The Gift of Hearing.  Help others receive it.
Jacob received his cochlear implant when he was 10. Each year 12,000 children are born in the U.S. with hearing loss. Make your donation today to help others receive the gift of hearing.
Jacob's Ride 2015 pedaling through Kansas
Pushing on to the next leg of the 2015 Ride! Jacob is enjoying the flats of Kansas while he can before he hits the Appalachian Mountains.
Media coverage of Jacob's Ride
Raising awareness through the media about cochlear implants is just another part of Jacob's Ride.
Jacob reads to CI children
Spending time with children benefiting from their cochlear implant, and raising awareness about the gift of hearing is a great way to spend the day when not on the bike!
Jacob's Ride 2015 in the mountains
Getting through the mountains. The most challenging part of the ride, but a good time of solitude to reflect on the purpose of this Ride.
Jacob meets the first CI recipient from 2013 Ride donations
Getting to meet the first child who received a cochlear implant from Jacob's Ride. Priceless!!! Thanks go out to all of you who support the Ride for making this possible!
Highest elevation of Jacob's Ride 2015
This is the highest elevation of the 2015 ride. 10300 feet! In Colorado and just a third of the way through this ride. Every mile counts as Jake tries to raise funds for those who are needing a cochlear implant.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Family Camp
Jacob visited the DHH (Deaf and Hard of Hearing) Family Camp outside of San Diego a few days before he began the 2015 Coast-to-Coast Ride. The Camp hosts about 45 deaf and hard of hearing children.

Why ride?

Jacob's Ride was established in 2013 to raise funds and public awareness about the benefits of cochlear implants for the deaf. Jacob Landis, a cochlear implant recipient, has dedicated himself to helping others receive the gift of hearing.

Boys Town Welcomes Jacob's Ride 2015

​One of the most rewarding experiences of Jacob's Omaha stopover was an unforgettable visit to Boys Town National Research Hospital, which has its own cochlear implant center. Watch the video, "Jacob's Ride stops by the Center for Childhood Deafness," then click on the Donate button and give to this great cause!

Erik's Ride joins Jacob's Ride!

On June 12th, Erik Richenberger began his own quest in the grueling Tour Divide mountain bike race to raise funds for the Gift of Hearing Foundation in Erik's Ride! Keep an eye on both Rides, and make a generous donation to show your support. Jacob and Erik are both racing toward the same goal--funding for those who need but cannot afford cochlear implants. Big thanks to Erik for taking up the cause with this challenging journey, and best of luck for a successful ride--GO ERIK!!

TWO Rides in 2015!

May 26th-July 19th

"Jacob's Ride - Riding for the Gift of Hearing"

Coast to Coast, 3,800 miles in 54 days

This Ride is a coast-to-coast journey, beginning on the Pacific Ocean at Ventura Beach, and Jacob is already more than halfway to the finish! Check out Jacob's Blog to follow him on his journey. After riding to Advanced Bionics headquarters in Valencia for the official send-off, Jacob's Ride is pedaling through Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Omaha, Kansas City, Saint Louis, and Milwaukee, then on to New Holland, PA, and Lewes, DE. The Ride will end in Ocean City, Maryland on July 19, 2015. During this trip, Jacob plans to attend seven baseball games--four minor league and three major league--and make several other important visits. Stay tuned for details!

August 1st-5th

"Homerun for Hearing II"

4 Maryland Ball Parks, 287 miles in 5 Days

The second Ride will be a quick, short and fun event, with Jacob riding to all four of the minor league teams in Maryland. Jacob will visit the Bowie Baysox on August 1st, the Frederick Keys on August 2nd, the Aberdeen Ironbirds (Cal Ripken's team) on the 3rd and the Delmarva Shorebirds in Salisbury on August 5th. We plan to encourage other bicyclists to ride along. More details will be posted as they are finalized.

The reason Jacob Rides!