We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation helping Veterans and First Responders with PTS(D) find hope and healing through motorcycle therapy.
At Motorcycle Missions we understand that much of the post traumatic stress (disorder) paradigm is that the need for purpose, camaraderie, and adrenaline is of the utmost importance. Our hope is to encourage our participants to instill a life-long passion for riding and building motorcycles, that will help them enjoy a happy, healthy, and balanced lifestyle after trauma.
NEWS and EVENTS
The Testimonials are a series of inspirational interviews and photographs of motorcycle enthusiasts across the country who want to share their story and passion for motorcycles with you. We are all faced with various challenges and demands in our day-to-day lives, and these accounts of how motorcycles have helped other riders find balance will plant a seed and water the soul.
U.S. Army Master Sergeant Alan 'Doc' Cotton
Retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant Alan 'Doc' Cotton spent 23 years of active duty service as a medic with four combat tours. After his final tour he returned home to his family, hoping life would return to normal. Instead, Doc found himself discovering a new way of life, living and coping with Chronic PTSD...until a friend introduced him to motorcycles.
Fast forward 6 years, Doc races motorcycles and is the successful owner of 812 Suspension Design in Round Rock, TX. This is his story of triumph over his PTSD diagnosis and how motorcycles have not only helped him survive, but have helped him thrive.
Photo Credit; Dalton Campbell
MOTORCYCLE BUILD MENTORSHIP
The Motorcycle Build Mentorship Program is a motorcycle build program aimed at getting its' participants connecting with the community, working with their hands, and learning new skills under the leadership of trained mechanics and fabricators. The finished motorcycle build will attend motorcycle shows before being sold or raffled off to fund the next build project. The program will instill a sense of purpose and pride, with hopes of cultivating a passion for the build process and motorcycle culture.
We are proud to be partnering with Voodoo Vintage in Austin, TX, for these builds, where the participants have access to tools, lifts, welding equipment, and hands-on instruction from start to finish. Please visit Voodoo Vintage at www.voodoovintage.com to learn more about the facility.
Project MX is a motocross boot-camp that will be hosted at The MX Factory in Lakeway, TX. Its' purpose is to give participants the opportunity to ride motocross while shredding their frustrations and hang-ups on a closed course dirt track.
The camp includes instruction by trained motocross coaches, a 2015 or 2016 motocross bike, gear, and lunch. All the rider does is show up for a good time and leave a better and more whole individual than when they showed up.
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