Tri-State Trek Team Fundraising
What About Bobby
Together we ride to END ALS!

If Bobby Forster could ride with us, I know he surley would!. If he could talk he'd ask you to donate to our cause so that one day we can find a cure for people with ALS and so they won't have to struggle as he has. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT by donating to our team!

Current Total: $12,895.00
Fundraising Goal: $27,500.00
Recent Contributors
  • Secret beach tattoo
    $700.00
    In bicycles,tattoos,and friendship we trust! Thanks to everyone who got tattooed to make this donation happen!
  • Anonymous
    $500.00
  • Matt & Alyssa Pierce
    $300.00
  • Leo Sunshine
    $250.00
  • Christopher Demattie
    $250.00
  • Liza & Tyson
    $250.00
    Have a great ride, WAB family!!! Fuck ALS straight to hell.
  • Facebook Payments
    $225.00
  • Nikos Kordakis
    $200.00
  • Pamela & Philip Bronder-Giroux
    $150.00
    Congrats to Team Bobby for being amazing friends, supporters and caregivers to Bobby! You all are an inspiration to thousands!
  • Alf and Sarah
    $150.00
    You’re the best Sam. Godspeed
  • William Hackett
    $115.00
  • Adam Hirsch
    $100.00
  • Susan Oldrid
    $100.00
    Drew, I love your caring spirit. You are a good man! Susan
  • The Croan Family
    $100.00
  • Brianna Martin
    $100.00
  • Kaitlyn Rose
    $100.00
    Good luck buddy!!
  • Your #1 fans Remy & Simone
    $100.00
    So proud of you Koza! Raise da monies!!
  • Emily Powell
    $100.00
    Have a great ride!
  • Stephen Gabriel
    $100.00
    I'm happy to contribute to such a worthy cause!
  • Neil Brennan
    $100.00
  • Patrick Mouligne
    $100.00
  • Olivia Bush-Brown
    $100.00
  • Leandra Ferreira
    $100.00
  • Gregg D'Eon
    $100.00
  • Joseph Solari
    $100.00
  • Lawrence Lewis
    $100.00
  • Robert & Sandra Utterback
    $100.00
  • The Sisson Family
    $100.00
    Good luck Alex!!!
  • Nick Pelletier
    $100.00
  • Jonathan Bixby
    $100.00
  • Charlene Walsh
    $100.00
  • Daniel Croan
    $100.00
  • Melissa Abdou
    $100.00
  • Benjamin Bragg
    $100.00
  • Mallory Sampson
    $100.00
  • For Sam Leuschner who rides for a friend that can't
    $100.00
  • Michael Bronder
    $100.00
  • Louis Rego
    $100.00
  • Nikolay Stoyanov
    $100.00
  • Jean Rockwood
    $100.00
  • Ashley Tam
    $100.00
  • Jodi Kochin
    $100.00
  • The Corbett Family
    $100.00
    GO BOBBY GO
  • Luc Bronder-Giroux
    $100.00
  • Clifford Randall
    $100.00
  • Clifford Randall
    $100.00
  • The Martin Family
    $100.00
  • Bob Marra
    $100.00
  • Martin Donovan
    $100.00
  • Sue & Mark Frano
    $100.00
    Good luck Charles!
  • Richard Patty
    $100.00
  • Peter Golfman
    $100.00
  • The Kepchar's
    $100.00
    Nice job Alex!
  • Sinan Ascioglu
    $100.00
  • Alex Little
    $100.00
  • Dave Wilk
    $100.00
  • Brian Smith
    $100.00
  • Salty Mike
    $100.00
  • Keegan Drenosky
    $100.00
  • Teagan Fitzgerald
    $100.00
  • Estradaaa
    $100.00
    Thanks for riding
  • Booker T
    $100.00
    Don’t forget to powder your balls. Keep pedaling!
  • Stephen Roy
    $85.00
  • Sam Leuschner
    $60.00
  • William Hackett
    $50.00
  • Bobby!
    $50.00
  • Jessica DeBerry
    $50.00
  • Supporting Charles Driza’s Challenge
    $50.00
  • All our Love to - The Bob, Bobby, Bobbarino', The Bobmistah,
    $50.00
  • Nancy & Steve
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Pedi-Power Pedicabs
    $50.00
    This is for bad ass Bobby bicycles and his radical rider team, What About Bobby! F* ALS! Fire the butt cannons!
  • The Laportes
    $50.00
  • Jimmy
    $50.00
    Bobby’s strength & determination is inspiring!!!
  • Douce
    $50.00
  • Stephen Sams
    $50.00
  • Jack, Dana, and Conor
    $50.00
  • In Memory of Paul S. Jensen
    $50.00
    Lets go! End ALS.
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Alex Koza riding for Bobby Forster
    $50.00
    Bobby has a good friend in you, Alex. Good luck on your trek!
  • Teresa King
    $50.00
  • Maura Therrien
    $50.00
  • Salty Mike
    $50.00
  • Tom and Patti Lawton
    $50.00
  • Kevin Sadler
    $50.00
  • Mikey
    $50.00
  • Hannah Otoff!
    $50.00
  • Jesse Blieberg
    $50.00
    Crush the ride!!
  • Susan Volchok
    $50.00
    You carry so many hearts on this ride, Aaron…
  • Jess & Dan Wurzbacher
    $50.00
  • The Butler Family
    $50.00
  • Julian Sciolla
    $50.00
    Heres to finding a cure for this gut wrenching disease
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Lynda Casey
    $50.00
  • Alexandra Apito
    $50.00
    I'm so happy to contribute for my amazing friend! Love you Bobby and good luck Bonnie!!
  • Carly + Peter
    $50.00
  • Susan Grossman
    $50.00
  • Nathaniel Kolbeck
    $50.00
  • Caroline Reece
    $50.00
  • Mary O Donohoe
    $50.00
  • Bobby Forster
    $50.00
  • Stephen Biszko
    $50.00
  • Lynnette Clemens
    $50.00
  • Ward Davol
    $50.00
  • Soma & Anakin Lull
    $50.00
  • Bobby Forster
    $50.00
    Until there is a cure, we shall not stop fighting. We ride and we fight for Bobby Forster and many more warriors fighting this disease
  • Edwin Murenzi
    $50.00
    Until there is a cure, we shall not stop fighting. We ride and we fight for Bobby Forster and many more warriors fighting this disease
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Bonnie Forster
    $50.00
  • Doris Jean
    $50.00
  • Gaetano Ciambriello
    $50.00
  • Lori & Manuel Pereira
    $50.00
    Good job Aly and team, keep it up! Great cause, well wishes to Bobby
  • Matthew Reinhardt
    $50.00
  • Sue Chang
    $50.00
  • Kathryn Botelho
    $40.00
  • Rebecca Pye
    $40.00
  • Lisa Schwartz
    $30.00
  • Jeffrey Schwartz
    $30.00
  • Facebook Payments
    $30.00
  • Andrea Biszko
    $30.00
  • Facebook Payments
    $30.00
  • Meridith Mullins
    $25.00
  • Larry Dupree
    $25.00
    You’re amazing!
  • Ryan Mazzarella
    $25.00
  • Eric Spicer
    $25.00
  • Isabell Munroe
    $20.00
  • Ed Nary
    $20.00
  • Nancy Arruda Nary
    $10.00
  • Courtney Allessio
    Hidden
  • David Curtis
    Hidden
  • Lawrence Lewis
    Hidden
  • Edward Volchok Ph.D.
    Hidden
  • Alexander Corbett
    Hidden
    Ride Bob ride
  • Jenn Hajj & family
    Hidden
    With so much love and support!! Go Bonnie and Page!!
  • Emily Miller
    Hidden
  • Seth Gordon
    Hidden
    Get it Aaron
  • Drew Sullivan
    Hidden
  • Jenna Rampetsreiter
    Hidden
  • Erin Walsh
    $1,000.00
Recent Contributors
  • Secret beach tattoo
    $700.00
  • In bicycles,tattoos,and friendship we trust! Thanks to everyone who got tattooed to make this donation happen!
  • Anonymous
    $500.00
  • Matt & Alyssa Pierce
    $300.00
  • Leo Sunshine
    $250.00
  • Christopher Demattie
    $250.00
  • Liza & Tyson
    $250.00
  • Have a great ride, WAB family!!! Fuck ALS straight to hell.
  • Facebook Payments
    $225.00
  • Nikos Kordakis
    $200.00
  • Pamela & Philip Bronder-Giroux
    $150.00
  • Congrats to Team Bobby for being amazing friends, supporters and caregivers to Bobby! You all are an inspiration to thousands!
  • Alf and Sarah
    $150.00
  • You’re the best Sam. Godspeed
  • William Hackett
    $115.00
  • Adam Hirsch
    $100.00
  • Susan Oldrid
    $100.00
  • Drew, I love your caring spirit. You are a good man! Susan
  • The Croan Family
    $100.00
  • Brianna Martin
    $100.00
  • Kaitlyn Rose
    $100.00
  • Good luck buddy!!
  • Your #1 fans Remy & Simone
    $100.00
  • So proud of you Koza! Raise da monies!!
  • Emily Powell
    $100.00
  • Have a great ride!
  • Stephen Gabriel
    $100.00
  • I'm happy to contribute to such a worthy cause!
  • Neil Brennan
    $100.00
  • Patrick Mouligne
    $100.00
  • Olivia Bush-Brown
    $100.00
  • Leandra Ferreira
    $100.00
  • Gregg D'Eon
    $100.00
  • Joseph Solari
    $100.00
  • Lawrence Lewis
    $100.00
  • Robert & Sandra Utterback
    $100.00
  • The Sisson Family
    $100.00
  • Good luck Alex!!!
  • Nick Pelletier
    $100.00
  • Jonathan Bixby
    $100.00
  • Charlene Walsh
    $100.00
  • Daniel Croan
    $100.00
  • Melissa Abdou
    $100.00
  • Benjamin Bragg
    $100.00
  • Mallory Sampson
    $100.00
  • For Sam Leuschner who rides for a friend that can't
    $100.00
  • Michael Bronder
    $100.00
  • Louis Rego
    $100.00
  • Nikolay Stoyanov
    $100.00
  • Jean Rockwood
    $100.00
  • Ashley Tam
    $100.00
  • Jodi Kochin
    $100.00
  • The Corbett Family
    $100.00
  • GO BOBBY GO
  • Luc Bronder-Giroux
    $100.00
  • Clifford Randall
    $100.00
  • Clifford Randall
    $100.00
  • The Martin Family
    $100.00
  • Bob Marra
    $100.00
  • Martin Donovan
    $100.00
  • Sue & Mark Frano
    $100.00
  • Good luck Charles!
  • Richard Patty
    $100.00
  • Peter Golfman
    $100.00
  • The Kepchar's
    $100.00
  • Nice job Alex!
  • Sinan Ascioglu
    $100.00
  • Alex Little
    $100.00
  • Dave Wilk
    $100.00
  • Brian Smith
    $100.00
  • Salty Mike
    $100.00
  • Keegan Drenosky
    $100.00
  • Teagan Fitzgerald
    $100.00
  • Estradaaa
    $100.00
  • Thanks for riding
  • Booker T
    $100.00
  • Don’t forget to powder your balls. Keep pedaling!
  • Stephen Roy
    $85.00
  • Sam Leuschner
    $60.00
  • William Hackett
    $50.00
  • Bobby!
    $50.00
  • Jessica DeBerry
    $50.00
  • Supporting Charles Driza’s Challenge
    $50.00
  • All our Love to - The Bob, Bobby, Bobbarino', The Bobmistah,
    $50.00
  • Nancy & Steve
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Pedi-Power Pedicabs
    $50.00
  • This is for bad ass Bobby bicycles and his radical rider team, What About Bobby! F* ALS! Fire the butt cannons!
  • The Laportes
    $50.00
  • Jimmy
    $50.00
  • Bobby’s strength & determination is inspiring!!!
  • Douce
    $50.00
  • Stephen Sams
    $50.00
  • Jack, Dana, and Conor
    $50.00
  • In Memory of Paul S. Jensen
    $50.00
  • Lets go! End ALS.
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Alex Koza riding for Bobby Forster
    $50.00
  • Bobby has a good friend in you, Alex. Good luck on your trek!
  • Teresa King
    $50.00
  • Maura Therrien
    $50.00
  • Salty Mike
    $50.00
  • Tom and Patti Lawton
    $50.00
  • Kevin Sadler
    $50.00
  • Mikey
    $50.00
  • Hannah Otoff!
    $50.00
  • Jesse Blieberg
    $50.00
  • Crush the ride!!
  • Susan Volchok
    $50.00
  • You carry so many hearts on this ride, Aaron…
  • Jess & Dan Wurzbacher
    $50.00
  • The Butler Family
    $50.00
  • Julian Sciolla
    $50.00
  • Heres to finding a cure for this gut wrenching disease
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Lynda Casey
    $50.00
  • Alexandra Apito
    $50.00
  • I'm so happy to contribute for my amazing friend! Love you Bobby and good luck Bonnie!!
  • Carly + Peter
    $50.00
  • Susan Grossman
    $50.00
  • Nathaniel Kolbeck
    $50.00
  • Caroline Reece
    $50.00
  • Mary O Donohoe
    $50.00
  • Bobby Forster
    $50.00
  • Stephen Biszko
    $50.00
  • Lynnette Clemens
    $50.00
  • Ward Davol
    $50.00
  • Soma & Anakin Lull
    $50.00
  • Bobby Forster
    $50.00
  • Until there is a cure, we shall not stop fighting. We ride and we fight for Bobby Forster and many more warriors fighting this disease
  • Edwin Murenzi
    $50.00
  • Until there is a cure, we shall not stop fighting. We ride and we fight for Bobby Forster and many more warriors fighting this disease
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Bonnie Forster
    $50.00
  • Doris Jean
    $50.00
  • Gaetano Ciambriello
    $50.00
  • Lori & Manuel Pereira
    $50.00
  • Good job Aly and team, keep it up! Great cause, well wishes to Bobby
  • Matthew Reinhardt
    $50.00
  • Sue Chang
    $50.00
  • Kathryn Botelho
    $40.00
  • Rebecca Pye
    $40.00
  • Lisa Schwartz
    $30.00
  • Jeffrey Schwartz
    $30.00
  • Facebook Payments
    $30.00
  • Andrea Biszko
    $30.00
  • Facebook Payments
    $30.00
  • Meridith Mullins
    $25.00
  • Larry Dupree
    $25.00
  • You’re amazing!
  • Ryan Mazzarella
    $25.00
  • Eric Spicer
    $25.00
  • Isabell Munroe
    $20.00
  • Ed Nary
    $20.00
  • Nancy Arruda Nary
    $10.00
  • Courtney Allessio
    Hidden
  • David Curtis
    Hidden
  • Lawrence Lewis
    Hidden
  • Edward Volchok Ph.D.
    Hidden
  • Alexander Corbett
    Hidden
  • Ride Bob ride
  • Jenn Hajj & family
    Hidden
  • With so much love and support!! Go Bonnie and Page!!
  • Emily Miller
    Hidden
  • Seth Gordon
    Hidden
  • Get it Aaron
  • Drew Sullivan
    Hidden
  • Jenna Rampetsreiter
    Hidden
  • Erin Walsh
    $1,000.00
Team What About Bobby
Andrew Croan
Team Captain
Your Donations help to END ALS!
This year I am grateful to announce that I wll be riding my bike almost 300 miles as a part of Team What About Bobby, in  the annual Tri- State Trek. ALS TDI is a state of the art reseach institution who's goal is to END ALS. This year is a special year and now more than ever we need your donations. 2020/2021 has been extremely hard on ALS patients. My friend Bob is struggling each and every day to stay happy, healthy, and alive; even despite covid. But it does NOT have to be this way for Bob and others battling this terrible disease! ALS is not an incurable disease, it's an underfunded one! THIS is where y'all come in! Please send a few dollars our way to support TDI, Bob, and all of the friends, families, and loved ones who know someone fighting to kick this diseases ass! I'm going to ride, you're going to donte, and TDI is going to END ALS! Together we can do anything! I've said it before and I'll say it again; I will join this this ride and support this organization EVERY YEAR UNTIL THERES A CURE, so I thank you for your continued support!      
Erin Walsh
Another year, another Tri-State-Trek. We will be riding this 270 miles every year until there is a cure. ALS sucks and this organization's sole purpose is to find a cure. "ALS is not an incurable disease; it's an underfunded one." $.87 cents of every tax-deductible dollar donated goes directly to research. They are super transparent about their financials and you can view all their financial information on their website. Your money will not only be helping me, personally, it will be helping to make sure no one else has to watch this disease slowly and horribly take away their loved ones.  Our friend, Bob, has defied the odds and has been living with this disease for 8 years now. He is still very much himself but his body betrays his spirit. It has been a long road and COVID has taken most of the few joys he is able to have. We truly hope this year it wil be safe to gather together for the Trek in person as in years past. If not, we will still ride to end this disease for future generations. 
Lisa Schwartz
Vehicle Route Support for the Tri State Trek
   My connection to ALS started eight years ago when my daughter, Brittany, was asked to be a Ride Marshal for the Tri State Trek, which is a three-day 270 mile bike ride from Newton MA to Greenwich CT.  At that time, we knew little about ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  My daughter’s role was to be the sweep and stay with the slowest group of riders, help them if needed, and encourage them during the ride.  Brittany spent most of her time as sweep riding with an enthusiastic team called What About Bobby? who rallied around Bobby Forster, an amazing young man living with ALS. Bobby’s team and the whole Trek community welcomed my daughter as family.  Two years later, Brittany encouraged me to join the community as a route support volunteer.  I would drive the route that the cyclists travel and stop anytime they needed help, whether it was for water, a snack, pumping air in their tires, a lift to the next rest stop, jumping out of the van to direct traffic near upcoming hidden turns, and, my favorite part, ringing the cowbells to give them inspiration to continue riding. Once my van passed the lead rider, I would circle back to the end of the pack of riders and start all over again.  I was paired with another volunteer (a researcher working to end ALS) who cheered out the window (and sunroof!) the entire time – it was amazing to spend the weekend with both families impacted by ALS and the scientists dedicated to finding a cure. The following year my husband, Jeff, joined me on the route support crew.  We have crewed together the past four years.         Over the many years I have met so many incredible families who are caring for loved ones with ALS or have lost someone to this heart-wrenching disease but still return to fight for a cure for others.         ALS is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and paralysis while leaving the senses intact.  ALS TDI (Therapy Development Institute) is the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent of ALS research.  They understand the urgent need to slow and stop this horrible disease.          I realize these are tough times for everyone, but I'm asking for help in reaching my goal of donations if you can.  No amount is too small--I cannot express how passionate I am about helping to fund the research to one day have a cure of this terrible disease.  Let’s end ALS together!!!         "ALS is not an incurable disease, it's an underfunded one!"  THANK YOU ALL !!                            
Aaron Roy
I ride for Bobby Forster
My close friend, Bobby Forster, was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 25 and is now only able to communicate via his eyes. This disease may have robbed him of his ability to move and talk, but it hasn't dulled his spirit. He's been fighting this vicious disease for 8+ years. If you've landed on my page, I ask you to please donate to our cause (any amount helps) or if you are moved by our cause, join our team.  The money and awareness we raise during this bike ride are instrumental towards the research needed to one day cure (or at least mitigate) the effects of this vicious disease.  Thank you, Aaron 
Charles Driza
Riding for Bobby Forster and all of those with ALS who cannot!
It's been over six long years since my close friend and business partner, Bobby Forster, was diagnosed with ALS.  I met Bob in New Orleans on a bike back in 2011, and my life has not been the same since. It seems fitting that I am riding a bike for him now since he no longer can, and I know he'd be doing the same for me.  ALS is a relentless disease, and the only chance we have in beating the disease is to be more relentless and steadfast in our efforts to find a cure. If you've landed on my page, I ask you to please donate to our cause (any amount helps) or if you are moved by our cause, join our team. The money and awareness we raise during this bike ride are instrumental towards the research needed to one day cure (or at least mitigate) the effects of this vicious disease. Thank you for your support! 
Thomas Abdou
Working towards a Cure!
We hope to provide funding that enables ALS TDI to research, find a treatment for and provide better care for those living with ALS. This summer is our 5th Tri-State Trek. We are helping to raise funds and awareness to find a cure to this awful disease! ALS is not incurable, it is under funded. Please Help us Help those living with ALS! Thank you! Tom
Alexandre Koza
Bicycles are how I met Bobby all those years ago pedicabbing in Newport. I am excited to finally be joinging the team and riding for Bobby! Bobby was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 25 and is now only able to communicate via his eyes  If Bobby could hop on a bike right now, I know he'd be on this ride alongside our team. No amount of weight on the back of a pedicab is comparable to the burden and pain this disease puts on an individual and the community that surrounds them. This year is a special year and now more than ever we need your donations. 2020/2021 has been extremely hard on ALS patients. Bob is struggling each and every day to stay happy, healthy, and alive; even despite covid. But it does NOT have to be this way for Bob and others battling this terrible disease! ALS is not an incurable disease, it's an underfunded one! Please help and send a donation our way to support TDI, Bob, and all of the friends, families, and loved ones who know someone fighting to defeat this disease.
Nathan Pierce
Looking forward to riding 270 miles for my good friend Bobby and the countless lives lost and still battling ALS. Please support my efforts! Thank you, Nathan
Sam Leuschner
Riding for those who no longer can
Working to End ALS by supporting ALS research at ALS TDI. Please support my efforts.
Elise Huebner
Riding For a Cure
Working to End ALS by supporting ALS research at ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). Please support my efforts.
Leo Bronder-Giroux
Fuck ALS
I support ALS TDI in their efforts to end ALS.  I believe you should too. My friend Bobby Forster was diagnosed at age 25.  He has been living with ALS for six years.  It has taken his ability to move, eat, speak and breath on his own.  He is a generous, loving, active person. Please donate to ALS TDI to help find a cure for Bobby and others.
Page Forster
Working to End ALS by supporting ALS research at ALS TDI. Please support my efforts.
Bonnie Clements
I crew for my brother Bobby Forster, who was diagnosed with ALS back in 2013 at just 25 years old.  After his diagnosis, we met the wonderful people at TDI, and they gave us hope! In June 2014, Team What about Bobby was formed and we've been along for the ride ever since!  Thank you for donating and for supporting ALS research at ALS TDI as we all work together to find an END TO ALS! 
Paul Munroe
Hi everyone  i'm doing the tri-state trek again this year traveling more than 270 miles from Boston to New York in  hopes to raise funds and awareness for ALS i'm looking for donations to reach my goal of $2500 any amount helps I wanted to thank you all in advance and go team Bobby
Brittany Schwartz
I'm riding for Bobby!
I'm thrilled to volunteer again as a ride marshal for the Tri-State Trek. This year, we're back to riding the full 270 miles from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT! Donations benefit ALS TDI as they research therapies to support those living with ALS. Let's END ALS together! Photo from the top of John Street, Day 3 of Trek 2019.
Alyson Rego
Let’s go!
Working to End ALS by supporting ALS research at ALS TDI. I'm never giving up until we cure this thing! Bobby Forster is my inspiration! This disease is the worst. If Bobby could ride he would easily do 270 miles ....so can I! Thanks for your support!