Ep. 10: Jason McKenzie- "The story behind an incredible viral video"

Jason McKenzie is an award-winning adventure biker and bike shop co-owner (awards like the prestigious “40 Under 40” award in Georgia). He serves his community in countless ways, has donated thousands of bikes to charity, and is well-known as being a quintessential “people person”, full of joy and laughter.

But, a little more than 10 years ago, his life took a shocking turn as he experienced the greatest tragedy of his life. Nothing can prepare someone for what happened, and there’s no one-size-fits-all playbook for how to find your footing again.

This year, he published a video about his story that went viral, to try to help others who go through something similar and to hopefully save lives.

In this interview, Jason gives some profound insights into his experiences and some advice.

You’ll hear:

  • What life was like before this life-altering tragedy and about his passionate for making biking accessible to everyone
  • What happened the day his life changed and how his heartbreak was compounded
  • How he was at a fork in the road and chose a healthy option for grieving
  • What NOT to say to people suffering in a similar way and what to say instead
  • The greater life lessons he’s learned and how he found joy again

On a lighter note, Jeff and Jason also tell some of their craziest biking and skydiving stories for you to enjoy.

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