| BIKE-AMERICA |

A Fundraiser for Ricky Chang

BIKE-AMERICA | Ricky Rides Again! 

 

Introduction 

On July 19, 2008, Ricky Chang had a tragic bike accident which left him with a fractured c3 vertebrae and paralyzed from his c5 vertebrae (base of neck) down. Over the years he has had extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation and has improved tremendously. Through the physical therapy and his humbling outlook on life, Ricky now has mobility in both shoulders and arms and has gone from an electric wheelchair to an assisted-manual wheelchair. But, as one can imagine, with these improvements comes a lot of medical bills and debt, which leads us to our goal...

Our Goal...

  As of right now, our primary goal is to raise $20,000 for Ricky and his family, using 10% of all donations to help fund the trip. An additional 10% will be donated to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation from Ricky and his family to further help other spinal cord injury patients.  Ideally, we are planning to ride 100 miles per day which would put us at a pace to arrive in San Francisco, California in just over a month (total distance is approximately 3,745 miles). We are looking forward to the physical challenge ahead of us as well as the experience of meeting new people across the United States. Please go to the "Donate" page and help Ricky Ride Again by making your donation today!

For more insight on our bike journey and what this fundraiser means for Ricky and his family, check out two great articles written by Chris Kowalczyk from the VCU Athletic Department: "A RIDE FOR RICKY" and "CROSS-COUNTRY TRIP AIMS TO EASE FAMILY’S FINANCIAL BURDEN." Check out the article "Cycling for a Cause" by Robert Daski from News & Messenger, Manassas, VA. Also, be sure to keep up to date with all of our progress by following us through our Facebook Page  

 

Help spread the word...

Support and awareness is critical for our fundraiser, and the amount of support we have received thus far has been astronomical! You can continue to help raise awareness for our upcoming cross-country fundraiser for Ricky by saving and sharing our pictured postcard attached below:

 

 

 

Thank you for all your support! 

 

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