An 8 year ride for kids

Put an end to Bullying & Adolescent Suicide

In year 3 of this mission, I introduced a bicycle ride to my travels to raise
awareness about issues kids are having to deal with at far too young an age.
Bullying and Adolescent Suicide are two of these challenging burdens most kids
will unfairly have to overcome throughout the remainder of their lives. At rides
end we will have ridden enough miles to traveled the perimeter of the earth, twice.
My mission on this ride has but one focus: To save kids lives.

Spring into Kindness

March 20th, 2017


Today is one of the most exciting days of the year, not only is it the first day of spring, it is also the 6th annual Spring into Kindness Day!
On this day you are urged to surprise someone with an act of kindness. You can even surprise a two-year-old French Bulldog puppy such as Vince. The return on my kindness to him was immediate. Puppy kisses are the best.

Special Olympics

March 19th, 2017


Special Olympics competition in Collier County today. Hundreds of athletes from eight counties will move on to state competition. Congratulations to all participants, medal winners, proud parents, friends and volunteers.

East Naples Kiwanis

March 18th, 2017


Thank you to the East Naples Kiwanis for the invitation to talk to their group this morning about my upcoming ride. Jeanne from Laces of Love and Skip from Caps for Cancer were here today as well. They had children in need “covered from head to toe.”

Ottawa, Canada

March 16th, 2017


Joanna and Bert’s son Campbell has cerebral palsy. They found great peace in seeing a guy riding a bicycle offering comfort and compassion for those with special needs. They are visiting Naples, Florida from Ottawa, Canada. They embody the meaning of kindness and compassion. What loving parents.

House of Gaia

March 14th, 2017


Fun visit at House of Gaia today in Naples, Florida. There were smiles all afternoon from everyone. The special needs adults were as welcoming, kind, and caring as anyone has ever been towards me or my mission. Thank you for the very memorable visit.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 12th, 2017


There was a wonderful response at the Saint Patrick’s day parade in Naples, Florida for the upcoming ride around the perimeter of the United States for children with disabilities and differences. As I rode my bike along the route there was a rolling applause from time to time, sometimes a distance a few hundred feet as I slowly rolled by.

Ten Day Countdown

March 10th, 2017
It’s 10 days until spring in 10 days until Spring into Kindness Day
This annual event takes place on the first day of spring. On this day, those who participate are asked to surprise someone with an act of kindness. You are asked to challenge yourself to do this act of kindness for someone you normally don’t associate with in your circle of friends. This event is guaranteed to create new friendships.