Accelerate Beyond Limitations
TBEX is an approved Amazon Smile charity
The Bike Experience USA (TBEXUSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that teaches and advises motorcyclists who have been disabled how they can ride again, through the provision of an adapted and modified motorcycle which will allow them to ride in a safe environment using a logical step by step process.
TBEXUSA was formed in January 2016. Its founder, Michael Petrosini, brought the idea for the project back from the UK where he spent two years working with the original Bike Experience charity. It’s founder was knocked off his motorcycle and thrown under the path of oncoming traffic. The accident left him paralyzed from the chest down and he thought he would never ride a motorcycle again. Eight years later Talan was back riding a motorcycle on UK track days and felt the importance of teaching others how to do the same.
Since its inception TBEXUSA continues to grow. We are striving to add more training events for those riders who are looking to get back on two wheels again. We are also expanding into other areas of riding in an effort to bring more awareness to mission.
In 2020 Track Day Winner(TM) hosted us for our first ever motorcycle track day weekend. Five paralyzed riders attended and the event was a big success. Since that weekend we have been working to establish relationships with individuals and organizations to provide more opportunities for our "graduates" to try the track. With the support of many we have formed a race team that is competing in the 2022 N2/WERA Endurance/Relay series.
Our on track activities have brought much more interest to our organization, which in turn has added to our volunteer base and sponsor list. As awareness of our mission grows so does our ability to offer more individuals with disabilities the opportunity to ride again.