A Hudson Valley man is biking from the local area to Miami to raise money for ALS.

On Tuesday, Ryan Wilson of Poughkeepsie was scheduled to begin his 1,528-mile bike ride. The former Arlington High School soccer star is riding a bicycle from Poughkeepsie to Miami to raise money and awareness for ALS.

"All proceeds going directly to the ALS foundation. Help me inspire, help me show my aunt what her fight means to me," Wilson wrote on Instagram when announcing his journey.

 Wilson is raising money and awareness for ALS in honor of his Aunt Christie who has ALS, according to Wilson's Instagram.

"To the strongest person I know.. you’ve been my why my whole life and I can’t wait to show you what your fight has distilled in me. I can’t wait to prove that nothing is impossible with the right mindset and purpose," Wilson wrote in a separate Instagram post. 

You can donate to Wilson's cause by CLICKING HERE. As of this writing, Wilson has raised over $1,700.