Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Film Explores Benefits of Cycling on Parkinson's

A San Diego based Parkinson's advocacy team is directing a film that explores the benefits of cycling on Parkinson's. The film focuses on a man named Larry Smith who has had Parkinson's for over 20 years. Despite that, Larry is staying strong. Though he often needs assistance to walk across a room, Larry can still ride a bike up to 30 miles a day. This summer he'll be riding over 300 miles to speak to groups about the benefits of cycling.

More info at Ride with Larry.

You can add this to the long list of benefits that come from cycling.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing video. It is hard to believe how he can have trouble walking and talking but ride so naturally.

    His spirit reminded me of Dick Kelley a Virginia area cyclist that I was privileged to have met. He died from Lou Gehrig's Disease last year. He went from racing in triathlon's to being in a wheel chair in a short period of time, but as long as he was able he would participate in the local cycling events even if it was just encouraging us on our weekly group rides.