Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team: Will Groulx
Military service: Navy, E5 - 1995-2001
Hometown: Portland, OR
Paralyzed Veterans of America local chapter: Northwest PVA
How long have you been racing with Paralyzed Veterans Racing: 18 months
Will says: When I first started riding with the PVR team, I was just exercising and cross training for rugby. I was a member of the national wheelchair rugby team from 2002-2012, competing in three Paralympics and two world championships.
My first race with PVR was in September 2012 in Deland, FL. It consisted of a time trial, a criterium, and a road race. I had an absolute blast, and I was hooked. I met many other members of the team along with other racers, and it was just such a great experience. There was a mix of novice and very experienced racers present, and everyone was really helpful in answering the plethora of questions that I had for them.
What I really like about PVR, is while they support competitive racing, they're all about getting people of all ability levels out exercising and riding their bikes.