No Time to Waste! Donate to Research for Peripheral Neuropathy.
Gregory is e-biking for the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy to raise funds supporting research and awareness programs. Why?
WE WILL LAUNCH THE CAMPAIGN SOON
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E-bike Lovers Goes Cross Country!
Training Has Started
Follow Gregory as he trains on his e-bike in preparation
of the cross country e-bike ride
E-bike Lovers' founder Gregory Maassen will e-bike over 3,400 miles to film a documentary on e-bike technology while raising funds supporting research on peripheral neuropathy. The route has never been e-biked before by a Dutch E-Cyclist living in Washington DC who founded E-bike Lovers. That is not surprising as he is the only Dutch E-biker ever to attempt to e-bike this route.
Follow Gregory as he e-bikes across the United States
This map will go live on April 2, 2022
Gregory follows parts of the historic Lincoln Highway, U.S. Bicycle Routes 44 and 50, regional trails and many new routes that cyclists rarely explore.
Gregory's Route Across the United States
Ten Segments Cover Over 3,400 Miles
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Sixty Stopovers Cover Over 3,400 Miles
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The E-bike Tour Starts on April 2, 2022
You missed out!
E-biking across the US requires serious planning!
The route is divided into 10 segments. Where possible, the route follows established cycling routes such as U.S. Bicycle Routes 44 and 50.
Many miles of the route are undocumented and require careful planning to charge the e-bike.
A cross-country trip requires months of training to avoid injuries.
It also takes time to learn how to handle equipment on a trip that is fully self-supported.
Fitting the bike and learning camping survival skills are essential steps in preparing for the tour.
It took over a year to prepare for the journey, especially since COVID-19 seriously has disrupted supply chains.
We are still waiting for the tour e-bike to arrive, not to mention all other equipment such as panniers and tents.
The Dutch E-Cyclist
Gregory Maassen is a multimedia, strategic digital marketing, videographer, documentary maker, author, and manager. He lived in the Netherlands, Armenia, South Africa, Botswana, Afghanistan, Russia, Iraq, Macedonia and Jordan.
And now: He is an E-Cyclist traveling across the United States filming for a documentary and raising funds for research on and awareness of peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. Maassen founded E-bike Lovers to provide members with a high-quality e-bike experience with. The social group is the largest and most inclusive group of e-cyclists in the United States. Read more about E-bike Lovers and e-bike technology in an BBC interview.
About Peripheral Neuropathy
A debilitating disorder that deserves more funding
Peripheral neuropathy is not a single disease. It’s a general term for a series of disorders that result from damage to the body’s peripheral nervous system.
Some types of peripheral neuropathy develop suddenly, while others progress more slowly over many years.
Causes include diabetes, chemo treatment, COVID-19, other viral infections, hereditary diseases, and idiopathic causes.
Peripheral Neuropathy symptoms usually start with numbness, prickling or tingling in the toes or fingers. It may spread up to the feet or hands and cause burning, freezing, throbbing and/or shooting pain that is often worse at night.
The pain can be either constant or periodic, but usually the pain is felt equally on both sides of the body—in both hands or in both feet. Some types of peripheral neuropathy develop suddenly, while others progress more slowly over many years.
The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy often include:
Symptoms such as experiencing weakness or not being able to hold something, not knowing where your feet are, and experiencing pain that feels as if it is stabbing or burning in your limbs, can be common signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy affects millions of Americans, but research is underfunded. We need to find a cure for all those who silently suffer from this debilitating disease.
And I know how hard it can be. I was inflicted with a post-infectious small fiber neuropathy in South Africa. E-biking helped me restore my strength and sanity.
We need your support. Donate now!
Dr. Gregory F. Maassen
Founder E-bike Lovers
WE WILL LAUNCH THE CAMPAIGN IN DECEMBER