A man is biking through South Bend Monday, on a journey that would overwhelm many healthy Americans.
Richard Mills is biking across the country, and he's doing it with Parkinson’s.
He started at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco two months ago, and has traveled 2,000 miles so far.
He says he travels about 50 miles per day, on his bike that is loaded down with nearly 75 pounds of gear.
Mills says his Parkinson’s gives him a reason to push through the difficult task.
“I've been an avid biker all my life, and I’ve always done, and I’ve always wanted to do across nation. Now with Parkinson’s, there's been some significance and direction for my trip across," says Richard Mills on his trip.
Mills plans to speak to the Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s when he reaches the end of his journey in Washington D.C.