In February of this year, Damian was on his way to Griffith Park on his bicycle when he was hit by a van and dragged along with it. Damian’s leg was amputated in the recovery, but he made an oath after the accident, “There was no way that I was going to have that accident and not get back on my bicycle.” He vowed to finish the ride, and after months of physical therapy, Damian is ready.
When you sponsor Finish the Ride, you will be part of a movement reaching out through thousands of websites already reporting on Damian’s story to an audience of millions.
However, overcoming all odds will not end with Damian finishing the ride, but will begin. This is also an inspiration for others to succeed.
The event is produced by the LA County Bicycle Coalition, a bicycle advocacy group whose purpose is to make LA healthy, safe and fun for all bicyclists, so accidents like what happened to Damian never occur. Sponsor proceeds will go to the Challenged Athletes Foundation ® which recognizes the athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical challenges.
Join now and be part of the movement!