The Adventure Speaker Series is a partnership between Five Rivers MetroParks and Wright State University. There will be thrilling stories of paddling, cycling, climbing, and backpacking that will be sure to inspire your next adventure. Here’s what’s on the schedule for February:
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In summer 2014, Ian Kallay planned to cycle 3,207 miles across the United States, passing through nine states in 37 days – all while raising money and awareness to combat human trafficking. He conquered 35 mph headwinds, 110-degree heat and 10,000-foot mountains. Ian’s will was truly tested a mere 87 miles from the finish when an accident fractured his hand. Unable to ride, but with a strong desire to finish, Ian ran the rest of the way.
Axus: Across the United States, Cycling for a Cause
Ian Kallaym originally from Painesville, Ohio, Ian received his undergraduate degree in marketing from Wright State University’s Raj Soin College of Business. Currently, he is working toward a master’s degree in engineering innovation and entrepreneurship while working a research assistantship at Wright State’s Research Institute.
Hear Ian share his journey on Tues. Feb. 10, 7-8 PM at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark.
For Tom Helbig, turning 40 was a cause for celebration to be remembered with milestone adventures. He challenged himself to complete 40 different adventures of 40 miles or more with 40 different people. His adventures included kayaking, tandem bicycling, stand-up paddleboarding, inline skating, rope swinging, river snorkeling and more. Share in Tom’s stories of inspiration, struggles and laughter along the way. Tom Helbig is the owner of Tomfoolery Outdoors, an outdoor event production company that encourages people to live an active, outdoor lifestyle. Tom breaks out his inner 5-year-old to play in the outdoors daily and launched his 40×40 for 40 Challenge to encourage people to live active, laugh more and be inspired.
Tom Helbig will be the guest speaker on Thurs. Feb. 19, 7-8 PM at Wright State University Student Union