Motorcycle riding program introduced for military members

Motorcycle riding program introduced for military members

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A new program, unveiled on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown Thursday morning, will offer free motorcycle riding lessons for military men and women.

Through a partnership with Harley Davidson and the Wounded Warrior Project, this program builds upon an effort to help people cope with PTSD.

The goal is to improve the lives of military men and woman.

For double-leg amputee army veteran Heath Calhoun, riding motorcycles has provided a therapy unlike anything else. And, it the reason feels so passionate about the program.

"I was something I thought I'd lost until I found out Harley actually makes trike motorcycles," said Calhoun.

"And with that, I've been able to get out and experience and put several thousand miles on bikes and experience the world in a different way that we don't always see."

Calhoun became a double-leg amputee after his Humvee was struck by a rocket propelled grenade during his service in Iraq in 2003.

From motorcycling to skiing, the loss of both legs hasn't kept Calhoun down. He won the silver medal in alpine skiing at the Sochi Paralympic games.

To get involved with the Harley-Davidson program, you can go to a local Harley-Davidson store or click here:


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