Reality Ride Challenge.

Reality Ride Challenge.

The Reality Ride Challenge was created by Thomas Smith to raise money and awareness for paralysis research. Spanning 2,100+ miles from Boston, MA to Miami, FL, the 38-day cycling event started on March 25, 2015, and was completed on May 1, 2015. Accompanied by best friend Teague Egan as well as friends and family along the way, Thomas and Teague cycled on average 65 miles a day, 3 miles a day in a handcycle wheelchair in recognition of Thomas’ 3 accidents and walked 1 mile each day as a beacon of hope for the paralysis community. As a result of Thomas, Teague, and their team’s efforts, The Thomas E. Smith Foundation raised $100,000 for research at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The Miami Project is the world’s most comprehensive and cutting-edge research hospital for those living with paralysis.

Below are the cities that Thomas and Teague finished each day at:

Boston, MA
Providence, RI
Hartford, CT
Fairfield, CT
New York City, NY
Trenton, NJ
Philadelphia, PA
Washington, DC
Richmond, VA
Emporia, VA


Rocky Mount, NC
Raleigh, NC
High Point, NC
Charlotte, NC
Great Falls, SC
Columbia, SC
Santee State Park, SC
Charleston, SC
Hilton Head Island, SC

Savannah, GA
Brunswick, GA
Jacksonville, FL
St. Augustine, FL
Daytona Beach, FL
Cocoa Beach, FL
Vero Beach, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Miami, FL

Reality Ride Challenge Recap Video

Map of Reality Ride Challenge

Week 1: Reality Ride Challenge

Week 2: Reality Ride Challenge

Week 3-4: Reality Ride Challenge

Week 3-4: Reality Ride Challenge