Since 2014, BRP and Can-Am On-Road have been sponsoring the Road Warrior Foundation (RWF), an organization with a mission to empower military veterans by honouring their service through “adventure therapy.”
We spoke with one of the RWF founders, Craig Anders, who shared what he loves about this partnership and what it means to veterans.
How do BRP and Can-Am support RWF’s mission?
About six years ago, we were exploring the idea of taking a group of injured veterans on a cross-country ride. Somebody at BRP heard about what we were doing and suggested the Can-Am Spyder would be the perfect vehicle for this type of adventure. They were right. We instantly clicked with the company, and they sent us a fleet of vehicles for the 10-day trek of 3,000+ miles. We’ve been going strong and growing the partnership ever since.
BRP provides the vehicles that enable us to do what we do, and the entire team is incredibly supportive. It’s amazing how they’re “all in” with us. And the support spreads outside the core team to Can-Am owners and dealers as well. The entire group has embraced our mission, coming out to ride with us and helping us raise an incredible amount of money. We wouldn’t be here without everyone’s support!
What makes Can-Am On-Road vehicles such a good fit with RWF?
Can-Am On-Road vehicles are perfect for what we do because many of the people we ride with can’t ride on two wheels due to injuries or a lack of confidence that’s blocking them from learning to ride. Three wheels break down both of those barriers. We can train veterans who have no experience extremely quickly and be out on the road in no time riding for multiple days as a group. That’s simply not possible with a two-wheel bike.
Often, the people we get on these group rides are young soldiers who went to war and were injured. As soon as we put them on a Spyder or a Ryker, they regain confidence and become free again. They focus on the ride instead of worrying about whatever else is happening in their lives. It’s incredible to watch their transformation.
Do you have any ideas for the future of BRP’s RWF sponsorship?
We’re open to anything. We love working with everyone at BRP. Without a doubt, the company makes the best adventure vehicles, and we’re hoping to collaborate with other BRP brands, too!
BRP has supported us with everything we ever wanted to accomplish. The idea is just to keep doing amazing things for amazing people, because that’s what it’s all about.
To conclude, what three words would you use to describe a group ride with veterans?
That’s easy: ‘life-changing adventure.’