Pictured: Graham MacDonald

Rolling H Cycles has a big goal for 2017: to get more youth involved in the sport of cycling.  We’ll be featuring stories from local kids about what cycling means to them as part of our Impact Blog Series. 

Cycling been a tremendous benefit in my life, and not only physically.

My cycling dreams began back in the 6th grade when my dad bought his new road bike. I begged and begged for one of my own, but eventually received an old hand-me-down. My dad first wanted to see if I was truly dedicated, and after I proved that I was, I finally got a bike of my own.  From then on, cycling became a part of me.

Idaho youth cyclingOne of the most incredible things about the sport of cycling is the community and the mutual love and respect for one another. Yes, don’t get me wrong, it gets intense out on the course, but once the finish line is crossed, it’s like a giant family again.

Over the years, I’ve received nothing but encouragement and positive words. It’s not an easy thing to get dropped and ride a race solo, but it’d be even worse without the support once the finish line is crossed. Over the years, I’ve seen great success, and well as horrible defeat, and that has taught me a lot about life.

Cycling’s a rough sport, and I’ve had my fare share of spills, but it’s been a true honor to be a part of this sport and community, and it’s certainly one that will forever be a piece of me. I’m truly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had and influence cycling has been on me throughout the past 5 years.

Graham MacDonald

 


Adam Haynes and Rolling H Cycles are passionate about getting more youth riding.  They are the future of the sport.  Learn more about how to help get them rolling here.

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