In 2005, GySgt. Jeffrey Robert returned home to Massachusetts after his third tour in Iraq with the US Marine Corps. Like many returning vets, he did his best to transition back to a normal life on his own. Through his passion for cycling, he found a way to dedicate himself to something that would push him to his limits. He was always on his bike, riding daily, racing or participating in charity and endurance rides. He built a career in the bicycle retail industry and became an advocate for local cyclists and a true inspiration to those he met on or off the bike. Through cycling, Jeff found something that would become his civilian mission.
In 2016 Jeffrey's cousin TSgt. Andrew Clark returned home after over 11 years of service in the Air Force. Andrew decided to embark on a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail and did so with support from Warrior Expeditions. The experience, camaraderie, and nature therapy gained through the program helped him cope with the struggles of four combat deployments and eased his transition into civilian life.
On Feb. 18th 2017, Jeff tragically passed away at the age of 45 from a heart attack while racing his bicycle. To honor Jeff’s life, Andrew combined Warrior Expeditions with the slogan RIDEWITHJEFF, formed by Jeff’s family and friends, to create WERIDEWITHJEFF. The goal of this campaign is to give back to veterans and complete the circle of charity that was afforded to Andrew by Warrior Expeditions.
WERIDEWITHJEFF has secured a Trek 920 adventure touring bicycle with the support of Landry's Bicycles in Worcester, MA. We will donate the bike and 100% of funds raised to support a veteran rider that will take Jeff's passion and spirit on a Trans-America bike trip beginning in May of 2018. All donations will go directly to Warrior Expeditions for current and future bicycles, clothing, tools, and supplies. To learn more about the ride go to https://warriorexpeditions.org
If you are a family member, friend, customer, or simply touched by Jeff's story, we ask that you please donate. All donations will recieve a #WERIDEWITHJEFF frame sticker and will ensure Jeff’s mission will continue on. You will be helping to raise awareness and ease the lifelong struggle that returning veterans endure. Remember, no donation is too small and if you can not support financially, please support by sharing this to your social networks.
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- Ruth Robert
- Annette Belanger
- Ruth Robert
- Mei Ling Liber
- David Desroches
North Reading, MA
Warrior Expeditions (Warrior Hike; Warrior Bike; Warrior Paddle)
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