My name is Steve Moore, a 61 year old avid motorcyclist for the past 42 years. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD) in 2013, I have decided to take a long awaited trip across this country. This is something I have thought about off and on for the past 25 years. When I got the Parkinson's diagnosis, the priorities in my life changed rather abruptly. So, after 18 months of serious planning, I will be leaving on April 24, 2016. This adventure will take me thru 35 (and counting) states in America, be approximately 14,000 miles long and take me about three months to complete.
The goals of this trip are:
To raise awareness about Parkinson's disease.
Spread the word about the treatment that helps to make this adventure possible, Rock Steady Boxing
Raise funds to benefit people fighting PD and those who care for them.
Be an example to those who have Parkinson's - If I can do this, then they can pursue their life passion.
Motorcycling is a lifestyle like no other. It is filled with down to earth, regular people that connect with nature. Every stop I make at a diner, gas station or campsite puts me in touch with more and more people to share my message. Every motorcylce event I encounter across America, even more so. I consider myself to be a very lucky man. This is an opportunity for me to possibly help someone I may not even know or ever meet. Life just doesn't get any better.
Please consider supporting the "OptimismRides Tour" by supporting this campaign. Donations will be used to provide patient care service through the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.