My name is Dan Ott, I am the Founder of 'Our Heroes, Riding for the Fallen'. I ride solo multi-day long distance to raise funds and awareness for the 'Scholarship fund for the Children of Fallen Service-members' in association with 'Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund'
I started 'Our Heroes' in 2010, and have since ridden over 34,000 miles and raised over $27,000 for the fund.
I am 53 years old and married to an incredible woman; my soul mate, Lori. We have been together for 22 yrs. I have 4 great kids; two of which are adults and the other in High school. They are great kids, with good heads on their shoulders, I am a very lucky man to have the family I have.
I have always loved physical challenges and setting of a goal and the journey in achieving it.
I have found Long distance touring meets all of those attributes. I also wanted to do something for our Service-members, I feel the only reason I have been able to enjoy the things I do is because of their sacrifices over the last 200 plus years. When I ride, I always ride with our Heroes in mind.
I hope you enjoy reading some of the journals I have posted. For information on my gear and bicycle see journal titled; 'The start of Our Heroes; Riding for the Fallen'.
For more information on the 'Scholarship Fund for the Children of our Fallen Service-members' go to; Support.freedomalliance.org/ourheroes
2010; Miles 7,687 / Funds Raised $4,325
2011; Miles 11,015 / Funds Raised $11,024
2012; Miles 7,594 / Funds Raised $3,574
2013; Miles 6,887 / Funds Raised $3,732
States Covered to date; Ca Nv. Az. NY.
'Our Heroes; Riding for the Fallen'
To Honor the Fallen
Show Supports to the Active
Reflect Appreciation to those that Survived
Orange County Register News article March 25, 2013