Cycling Through Addiction: Check Out ‘Riders in Recovery’

Substance addiction can threaten or take an addict’s life. If you’re stuck in the cycle, how do you dig out?

Griffin and Cullen Easter know what heroin addiction looks like. After learning that their cousin was struggling with the drug, they searched for answers.

“It had got to his point where it’s not ‘if’ — we’re thinking, ‘When is something bad going to happen?’” Cullen says in the video.

Tragically, their cousin passed away. But through the Easters’ grieving and healing process, they did find a method of accountability that they hope can help countless people experiencing addiction.

Their Riders in Recovery program started with one individual. Through a partnership with the Belgian Waffle Ride, the program began in earnest this year. Learn how cycling can help heal the effects of opioid abuse in this short vid.


If you or someone you know is experiencing drug addiction, help is available. You can find a collection of resources on opioid addiction, including hotlines, at drugabuse.com. Or, call the National SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357.


Runtime: 6 minutes

Depression Confessional: Finding New (Old) Life Outdoors
Depression Confessional: Finding New (Old) Life Outdoors
GearJunkie’s ‘How I Stay Fit’ series has seriously inspired me to renew my pursuit of fitness outside. My self-imposed isolation indoors is coming to a joyous end. Depression will not beat me. This is my story. Read more…

Sam Anderson
By

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

Topics: ,

Tags: