David Webster: A Ride to Remember


By Aimee Burnett

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Cyclists are hitting the road to raise money for a good cause and remember one of their own.

David Webster was killed back in 2009 doing what he loved best...cycling.

Saturday, dozens took to the roads to remember their fallen comrade and raise money to help local children.

"David Webster was very active with triathlons in the community and also a very active member of the YMCA. And, so the purpose of this is to raise funds to give scholarships to kids for swim lessons and memberships here at the Y," said Robin Seastrom, organizer.

The ride begins and ends right here at the YMCA on Elizabeth St. and the nice thing about it is it offers a little something for everyone.

"We have a 62 mile, 34 mile, the 20 milers are getting ready to head out and new this year is the 10 mile beginner ride, which is going to be an escorted ride," said Seastrom.

The sixty–two mile loop goes from Foothill Road out to Murtaugh and back.

All the other distances ride different variations within that loop.

Last year hundreds of kids in our community benefited from the event.

"With the funds that were raised last year over 200 children were given free swim lessons last year at Spring Break," said Seastrom.

Cyclist Chris Anderson finished the 62 mile ride in about four hours.

For him, it's about supporting the cycling community.

"Twin Falls has really had a big boost to our community with new shops that entered in town. They've been really supportive of the cycling community," said Chris Anderson, Cyclist.

"This is a way to honor the man and what he did and what he loved and the organization the YMCA that he loved and supported so much," said Seastrom.

A ride to remember a man, and his passion.

The event is sponsored by the YMCA and Cycle Therapy.

Contact either organization if you'd like to donate to the David Webster Memorial Fund.

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