Inspired by the dream of creating an accessible and inclusive world and finding a cure for spinal cord injury, Rick Hansen set out on a journey that would make history – the Man In Motion World Tour (MIMWT).

From March 21, 1985 to May 22, 1987, Rick 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.

The Dream

Why wheel around the world?

Tour Timeline

A chronological timeline of the Tour.

Tour Team

Meet the amazing group of people that made up the MIMWT team.

Tour Gallery

Tour Gallery

Browse the archival photos and videos of Rick and the team at various parts in the Tour.


Fast Facts about the Man In Motion World Tour

  • March 21, 1985 -
    May 22, 1987

    Start Date/ End Date

  • 40,075 km 

    Total Distance

  • 34

    Countries Visited

  • 8 hours

    Average daily hours spent wheeling

  • 85 km 

    Average daily distance 

  • The Swiss Alps
    (5 577 ft)

    Highest Summit

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