Spearfish man to bike 4,000 miles

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SPEARFISH, S.D. (KOTA TV) - One Spearfish man is riding more than 4,000 miles on his bicycle in an effort to inspire people to get outdoors.

David Woodbury, who goes by the nickname “Woody,” will bike through nine states, 82 towns, and visit more than 100 campsites to promote the benefits of camping and his business.

"It's just an opportunity for me to meet and greet and get to know some of our campground partners," said Woodbury.

Woodbury is the CEO of Camp Native, which is a start-up tech business located in Spearfish. It helps people find and reserve camp sites at one of 12,000 locations the company partners with throughout the United States. He plans to meet with development and community leaders on his trip to show how other tech companies like his can thrive in small communities.

"We moved Camp Native from Seattle to Spearfish and we are trying to spread the word that you can build a successful tech business in a smaller community," said Woodbury.

He will also be raising funds to send 100 disadvantaged kids camping for the first time.

You can follow his journey on social media using the hashtag #RideWithWoody, or check out his blog at www.ridewithwoody.com.