This section chronicles the adventures of Ryken, my special boy who was born in 2013 with a rare genetic condition called Phelan McDermid Syndrome. Ryken does not speak but he gets excited when we do anything that involves g-forces, adrenaline, motorsports, etc.
I bought a Weehoo trailer to tow Ryken on mountain bike rides because he was getting too big to carry on my back in the backpack carrier. He enjoys going on any kind of ride and we ride a lot of rough dirt trails in Phoenix. He is pretty quiet and content on the rides but the minute we hit a drop he laughs and laughs. If we go down a longer downhill section he really cracks up. Its almost like he is bored until it gets a little dangerous. We have raced together twice and we hope to continue racing in the future although the 45 pound trailer and 55 pound Ryken is getting a bit heavy for human power alone so we are looking for a good pedal assist electric mountain bike.
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For 2021 we are hoping to race the WORCS series, they have an e-bike category and they have confirmed that Ryken can compete in his trailer. Our sponsorship racing resume is linked here: