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1000 Mile Trike Ride to benefit Disabled Veterans

Under blue skies, and with cheering friends and family, Ben Jones and Phil Fletcher took off on their TerraTrikes for the first leg of their 1000 mile ’Freedom Fund’ ride!

Their journey will take them from Siloam Springs, Arkansas to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and their plan is to complete the ride in two weeks time. Passing through five states as they wind their way north, they hope to raise awareness and funds for veterans with disabilities.

Ben and Phil are working along with Arkansas Freedom Fund to help Arkansas soldiers with disabilities gain mobility and freedom on recumbent trikes. Ben Jones, the owner of Dogwood Junction Bike Shop in Siloam Springs, has already helped many veterans regain their mobility with recumbent trikes, and he has witnessed first hand the many benefits and improved health that trikes can provide. He hopes this ride can help more veterans experience that freedom.

Check out their planned route and see if they are passing through your community!

You can learn more about the ’Freedom Fund’ ride and make a donation here:
Freedom Fund Ride

Ben is also posting photos and updates during the ride on the Dogwood Junction Facebook page:
Dogwood Junction – Bike Shop