On August 24th, 2019, JCS had their annual Bike for Heroes event. The event, originally scheduled for July, was postponed following the spring flooding that continued to block the route. The day was a success, not only the beautiful weather, but also the most riders JCS has seen to date with nearly 300 riders. The race started at Sunset Overlook in Columbia, IL and circled back around from either a 10 mile, 25 mile, 50 mile, or 80 mile route.
JCS was also glad to see two of our Heroes. Both SSG. Josh Eckhoff and SGT. Legrand Strickland rode in our race, completing the 80 mile and 10 mile routes respectively. We had many riders and volunteers there to cheer them both on after watching their race. Eckhoff rode the 80 mile route on a modified bike that allows him to sit more horizontally and Strickland rode a hand bike to complete the race. We are so honored to watch our Heroes overcome their injuries and complete this race.