I also support Train 4 Autism, which is a group that works to raise money for autism through athletic events. My wife Jennifer and I are the co-chairs of the Train 4 Autism: Columbus Chapter. It's an amazing group with a an incredible mission, that of using our athletic goals and competitions to raise money either nationally or locally. Please take a look at Train 4 Autism and see if it's a fit for you! You probably know someone with Autism, and you could help them simply by staying in shape and having fun!
And Jennifer is the Examiner.com Autism & Parenting Examiner and is putting out some great information about Autism and resources for help in the Columbus area. Check out her work too!
Mud Ninja, Warrior Dash, Ruckus, and Hell Run over the past couple of years and have grown to absolutely love them. I'm training for my first Tough Mudder right now, and I'm looking forward to it immensely. It's going to be a lot of work, but I love the challenge and the camaraderie of these races and can't wait to get my orange headband!
Bike Commuting in Columbus since February of 2006. I'm a Cycling Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists as well. Look out for my class announcements on Facebook and on Bike Commuting in Columbus!
Another hat I wear in the bicycle writing community is that of the Alternative Transportation Examiner for Examiner.com. If you're not familiar with Examiner, I suggest you take the time to check it out. There are dozens of talented and diverse writers working for Examiner and we get paid based on page views (as well as some other factors). If you'd like to write for Examiner, contact me and I can help you find a topic (or you can check out the topics list here).