Michael Bell

I am biking 3501 miles across North America from Everett WA to Boston MA, 113 miles per day for a month. The longest ride of my life symbolizes the huge challenge of tackling dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.


EVENT DATE: JUL 17, 2016

I am celebrating that I can do this “When I’m 64” (Thanks Beatles!).


More seriously, the ride symbolizes the huge challenge of tackling dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. I believe that, like the ride, it can be done. That’s why I am raising money for two organizations that are doing fantastic work in addressing the diseases: one for the present and one for the future.  


And I am dedicating the ride to my wife, Valerie, in honor of her strength and humor in dealing with this challenge.


The present.  I am riding to support scholarships for families in Northern Virginia who need help to afford the high quality programs provided by Insight Memory Care Center, of Fairfax VA. 


The future. I am also riding to support the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s. I love the totally focused approach of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. It funds research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing, or reversing Alzheimer’s disease. And every donated dollar goes to research—overheads are covered by its Board of Directors.


All your donations go to the organization; I cover all the costs of participating in the ride. Support at the "nickel level", 5 cents a mile would be $175. Any other amount would be equally welcome.

Read more about the ride, and my fundraising at my blog at www.bells.live