JettRide Day 1: Traveling to Ohio and Visit with the Henegar Family in Ohio

Our nine 2019 JettRiders! L-R: Ashley, Ellie, Evan, Landon, Luke, Nick, Trey, Lance, and Brian.

Our nine 2019 JettRiders! L-R: Ashley, Ellie, Evan, Landon, Luke, Nick, Trey, Lance, and Brian.

The 11th annual JettRide is officially underway! This year’s route will take our nine teenaged bike riders through Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey in just 17 days, while traveling over 700 miles. Riders spent yesterday traveling to their first destination… the starting line in Sandusky, OH.

Once riders were all united at the airport, they traveled to spend some time with Braedan, a 13-year-old impacted by Duchenne, and his family, the Henegar family. The Henegars treated them to some lakeside fun including rope swinging into their lake, swimming, and crawfish hunting. Braedan, expert crawfish hunter, taught the JettRiders a thing or two about critter hunting. After the afternoon’s activities, they were treated to pizza and cake.

“Our visit with the JettRiders was a blast as usual. Love spending time with these kids and chaperones,” said mom, Tammy Henegar. “Such memories we have over the years hosting JettRide. We wish you all safe travels, immense fun and uplifting experiences.”

Thank you to the Henegars for warmly welcoming the JettRiders and making their first day of the ride so special and so fun!