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Aaron L. Dylewski
by on April 14, 2019
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Source: Dragi Gasevski's blog @ Altair.com

2018 was a busy year for Dragi!

Many of us have been following his story for a long time. Every year Dragi sets a seemingly impossible goal for cycling… and then proceeds to crush it every time. In 52 weeks, Dragi rode 912 rides, 15,216 miles over 340 days and set 612 personal records. He did much of his riding on the S-Works optimized bike with Altair technology!

It’s not easy, though. Dragi faced several obstacles this year, including wrist fractures and broken toes. Dragi credits Altair Health Services and their incredible care for his ability to continue riding, in spite of injuries. With the help of great medical care from Diane Towers and Brenda Stella, Dragi persevered. His dedication and drive ensured he conquered his goals and set a new personal record. Take a look at Dragi’s journey of rides throughout 2018:


Detroit Randonneurs Rides

  • Detroit Randonneurs Northeast Populaire 116k ride
  • 200k Detroit Randonneurs
  • RUSA Anniversary Ride 100k

Randonneuring is a long-distance unsupported endurance cycling race. Friendly camaraderie, not competition, is the hallmark of randonneuring. It is non-competitive in nature, and self-sufficiency is paramount. When participating in randonneuring events, riders are part of a long tradition that goes back to the beginning of the sport of cycling in France and Italy.

Dragi went down during a randonneuring race and continued to ride with fractured bones and swelling in his left wrist.

International Ride of Silence in Detroit & 18th Sue Rustoni Memorial Ride

On May 16, 2018 at 7pm, the Ride of Silence took place across North America. The Detroit ride started and finished at Belle Isle Shelter 8.

The Ride of Silence asks its cyclists to wear helmets, follow the rules of the road, and remain silent during the ride. Cyclists ride in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. The ride is held during National Bike Month and aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police, and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance respect and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured while cycling.

This is the largest Ride of Silence in Southeastern Michigan. The primary organizers and supporters of this event are Miller Canfield Cyclists and Wheelhouse Detroit.

This year Dragi completed these rides with a brace after breaking his wrist.

Woodward Loop Rides for Charity

2018 marked the 10th year of Woodward Loop rides. The rides support youth cycling and all donations go to support the Michigan Youth Cycling organization. It’s a fun ride that goes along the iconic Woodward Avenue, the world’s first paved road!


We’re already looking forward to seeing where Dragi’s bike takes him this year! How many miles do you think Dragi will crush in 2019? We put nothing past him!

Read the whole write-up on Dragi's blog @ Altair.com

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