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About Ira David PDF Print

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Creator, executive producer, and host, Ira David is proud to begin work on Season Two of Pedal America.

Born and raised in New York City, and an avid cyclist for 30 years, Ira David created and organized the 9-11 NY Education Ride - a 70-day, 4486-mile bicycle trek across the United States to raise college funds for children who lost parents in the September 11th terrorist attacks. (www.911nyeduride.org)
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Before that, he spent seven years pedaling his bike for Breast Cancer, AIDS, and other charitable causes. In 1996, 1997, and 1998 he biked from Minneapolis to Chicago; in 2000 he pedaled 525 miles across Alaska; and in 2001 he rode 575 miles across Montana. In July 2008 he pedaled 530 miles from Missoula, Montana to Banff/Lake Louise, Canada.

In the mid-1980's he worked in radio and television in Upstate NY, and at CNN, in Atlanta.  He holds a Masters Degree from DePaul University and has published numerous local, regional and national articles on outdoor activities.

Between 1995 and 2011 he worked as an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, where he advised The Wright Times - the nationally recognized and award-winning student news organization. In 2003 College Media Advisers awarded him "Adviser of the Year" at the National Collegiate Press convention, in Orlando, Fla.
 
At right, he reviews a segment just shot at Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona.
 
He lives in Chicago.