Laura Haugen - Website Manager
Ride It Out was founded by active and former law enforcement and criminal justice personnel.
We teach mountain biking riding skills, maintenance and repair. We have a fleet of MTB's in various sizes so that we can identify a group to work with, bring in our fleet and do a day's worth of instruction.
If participants want to buy their own bike to overhaul, we will teach them how to identify a good bike for their needs and guide the purchase and overhaul (if buying a used bike, which is where the best bang for the buck is) process.
RIDE IT OUT
Ride It Out - PTSD therapy through mountain biking, for law enforcement, first responders and military veterans.
Ride It Out seeks to teach PTSD affected law enforcement, first responders and military veteran’s mountain bike riding and maintenance skills as an alternative therapy. The psychological benefits of cycling can serve as an additional coping mechanism to traditional clinical based therapies. Ride It Out strives to raise PTSD awareness and break the stigma related to PTSD, while also serving as a peer support network for its participants.
Our primary goals are simple, PTSD prevention, education and treatment. The ultimate goal is suicide prevention. What all participants can expect is some form of quality of life improvement.