On February 20, 2011 former motocross champion Jimmy Button and his former trainer Cory Worf will be riding bicycles 2428 miles from San Diego CA to Daytona Beach FL. The objective is to raise money for spinal cord research
A little history on Jimmy and Cory; In January 2000, Jimmy was a Factory Yamaha motocross racer and Cory was his personal trainer and best friend. On January 22nd of that year Jimmy suffered paralyzing injuries when he crashed during practice for the San Diego round of the AMA Supercross series. The injuries sustained was a pinched spinal cord in the C-2 to C-6 region of his neck leaving him paralyzed from the neck down, and considered an incomplete quadriplegic. After many months of rehabilitation he was able to regain movement and be one of the very fortunate few that ever recover from these types of injuries. During this time, Cory was ever present in the long rehab process.
Now, ten years later Jimmy and Cory are teaming up to ride bicycles from the place of his accident which was Qualcomm Stadium to Daytona International Speedway to raise money for those people that were not so fortunate after suffering a spinal cord injury. The goal is to raise money for the very important research that is going on that could end the suffering a person goes through after having injured their spinal cord.
At approximately 2428 miles and averaging 60 miles per day, the ride is expected to take nearly 2 months.
Watch never before seen footage of former factory Yamaha racer Jimmy Button’s road to recovery, and see why he is “Riding for Hope”. For more information on the Miles for Miracles ride and to make a donation log on to http://www.milesformiraclestoday.com