Veterans [PTSD] – Rebuild Motorcycle Club and Project MX Motocross Program
Contact: (512) 589-5468
Service Area: AZ, CA, OH, TX
Serving: Veterans [PTSD]
Description: The Motorcycle Build Mentorship Program (scroll down the page to sign up) is a program aimed at getting our warriors with PTSD connected with the motorcycle community, working with their hands, and subsequently renewing their sense of passion and purpose for life.
Actively participating in a motorcycle build, and then seeing the completed motorcycle roll up onto a display at a motorcycle show is an amazing experience and a reward unto itself. Participants meet once a week until the completion, and then they can ride and show off the bike for at least six months before it is sold or raffled off to raise money for future projects. Our goal is to build two to four custom motorcycles per year.
Project MX (scroll down the page to sign up) is a motocross program hosted at the MX Factory west of Austin, TX. The program provides trauma-scarred veterans and first responders an opportunity to learn Motocross (MX) riding, which helps them work through frustrations, fears, and aggression on a closed course dirt track. Research in PTSD has indicated that camaraderie, shared mission, and the intense release of adrenaline all help to mitigate symptoms.
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