$2,660 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 4 months

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.

Thank you!

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Happy to announce that Jerry Claussen will be riding this year’s Trans America Trail on the bike that we donated in memory of Jeff. Jerry served from 2000-2014 in the US Army and was deployed to Afghanistan. Looking forward to sharing more about Jerry and his journey over the coming months. #weridewithjeff
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The WeRideWithJeff team met today with founder or Warrior Expeditions, Sean Gobin. It was great to meet Sean in person as well as introduce him to James Ray from Landry’s. We shared some ideas of how we’re planning to continue to raise funds as well as learned more about the latest progress for this years trans America ride.

The Warrior Expeditions team are currently interviewing riders and will complete their selection process within the next two weeks. At that point, we’ll partner with one of the riders to take our donated bike (along with Jeff) across the US. We hope that the selected rider will share photos, video, or some details of his or her journey beginning on May 16th.

Stay tuned for more news coming about our participation and fund raising at the Camp Marshall fat bike race on Feb 24th.

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Big Thank you to Neil and James at Landrys in Worcester for displaying the bike along with our campaign poster!
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Happy Holidays and wishes for a happy New Year. The donations are storming in and we can't be more excited about the turnout so far. In the first two weeks we have reached our first milestone and the bike has been purchased. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! Additional funds donated will continue to go directly to Warrior Expeditions for rider gear and support. We will continue to update you with new happenings with #WeRideWithJeff. Here’s a picture of the bike t Landrys in Worcester.
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$2,660 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 4 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Warrior Expeditions (Warrior Hike; Warrior Bike; Warrior Padd...
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