Remington Makes History as First Amputee to Race Pro AMA Supermoto
In 2016, Remington Bloch was in a gruesome motorcycle accident that cost him his lower right leg. As a lifelong lover of all extreme sports, Remington’s life as he knew it could have come to an end that day. But rather than allow this injury to stop him, it gave him the motivation to pursue his dreams, no matter what.
After his accident, Remington’s insurance company refused to cover his medical bills. If he ever wanted to walk again, he’d need a prosthetic leg and intense physical therapy. We pored over Remington’s insurance policies and researched every possible way we could get him the money he needed to take care of himself. A year and a half later, we managed to get Remington enough money to pay off his medical debt, and embark on a cross-country tour where he met with other amputees and participated in all manner of adventure sports. From skateboarding, to surfing, to ice climbing, Remington did it all and documented it on his YouTube channel.
Remington went on to design a prosthetic leg that would help him not just to continue riding motorcycles, but to race them professionally. This year, he raced in the 2018 AMA Pro Supermoto as the first below the knee amputee to ever race the national circuit. He even placed in several events ahead of other able bodied riders. Remington continues to surprise and inspire us every day, and we can’t wait to see where he goes next!
Original story on HDForums: https://www.hdforums.com/articles/harley-extreme-sports-amputee-kicks-butt/