Most days, Jim Millard and Ross McKinney dedicate their time and talent to helping motorcyclists improve their riding skills on and off the road at the BMW Performance Center in Greer, S.C. For the next seven days, they will test their own motorcycle skills in the mountains and deserts of Peru to help nearly 300 abandoned children living in an orphanage in Moquegua.
The pair is teaming up with motorcycle journalist Neale Bayly to raise money and awareness for Wellspring International Outreach, a charity founded by Bayly, to help the abandoned children of Peru.The men will ride from Lima to Moquegua and back on BMW R 1200 GS and F 800 GS motorcycles to deliver $10,000 raised for the orphanage this year. They will be joined by videographers and producers who will film the adventure for an upcoming web series on speed.com."Both Jim and Ross are experienced adventure riders and have a strong interest in mission work," commented Bayly. "When we met at the Performance Center and they learned about my previous missions on behalf of the Peruvian children, they were eager to participate. I couldn’t ask for two better guys to accompany me on this trip." For more information about Wellspring International Outreach, visit wellspring-outreach.org.