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!
"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.