Life on the Ridge

Life on the Ridge

Jeremy McGhee is a trail runner at heart but says he missed his calling.

When Jeremy was 25 years old, a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from his tenth thoracic vertebra (mid-abdomen) down. He can’t walk or run, but he can mountain bike.

“If I wasn’t in a wheelchair, I’d probably be one of those ultra marathon runners,” Jeremy says. “But the cool thing about this bike is it’s how I do that. It’s how I get out on the trail and go for a run.”

Ben & Bikes

Ben & Bikes

A conversation with Jeremy McGhee, adaptive bike ride, surfer and skier extraordinaire. Since a car hit Jeremy on his motorbike and took away the use of his legs, 16 years ago, he has made it his life's mission to get off the pavement. Nothing gets this guy down. “If it’s money, figure it out. If it’s time, figure it out. You get less of it every day, so do it now”

Bicycling Magazine

Bicycling Magazine

Jeremy McGee is a runner. He likes to imagine running barefoot through the jungle. But since a 2001 motorcycle crash left him paralyzed, McGhee has ridden a three-wheeled, hand-cranked mountain bike. “This bike is how I run now,” he says. 

BBC Sports Hour

BBC Sports Hour

BBC Sports Hour interviews Jeremy about The UNPavement.