Beat this father-son journey: 900 miles from Colorado to Arkansas side-by-side in a YUMI recumbent bike. U.S. Navy Veteran Josh Fohner sustained a traumatic brain injury in 2016 when he was hit by a car while riding his bike. Determined to continue his outdoor lifestyle, Josh and his dad Mike have been pursuing challenge after challenge, with Mike by his side (literally).
This 900-mile ride was not the duo’s first race. Josh’s road to recovery changed for the better when in 2019, he participated in the National Ability Center’s Summit Challenge, Utah’s largest adaptive cycling event. From there, he discovered more adaptive sports through the National Ability Center (NAC), and connected with a global community of adaptive athletes.
From a recap of his 900-mile ride to his goals ahead, we connected with Josh to find out what’s next for him on his journey. Since Josh has not yet regained functional use of his arms or hands and can’t yet speak, he took the time to answer our questions by using a device that lets him tap his foot to communicate.