Team Captain

Robert Dixon

Let's Strike Out ALS
Robert Dixon
  • Rider
  • 9th Trek

Robert Dixon

Let's Strike Out ALS

On June 22-24, TEAM CHRISTIE and I will once again cycle from Boston to Greenwich to help find a cure for ALS. This year Team Christie has joined forces with our other Greenwich partner teams, Team Grenwich Police and Team Niblock to form a joint TEAM GREENWICH. TEAM GREENWICH will ride in honor of our local P.A.L.S  Christie Rizzuto, Roger Petrone and Andrew Niblock and all P.A.L.S. we know, love and honor. Your help is  needed to fund research for a cure to ALS is very much alive. Somewhere out there is the key to the cure for ALS. Our goal is to continue to raise awareness on the fight for a cure so that all P.A.L.S can lead the lives they deserve. Would you please make a contribution? Please help TEAM CHRISTIE -TEAM GREENWICH and  Fight to Strike Out ALS. You can make your donation safely and securely at: https://tst.als.net/bobdixon Blessings, Bob

Robert Dixon
  • Rider
  • 9th Trek

On June 22-24, TEAM CHRISTIE and I will once again cycle from Boston to Greenwich to help find a cure for ALS. This year Team Christie has joined forces with our other Greenwich partner teams, Team Grenwich Police and Team Niblock to form a joint TEAM GREENWICH. TEAM GREENWICH will ride in honor of our local P.A.L.S  Christie Rizzuto, Roger Petrone and Andrew Niblock and all P.A.L.S. we know, love and honor. Your help is  needed to fund research for a cure to ALS is very much alive. Somewhere out there is the key to the cure for ALS. Our goal is to continue to raise awareness on the fight for a cure so that all P.A.L.S can lead the lives they deserve. Would you please make a contribution? Please help TEAM CHRISTIE -TEAM GREENWICH and  Fight to Strike Out ALS. You can make your donation safely and securely at: https://tst.als.net/bobdixon Blessings, Bob

Team Members

Peter Russell

Ride to support Mike Tamburino
Peter Russell
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Peter Russell

Ride to support Mike Tamburino

On June 21nd - 23rd I will be participating in my 2nd Tri-State Trek, a 3-day 270-mile bike ride from Boston MA to Greenwich CT to raise money to find a cure for ALS (https://www.als.net/what-is-als/ ). I ride for my friend and coworker Michael Tamburino. As long as Mike is fighting his battle with ALS I will ride to raise funds to find a cure. Please support me so we can find a cure for Mike and everyone else fighting ALS. My goal this year is to raise $3,500. Thank you!  

Peter Russell
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

On June 21nd - 23rd I will be participating in my 2nd Tri-State Trek, a 3-day 270-mile bike ride from Boston MA to Greenwich CT to raise money to find a cure for ALS (https://www.als.net/what-is-als/ ). I ride for my friend and coworker Michael Tamburino. As long as Mike is fighting his battle with ALS I will ride to raise funds to find a cure. Please support me so we can find a cure for Mike and everyone else fighting ALS. My goal this year is to raise $3,500. Thank you!  

Sheila Regan

Riding To Find A Cure For ALS
Sheila Regan
  • Rider
  • 7th Trek

Sheila Regan

Riding To Find A Cure For ALS

This will be my 7th year cycling with Team Greenwich and my trek family. On June 21st-June23rd, I'll be riding 280 miles from Boston, Mass (thru Madison) to Greenwich, CT to raise money so the researchers can find an effective treatment for ALS. I'll be cycling in honor of my friend, Kyle Connors of Madison who is living with this horrible disease. ALS is a fatal, devastating disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord leaving the mind sharp and the body unable to function. I'll also be riding in memory of Roger Petrone, a Sergeant with the Greenwich Police Dept. Roger was diagnosed at 37 years old with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Sadly Roger passed away on Feb 20, 2014 after a 6 1/2 year fight with ALS. He was 44 years old.  Please help me raise money and awareness of the fight against ALS and give hope to those inflicted with this disease, it makes a difference. Thank you.

Sheila Regan
  • Rider
  • 7th Trek

This will be my 7th year cycling with Team Greenwich and my trek family. On June 21st-June23rd, I'll be riding 280 miles from Boston, Mass (thru Madison) to Greenwich, CT to raise money so the researchers can find an effective treatment for ALS. I'll be cycling in honor of my friend, Kyle Connors of Madison who is living with this horrible disease. ALS is a fatal, devastating disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord leaving the mind sharp and the body unable to function. I'll also be riding in memory of Roger Petrone, a Sergeant with the Greenwich Police Dept. Roger was diagnosed at 37 years old with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Sadly Roger passed away on Feb 20, 2014 after a 6 1/2 year fight with ALS. He was 44 years old.  Please help me raise money and awareness of the fight against ALS and give hope to those inflicted with this disease, it makes a difference. Thank you.

Tiffany Marchewka

Riding for those who no longer can
Tiffany Marchewka
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

Tiffany Marchewka

Riding for those who no longer can

This summer we are pedaling with passion in the 2019 Tri-State Trek, benefiting ALS-Therapy Development Institute, to help find a cure for ALS. We started our battle against ALS over ten years ago after losing our father Vince Marchewka and good family friend Mary Lou Krausneck. Along the way, we have also lost Sgt. Roger Petrone, and we are currently fighting with Tom Ford as he battles this devastating disease. We are dedicated to finding a cure and will not stop until one is found. This is the reason we have chosen to participate again in this three-day 270-mile bike ride from Boston to New York. The ride helps provide ALS-TDI, a non-profit ALS research facility, with the funds necessary to complete vital ALS research and provide assistance to patients currently living with ALS.  Please join us and ALS-TDI in the fight against ALS. This bike ride gives us hope for anyone suffering from ALS and hope for a treatment or cure. Your generosity, support, and prayers are greatly appreciated. Any amount will help us reach our goal, and your donation is tax deductible.  Thank you for your generosity!  With Love,  Tiffany, Jamie, and Sue Marchewka

Tiffany Marchewka
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

This summer we are pedaling with passion in the 2019 Tri-State Trek, benefiting ALS-Therapy Development Institute, to help find a cure for ALS. We started our battle against ALS over ten years ago after losing our father Vince Marchewka and good family friend Mary Lou Krausneck. Along the way, we have also lost Sgt. Roger Petrone, and we are currently fighting with Tom Ford as he battles this devastating disease. We are dedicated to finding a cure and will not stop until one is found. This is the reason we have chosen to participate again in this three-day 270-mile bike ride from Boston to New York. The ride helps provide ALS-TDI, a non-profit ALS research facility, with the funds necessary to complete vital ALS research and provide assistance to patients currently living with ALS.  Please join us and ALS-TDI in the fight against ALS. This bike ride gives us hope for anyone suffering from ALS and hope for a treatment or cure. Your generosity, support, and prayers are greatly appreciated. Any amount will help us reach our goal, and your donation is tax deductible.  Thank you for your generosity!  With Love,  Tiffany, Jamie, and Sue Marchewka

Karen Woodward

Karen Woodward
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Karen Woodward

It’s that time of year again.  June 21-23 I will be riding for my 5th year in the Tri-State Trek.  A 270+mile bike ride from Boston to Greenwich, CT to raise funds and awareness for a cure for ALS.   In 2014 my path was crossed by an incredible woman Amanda Bernier, a 29 year old with ALS who had just delivered her first child.  Just weeks after finding out the joy of being pregnant with her first child she received a devastating diagnosis of ALS.  She had a very aggressive form of ALS, that combined with pregnancy accelerated her progression.  By the sixth month of her pregnancy she was left with only head and neck movement and on a trach.  Amanda knew the ugly of ALS her Grandmother and Mother both passed away from ALS.  She once shared with me she wouldn’t have gone through drastic measures to sustain life (for example a tracheotomy) but she needed to do whatever she could to bring a healthy full term baby into this world.  That she did.  In the fall of 2014 Arabella was born and that is when I met Amanda.   As a physical therapist I was assigned to her case when she came home after delivering Arabella.  She began as patient but quickly became a friend.  I remember the first time I met Amanda.  I admit I was nervous, very nervous.  I am never ever this way with my patients but there were circumstances with this case I just didn’t think I could emotionally handle.  I actually told my agency no, but they asked again and I felt there must be some reason I should be there.  The first time I walked into Chris and Amanda’s home, Amanda turned her head, gave this great big beautiful smile and mouthed “thank you for coming”.  Immediate calm came over me.  She was so grateful for anyone in her home, and even though she could only communicate through an eye gazing device she was always the first to ask how are YOU doing and how was YOUR day?  A demonstration of her true character.     I ask you to take a moment, just a moment, to stop and be thankful and grateful for the little things in your life.  While Arabella got to hug Amanda, lie on her bed, play with her tubes, give the occasional eye poke while helping to comb Amanda’s Hair; Amanda never got to hug Arabella with her own voluntary arm strength, someone would have to place Arabella to Amanda, and then her arms around Arabella.   She never got to speak to her with her own voice, a simple I love you!  Everything was said through a computer with which Amanda communicated with by typing with her eyes.  In the beginning she was able to give her kisses as she still had facial and head movement when Arabella was born, but that was soon lost.  If she was uncomfortable and in pain she had to rely on others... and I witnessed it...there was NO ONE who could fix the problem as quickly as Chris did with his true love and commitment.  Amanda was freed of ALS In September 2016 as God guided her to heaven.  So hug your kids, your family, your friends...and tell those you love that you love them.      Amanda introduced me to the Trek in conversation one day.  Immediately I told her I wanted to participate.  What she didn’t know is that fundraising is incredibly uncomfortable for me. But ALS is a diagnosis that even as you are trying to help you feel completely HELPLESS!  This was my way to help.  Amanda shared with me one day that her mother once told her she would not have to worry about ALS by the time it could effect her if indeed she cared the gene.  “They will just give you a shot and you will be fine.”   That didn’t happen, but I made a promise to do everything I could to make that statement a reality for Arabella.  While Amanda knew it was too late for her, all she wanted was to know that Arabella would be ok (Arabella has a 50% chance of developing ALS).     The Trek is an emotional three days filled with highs and lows.  There is a lot of sweat, tears and hills along the way!   While it’s fun and great to be reunited with friends and meet new friends you are also consistently reminded of why we are all out there.  Many PALS come to the Trek as well.  Some I have seen all four years, some have passed away, and some are newly diagnosed.  Volunteers, riders and supporters, we all have our personal stories  for being out there but we are ALL out there for ONE cause.  As I ride for hours and hours I will remember the conversations Amanda and I had, I miss them terribly.   She taught me so much about life.  She kept me grounded. Life is crazy and we can easily loose perspective.  You never left her home without feeling  grateful for what you had, knowing that no matter what you were going through there are always situations out there far greater...and certainly ways to handle them with grace.   She welcomed my children into her home.  She taught them not to be afraid, and although she could only move her eyes her mind was fully intact and she had an awesome sense of humor.   The conversations we had about kids, family, hobbies, faith, our purpose in life (the list goes on and on) I will hold in my heart forever.     I ride for Amanda, her husband Chris and Arabella.    I ride for Kyle Connors who is fighting the fight to see his two young daughters grow up.     I ride for Michael Callahan, whose daughter joined our team last year after his new diagnosis.      I ride for Greenwich SGT. Roger Petrone Jr. who left behind a young daughter and is the reason team Greenwich police exists.     I ride for Andrea Peet who I met at the Trek two years ago and wow, what an inspiration.   An amazing woman using her ALS to raise awareness and it doesn’t  stop her from doing marathon after marathon on her trike.  And she has the most contagious smile!    I ride for Amy Truman who was freed of ALS this past November.  She has been at every Trek, in her wheelchair, with her two young boys climbing all over her as her husband tackles the 270+miles.  She also was always smiling.    I ride for Jon Blais.  I do the Blazeman roll over every Ironman finish line.  Most people know the significance of this roll, but if they don’t they ask and I get to raise awareness as I answer.     I ride for Jeff Pumm, Amanda’s brother...yes I just said that...Amanda’s brother, who has started with early symptoms of ALS.     I ride for ALL with ALS...   Many of you have supported me through these years and I am always so overwhelmed by the support.  As I said, fundraising is way outside my comfort zone.  I do not like to ask for anything ever, especially money, but I made a promise to Amanda that I would ride the Trek every year I am able until there is an effective treatment or a cure, it’s the only way I can truly help.  A lot has changed in five years.  ALS is not incurable it is underfunded.  My first year, there were no treatment options for PALS.  Today there are drugs out there as well as clinical trials...all produced right at ALS TDI.  Some of the scientists ride with us and I have had the pleasure of listening to the amazing advances occurring due to funding.  Please do not feel pressured to donate, but please share with anyone you feel may want to donate, ride, or help raise awareness.   Awareness for this horrible disease is just as important as fundraising.    Thank You!!!! Karen   

Karen Woodward
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

It’s that time of year again.  June 21-23 I will be riding for my 5th year in the Tri-State Trek.  A 270+mile bike ride from Boston to Greenwich, CT to raise funds and awareness for a cure for ALS.   In 2014 my path was crossed by an incredible woman Amanda Bernier, a 29 year old with ALS who had just delivered her first child.  Just weeks after finding out the joy of being pregnant with her first child she received a devastating diagnosis of ALS.  She had a very aggressive form of ALS, that combined with pregnancy accelerated her progression.  By the sixth month of her pregnancy she was left with only head and neck movement and on a trach.  Amanda knew the ugly of ALS her Grandmother and Mother both passed away from ALS.  She once shared with me she wouldn’t have gone through drastic measures to sustain life (for example a tracheotomy) but she needed to do whatever she could to bring a healthy full term baby into this world.  That she did.  In the fall of 2014 Arabella was born and that is when I met Amanda.   As a physical therapist I was assigned to her case when she came home after delivering Arabella.  She began as patient but quickly became a friend.  I remember the first time I met Amanda.  I admit I was nervous, very nervous.  I am never ever this way with my patients but there were circumstances with this case I just didn’t think I could emotionally handle.  I actually told my agency no, but they asked again and I felt there must be some reason I should be there.  The first time I walked into Chris and Amanda’s home, Amanda turned her head, gave this great big beautiful smile and mouthed “thank you for coming”.  Immediate calm came over me.  She was so grateful for anyone in her home, and even though she could only communicate through an eye gazing device she was always the first to ask how are YOU doing and how was YOUR day?  A demonstration of her true character.     I ask you to take a moment, just a moment, to stop and be thankful and grateful for the little things in your life.  While Arabella got to hug Amanda, lie on her bed, play with her tubes, give the occasional eye poke while helping to comb Amanda’s Hair; Amanda never got to hug Arabella with her own voluntary arm strength, someone would have to place Arabella to Amanda, and then her arms around Arabella.   She never got to speak to her with her own voice, a simple I love you!  Everything was said through a computer with which Amanda communicated with by typing with her eyes.  In the beginning she was able to give her kisses as she still had facial and head movement when Arabella was born, but that was soon lost.  If she was uncomfortable and in pain she had to rely on others... and I witnessed it...there was NO ONE who could fix the problem as quickly as Chris did with his true love and commitment.  Amanda was freed of ALS In September 2016 as God guided her to heaven.  So hug your kids, your family, your friends...and tell those you love that you love them.      Amanda introduced me to the Trek in conversation one day.  Immediately I told her I wanted to participate.  What she didn’t know is that fundraising is incredibly uncomfortable for me. But ALS is a diagnosis that even as you are trying to help you feel completely HELPLESS!  This was my way to help.  Amanda shared with me one day that her mother once told her she would not have to worry about ALS by the time it could effect her if indeed she cared the gene.  “They will just give you a shot and you will be fine.”   That didn’t happen, but I made a promise to do everything I could to make that statement a reality for Arabella.  While Amanda knew it was too late for her, all she wanted was to know that Arabella would be ok (Arabella has a 50% chance of developing ALS).     The Trek is an emotional three days filled with highs and lows.  There is a lot of sweat, tears and hills along the way!   While it’s fun and great to be reunited with friends and meet new friends you are also consistently reminded of why we are all out there.  Many PALS come to the Trek as well.  Some I have seen all four years, some have passed away, and some are newly diagnosed.  Volunteers, riders and supporters, we all have our personal stories  for being out there but we are ALL out there for ONE cause.  As I ride for hours and hours I will remember the conversations Amanda and I had, I miss them terribly.   She taught me so much about life.  She kept me grounded. Life is crazy and we can easily loose perspective.  You never left her home without feeling  grateful for what you had, knowing that no matter what you were going through there are always situations out there far greater...and certainly ways to handle them with grace.   She welcomed my children into her home.  She taught them not to be afraid, and although she could only move her eyes her mind was fully intact and she had an awesome sense of humor.   The conversations we had about kids, family, hobbies, faith, our purpose in life (the list goes on and on) I will hold in my heart forever.     I ride for Amanda, her husband Chris and Arabella.    I ride for Kyle Connors who is fighting the fight to see his two young daughters grow up.     I ride for Michael Callahan, whose daughter joined our team last year after his new diagnosis.      I ride for Greenwich SGT. Roger Petrone Jr. who left behind a young daughter and is the reason team Greenwich police exists.     I ride for Andrea Peet who I met at the Trek two years ago and wow, what an inspiration.   An amazing woman using her ALS to raise awareness and it doesn’t  stop her from doing marathon after marathon on her trike.  And she has the most contagious smile!    I ride for Amy Truman who was freed of ALS this past November.  She has been at every Trek, in her wheelchair, with her two young boys climbing all over her as her husband tackles the 270+miles.  She also was always smiling.    I ride for Jon Blais.  I do the Blazeman roll over every Ironman finish line.  Most people know the significance of this roll, but if they don’t they ask and I get to raise awareness as I answer.     I ride for Jeff Pumm, Amanda’s brother...yes I just said that...Amanda’s brother, who has started with early symptoms of ALS.     I ride for ALL with ALS...   Many of you have supported me through these years and I am always so overwhelmed by the support.  As I said, fundraising is way outside my comfort zone.  I do not like to ask for anything ever, especially money, but I made a promise to Amanda that I would ride the Trek every year I am able until there is an effective treatment or a cure, it’s the only way I can truly help.  A lot has changed in five years.  ALS is not incurable it is underfunded.  My first year, there were no treatment options for PALS.  Today there are drugs out there as well as clinical trials...all produced right at ALS TDI.  Some of the scientists ride with us and I have had the pleasure of listening to the amazing advances occurring due to funding.  Please do not feel pressured to donate, but please share with anyone you feel may want to donate, ride, or help raise awareness.   Awareness for this horrible disease is just as important as fundraising.    Thank You!!!! Karen   

Rick Cochran

Riding for Sgt. Roger Petrone.
Rick Cochran
  • Rider
  • 11th Trek

Rick Cochran

Riding for Sgt. Roger Petrone.

This  will be the eleventh year I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS in honor of my personal friend and GPD partner SGT. Roger Petrone who suffered and died from this dreaded disease in 2014. Any contribution, no matter how small, will aide in finding a cure so others may live.

Rick Cochran
  • Rider
  • 11th Trek

This  will be the eleventh year I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS in honor of my personal friend and GPD partner SGT. Roger Petrone who suffered and died from this dreaded disease in 2014. Any contribution, no matter how small, will aide in finding a cure so others may live.

karen Maher-Cochran

Supporting those who can ride and those who can't.
karen Maher-Cochran
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 10th Trek

karen Maher-Cochran

Supporting those who can ride and those who can't.

This summer I am once again one of the crew supporting those riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support the efforts of Team Greenwich Police who are riding in memory of Sgt. Roger Petrone.    ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease where motor neurons die, leading to loss of muscle control, atrophy, paralysis and death.  There is no cure, but patients are benefitting from new drugs and clinical management interventions. Help researchers find a cure. PLEASE HELP SO OTHERS MAY LIVE!

karen Maher-Cochran
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 10th Trek

This summer I am once again one of the crew supporting those riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support the efforts of Team Greenwich Police who are riding in memory of Sgt. Roger Petrone.    ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease where motor neurons die, leading to loss of muscle control, atrophy, paralysis and death.  There is no cure, but patients are benefitting from new drugs and clinical management interventions. Help researchers find a cure. PLEASE HELP SO OTHERS MAY LIVE!

Rebecca Sullivan

Riding to Fight ALS - Team Christie/Greenwich
Rebecca Sullivan
  • Family Fun Rider
  • 5th Trek

Rebecca Sullivan

Riding to Fight ALS - Team Christie/Greenwich

On June 23rd I will be riding in my 5th Tri State Trek to raise money for the ALS Therapy Development Institute.  As a member of Team Greenwich, I hope to raise not only money for these vital services, but to also raise awareness for ALS. ALS is a heartbreaking disease, not only for those who are personally afflicted with it, but for their families, friends, and caretakers. There is no cure, the current treatments are expensive and challenging, but there are people working hard to change that. Your donation makes a difference.  With love, Rebecca More about ALS-TDI: http://www.als.net/  

Rebecca Sullivan
  • Family Fun Rider
  • 5th Trek

On June 23rd I will be riding in my 5th Tri State Trek to raise money for the ALS Therapy Development Institute.  As a member of Team Greenwich, I hope to raise not only money for these vital services, but to also raise awareness for ALS. ALS is a heartbreaking disease, not only for those who are personally afflicted with it, but for their families, friends, and caretakers. There is no cure, the current treatments are expensive and challenging, but there are people working hard to change that. Your donation makes a difference.  With love, Rebecca More about ALS-TDI: http://www.als.net/  

Monica Sarmiento

Monica Sarmiento
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

Monica Sarmiento

Monica Sarmiento
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

Carlos Sarmiento

Carlos Sarmiento
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

Carlos Sarmiento

Carlos Sarmiento
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

Molly Urell-Poe

in honor of those affected by ALS
Molly Urell-Poe
  • Virtual Rider
  • 11th Trek

Molly Urell-Poe

in honor of those affected by ALS

In July 2007,  my cousin, Sergeant Roger Petrone Jr., or RJ, was formally diagnosed with ALS. As the case usually is, awful things such as ALS strike the best of people and RJ is definitely in that category. Visiting him in Connecticut and memories created over the years are held dearly.  His smile and sense of humor extolled by many. There are no words to adequately describe RJ without doing him an injustice.  Needless to say, I am beyond honored to call him my cousin. I volunteered in 2009 at John Street and was so completely moved by all the amazing, caring people there that I came home exclaiming to my dad "I'm going to ride 100 miles next year!" Neither one of us were what you would call cyclists, but in 6 months time, we had trained and completed the 2010 Tri-State Trek. I have since participated in the Trek and plan to participate in it every year until a cure is found and fundraising is no longer necessary. As some of you may know, in Feb 2014, RJ found peace at last.  This loss does not mean the fight for a cure is over though, if anything, it inspires a bigger drive to prevent anyone else from enduring such a terrible disease. Unfortunately this past March, I tore my ACL and meniscus which has me off my bike through summer. However, I will certainly be at the Trek this year to support all the incredible 2019 riders and any amount is greatly appreciated in raising money for the research and cure of ALS. TrekFlag2019 is part of my fundraising campaign to honor and remember our loved ones.  Your donation funds ALS research and simultaneously sponsors name(s) on the flag!  The flag will travel the 270 miles over 3 days from Cambridge, MA through NY to the finish line in Greenwich, CT.  As was done with the 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 flags, after the Trek it will be donated to ALSTDI to be displayed as a daily reminder and motivator for the greatest ALS research staff in the world working to #EndALS. After making a donation please send the name to be included on the flag to: Flagtrek2019@gmail.com Name submissions accepted until May 30, 2019.       Thank you for your generosity and support!    

Molly Urell-Poe
  • Virtual Rider
  • 11th Trek

In July 2007,  my cousin, Sergeant Roger Petrone Jr., or RJ, was formally diagnosed with ALS. As the case usually is, awful things such as ALS strike the best of people and RJ is definitely in that category. Visiting him in Connecticut and memories created over the years are held dearly.  His smile and sense of humor extolled by many. There are no words to adequately describe RJ without doing him an injustice.  Needless to say, I am beyond honored to call him my cousin. I volunteered in 2009 at John Street and was so completely moved by all the amazing, caring people there that I came home exclaiming to my dad "I'm going to ride 100 miles next year!" Neither one of us were what you would call cyclists, but in 6 months time, we had trained and completed the 2010 Tri-State Trek. I have since participated in the Trek and plan to participate in it every year until a cure is found and fundraising is no longer necessary. As some of you may know, in Feb 2014, RJ found peace at last.  This loss does not mean the fight for a cure is over though, if anything, it inspires a bigger drive to prevent anyone else from enduring such a terrible disease. Unfortunately this past March, I tore my ACL and meniscus which has me off my bike through summer. However, I will certainly be at the Trek this year to support all the incredible 2019 riders and any amount is greatly appreciated in raising money for the research and cure of ALS. TrekFlag2019 is part of my fundraising campaign to honor and remember our loved ones.  Your donation funds ALS research and simultaneously sponsors name(s) on the flag!  The flag will travel the 270 miles over 3 days from Cambridge, MA through NY to the finish line in Greenwich, CT.  As was done with the 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 flags, after the Trek it will be donated to ALSTDI to be displayed as a daily reminder and motivator for the greatest ALS research staff in the world working to #EndALS. After making a donation please send the name to be included on the flag to: Flagtrek2019@gmail.com Name submissions accepted until May 30, 2019.       Thank you for your generosity and support!    

Donald Brodeur, Jr.

Donald Brodeur, Jr.
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Donald Brodeur, Jr.

Donald Brodeur, Jr.
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Carlos Lithgow

Carlos Lithgow
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Carlos Lithgow

Carlos Lithgow
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek