What We’re About
The FREEDOM TOUR grew out of a crazy dream that resulted from a tragic injury.
Becky and Rich (and their service dog Monte) have a story to share.
Paralyzed below his chest and confined to a wheelchair in 1987 by a spinal cord injury, Rich struggled to find meaning and purpose in a broken body and what seemed to be a broken life.
They know first-hand that adversity’s part of life. They also know God’s faithfulness in keeping His promise to work for good in all circumstances.
In September, 2011, Rich cranked his hand-cycle 1500 miles along the entire length of the Mississippi River. They spoke to more than 4,000 people in 26 different venues and raised nearly $60,000 for the children’s nutrition initiative of Convoy of Hope.
They thought it was a one-time project, but God had a bigger plan. The journey of hope continues.
From 2012-2014, RICH’S RIDE took this unique team on a variety of long-distance hand-cycle rides. Their mission:
- Demonstrate that it’s possible to overcome adversity and accomplish big dreams.
- Speak to a variety of audiences with a message of hope, possibility, and God’s faithfulness.
- Raise funds and awareness for various humanitarian causes.
They shared their story with audiences all across the country and raised more than $100,000 for various social justice organizations.
Since 2014 our efforts have focused exclusively on the FREEDOM TOUR in our beautiful home state of Colorado.
Thanks for your interest. I’m looking forward to sharing this journey with you. It’s going to be a blast.