24 Hour Nonstop on a Motorcycle Raises $18,500 for MS Charity
Longhaulpaul sets another wacky world record by riding his 2018 Yamaha Star Venture on a Dynamometer 24 hours without stopping or getting off.
At noon on March 29th, Paul Pelland started the 113 cubic inch V-twin engine on his 2018 Yamaha Star Venture motorcycle, quickly got it up to freeway speeds and rode it for 24 hours and 1674 miles without getting off. No rest breaks, no gas or bathroom stops. The entire event was broadcast live on Facebook. It was a telethon style fundraiser, with nonstop live entertainment the entire 24 hours in exchange for donations. $3600 in prizes were raffled off, Paul had wardrobe changes, got a facial and a straight razor shave. He shared his own diagnosis, symptoms and explained MS and the work being done by the charity. He also tried to play guitar and sing, took the bird box challenge and ate a smorgasbord of interesting bugs all while riding at freeway speeds on a Dyno, which is sort of like a treadmill for motorcycles.
Thousands tuned in at different times from all over the globe, egged him on and dozens of people stopped by Rob's Dyno Service in Gardner Massachusetts over the course of the event to wish him luck. The last few final minutes raised over $2000, because who wouldn't want to see Paul eat two large Zebra Tarantulas?
Nonstop to Nowhere was Longhaulpaul's third world record. Thanks to hundreds of donors, it was a tremendous success raising awareness and $18,500 for the charity MS Views and News which provides educational programs for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.
After being diagnosed with MS himself, Paul began a million mile journey raising awareness, funds and a bit of hell as he tours the country on his Yamaha. After 6 years, he has ridden 350,000 miles, raised $150K for charity and has shared his inspirational story with over 250 audiences across the country.
Donations for this event are still being collected at
Paul also sponsors the MS5000 and MS1000 Saddlesore challenges; both for MS charities as well. http://www.longhaulpaul.com/
This event would not have happened without support from Rob Swartz of Rob's Dyno, Co-Host Rob Nye and Technical Director Justin Pelland.
The fundraiser was made possible by the following sponsors:
Robs Dyno Service Gardner MA, Twisted Throttle, Gardner Lyons Club, Valley Motorsports, Huhtala Oil and Propane, Boucher Funeral Home, HJC Helmets, Aerostich, Nelson Rigg, Spectro Oil, Tucker V Twin, Autozone, Rocket Moto, Tanguay Jewelers, Electrical Connection, Bill Mayer Saddles, RPM Cycles Dover NH, Phoenix Flaming Hot Heated Gear, Iron Butt Association, Bostonian Barbershop, City Barbershop Gardner MA and Valley View Farms.
100% of donations went to the charity MS Views and News, Inc.
For more about Longhaulpaul, his fundraisers, or this event, please visit https://www.longhaulpaul.com
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