Team Captain

Andy Rubenstein

END ALS
Andy Rubenstein
  • Rider
  • 15th Trek

Andy Rubenstein

END ALS

Welcome to Andy Rubenstein's fundraising page.      Many of you visiting this page are already familiar with the Tri-State Trek, a 270-mile bicycle ride focused on ending ALS. ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. There is currently no known cause, cure, or effective treatment for the disease. This will be my 15th year riding the event since this horrible disease took my father’s life. For those of you here for the first time, this is not just a ride to raise money, it’s a sign of hope for the families we have met along the way. It’s a show of support for the victims of this horrible disease…and to me personally it is a tribute to my dad that he is still an influence in our hearts. I consider ALS TDI and its supporters an extension of my family, and we will go this distance and further to find this cure. Thank you for your support, The Rubenstein Family & Team Follow Me The team name, Follow Me on the surface is a private acknowledgment to my father. The nickname was humorously bestowed upon my dad by some very dear family friends just due to his nature of always wanting to lead the group…understandably so as the father of 5 children. The story is simple and still brings a smile to my mother’s face. However, it is more than just a tribute. It’s about the life philosophy of doing as I do. Do, not because anybody is watching, but because it makes the world a better place in some small way. It’s about the support and encouragement you can offer at the very moment it presents itself. It is about the unselfish extension of you, to help others…follow me…

Andy Rubenstein
  • Rider
  • 15th Trek

Welcome to Andy Rubenstein's fundraising page.      Many of you visiting this page are already familiar with the Tri-State Trek, a 270-mile bicycle ride focused on ending ALS. ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. There is currently no known cause, cure, or effective treatment for the disease. This will be my 15th year riding the event since this horrible disease took my father’s life. For those of you here for the first time, this is not just a ride to raise money, it’s a sign of hope for the families we have met along the way. It’s a show of support for the victims of this horrible disease…and to me personally it is a tribute to my dad that he is still an influence in our hearts. I consider ALS TDI and its supporters an extension of my family, and we will go this distance and further to find this cure. Thank you for your support, The Rubenstein Family & Team Follow Me The team name, Follow Me on the surface is a private acknowledgment to my father. The nickname was humorously bestowed upon my dad by some very dear family friends just due to his nature of always wanting to lead the group…understandably so as the father of 5 children. The story is simple and still brings a smile to my mother’s face. However, it is more than just a tribute. It’s about the life philosophy of doing as I do. Do, not because anybody is watching, but because it makes the world a better place in some small way. It’s about the support and encouragement you can offer at the very moment it presents itself. It is about the unselfish extension of you, to help others…follow me…

Team Members

Tommaso Ligotti

Riding for those who no longer can.
Tommaso Ligotti
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 16th Trek

Tommaso Ligotti

Riding for those who no longer can.

This will be My 16th Year Supporting Our TST Riders on their 270 miles ride to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please consider supporting Our efforts. Thank You. ~Tom

Tommaso Ligotti
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 16th Trek

This will be My 16th Year Supporting Our TST Riders on their 270 miles ride to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please consider supporting Our efforts. Thank You. ~Tom

Dante Ligotti

Dante Ligotti
  • Rider
  • 16th Trek

Dante Ligotti

This is My 16th Year Supporting the Tri-State Trek in hope of finding an effective treatment for ALS. This summer I will be riding Day One for 100 miles with My Mom and Team 'Follow Me', and Supporting Riders Days Two & Three with My Dad. Thank You for Your Support : ) ~ Dante Ligotti

Dante Ligotti
  • Rider
  • 16th Trek

This is My 16th Year Supporting the Tri-State Trek in hope of finding an effective treatment for ALS. This summer I will be riding Day One for 100 miles with My Mom and Team 'Follow Me', and Supporting Riders Days Two & Three with My Dad. Thank You for Your Support : ) ~ Dante Ligotti

Mari Ligotti

Riding for those who no longer can.
Mari Ligotti
  • Rider
  • 16th Trek

Mari Ligotti

Riding for those who no longer can.

Seventeen years ago, we got the news that my uncle was diagnosed with ALS. This summer will be my 16th consecutive year to ride 270+ in his memory. (That'll be 4,320 miles!!!)  This is the most incredible ride I've done and I choose ALS-TDI because they are working towards finding an effective treatment for ALS. You can support my efforts by riding with me or making a contribution to ALS-TDI. Thank you. Peace, Happiness, and Love... Mari

Mari Ligotti
  • Rider
  • 16th Trek

Seventeen years ago, we got the news that my uncle was diagnosed with ALS. This summer will be my 16th consecutive year to ride 270+ in his memory. (That'll be 4,320 miles!!!)  This is the most incredible ride I've done and I choose ALS-TDI because they are working towards finding an effective treatment for ALS. You can support my efforts by riding with me or making a contribution to ALS-TDI. Thank you. Peace, Happiness, and Love... Mari