I will be building a handcycle for Kevan Brininger. He is a man who is inspiring many.
He suffers from MS and he has some lofty goals that he would like me to help him out with.
I have attached his bio and photo for you to read and a donate button if you would like to
help him out with the cost of the build. I am honored to be able to do a custom build for him
and I will be posting update photos on my current projects page, Facebook and Instagram.
Hi, I am Kevan Brininger, I am 39 and I am a fellow cyclist. I have been cycling since I taught myself how to ride at age 3 (no help from my dad who would not take off my training wheels). I have ridden every type of bike there is. I started with BMX then progressed through road, mountain, circle track, downhill, urban then back to BMX. I recently was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, MS, and have lost the use of my legs. I am currently confined to a wheelchair. I am not upset too much about this. I feel like I am the lucky one, I get to ride a bike all day long. I thought to myself what can I do now. With less than 1 month to prepare I set a goal to compete in a split half marathon. My oldest of 4 children ran the first portion of the half marathon and I did the last 6.9 miles in a borrowed hospital chair (far heavier than the custom one I have now). We did quite well finishing under 2 hours and placing 78th out of 180 teams. That race really got the wheels turning (pardon the pun). I thought, what next? I am currently renting a Hand cycle and have joined a distance cycling team through my state’s disabled sports program. We are training to do the Tour de Tucson in mid-November. This training is just one step toward my ultimate goal of competing in the Tempe Ironman in 2014. I have tried many styles of Hand cycles and none are exactly what I need for my type of disability. With James’ help we are attempting to balance what will work best for me, be fast (of course) and have A LOT more style than what is on the market today. With your help we both can do some incredible things. If you would like to contribute click the attached link. I thank you for your time and support and remember, keep riding!