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Team Ernie is Back
Team Captain

Ray Ritter

Riding for Ernie and those who no longer can
Ray Ritter
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 5th Trek

Ray Ritter

Riding for Ernie and those who no longer can

Ernie loved to connect people.  From mission trips to ski trips, to everyday gatherings, Ernie brought people together. That was who he was.  To the end Ernie fought ALS and in doing so was an inspiration to everyone around him.  This summer I am riding 100 miles in a COVID-reduced ALS TDI Trek.  We're riding in memory of Ernie and to help the incredible researchers at ALS TDI, who are dedicated to finding a cure for ALS.  Any donation, large or small, will help ALS TDI researchers to end this terrible disease.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Ray Ritter
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 5th Trek

Ernie loved to connect people.  From mission trips to ski trips, to everyday gatherings, Ernie brought people together. That was who he was.  To the end Ernie fought ALS and in doing so was an inspiration to everyone around him.  This summer I am riding 100 miles in a COVID-reduced ALS TDI Trek.  We're riding in memory of Ernie and to help the incredible researchers at ALS TDI, who are dedicated to finding a cure for ALS.  Any donation, large or small, will help ALS TDI researchers to end this terrible disease.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Team Members

Joe Picone

Joe Picone
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 3rd Trek

Joe Picone

When you were with Ernie, you laughed harder, lived fuller and cared more. Ernie cared about the incredible work being done at ALS - TDI. If he were alive today, he would be putting his endless energy and enthusiasm into fundraising for research and a cure. Please donate whatever you are able in memory of Ernie, to his love of life and to find a cure.  

Joe Picone
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 3rd Trek

When you were with Ernie, you laughed harder, lived fuller and cared more. Ernie cared about the incredible work being done at ALS - TDI. If he were alive today, he would be putting his endless energy and enthusiasm into fundraising for research and a cure. Please donate whatever you are able in memory of Ernie, to his love of life and to find a cure.  

Ellen Picone

Ellen Picone
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 2nd Trek

Ellen Picone

When you were with Ernie, you laughed harder, lived fuller and cared more. Ernie cared about the incredible work done at ALS - TDI. If he were alive today, he would be putting his endless energy and enthusiasm into fundraising for a cure. Please donate whatever you are able in memory of Ernie, his love of life and research for a cure.  

Ellen Picone
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 2nd Trek

When you were with Ernie, you laughed harder, lived fuller and cared more. Ernie cared about the incredible work done at ALS - TDI. If he were alive today, he would be putting his endless energy and enthusiasm into fundraising for a cure. Please donate whatever you are able in memory of Ernie, his love of life and research for a cure.  

Matt Vogel

Matt Vogel
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 4th Trek

Matt Vogel

Matt Vogel
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 4th Trek

Richard Grady

Riding with the Minutemen for Team Ernie
Richard Grady
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 5th Trek

Richard Grady

Riding with the Minutemen for Team Ernie

Doing something to help work on breakthroughs for the treatment of ALS is a good thing.  Believing in the brilliant and caring people who are working on these breakthoughs is more than an act of faith.  They have a real chance, and our help can make a difference.  For me, this is an opportunity to get in the saddle and pedal to raise funds for a cause that matters, as part of Team Ernie.  For you, it's a chance to donate if you can.  Know that your help matters, and thanks in advance for becoming part of the team effort. Whatever you can do, even a prayer, it will help! 

Richard Grady
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 5th Trek

Doing something to help work on breakthroughs for the treatment of ALS is a good thing.  Believing in the brilliant and caring people who are working on these breakthoughs is more than an act of faith.  They have a real chance, and our help can make a difference.  For me, this is an opportunity to get in the saddle and pedal to raise funds for a cause that matters, as part of Team Ernie.  For you, it's a chance to donate if you can.  Know that your help matters, and thanks in advance for becoming part of the team effort. Whatever you can do, even a prayer, it will help! 

Craig Radocy

Ride like the wind in Ernie's memory!
Craig Radocy
  • Virtual Cyclist
  • 4th Trek

Craig Radocy

Ride like the wind in Ernie's memory!

This summer I am riding in a virtual - social distanced way to find an effective treatment for ALS.  I am honored to be riding in Ernie's memory with Team Ernie again this year.  Ernie was such an inspirational person and this team embodies all of his positive energy.   This has been a challenging season for the charity rides I usually commit too.  For ALS, I had such a fulfilling ~280 mile experience with Team Ernie last year and I’m missing the great support that ALS team members provided.  We are planning a 50+mile ride with several members of Team Ernie on  6/20…trying to social distance as best we could.   This is a great cause and has a personal connection to me.  My goal is to do 5 consecutive weeks of 100 miles or more with an overall goal of 500+ miles in 5 weeks.  I have met this goal for 2 weeks thus far (yay me!). With all that’s going on, it’s still important to continue to research ALS and find a cure.  I can’t even imagine what people stricken with ALS and then contracted COVID must be going through? Please support my efforts.

Craig Radocy
  • Virtual Cyclist
  • 4th Trek

This summer I am riding in a virtual - social distanced way to find an effective treatment for ALS.  I am honored to be riding in Ernie's memory with Team Ernie again this year.  Ernie was such an inspirational person and this team embodies all of his positive energy.   This has been a challenging season for the charity rides I usually commit too.  For ALS, I had such a fulfilling ~280 mile experience with Team Ernie last year and I’m missing the great support that ALS team members provided.  We are planning a 50+mile ride with several members of Team Ernie on  6/20…trying to social distance as best we could.   This is a great cause and has a personal connection to me.  My goal is to do 5 consecutive weeks of 100 miles or more with an overall goal of 500+ miles in 5 weeks.  I have met this goal for 2 weeks thus far (yay me!). With all that’s going on, it’s still important to continue to research ALS and find a cure.  I can’t even imagine what people stricken with ALS and then contracted COVID must be going through? Please support my efforts.

Ellen Hickey

Ellen Hickey
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 3rd Trek

Ellen Hickey

Ellen Hickey
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 3rd Trek