Healing Rides... Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Offering Healing Through Fresh Air and Sunshine

~ God Bless

Healing Rides

About the Team

A note from Barb...

Healing Rides was inspired by an already successful program on Nantucket, MA., and a personal experience with weakness from an illness. Several years ago I was diagnosed with cancer, and I know first hand what it is like to be so weak from treatment, that getting outside for fresh air and sunshine seems like an impossible event. Since that time I have learned about the Duet Bike Chair. This Bike Chair, along with big hearted volunteer drivers, can help others feel like part of the world again by feeling the warmth of the sun on their faces, and fresh air in their lungs.

- Barb Brown, Healing Rides, Founder

The program was lead by God and several generous people who volunteered their time and resources free of charge.

Wesley United Methodist Church - Home to Healing Rides, www.wesley-umc.com
Barb Brown - Healing Rides, Founder
Beth Sennett - Web Developer, www.simplysennett.com
Chris Knudson - Logo Designer, www.cknudsondesign.com
Erik Prenzler - Donator of Bike Storage
Bloomington Cycle  - Donated Helmets, www.bloomingtoncycleandfitness.com

Volunteer Peddlers

Gary Beck
Laurie Bederka
Darcy Bogle
Barb Brown
Steve Brown
Amy Edwards
Jackie Masters
Cindy Roberts
Dijon Schroff
Beth Sennett
Tom Wait
Cathi Corwin
Ronnie Jones
Angela Roop-Lawler
Steve White

Healing Rides - Promotional Video

Healing Rides - Red Cross Volunteer Award Video

Illinois Wheelchair Bike Program Restores Health, Happiness One Ride at a Time

rails to trails articleOn a summery Saturday morning, 23-year-old T.J. sets out to ride a stretch of trail in his hometown of Bloomington, Illinois. As he gathers speed on the canopied straightaways of the Constitution Trail, he shouts for joy...

Click here to read full article on Rails-to-Trails Conservancy website!


Healing Rides at Wesley United Methodist Church Office
(309) 827-8046


716 E. Empire
Bloomington, IL 61701
The FIRST drive on the RIGHT West of Linden on Empire.



June through September
Tuesday through Sunday
1:00PM and 2:00PM