A Hand Cyclist's "Revolution"

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on February 26, 2016 # Team Reeve

Team Reeve Hand CyclistAfter her husband sustained a spinal cord injury as a cyclist, Anita McGorty had a hard time sharing their story. However, once Dennis decided to hit the road again and take on the TCS NYC Marathon as a hand cyclist with Team Reeve®, that was inspiration enough to put pen to paper.

In the spirit of cycling, Anita compared their journey and next chapter to a “revolution,” the term for one cycle of a wheel: "One revolution won’t get you anywhere. It’s the build of those revolutions -- your RPMs, your cadence -- that give you your power and propel you forward."

Read the full article from The Mighty.

Riding in the 2015 NYC Marathon on Nov. 1 with Team Reeve® marked Dennis’ return to cycling, using a handcycle to complete the race and raise funds for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. To learn more about Dennis and support his efforts, you can do so here: www.christopherreeve.org/nyc2015/teammcgorty.

This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90PRRC0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.