“I once was told a cure for MS was a million miles away,
so I thought I would just go get it and bring it back.”
Video Courtesy of META
Photo credit Matt Kiedaisch – Outside Media
My name is Paul Pelland and my life’s road has been recalculated. In 2012, I decided to share and chronicle my life’s journey; the difficult challenges I have faced and how I overcame them, my life-long passion of long distance motorcycling, and for the first time, openly discussing and dealing with everyday challenges brought on by having the often disabling diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.
My mission is to document riding one million miles with MS, for MS. My hope is that by sharing my story I will inspire others who are facing tough challenges in life to never stop chasing their passions and dreams, while also raising awareness and funds as I continue Chasing The Cure.
My journey involves traveling by motorcycle for as long as I possibly can, speaking at various events, conferences, rallies and support group meetings across the country. We all struggle to navigate the potholes of life, and my story is suitable for any audience. My progress is posted across my social media channels in real time. In the first five years I have been able to ride 300,000 miles, raise $106,000 for charity, set a couple world records and share my story at over 250 events across the United States!
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Since February 2013, I have been writing a column for ABILITY Magazine and my road tales and product reviews have been published in META Magazine, Motorcyclist, Iron Butt Magazine, Motorcyclist’s Post, ADV Moto and many others. My million mile journey has been featured on television, in newspapers, and dozens of podcasts as well. My first Yamaha Super Tenere CURECHASER was retired after 172,000 miles and now is on display at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham Alabama. Barber is the world’s largest motorcycle museum.
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My blog Mile Posts chronicles my life on the road. Older posts, classic stories and world record rides are archived HERE Don’t miss out, subscribe for blog updates today.
With your help, I have raised over $100,000 for MS and as of 2018, I am excited to announce all my fundraising efforts and events will now support MS Views and News. Partnering with MSVN, we will be introducing and deliver a series of new unbiased MS educational programs to patients and their families living in remote and rural areas of the country where they are needed most. All donations made in recognition of my journey will be used by MSVN to improve the lives of people in the MS community by delivering education and inspiration where it is needed most.
There are MILLIONS of miles of roads on this earth, each and every one of them intersected with crossroads representing different paths, and therefore not all of us are supposed to take the fastest route. Slow down, recalculate, detour, wander or shift, because a round-about can still get you to your goal, and believe me, sometimes that ride, that journey, that side trip adventure, will become much more important than your destination.