A man from Iowa who's biking across the country to raise awareness about Parkinson's -- stopped in Reno Thursday.
"I've always been an avid biker so bicycling's always been important to me and also bicycling's been proven to stave off a lot of the Parkinson's disease symptoms."
Rich Mills was diagnosed with Parkinson's himself in 2009.
He just started his cross-country ride July 31st.
Here in the Biggest Little City he met with Parkinson's patients at Five Star Premier Residences and Wednesday he made a stop in Carson City.
He said his goal is to inspire those who care for Parkinson's patients.
"What I want to do is give a little encouragement to the care providers. Because those people had a choice. They didn't have to stick around, but they did. And they're taking care of these people with Parkinson's."
Mills plans to finish up his ride to D.C. in October.
To follow his progress and donate to Parkinson's research, go to http://www.richmills.us/parkinson.html
Written by Paul Nelson