After years of deliberation, I'm excited to announce the YGR Wounded Rider Program. The W.R.P. will support competitive cyclists who are injured while racing and training.
Here is how the program will work, if a local (Northern Colorado) racer goes down and ends up in the emergency room and/or out of work, YGR will supply the rider with a 'crash kit'. The kit will include items to help the rider and his/her family during their recovery and lessen the financial and emotional impact on them. With the support of local, regional and national entities the kit could include; a new helmet, new sunglasses, a RoadID, local beer, restaurant gift cards, massage gift cards, magazines, comfort food, new kit, Neosporin, Tegaderm, bandages, DVDs, toys for his/her kids and something for their spouse. Depending on the extent of injuries, we may also mow lawns, provide transportation to and from medical appoints, get kids to and from school.
Each kit will be customized to the rider; i.e., a single rider living on his/her own that was in the ER with road rash will get something completely different than a masters racer who is in the hospital with broken bones and has a wife and kids.
In order to be eligible for the WRP, the rider must be; local, a racer or closely affiliated with the local scene (grassroots counts), and injured badly enough to earn a trip to the hospital and/or out of work for a while. I'd love to help every single injured rider but the program has limited funds, and I have limited time.
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