Road Roariors: Hitting Our Stride

Today’s post is by Lions Mark and Debbie Mansell, who are currently on a motorcycle journey across America to help support Leader Dogs for the Blind. Follow along each week as they recap this incredible adventure.

Day 12 finds us with 19 states visited and more than 4,300 miles under our belts. Over the past week, we have made more than two dozen visits, meet ups to say hello, or media contacts as part of the Motorcycling for Leader Dogs Project. To say the least it has been extremely busy, but in a very wonderful way.

From BBQs in parks to Lions club meetings; from meeting with groups of riders joining us for a short duration to attending camps for blind and visually impaired youth, we have had quite a busy week of Lions adventures. These past seven days have been all about meeting old friends as well as making new ones around supporting people in need.

Lions Clubs International

All of the individuals we’ve met have been so happy to do what they can for others. They have been unquestionably passionate about wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of others no matter what the role. Both Lion Debbie and I have been so blessed by this experience. Quite honestly, the ride and the aches and pains in our bodies have faded away in the warmth of the experiences of meeting the many selfless people over this past week.

Not everyone can or wants to ride motorcycles like we are, but that is the wonderful part about being a Lion … We all can find our own niche in service. This trip has been more than we could have hoped for and an experience of a lifetime.  Every day we have experienced Lionism through the stories of the hundreds of people we’ve met. As two Lions on motorcycles, we are so lucky to have had such a terrific week!

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Read more Road Roariors posts and catch up on Mark and Debbie’s trip.

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