RYEN REED ATHLETE ATHLETE EQUALITY OR BUST

She's a dreamer. A doer.
A thinker.
She sees possibility everywhere.

Ryen Reed is a full-time athlete competing for a spot on the United States Paralympic team for hand cycling.  After undergoing 15 significant surgeries followed by extensive hospital stays, Ryen forged ahead with determination and resilience, set on following her dream to become a professional athlete. 

No matter how difficult the road
got sometimes, she kept going.

Grateful for this journey life has taken me on, despite all the twists and turns and uphill battles I have faced. It has only made me stronger.

Chasing dreams wouldn't be possible without the help of these wonderful sponsors.

Sponsored by

FLO CYCLING

Cycling wheels developed through Research, Design and Engineering. Sold Consumer Direct with 1% of sales going towards our Bike For A Kid and One Tree Planted for Every Wheel Sold.

CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION

Proud to be sponsored by CAF. High costs of adaptive sports equipment and lack of resources should not keep individuals with physical challenges from being active.

SCIENCE IN SPORT

Science in Sport pushes the boundaries of science and nutrition, so you can push the boundaries of performance. Working side by side with elite athletes in every field, their vision is to become the undisputed leader in their own. 

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Follow My Journey to the Paralympics

If these stats don’t prove how invested I am in making my dream of competing in the Paralympics come true, I don’t know what will. My bike and training saved my life last year and no matter what happens this experience has developed me into a stronger person, both mentally and physically. 

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My Disability Doesn't Define Me

My whole life I’ve chased acceptance and the thought of being “normal”. I tried to stay as active as I could to avoid wheelchairs. A wheelchair was always looked at as negative and I was persuaded to think that it would make my disability worse. It wasn’t until I discovered the Paralympics that I really started to understand my disability. From adaptations to community to accessibility, it opened up so many opportunities and made life more bearable than I could imagine. I’m still that girl that walks with a limp but I’m a lot faster/stronger now and I’ll see you at the finish line. This world wasn’t made for people like me but I’ll be damned if I’m not doing what I can to make it better for the next generation. I didn’t change because I have four wheels under me. I changed because I found the strength in what I’m truly capable of.