Biker Helping To Fight ALS

Story by: James Buechele
7-24-14

Tallahassee, Fla.

More than 13,000 miles in eight weeks.

That's how far one man and his beloved Harley have traveled across the United States, all in an effort to raise awareness for ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Texas native, Randy Smith and his wife made a promise to ride the U.S coast-to-coast.

Smith's wife Sophia died from ALS so he's keeping his promise and raising money to fight the disease. Smith is on the home-stretch of his journey and today, he made his stop in Tallahassee.

"The ride to me has been about, of course, seeing the country, and I'm a biker, so it's about seeing the United States through my handle bars," said Smith. "But, what has made it so special is the people."

Smith has become a big FSU fan. He got a chance to tour the athletic facilities on his stop to the Capital City.

Now if you'd like to donate to the cause go to RideOfLife.org.


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