About Ryen

Ryen's Story

When Ryen was a child, she was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia, which is a form of Cerebral Palsy (CP). Doctors told her she would likely lose her ability to walk as she grew older. Despite her diagnosis, Ryen has always been a natural athlete, playing softball throughout her youth, competing in triathalons, ultimately landing on her passion and talent for hand-cycling . Having undergone more than 15 significant surgeries and extensive hospital stays, Ryen’s resilience and relentlessness are immediately apparent. She currently trains and competes year-round as a hand cyclist, chasing her dream to compete in the 2021 Paralympics in Tokyo. Ryen’s hope is to leverage her platform to inspire the next generation of disabled athletes and help change how society views people with disabilities. Check out the blog and read more about Ryen in her own words.

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Race History

October 2019

Long Beach Marathon

September 2019

Nautica Malibu Triathlon

August 2019

Tour de Big Bear
Oakland Triathlon

 

June 2019

Paracycling National Championships

May 2019

Spring Sprint Triathlon
Minions 5K

April 2019

Fiesta Island Time Trial
17th Annual PossAbilities Triathlon

March 2019

Pasadena Triathlon
Fiesta Island Time Trial
Redland’s Bike Classic