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My name is Catherine "Cat" Brubaker, and I am a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor (x2). I have had to relearn how to walk, talk, and regain cognitive function twice over the last six years.   It hasn't been easy but with with intensive therapy, sheer tenacity, will power, and help from others I am taking my life back.

Back in 2013, I walked into SUN Cyclery bike shop using my walker and purchased a recumbent trike and it has changed my life. I've been able to regain my independence, confidence, and rebuild my body.

In 2014 I accepted the challenge of riding 5,300 miles across country (from WA to FL) to show others that obstacles can be overcome one step at a time, or in my case, one pedal at a time. 

We left  from Anacortes, WA at the end of June and ended up in Key West, FL over five months later. It was an amazing journey where we saw close up the beauty of this country and we met many wonderful people along the way while spreading our message of hope and triumph for those who have suffered debilitating strokes and traumatic brain injury. We were told all along the trip that what we were doing brought hope and inspiration to those who needed them most.  We found hope, inspiration, and joy as well.

SUN Cyclery was a big part of my trip from selling and setting up my Catrike 700, fine tuning and tweaking it during the months of training before the trip, and and donating replacement parts, tires, and tubes to take with us along the way.  Nobody in the country knows recumbent trikes like SUN Cyclery.

Cat's Ride for Life