Route 66 Ride for Literacy with Dan O’Rourke

NHL Referee Dan O’Rourke is partnering with the National Federation of the Blind this Summer for a charity bike ride across the country along the famous Route 66

Dan’s ride will start on July 27th in Santa Monica, CA and conclude on September 7th in Chicago. IL


From Dan:

“This ride will benefit children with severe vision problems, and I am doing this with the support of the National Federation of the Blind. I have a deep connection with people diagnosed with any form of vision disease since my father and grandfather were both blind due to degenerative eye disease. My father and grandfather were both diagnosed with RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa). During my life, my father never changed the way he interacted with the world just because of the fact that he was blind; this is the same outlook that the NFB has. This outlook inspired me to create this charity ride to show appreciation for my father and his big role in my life and bring awareness to the blind community. I hope to be able to use my platform to be able to make this a successful event.”

For more information on the ride and the National Federation of the Blind, click the following link:

We would like to wish Dan the best on his adventure this Summer and encourage you to click the link to find out more about this great organization.