Lauren’s Ride was a 36 day, 3700 mile, mostly solo-rider bicycle trek, undertaken by a CalFire Engineer in 2012 to help his little sister. Lauren, a college student, had been in a swimming accident when she was fifteen, damaging her spinal cord and leaving her a quadriplegic. John, an adventurer always willing to help others, wanted to assist Lauren to get to college without always relying on someone else. And out of that love and devotion, Lauren’s Ride was born. With the help of friends, family, and wonderful strangers, John rode his bicycle across the country and raised funds to purchase a wheelchair adapted vehicle for his sister, allowing her the independence that everyone deserves.