ride one million miles. At present, he has ridden more than 700,000 miles. He was accompanied on some of his journey by local cyclists Charlie Sebroski and John Yevuta.