Gearing Up for Good
In 2019, our founder and CEO Joe Motz began an incredible campaign to help move people to better lives. Gearing Up for Good started with Joe’s 6,500-mile bicycle trek that raised awareness and $314,000 in support of people who have Parkinson’s disease. When he set off on his epic bicycle trek, he had just turned 65 years old. The original journey has evolved into a more significant movement that today encompasses various supporting events to better the lives of others.
“Together, We Will Go Further” is the stated purpose of Gearing Up For Good and the motivation of this year’s main event, Cycling Ohio for Parkinson’s, a week-long bike ride across the state of Ohio that happened from September 12 to September 18, 2021.
Coming together to champion causes, one ride at a time
Like the people who ride them, bicycles can be powerful catalysts for positive change. The stated mission of Gearing Up For Good and of the organization’s recent fundraising event, Cycling Ohio for Parkinson’s, is to “connect people through the power of movement.”
The nonprofit’s core values are to:
- Inspire people to stretch beyond perceived limits, not to simply live, but to thrive
- Encourage the miracle of movement
- Show care and compassion
- Cultivate perseverance
- Demonstrate commitment to physical and mental well-being
Each cycling event is a collective effort to improve people’s lives in the Greater Cincinnati communities and beyond by raising critical funds and awareness for important causes. For participating cyclists, Gearing Up For Good events are more than adventures in community service; they’re personal health journeys, too.
Are you ready to gear up for good?
Creating a positive impact is a team sport- and we’ll win if we stand (and cycle) united! Connect with us via social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to cheer from home and learn about future opportunities to participate. Nothing beats the simple pleasure of a bike ride, especially when you put your pedal to the metal to positively impact the people in the Cincinnati Tri-State area and across the country!