Alexander is from Missoula and this is his new Catrike trail bike. Alex was born with cerebral palsy and doesn’t drive as a result. Thanks to his new wheels, he now has transportation to get around his college campus, added independence, and the opportunity to bike with his family and friends. Enjoy your newfound independence Alex!
Jeremy is a C6-7 quadriplegic from the Missoula area. With the grant from I Run For Bob and additional funds he raised on his own, he scored this beast of a hand-cycle from ReActive Adaptations. This off-road ‘Nuke’ has a carbon fiber frame and electric assist to help Jeremy on the steep climbs. Now he takes on bike trails all over the Northwest and is enjoying his new-found freedom in the mountains!
This is Heath – he is 9 years old and was born with cerebral palsy. The summer of 2017, his Scout Troop set out to summit many of the beautiful peaks around Missoula. The kids carried Heath on one of the shorter hikes, but the other challenging trails seemed out of his reach due to his limited mobility. Thanks to this amazing hiking chair from France, Heath joined in with his buddies and now hikes regularly with family and friends all over Western Montana. We are thrilled to help this great kid realize adventures he never thought possible!
David is a T-10 paraplegic from Bigfork, MT and this is his awesome Reactive Adaptations ‘Nuke’ off-road hand-cycle. Thanks to the design of this off-road bike, David can now fish, hunt, and explore the endless back country around his home. Every chance they get, David and his buddy Matt (a fellow I Run For Bob recipient) trek the back roads around the Flathead Valley – forever looking for the next new adventure. They both also help raise money for others in need of adaptive equipment. So very cool!!
Look where this guy can go now. Tyler Stosich is the latest recipient of an I Run For Bob grant and we couldn’t be more excited for all the new adventures headed his way. Tyler is a high level C3-4 quadriplegic. Growing up in Montana, Tyler has always had a passion for hunting, fishing and exploring. Now, with this adaptive Polaris Ranger that his ingenious family and friends modified for him, he can once again get out and enjoyed Montana’s backcountry. We can’t wait to see where this takes you Tyler – let the games begin!
In September 2016, Matt Sather received an I Run For Bob grant that was used towards the purchase of the ‘Bomber’. It is designed for off-road mountain biking – something that is difficult to do with a hand cycle. Matt lives in Bigfork, MT and loves anything associated with the outdoors. Now with this great off-road bike, he can fish all the beautiful back country lakes and ride the trails with his buddies. Happy trails Matt