O p e r a t i o n   Combat  Bikesaver


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It all started in this little shed in Cedar Lake, Indiana...




To lower the suicide rate and prevent homelessness by providing therapeutic, hands-on, in-person programs for Veterans suffering from PTSD / TBI / and/or depression. 

mission statement 

Jason Zaideman, Mike Rowe

Operation Combat Bikesaver provides a workshop, general safe haven, and comradery filled stomping ground for Veterans suffering from PTSD / TBI / and/or depression. This workshop includes trained individuals skilled in various areas of Motorcycle fabrication, restoration, and customization to help teach candidates that there is more to life than settling for the life they currently live swallowed up by monotonous black hole of depression, isolation, and self-medication that often comes with being a disabled Veteran. Once a Veteran completes any project or piece of art, it is theirs to keep or donate to another Veteran or family member of their choosing at no cost to the Veteran.

The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be:

  • to provide instruction on various aspects of customizing a motorcycle to persons with  PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression.

  • to provide facilities, equipment, trained individuals, safe environment, and family        atmosphere for participants to engage in an escape or distraction from the effects of  suffering from PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression.

  • to provide opportunities for participants to engage in recreational, team building, self-  worth, satisfaction of accomplishing something they thought they never could by        building something from nothing.

  • to be a “big brother” of sorts to these participants.

  • to lower suicide rates amongst the combat veterans suffering from PTSD and or TBI.

  • to sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities that promote PTSD and/or  TBI and/or depression, Veteran themed.

There are some amazing things in life that can truly put anyone on the path to finding that happiness again. Here at OCB we would love nothing more than to show you how to obtain that happiness through creative projects in a likeminded Veteran family atmosphere. Heroes that have completed the program have the opportunity to share what they have learned with others just starting the program. Sharing these newly obtained skills combined with a restored comradery that truly gives a sense of security and brotherhood are some of the most fulfilling things that truly heal the mind and soul.

On behalf of all of us here at Operation Combat Bikesaver, we thank you for your time and consideration. No one gets left behind.


Jason Zaideman

Executive Director / Hot Rod Guru / Veteran Mentor
Founder / US Army Engineer Vet / Bike Builder
Operation Combat Bikesaver

EST 2015

Specific Purpose


​At Operation Combat Bikesaver we build bikes with Heroes for Heroes.

At NO COST to the participant and they get to keep the finished products.

We believe that breathing new life into tarnished motorcycles by honing in on learned skill sets will relinquish the deafening grasp PTSD / TBI / Depression has on Veterans. By creating distinctive works of art, those candidates can give back to others suffering in a brotherhood of unity, targeting relief to the chaos of one's own mind.
They will be introduced to building, fabricating, welding and painting to resurrect something that was once damaged and forgotten into something new and truly unique while rebuilding themselves at the same time..
We have lost way too many to PTSD / TBI and Depression. All of us here at Operation Combat Bikesaver have lost someone to the after effects of defending their country and community. We would love nothing more than to help our Heroes return to feeling normal again.

Jason Zaideman

#missionfirst  #hotrodtherapy