Josh Fohner, a U.S. Navy Veteran and Arkansas native, has never been one to shy away from experiencing all that life has to offer. He relocated from his hometown of Springdale to Buena Vista, Colorado, in 2016 to become a white water rescue responder. On September 27th of 2016, while living in Colorado, Josh was struck by a vehicle on his morning bike ride, putting him in a 15-month coma. And leaving him with massive head trauma, causing an area of his brain to no longer correctly communicate with his body.
Since his injury, Josh has accomplished so much through hard work and perseverance, spending over 20 hours a week in therapy and training. Josh has been able to get back to life's adventures that he so loves, like water and snow skiing and cycling. And he's ready to put all his work to action.
Beginning this month, on June 11th, 2021, Josh will start an amazing 908-mile journey on his YUMI bike, dubbed the All in Tour. Josh, his friends, family, and many participants who have learned of Josh's story and want to give support will be biking from his accident site where he was struck by the car in Buena Vista, Colorado, to his home in Springdale, Arkansas. The All in Tour is to kick off Josh's new chapter in his recovery, with the hope of "...sharing a message of hope and encouragement for the disabled and able-bodied alike."
The final 28-mile stretch of the ride is being called the Ride for Hope and will occur on July 1st on the Razorback Greenway System. It will benefit Josh's therapy, mobility, and The All in Tour expenses. Things will kick off at the Bentonville Square in Bentonville, AR, and will end at the downtown Springdale route stop. Once at the Springdale stop, there will be a celebration to commemorate Josh's ride.
You can support Josh's journey by sharing his story and purchasing an All In Tour headband from Josh's collection. All proceeds are being donated to the Josh Fohner Brain Trauma Fund to support Josh's recovery journey.