David Gile taking part in Journey of Awesomeness cycling fundraiser

The event will raise money for a water project in Africa and for a food bank in Virginia.

David Gile taking part in Journey of Awesomeness cycling fundraiser

Greensboro's David Gile, a runner and triathlete, is part of a fundraising effort for a cycling event next month. He'd welcome your consideration for donations. Here's what you need to know:


Journey of Awesomeness cycling


June 19-20


204 miles


Central Virginia: Charlottesville to Ashland and back


After 50 riders will participate.

Event goal is more than $200,000.


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

WorldServe International

How to help David

"I'm all about clean water," he writes via email. "With your help, we will sponsor a new well in Tanzania which will bring safe, clean water to hundreds of people. ... Clean water improves health, increases school attendance and strengthens local economies. WorldServe builds solar-powered wells equipped with easy-to-maintain and standardized components. They are designed to last for decades."

David Gile after a half Ironman in Wilmington 2019.

David's goal was $2,600, but donations are already pushing him toward $5,000. Journey of Awesomeness has surpassed $72,000 in giving as of Tuesday morning.

"I feel strongly enough about this to have signed up to help, uncomfortably ask you to help, and will match the first $1,000 that my donors generously give," he adds.

How to contribute

Click here. Or mail a check to David:

JOA Inc.
C/O David Gile
3803 Sage Drive
Greensboro, NC 27410