BISMARCK, N.D. - Brothers Bike is a 3,500 mile cross-country bike ride from Seattle to New York City.
Bobby, Raleigh, and Dennis Jenkins are riding for 55 days to raise money for two charities.
"It doesn't take but a moment, or a thought, or a tree, or a Winnie the Pooh sitting on the side, and all of a sudden, it's right here again. We just want to stop that pain for other folks," said Dennis Jenkins.
Bobby, Raleigh, and Dennis Jenkins are on a ride across America for two reasons.
One, for Bobby's grandson Moss Pieratt who died at 15 months.
His death was classified as Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood.
"What happens when a perfectly healthy child lays down, and just doesn't wake up? What is it that occurred there?" said Bobby Jenkins.
Their ride from Seattle to New York City is raising money for the Moss Pieratt Foundation, which raises funds for research.
And the wear and tear on their bikes is for orphaned children in Haiti.
"What resonated with us was children who were on the streets. And where they live, and where they go," said Raleigh Jenkins.
A Child's Hope is a charity that is currently building a home for orphans.
The brothers are hoping to raise half a million dollars for both of the charities.
"Our ride is about parents who've lost children, and children, who've lost parents," said Dennis Jenkins.
And that's what keeps them going.
City after city, mile after mile.
To learn more about their journey or donate, you can visit brothersbike.org.