Author Kyle Bryant is Today’s Honoree

About The Book:

Kyle Bryant has a remarkable story and is teaching us about living in the “now.” His forthcoming book Shifting Into High Gear – February 26, 2019(HCI) is part memoir, part travelogue, designed to leave us rethinking the limitations of our own life. Publisher’s Weekly calls it, “a powerful memoir,” and “a valuable gift of insight.”

His story, as chronicled in the book, is about a young man living with the fatal progressive neuro-muscular disorder, Friedreich’s ataxia, and how he turned his grave diagnosis into a life-affirming mission to reframe how we see ourselves when faced with overwhelming challenges. As you travel with Kyle across America on his recumbent tricycle — including participating in the world’s toughest race – Race for America, these grueling rides become a compelling backdrop for ILLUMINATING life lessons and HEARTFELT and HUMOROUS ruminations.

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“Shifting Into High Gear chronicles a true American hero who teaches us that even when the stakes are high or bad days are upon us, those of us given this mixed blessing of pain and purpose simply have no other choice but to keep moving forward. I consider this book a gift for those of us who empathize from our own health challenges as well as anyone interested in making the most of every moment of their lives. Ride on, Kyle!”

About Kyle:

At age 17 Kyle Bryant was devastated when he was diagnosed with a rare, debilitating, life-shortening disease called Friedreich’s Ataxia. Walkers, wheelchairs, vision loss, hearing loss and a pre-mature death were all in his future.

However Kyle took this bleak situation and turned it into an opportunity to provide hope to the FA community and empower others, riding his recumbent trike thousands of miles and raising millions for FA research.

Now Kyle shares his outlook about how to turn adversity into opportunity in his keynote speeches. Kyle is sure to change perspectives and inspire your audience to action.

Kyle graduated from University of California at Davis with a degree in Civil Engineering. Worked 5 years as an engineer before finding his calling through cycling and spreading empowerment to others. As the founder/director of rideATAXIA for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), Kyle and his team produce family friendly bike rides across the country to empower those with FA and raise funds for research. rideATAXIA currently has 5 locations nationwide and has raised over $3 million for FA research since 2007. Kyle’s favorite place to be is on his Catrike and he is probably on the road or bike trail at this very moment.

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