Calkins: Danny Smith died on his bicycle. But his secret was how he lived.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 23, 2023 5:09 PM CT | Published: September 23, 2023 3:55 PM CT
Geoff Calkins
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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Danny Smith, 47, collapsed and died leading a bicycle ride last week. The Memphis cycling community was stunned. Smith wasn’t just an increasingly accomplished cyclist. He made the city a better — and more connected — place. 


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