PORTLAND -- A Portland couple is training for the bike ride of a lifetime: 10,000 miles from Portland to Patagonia, at the southern end of South America.
The goal of their trip is to inspire others to get out and exercise, no matter what shape they're in or which physical limitations they may have.
Kelly Schwan and Seth McBride are training-side-by side; Kelly on her two-wheeler and Seth on his recumbent handcycle.
As a teenager, McBride was paralyzed during a ski accident, but that hasn't kept him down. For the last eight years he has competed in wheelchair rugby, winning gold and bronze in two Paralympic games.
Schwan is an occupational therapist, and that’s how the two met.
“This is just a great way to push my limits and see if it's possible, and we think it is,” McBride explained.
“What better example of Seth, not being able to use his legs, to show that anything is possible as long as you've got the right support?” Schwan said.
They plan to leave for Patagonia in September and arrive one year later. Schwan will tow a trailer full of their camping gear, saying the weight should even out the couple's riding strength.
The couple will need help raising money for the trip. Click here to help.