I joined a team of seven riders for the Trek in 2013 with no direct connection to ALS and knowing little about it. Over those years, spending time with the families, their loved ones who suffer from the disease, and the doctors and staff of ALS-TDI has inspired me and my teammates.
Our team, Crush ALS/Team Bannon, has grown to 29 members and has been the No. 1 fundraiser for the Trek for the past five years. With your help and generosity, we raised $200,000 last year alone, and we hope to do it again.
All teammates are important, but my favorite is my wife Sandra, who I met pedaling along on Day 2 of the Trek four years ago. Now we ride together and feel an extra need to give back to an event that unexpectedly gave us so much.
The profile picture is our little team from a prior year (Sandra is on the far left and I am on the far right . . . not really sure how that happened).
Many of you have supported me multiple times. Thank you. I don’t take it lightly and it encourages us all to keep riding each mile and up each hill. Whether you give once or annually, large or small, each bit makes a difference. We are closer to a cure than we have ever been.