Training/Recruiting Rides

BRAT 7 Ride and Route - #LiveLifeLikeCooper

We’ve been across Texas four times, from Mexico to Canada twice, and one time across Missouri. We are getting ready for another ride from Carlsbad, New Mexico to Quintana Beach, Texas during the first week of January.

As part of our ride, we plan to meet with youth groups and churches to tell the story of the life of my nephew, Cooper Potts. Cooper was killed in an ATV accident on September 2, 2018.  As a 16-year old, he lived a full and happy life. He also lived with the assurance of eternal life. We are using the ride to encourage young people of live, laugh, and love big.  If groups along our route would like for us to tell Cooper's story and the strength that his family has found in "grieving with hope," we'd love to stop and visit with your youth group or anyone else who would like to come hear our story--for about an hour.

Carlsbad, Seminole, Snyder, Early, Gatesville, Lexington, Edna, Quintana Beach

Here is a link to our FB group for our ride.



This is our new trailer.  It can carry up to eight bikes and ten water-tight storage tubs.  It is a GAME CHANGER!
Special thanks to Kyle Keeter and Abilene Trailer Sales for helping us get this awesome piece of equipment!!!


Compilation of Daily Video Blogs from all seven rides.  Sit back and enjoy!




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