On a crisp September morning, Rich Dixon began his pursuit of a decade-long dream. As he climbed onto his specially designed cycle at remote Lake Itasca State Park in Northern Minnesota, Rich prepared to challenge everything he thought he’d learned about the limitations of life in a wheelchair. During the next eight weeks he pedaled 1500 miles along the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico—using only his arms.
Along the route, Rich met inspirational characters and heard extraordinary stories of ordinary people who faced fear, overcame adversity, and moved forward with confidence in God’s promises. These stories remind us of what’s possible when we remember God sees abilities, not disabilities.
Through this inspiring true story you’ll see what it’s like to sit at the bottom of an impossible hill…and then crank to the top. You’ll learn that what you can’t do doesn’t have to keep you from doing what you can do.
Discover the story of your own God-sized dream as you read the encouraging account of Rich’s Ride.
Rich Dixon taught math to teenagers for thirty-five years. Following a freak accident and a paralyzing spinal cord injury, he returned to his classroom and searched for meaning within a broken body and a seemingly shattered life.
After twenty-five years in a wheelchair, Rich has discovered that limitations are mostly self-imposed.
Rich lives with his wife, Becky, and his service dog, Monte, in Fort Collins, Colorado.