Team Epiphany
Team Captain

Jason Kinchen

ALS is not an incurable disease - it is an underfunded one.
Jason Kinchen
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Jason Kinchen

ALS is not an incurable disease - it is an underfunded one.

In the past decade, I have known, or dear friends have known, several people who have been diagnosed with ALS. For quite a while now, my prayers have consistently included someone who suffers from or has recently passed away from ALS.  This year, the ride is virtual so we won't be trekking across new England, but logging miles near our homes. As compared to some chronic and deadly diseases, ALS has remains stubbornly resistant to a breakthrough. Indeed, no effective treatment or cure has yet been discovered. Because of its reputation for slow progress, it remains underfunded. This situation is a shame because truly remarkable research is being done, and changing that reality is the passion and focus for many in the research community.  Really, all that stands between where we our now and finding an effective treatment is money. So I humbly ask for your support for this very worthy cause - both financial and with your thoughts and prayers - for all of us volunteering and riding, for those searching for a cure, but mostly for those who have been diagnosed with this cruel disease.  Let's make a big push against it.

Jason Kinchen
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

In the past decade, I have known, or dear friends have known, several people who have been diagnosed with ALS. For quite a while now, my prayers have consistently included someone who suffers from or has recently passed away from ALS.  This year, the ride is virtual so we won't be trekking across new England, but logging miles near our homes. As compared to some chronic and deadly diseases, ALS has remains stubbornly resistant to a breakthrough. Indeed, no effective treatment or cure has yet been discovered. Because of its reputation for slow progress, it remains underfunded. This situation is a shame because truly remarkable research is being done, and changing that reality is the passion and focus for many in the research community.  Really, all that stands between where we our now and finding an effective treatment is money. So I humbly ask for your support for this very worthy cause - both financial and with your thoughts and prayers - for all of us volunteering and riding, for those searching for a cure, but mostly for those who have been diagnosed with this cruel disease.  Let's make a big push against it.

Team Members

Josh Reynolds

Team Epiphany's ride in honor of Rick Marks
Josh Reynolds
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Josh Reynolds

Team Epiphany's ride in honor of Rick Marks

Three years ago, our dear friend Rick Marks was diagnosed with ALS. Rather than succumb to the disease, Rick -- a lifetime hiker – decided to hike 600 miles of the Appalachian Trail (from Massachusetts to Maine) to raise awareness tor ALS. Rick passed away in April 2018. That year we hiked the Appalachian Trail with Rick. For the past three years, I've joined team Epiphany to ride in Rick’s honor.  This year, with the Covid19 epidemic, we're conducting a virtual ride to raise money and awareness for ALS.  I'm still riding the 270 mile ride, just not with a large group. Today, an ALS diagnosis is a death sentence. So I'mm participating in the (Tri-) My-State Trek to help change that. This ride supports the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) the world’s leading ALS research facility. It's the world's largest ALS research center in a state-of-the-art laboratory in Cambridge, MA. which is conducting truly remarkable research. Because of the passion and focus for many in the research community.  All that stands between where we our now and finding an effective treatment is money. So, I ask for your support for this cause for all of us volunteering and riding, for those searching for a cure, but mostly for those who have been diagnosed with this cruel disease. Join us in working to find a treatment.

Josh Reynolds
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Three years ago, our dear friend Rick Marks was diagnosed with ALS. Rather than succumb to the disease, Rick -- a lifetime hiker – decided to hike 600 miles of the Appalachian Trail (from Massachusetts to Maine) to raise awareness tor ALS. Rick passed away in April 2018. That year we hiked the Appalachian Trail with Rick. For the past three years, I've joined team Epiphany to ride in Rick’s honor.  This year, with the Covid19 epidemic, we're conducting a virtual ride to raise money and awareness for ALS.  I'm still riding the 270 mile ride, just not with a large group. Today, an ALS diagnosis is a death sentence. So I'mm participating in the (Tri-) My-State Trek to help change that. This ride supports the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) the world’s leading ALS research facility. It's the world's largest ALS research center in a state-of-the-art laboratory in Cambridge, MA. which is conducting truly remarkable research. Because of the passion and focus for many in the research community.  All that stands between where we our now and finding an effective treatment is money. So, I ask for your support for this cause for all of us volunteering and riding, for those searching for a cure, but mostly for those who have been diagnosed with this cruel disease. Join us in working to find a treatment.

Eileen Marks

ALS is not an incurable disease. It is an underfunded one. #endals
Eileen Marks
  • Virtual 1-Day Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Eileen Marks

ALS is not an incurable disease. It is an underfunded one. #endals

This will be my fourth Trek -- this year a virtual Trek but a real bike ride.  Instead of riding the final 9 miles into Greenwich with hundreds of amazing people sharing this journey, I will be cycling in New England with Team Epiphany on a route of our own design.  It will be much longer than nine miles, but hopefully with fewer hills!  I ride again in memory of Rick, my best friend and the love of my life.  Thank you for your support for Team Epiphany and for ending this wretched disease.

Eileen Marks
  • Virtual 1-Day Rider
  • 3rd Trek

This will be my fourth Trek -- this year a virtual Trek but a real bike ride.  Instead of riding the final 9 miles into Greenwich with hundreds of amazing people sharing this journey, I will be cycling in New England with Team Epiphany on a route of our own design.  It will be much longer than nine miles, but hopefully with fewer hills!  I ride again in memory of Rick, my best friend and the love of my life.  Thank you for your support for Team Epiphany and for ending this wretched disease.

Laura Krotky

For Rick
Laura Krotky
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 1st Trek

Laura Krotky

For Rick

So happy to join Team Epiphany for our first Tri-State Trek. 

Laura Krotky
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 1st Trek

So happy to join Team Epiphany for our first Tri-State Trek. 

Suzanne Owayda

Suzanne Owayda
  • Virtual 2-Day Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Suzanne Owayda

Suzanne Owayda
  • Virtual 2-Day Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Ellen and david Wilson

Ellen and david Wilson
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Ellen and david Wilson

Ellen and david Wilson
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Kate Reynolds

Riding for an effective treatment and ultimately a cure for ALS.
Kate Reynolds
  • Virtual 1-Day Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Kate Reynolds

Riding for an effective treatment and ultimately a cure for ALS.

Two years ago I joined Team Epiphany because I wanted to do something to help fight the awful disease that had affected our good friend, Rick Marks, and to support his wife, Eileen.  I started as a Co-Route Support driver to help any bikers as needed along the route.  Then last year joined the bikers on Sunday for the 9 mile ride to the finish in Greenwich, CT to support the quest to find an effective treatment for ALS.  This year I'm biking virtually and tracking my miles on STRAVA with the goal of riding 200 miles by June 21st.  Starting mid April through June 17th I've biked 155 miles so I'm getting close!  See you at the finish line :D!

Kate Reynolds
  • Virtual 1-Day Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Two years ago I joined Team Epiphany because I wanted to do something to help fight the awful disease that had affected our good friend, Rick Marks, and to support his wife, Eileen.  I started as a Co-Route Support driver to help any bikers as needed along the route.  Then last year joined the bikers on Sunday for the 9 mile ride to the finish in Greenwich, CT to support the quest to find an effective treatment for ALS.  This year I'm biking virtually and tracking my miles on STRAVA with the goal of riding 200 miles by June 21st.  Starting mid April through June 17th I've biked 155 miles so I'm getting close!  See you at the finish line :D!

Elizabeth Kinchen

This year I am a DIY rider, which means I am walking! Please donate to Team Epiphany!
Elizabeth Kinchen
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Elizabeth Kinchen

This year I am a DIY rider, which means I am walking! Please donate to Team Epiphany!

This year I am walking rather than riding as part of Team Epiphany for the ALS Tri-State Trek to find an effective treatment for ALS. This year, my friend Bunny Frey was diagnosed with ALS. Her bright spirit lights up the room and she is an inspiration of love, optimism, grace, and humor. Remembering all our friends no longer with us. Please support all our efforts! 

Elizabeth Kinchen
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 3rd Trek

This year I am walking rather than riding as part of Team Epiphany for the ALS Tri-State Trek to find an effective treatment for ALS. This year, my friend Bunny Frey was diagnosed with ALS. Her bright spirit lights up the room and she is an inspiration of love, optimism, grace, and humor. Remembering all our friends no longer with us. Please support all our efforts!