We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation helping individuals who deal with PTS(D) and suicidal ideation find hope and healing through motorcycles.

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 audience to instill a life-long passion for motorcycling, that will help them enjoy a happy, healthy, and balanced lifestyle after trauma. 


      Krystal Hess              Founder, Nurse, Customizer

 

Krystal is a pediatric and surgical nurse who found motorcycles while suffering from PTSD after escaping domestic violence in her marriage and witnessing a loved one’s suicide attempt. She turned her tragedy into triumph through motorcycling, and she’s well known for her powder-coating and customization business, Ricochet Customs.

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Dalton Campbell
 Creative Director

 

Dalton is a photographer and motorcyclist in Austin Texas. Dalton has devoted his life to the pursuit of personal connection through photography. It was shortly after buying his first bike that his love of photography facilitated a marriage of the two. His photos of fellow riders and their travels have been featured in several online publications.

Air Force Veteran David Roy Lead Fabricator / Shop Sponsor

                                                Voodoo Vintage was established in 2009 by Air Force Veteran, David Roy. Voodoo specializes in hardtail motorcycle frames and vintage front ends and is well known in the industry for building some bad ass bikes. David has worked one on one with Motorcycle Missions founder Krystal Hess on 2 previous bike builds and is someone she considers a true friend and mentor. He is passionate about his fellow veterans and enjoys teaching them about the fabricating and building process. 

 

WATCH KRYSTAL'S STORY ABOUT HOW AND WHY SHE STARTED MOTORCYCLE MISSIONS

After years of abuse, Krystal found a new lease on life through motorcycle therapy. "Every part I was putting on the motorcycle, I was putting back a part of myself." Now, see how she's using the power of bikes to help save even more lives. #KeepRidersRiding "

In 2015, Krystal’s custom-built 2006 Suzuki Savage LS650 was featured in the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, TX. She claimed the People’s Choice award for her 1982 Yamaha XS650 in the 2014 Harvest Classic Vintage Motorcycle Rally in Luckenbach, TX, and received the same honor at the 2015 International Motorcycle Show's Biker Build Off in Dallas, TX. In 2016, her 2015 Indian Scout took 1st place in the Guys vs Gals Bike Build Off by Indianmotorcycles.net in Daytona, FL. The same bike was featured at the 2016 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, and won 1st in its class at the ROT Rally 2016 Biker Build Off in Austin, TX.

Krystal considers herself blessed to have the support of so many people who have taught her everything about building motorcycles, the industry, and the riding experience. She may not be alive today nor could claim what she’s accomplished without good moto-people and mentors in her life. This is what prompted her to start Motorcycle Missions. She wants others to experience the therapeutic benefits that come from motorcycles and the riding community, and hopes to see others blessed and healed.


OUR MAJOR SPONSORS

 

Voodoo Vintage was established in 2009 by Air Force Veteran and fabricator, David Roy. Voodoo specializes in hardtail motorcycle frames and vintage front ends and is well known in the industry for building some bad ass bikes. David has worked one on one with Motorcycle Missions founder Krystal Hess on 2 previous bike builds and is someone she considers a true friend and mentor. He is passionate about his fellow veterans and enjoys teaching them about the fabricating and building process. 

Read more about Voodoo Vintage here www.voodoovintage.com

 

The Mx Factory is the premiere motocross training facility of south Texas. Nestled in beautiful hill country one mile from Lake Travis and only 30 minutes from downtown Austin, motocross riders of all skill levels and ages are welcome.  The Mx Factory is unlike any training facility in the world. 

Whether your goal is to become a better rider, a better athlete, or simply a better you, The Mx Factory has the tools for you not just chase your dreams, but tackle them to the ground and achieve them. (And along the way we'll do a little dancing because, well, dancing is awesome...)

Read more about The MX Factory here www.themxfactory.com
 

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