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.
Jacob has ridden his bike over 20,000 miles and the resulting donations have financed over a dozen cochlear implants!
Remember that your donations give this cause meaning. In addition to riding to and attending the 37 baseball games, Jacob has spoken at over 120 public forums addressing more than 10,000 people - each time spreading the word about cochlear implants. Your donations matter! Every dollar you give goes toward the gift of hearing for someone who cannot hear. Give what you can, as much as you can, but GIVE!
The 2016 Rides
June 5, 2016
"Jacob's Ride for Hearing I"
Annapolis, MD to Bowie, MD (Bowie BaySox) - 17 miles in about 1 hour
Just a quick little spin from Annapolis, MD to the Bowie Bay Sox game in Bowie, MD. Today's game is "Jacob's Ride Day at the Park" and is sponsored by the DC Metro Area Bionic Ear Association. Join us for the pre-game "Meet & Greet" at 11:30 AM to pick up your tickets, be part of the press interviews, and have a chance to throw out the ceremonial First Pitch!
August 11 - 13, 2016
"Jacob's Ride for Hearing II"
Annapolis, MD to Altoona, PA (Altoona Curve) - 198 miles in 3 Days
This Ride will be remarkably beautiful and at times very challenging. The Altoona Curve minor league team is welcoming Jacob's Ride as their special guest for this event, especially for the hard of hearing. The specific purpose of this event is to bring together the hard of hearing community, with hopes that it will be a catalyst for forming a new Altoona Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America/Pennsylvania! Join us for the pre-game "Meet & Greet" begins at 5:00 p.m. to pick up your tickets, be part of the press interviews, and have a chance to throw out the ceremonial First Pitch.