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Fund Raising Ride for NAMI


A Davenport man has begun a two-week bike ride in the Rocky Mountains to raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI. Jim Davis, a retired chiropractor and avid rider, is following the Colorado Trail, from near Denver to Durango.

Davis says NAMI of the Greater Mississippi Valley will raffle off his mountain bike in September.

Credit Jim Davis
Dr Jim Davis

Davis had a family member who was bi-polar, and used to treat patients from NAMI.

The trail between Denver and Durango is about 500 miles long - he started on Saturday and expects to finish his ride by July 24th. He's riding alone, and carrying his own camping gear. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.