Freestyle motocross legend Robbie Maddison’s close friend Chris Ackerman suffered a freestyle accident in 2003 at Dumont Dunes that potentially could have taken his life. He sustained a broken wrist, dislocated shoulders, collapsed lungs, shattered pelvis, broken ribs and a C-2 spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic. Since then, Ackerman’s will to live has blown the mind of Maddison and everyone who knows him. When Ackerman mentioned to Maddison that he would love to feel the wind in his face, it spurred the idea of putting Ackerman in a motorcycle sidecar and taking him for a ride. On a magical night recently, Ackerman got to once again enjoy the freedom that riding bikes brings him thanks to Maddison and the close-knit FMX family.