The 1st Annual Mr. David’s Bike Challenge was held last October at the Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles, Ill., with a 50K distance. Twenty-six riders signed up for the challenge, and all but two finished. Cameron beat Zmijewski by just a few minutes; but it was Jeff Karsen, the owner of Carpet Cushions and Supplies of Elk Grove Village, Ill., who won first place, finishing the course in 1 hour and 31 minutes.
“We all focused on our goal of raising money for Central Dupage Health Foundation, but our primary objective was to make sure everyone had fun,” said Dave’s brother, Mike Zmijewski.
The planning committee drew on community members from all around West Chicago. Carpet Cushions and Supplies donated the food and refreshments for the cyclists before and after the race. Employees from EJ Welch, Tarkett, Carpet Cushions and Supplies, J+J/Invision, LAN Office Furnishings, MAPEI Corp., Mr. David’s Flooring and several other flooring companies in the vicinity contributed their time and efforts to the event. “And they all say they’ll be back again next year,” added Dave Zmijewski.