Man In Motion World Tour

Inspired by his dream to create awareness of the potential of people with disabilities and the importance of a world without barriers, and to find a cure for paralysis after spinal cord injury, Rick Hansen set out on a journey that would make history in 1985—the Man In Motion World Tour (MIMWT).

For 26 months, he and his team wheeled over 40,000 km through 34 countries raising awareness about the potential of people with disabilities, creating accessible and inclusive communities, and finding a cure.

While the MIMWT ended in 1987 in Vancouver, Rick’s lifelong journey to make a positive difference in the lives of others was just beginning.

Why wheel the world?

In 1985, Rick and his team set out on a journey that made history.

Learn why they took on the challenge >

A day on the road

Rick averaged 30,000 strokes a day through tough terrain, changing weather, illness and injury.

Read more about a typical day on the Tour >

The tour team

Rick chose team members he could count on, who above all shared his commitment to making the world more inclusive.

Learn about the team behind the tour >