To celebrate turning 40 and to support MS, Phil Keoghan the laid-back host of “The Amazing Race” and author of No Opportunity Wasted: Creating a Life List, biked 3500 miles across America last year. Phil and his riding partners averaged 100 miles a day traveling from California to New York. Their journey was documented and you can now see it in theaters and online. The documentary called, “The Ride” is both a source of pride for Phil and a fund raiser for The MS Society.
“I fly over 400,000 miles a year and I figured it was time to stretch my legs. I love to ride so I thought I’d see what this great country looks like up close instead of taking a bird’s eye view at 30,000 feet,” said Keoghan. “In this economic climate, bike riding makes a lot of sense – it’s good for your waistline and easy on your wallet.”
Phil chose The MS society because he found them to be well organized and felt they had an incredible passion to find a cure. He hasn’t shared a personal connection, but he has mentioned in interviews that everyone knows someone affected by MS. If you’re reading this, you do, too. I have MS and have for a decade or more, but was only diagnosed a few years ago.
View “The Ride” Trailer
Phil will be attending all of the 2011 screenings below and 100% of the box office proceeds will benefit the National MS Society
Can’t make it in person? You can rent or purchase “The Ride” online from Amazon.com