TEAM TRUMAN
Team Captain

Casey Wall

Riding to find a cure!
Casey Wall
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

Casey Wall

Riding to find a cure!

I ride the Tri State Trek in honor of Amy Truman. Amy was a warrior, she battled ALS fearlessly, with grace and a positive attitude - inspiring so many. #20min4amy #endALS The goal of this venture was to raise awareness about ALS and funds for ALS TDI (als.net) to continue their research towards a cure, this is a common goal shared with the Tri State Trek. We will embrak on the 270+ mile ride over three days June 21-23, 2019 from Boston, MA to Greenwich, CT all in the name of ending ALS! Any dollar amount helps. Help me support ALS.net by making a donation. The process is fast, easy, and secure. I truly appreciate any support you can provide. It will benefit a great cause! If you can't make a donation at this point, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter! Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page! Thanks so much for your generosity! 

Casey Wall
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

I ride the Tri State Trek in honor of Amy Truman. Amy was a warrior, she battled ALS fearlessly, with grace and a positive attitude - inspiring so many. #20min4amy #endALS The goal of this venture was to raise awareness about ALS and funds for ALS TDI (als.net) to continue their research towards a cure, this is a common goal shared with the Tri State Trek. We will embrak on the 270+ mile ride over three days June 21-23, 2019 from Boston, MA to Greenwich, CT all in the name of ending ALS! Any dollar amount helps. Help me support ALS.net by making a donation. The process is fast, easy, and secure. I truly appreciate any support you can provide. It will benefit a great cause! If you can't make a donation at this point, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter! Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page! Thanks so much for your generosity! 

Team Members

Kevin Porter

Riding for those who no longer can.
Kevin Porter
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 17th Trek

Kevin Porter

Riding for those who no longer can.

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Kevin Porter
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 17th Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Chris Speights

In Memory of Amy Truman - Jun 2, 1975 - Nov 23, 2018
Chris Speights
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Chris Speights

In Memory of Amy Truman - Jun 2, 1975 - Nov 23, 2018

Let's raise some money to end ALS!!! This is a devastating disease that has claimed my dear friend Amy Truman in November of 2018, just 5 years after her diagnosis. Amy, her husband Jeremy, her family, and all of her caregivers fought this disease every inch of the way and have been a true inspiration for everyone that knows them. Their positive attitude and refusal to submit to the disease inspires me and I think has helped make me a better person and I thank them for that. Amy ultimately succumbed to complications related to a pulmonary embolism and she leaves a large hole in our hearts, and a large impression in our memories and our motivation to fight ALS. This summer I am riding with Team Truman in the Tri-State Trek to help find an effective treatment for ALS and I would appreciate if you join me with a contribution. The group this benefits, ALS TDI (Therapy Development Institute), is a Boston based non-profit that has pursued and actually funded drug research and development that have started human trials with AT-1501 in 2018!!! ALS treatments may not offer the business return big pharma needs, but ALS TDI is making this happen through donations such as yours! They are making a difference and working to end ALS and that's why I support them with my time and energy. For 2019, I am upping my commitment to all 270 miles over 3 days, something I have never done. In the first year, I rode 97 miles, but last year I did a 2 day total of 200 miles and did my first "century". I am looking forward to honoring all contributions with a dedication to train and ride more than I ever have before. We met the Truman's about 7 years ago just after we moved to Connecticut and they were the most positive and happy people we had met yet. A little more than 5 years ago, Amy was diagnosed with ALS and between her and her family and especially Jeremy, they met this challenge head on in all ways possible. The picture is of Amy and Jeremy with a bond and love between them that we would all be so lucky to experience once in our lifetime. I can't imagine what it's like have fought this disease for as long as they did, but I am happy to ride alongside Jeremy and the rest of Team Truman to support this fight against ALS. I know we all have a number of charities and events that we support, but if you can find a little extra to sponsor me as a rider, I can promise the money will go to a great cause that is making active progress in both understanding and learning to fight this horrible disease. Thank You!

Chris Speights
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Let's raise some money to end ALS!!! This is a devastating disease that has claimed my dear friend Amy Truman in November of 2018, just 5 years after her diagnosis. Amy, her husband Jeremy, her family, and all of her caregivers fought this disease every inch of the way and have been a true inspiration for everyone that knows them. Their positive attitude and refusal to submit to the disease inspires me and I think has helped make me a better person and I thank them for that. Amy ultimately succumbed to complications related to a pulmonary embolism and she leaves a large hole in our hearts, and a large impression in our memories and our motivation to fight ALS. This summer I am riding with Team Truman in the Tri-State Trek to help find an effective treatment for ALS and I would appreciate if you join me with a contribution. The group this benefits, ALS TDI (Therapy Development Institute), is a Boston based non-profit that has pursued and actually funded drug research and development that have started human trials with AT-1501 in 2018!!! ALS treatments may not offer the business return big pharma needs, but ALS TDI is making this happen through donations such as yours! They are making a difference and working to end ALS and that's why I support them with my time and energy. For 2019, I am upping my commitment to all 270 miles over 3 days, something I have never done. In the first year, I rode 97 miles, but last year I did a 2 day total of 200 miles and did my first "century". I am looking forward to honoring all contributions with a dedication to train and ride more than I ever have before. We met the Truman's about 7 years ago just after we moved to Connecticut and they were the most positive and happy people we had met yet. A little more than 5 years ago, Amy was diagnosed with ALS and between her and her family and especially Jeremy, they met this challenge head on in all ways possible. The picture is of Amy and Jeremy with a bond and love between them that we would all be so lucky to experience once in our lifetime. I can't imagine what it's like have fought this disease for as long as they did, but I am happy to ride alongside Jeremy and the rest of Team Truman to support this fight against ALS. I know we all have a number of charities and events that we support, but if you can find a little extra to sponsor me as a rider, I can promise the money will go to a great cause that is making active progress in both understanding and learning to fight this horrible disease. Thank You!

Beth Gerard

Beth Gerard
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

Beth Gerard

Beth Gerard
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

Lisa Masiello

Riding to Find A Cure
Lisa Masiello
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Lisa Masiello

Riding to Find A Cure

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Many of you know or have heard of my friend Amy and her battle with ALS.  Amy was a rock star, she handled her challenges with such grace and dignity. Amy was a warrior and an inspiration.  Amy had pulmonary embolism this winter and passed away.  Amy would not want us to give up the charge of finding a cure!  So we continue to ride... Riding raises money.  Money is what funds the research.  ALS RDI is doing amazing research and is using this donated money in amazing ways.  Please consider making a donation

Lisa Masiello
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Many of you know or have heard of my friend Amy and her battle with ALS.  Amy was a rock star, she handled her challenges with such grace and dignity. Amy was a warrior and an inspiration.  Amy had pulmonary embolism this winter and passed away.  Amy would not want us to give up the charge of finding a cure!  So we continue to ride... Riding raises money.  Money is what funds the research.  ALS RDI is doing amazing research and is using this donated money in amazing ways.  Please consider making a donation

Nicole Gear

Riding for those who no longer can.
Nicole Gear
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Nicole Gear

Riding for those who no longer can.

This summer I am riding to find an effective treatment for ALS.  This ride will be grueling but pales in comparison to this devastating diagnosis.  Please consider supporting my effort.  

Nicole Gear
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

This summer I am riding to find an effective treatment for ALS.  This ride will be grueling but pales in comparison to this devastating diagnosis.  Please consider supporting my effort.  

Nick Steglich

Nick Steglich
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Nick Steglich

Nick Steglich
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Jeremy Truman

I ride for Amy
Jeremy Truman
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

Jeremy Truman

I ride for Amy

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Jeremy Truman
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

David Block

Taking the road from my home to his home
David Block
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

David Block

Taking the road from my home to his home

On August 30th, 2018 my father, Andy Block, succombed to ALS after battling the disease for just 18 months.  Dad went on his own terms: choosing to stop his fight only when the disease kept him from being able to give of himself to others. By the time of his choice, our family had mobilized to support him in many ways, not the least of which was our effort to raise money for a cure.  In his final days he asked that we continue those efforts so that other families and individuals would not have to suffer as he did.   Please join me in supporting Dad's fight.  I'm riding in his name, hoping that his inspiration will raise money to find treatments for this soon-to-be curable disease!  All money raised goes to ALS-TDI, the first non-profit research organization dedicated to ending ALS in partnership with ALS patients and their families. This three-day route is especially meaningful to me because the Tri-State-Trek begins just a few miles from my home in Massachusetts, and ends just a few miles from where Dad lived in Connecticut. My personal connection and interest in a cure for ALS goes deeper still.  My sister-in-law, Tracy Gibson, lost her battle with ALS at the too-young age of 27.  So as I train and ride I think of Tracy and ride for her memory as well, especially as my wife Sandy is joining the ride this year! In our family's battle with ALS, we have been incredibly fortunate to come across other warriors fighting just as passionately.  So it is that we met Team Truman: not just a Tri-State-Trek cycling team, but also the friends and relatives of the inspirational Amy Truman, who fought the disease for five years with courage, dignity and grace.  Sandy and I are honored to ride in Amy's memory as well. You can read more about my father on his fund-raising page - to which you can contibute all-year-round!

David Block
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

On August 30th, 2018 my father, Andy Block, succombed to ALS after battling the disease for just 18 months.  Dad went on his own terms: choosing to stop his fight only when the disease kept him from being able to give of himself to others. By the time of his choice, our family had mobilized to support him in many ways, not the least of which was our effort to raise money for a cure.  In his final days he asked that we continue those efforts so that other families and individuals would not have to suffer as he did.   Please join me in supporting Dad's fight.  I'm riding in his name, hoping that his inspiration will raise money to find treatments for this soon-to-be curable disease!  All money raised goes to ALS-TDI, the first non-profit research organization dedicated to ending ALS in partnership with ALS patients and their families. This three-day route is especially meaningful to me because the Tri-State-Trek begins just a few miles from my home in Massachusetts, and ends just a few miles from where Dad lived in Connecticut. My personal connection and interest in a cure for ALS goes deeper still.  My sister-in-law, Tracy Gibson, lost her battle with ALS at the too-young age of 27.  So as I train and ride I think of Tracy and ride for her memory as well, especially as my wife Sandy is joining the ride this year! In our family's battle with ALS, we have been incredibly fortunate to come across other warriors fighting just as passionately.  So it is that we met Team Truman: not just a Tri-State-Trek cycling team, but also the friends and relatives of the inspirational Amy Truman, who fought the disease for five years with courage, dignity and grace.  Sandy and I are honored to ride in Amy's memory as well. You can read more about my father on his fund-raising page - to which you can contibute all-year-round!

Sandy Block

Remembering Tracy Gibson
Sandy Block
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Sandy Block

Remembering Tracy Gibson

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Sandy Block
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.