Welcome to RIDE CRAZY, the newest name in cycling. Based in Boston, Ride Crazy is dedicated to promoting the use of bicycles for therapy and acts of goodwill. Our mission is to use the bicycle as a vehicle to raise awareness of social issues, especially veterans causes, and do whatever we can to help them. And we’ll try to have a little bit of fun along the way.
Ride Crazy was born in 2012 as Camilo Atehortua, a veteran of the Iraq War and PTSD sufferer, got on his bike and embarked on a 520-mile pilgrimage from Boston to the Iwo Jima Memorial. Using two GoPro cameras, Camilo documented the entire ride which happened to coincide with the devastating Hurricane Sandy. Documentary filmmaker Anthony Barounis took the footage and worked it down to a one-hour documentary called Ride Crazy: The Single Man March. The film has screened several times in the Boston area, earning a front-page feature in The Boston Globe (who called it “stark and artsy”) and raising over $3,000 for Wounded Warrior Project and Bikes Not Bombs.
In 2013, Ride Crazy Boston hit the streets with regularly-scheduled rides and races throughout the spring and summer, with each one growing in size and scope.