Steven Goode loves to ride. In 2018, he rode his BMW R 1200 GS Adventure to all 47 national parks in the contiguous United States, covering 17,335 miles in 67 days. Goode also likes to support charitable causes. In 2021, he rode his Honda Gold Wing Tour around the country to visit the best Jewish deli in nearly every state, covering 15,000 miles in 75 days on what became known as The Great American Deli Schlep, and he did it to support MAZON, a Jewish nonprofit that fights hunger in America. Starting May 9, Goode will embark on The Great American Scenic Byway Tour, where he will ride the best scenic byway in all 48 contiguous states to raise awareness and funds for the Parkinson’s Foundation. Learn more in the official press release below, and please make a donation to support Goode’s efforts.
The Great American Scenic Byway Tour
Steven Goode and the Parkinson’s Foundation (Parkinson.org) have partnered in a creative way to raise funds to fight Parkinson’s disease (PD). Steven will be riding his motorcycle 15,000 miles over 60 days starting on May 9, 2023. He will be riding to the best scenic byway in every state within the contiguous (lower 48) United States. Along the route he will be meeting with representatives of the Parkinson’s Foundation in order to bring attention to this devastating disease and their efforts to find a cure. Steve’s mother lost her life to the disease in 2001 and he feels this is a good way to pay tribute to her struggle.
The route will depart from the Chicago area and crisscross the country from north to south, then up along the east coast, across Canada into the upper peninsula of Michigan. From there he will head southwest ending up riding thru Death Valley NP, Yosemite NP, and then up the Oregon coast into Seattle area. The route will take him to Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier NP and Beartooth Pass in Montana. Finally winding his way back to the Chicago area sometime in early July.
“During this trip I will be visiting the most scenic byways in every state and writing about the experience. My goal is to raise money and national awareness of PD in addition for the reader to ride along with me and experience the thrill of riding a motorcycle throughout this magnificent country.”
For more information or to donate, visit bit.ly/GreatAmericanTour or scan the QR code below. You can follow Steven’s progress on the tour via Facebook at https://bit.ly/GASBTJourney. Steven has been graciously sponsored by Klim (Klim.com), a global leader in motorcycle gear.
About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. For more information, visit parkinson.org or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).
About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting an estimated one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and nearly 90,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.