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Team Epiphany
Team Captain

Jason Kinchen

ALS is not an incurable disease - it is an underfunded one.
Jason Kinchen
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 6th 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, though not completely back to the 3-day, 290 mile challenge of years past, I will be participating in the 100 mile in-person ride on June 28 - which after a year of COVID restrictions, I consider to be challenge enough! As compared to some chronic and deadly diseases, ALS has remains stubbornly resistant to a breakthroughs. Indeed, no effective treatment or cure has yet been discovered though many promising therapies seem on the horizon. Changing the grim reality of ALS is the passion and focus for many in the research community.  And 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
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 6th 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, though not completely back to the 3-day, 290 mile challenge of years past, I will be participating in the 100 mile in-person ride on June 28 - which after a year of COVID restrictions, I consider to be challenge enough! As compared to some chronic and deadly diseases, ALS has remains stubbornly resistant to a breakthroughs. Indeed, no effective treatment or cure has yet been discovered though many promising therapies seem on the horizon. Changing the grim reality of ALS is the passion and focus for many in the research community.  And 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

Kate Reynolds

Riding for an effective treatment and ultimately a cure for ALS.
Kate Reynolds
  • Virtual Cyclist
  • 4th Trek

Kate Reynolds

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

Three 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 two years ago 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.  Last year I biked virtually and tracked my miles on STRAVA and road a virtual 40 mile route in Concord/Carlisle the day of the event to reach the goal of riding 200 miles by June 21st.  This year I'll be training virtually again aiming to reach 270 miles leading up to event day and then biking a 40-50 mile route near Watertown or Concord on June 26,2021!  See you at the finish line :D!

Kate Reynolds
  • Virtual Cyclist
  • 4th Trek

Three 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 two years ago 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.  Last year I biked virtually and tracked my miles on STRAVA and road a virtual 40 mile route in Concord/Carlisle the day of the event to reach the goal of riding 200 miles by June 21st.  This year I'll be training virtually again aiming to reach 270 miles leading up to event day and then biking a 40-50 mile route near Watertown or Concord on June 26,2021!  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
  • Trek Your Way
  • 4th 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 passed away from ALS. Her bright spirit lit up the room and she was an inspiration of love, optimism, grace, and humor. Remembering Rick Marks and Steve Lewis, we remember all our friends no longer with us. Please support all our efforts! 

Elizabeth Kinchen
  • Trek Your Way
  • 4th 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 passed away from ALS. Her bright spirit lit up the room and she was an inspiration of love, optimism, grace, and humor. Remembering Rick Marks and Steve Lewis, we remember all our friends no longer with us. Please support all our efforts! 

Suzanne Owayda

Suzanne Owayda
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 4th Trek

Suzanne Owayda

Suzanne Owayda
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 4th Trek

Laura Krotky

For Rick
Laura Krotky
  • Trek Your Way
  • 2nd Trek

Laura Krotky

For Rick

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

Laura Krotky
  • Trek Your Way
  • 2nd Trek

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

Josh Reynolds

Team Epiphany's ride in honor of Rick Marks
Josh Reynolds
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 4th 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
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 4th 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 Cyclist
  • 5th Trek

Eileen Marks

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

This will be my fifth Trek -- this year another virtual Trek but a real bike ride.  I ride, of course, in honor of my beloved Rick (shown here on a bike ride we took around Nantucket).  Instead of riding the final 9 miles into Greenwich with hundreds of amazing people sharing this terrible journey, I will be cycling in New England with Team Epiphany on a 45-mile route of our own design.  In the three years since the boys and I lost Rick, there have been a number of promising drug trials (dare I say breakthroughs?), and we can’t give up!  I'm so grateful to all my friends who are riding and those who have steadfastly cheered us on for all these years.  Thank you for your support for Team Epiphany and for ending this wretched disease.

Eileen Marks
  • Virtual Cyclist
  • 5th Trek

This will be my fifth Trek -- this year another virtual Trek but a real bike ride.  I ride, of course, in honor of my beloved Rick (shown here on a bike ride we took around Nantucket).  Instead of riding the final 9 miles into Greenwich with hundreds of amazing people sharing this terrible journey, I will be cycling in New England with Team Epiphany on a 45-mile route of our own design.  In the three years since the boys and I lost Rick, there have been a number of promising drug trials (dare I say breakthroughs?), and we can’t give up!  I'm so grateful to all my friends who are riding and those who have steadfastly cheered us on for all these years.  Thank you for your support for Team Epiphany and for ending this wretched disease.