After years of cycle touring, I have come across several cyclists (on the road and on the net) who decided to ride for a cause. They have all said that raising money for a charity is a way to give your trip a meaning, a purpose, something that will help others.
I am sure that there are unfortunately thousands of causes to ride for, but I decided to ride for Alzheimer because it has and is affecting members of my own family and I would like to make my small contribution to finding a cure for the disease so that no one else has to go through this ever again.
Although I am from Europe, I decided to choose an American organisation because my trip will go through America and this is where I will raise funds.
I will start on March 11 in San Diego (CA) and follow the Southern Tier route all the way to Saint Augustine (FL) crossing California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.