What About Bobby?... I'll tell ya - He's kicking ALS's A*S!
Team Captain

Andrew Croan

TOGETHER WE CAN END ALS! Inspired by Bobby - Powered By Butt Cannons!
Andrew Croan
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Andrew Croan

TOGETHER WE CAN END ALS! Inspired by Bobby - Powered By Butt Cannons!

UNTIL THERE'S A CURE I will be riding my bicycle 270 miles, in the Tri-State Trek! Your generous donations here are TAX DEDUCTABLE with $.80 of every dollar going directly to the AMAZING ALS TDI research team! Their research team will stop at NOTHING to find a CURE that ENDS ALS! Any amount you can give is EXTREMELY appreciated! **Before you decide NOT to donate** I encourage YOU to consider that this terrible disease could (sadly) affect anyone you know or LOVE. In which case YOU would be doing exactly like I am and asking for donations to a reputable cause... I KNOW that my BEST FRIEND, Bob, would LOVE the ability to go for a bike ride, go sailing, fishing, hiking, or to ride his snowboard someday! SO if you're a believer, who is passionate about anything at all, and have anything that YOU can imagine your life WITHOUT than you should reconsider making a very thoughtful donation to support those who are affected by ALS! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! PLEASE SHARE!!  

Andrew Croan
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

UNTIL THERE'S A CURE I will be riding my bicycle 270 miles, in the Tri-State Trek! Your generous donations here are TAX DEDUCTABLE with $.80 of every dollar going directly to the AMAZING ALS TDI research team! Their research team will stop at NOTHING to find a CURE that ENDS ALS! Any amount you can give is EXTREMELY appreciated! **Before you decide NOT to donate** I encourage YOU to consider that this terrible disease could (sadly) affect anyone you know or LOVE. In which case YOU would be doing exactly like I am and asking for donations to a reputable cause... I KNOW that my BEST FRIEND, Bob, would LOVE the ability to go for a bike ride, go sailing, fishing, hiking, or to ride his snowboard someday! SO if you're a believer, who is passionate about anything at all, and have anything that YOU can imagine your life WITHOUT than you should reconsider making a very thoughtful donation to support those who are affected by ALS! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! PLEASE SHARE!!  

Team Members

David Williams

Riding for those that no longer can.
David Williams
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

David Williams

Riding for those that no longer can.

This summer will be my THIRD time participating in the ALS TDI Tri-State Trek, along with Nathan Pierce, Alex Pierce and other friends. The 3-day bicycle trek, totaling 270 miles from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT will benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit biotech company based in Cambridge that is dedicated to developing an effective treatment for ALS. My friend, Bobby Forster, has ALS and is one of the strongest people I know. He has always had a knack for steering boats, fixing pedicabs, and almost effortlessly balancing a lot of random objects on a bicycle while riding. But Bobby's strength has been tested in a completely different way since being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Bobby has begun to lose his strength...only to replace that physical strength with an incredible resolve to not allow this disease to stop him. Please help me exceed a goal of raising $2,000 to help Bobby and the 350,000 people worldwide that are affected by ALS by donating on our ALS Fundraising Page.

David Williams
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

This summer will be my THIRD time participating in the ALS TDI Tri-State Trek, along with Nathan Pierce, Alex Pierce and other friends. The 3-day bicycle trek, totaling 270 miles from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT will benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit biotech company based in Cambridge that is dedicated to developing an effective treatment for ALS. My friend, Bobby Forster, has ALS and is one of the strongest people I know. He has always had a knack for steering boats, fixing pedicabs, and almost effortlessly balancing a lot of random objects on a bicycle while riding. But Bobby's strength has been tested in a completely different way since being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Bobby has begun to lose his strength...only to replace that physical strength with an incredible resolve to not allow this disease to stop him. Please help me exceed a goal of raising $2,000 to help Bobby and the 350,000 people worldwide that are affected by ALS by donating on our ALS Fundraising Page.

Aaron Roy

I ride for Bobby Forster
Aaron Roy
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Aaron Roy

I ride for Bobby Forster

This is my fifth tri-state trek. I hop on a bike every summer and ride 270 miles because I can. My close friend, Bobby Forster, was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 25 and is now only able to communicate via his eyes. If he could hop on a bike right now, I know for sure he'd be on this ride alongside our team. 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 

Aaron Roy
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

This is my fifth tri-state trek. I hop on a bike every summer and ride 270 miles because I can. My close friend, Bobby Forster, was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 25 and is now only able to communicate via his eyes. If he could hop on a bike right now, I know for sure he'd be on this ride alongside our team. 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 

Alyson Rego

Riding for all my ALS homies who no longer can
Alyson Rego
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Alyson Rego

Riding for all my ALS homies who no longer can

This summer I am riding 100 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. For Bobby...for Amy....for Rei...for Steve...for Patrick.... for Kyle.....for Gleason ....everyone who has to deal with this horrible disease! Team what about Bobby will be riding and flashing everyone until no one has to go through this nightmare ever again. IN BIKES BOBS,AND BUTTS WE TRUST! Thanks for your endless support!

Alyson Rego
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

This summer I am riding 100 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. For Bobby...for Amy....for Rei...for Steve...for Patrick.... for Kyle.....for Gleason ....everyone who has to deal with this horrible disease! Team what about Bobby will be riding and flashing everyone until no one has to go through this nightmare ever again. IN BIKES BOBS,AND BUTTS WE TRUST! Thanks for your endless support!

Nathan Pierce

Nathan Pierce
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Nathan Pierce

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Nathan Pierce
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Jodi Kochin

Riding for Bobby Forster
Jodi Kochin
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

Jodi Kochin

Riding for Bobby Forster

This summer I am riding to fight to end ALS. Your donation will support my trek team family in our 270 mile, 3 day trek from Mass. to CT.  As part of this amazing team we continue to raise awareness, and pedal to find a cure.  Please consider a contribution to support my ride for Bobby Forster and our team, "What About Bobby".  I am riding for those who no longer can!  Any donation amount is appreciated to bring me closer to my funraising goal.  Thank you for your support and generosity.  Warmest regards- Jodi 

Jodi Kochin
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

This summer I am riding to fight to end ALS. Your donation will support my trek team family in our 270 mile, 3 day trek from Mass. to CT.  As part of this amazing team we continue to raise awareness, and pedal to find a cure.  Please consider a contribution to support my ride for Bobby Forster and our team, "What About Bobby".  I am riding for those who no longer can!  Any donation amount is appreciated to bring me closer to my funraising goal.  Thank you for your support and generosity.  Warmest regards- Jodi 

Georgina Roy

Georgina Roy
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Georgina Roy

Go "Team What About Bobby", ready to ride year number five, Move it Move it.  Up those hills, down those hills, oh and don't forget to follow the red arrows around the bend. Riding for Bobby Forster! Please help us in our effort to find a cure, with your contribution and or support and thank you. Much Love Georgina!                  

Georgina Roy
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Go "Team What About Bobby", ready to ride year number five, Move it Move it.  Up those hills, down those hills, oh and don't forget to follow the red arrows around the bend. Riding for Bobby Forster! Please help us in our effort to find a cure, with your contribution and or support and thank you. Much Love Georgina!                  

Jennifer Koerten

Jennifer Koerten
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Jennifer Koerten

This summer will be my first time participating in the Tri-State Trek!  I will be riding 92 miles on day two.  I am so excited for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing team who has inspired me year after year with their dedication to their friend and this ride.  I have finally decided to take the plunge and help make a difference.  I appreciate any help you can offer!

Jennifer Koerten
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

This summer will be my first time participating in the Tri-State Trek!  I will be riding 92 miles on day two.  I am so excited for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing team who has inspired me year after year with their dedication to their friend and this ride.  I have finally decided to take the plunge and help make a difference.  I appreciate any help you can offer!

Tim Burke

Ridin' for Bobby .......
Tim Burke
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Tim Burke

Ridin' for Bobby .......

Once again this June I am honored to be part of "Team What about Bobby " I will be riding the 3-day route totaling 270 miles for the most wicked awesome, strong, persistent, inspiring friend anyone could have. Bobby "you are my inspiration" Forster..................... Bobby's smile and determantion inspires me to ask myself  the same question everyday ....  How am I going to make a difference in someone's life today? Every day I have to remind myself just how blessed I am to have the physical ability to get outta bed, perform basic personal tasks like getting ready for my day, sustain a job, drive a car, and of course ride my bike (be it ever so slowly)   Meeting Bobby, his family and insane crew of Pedicabers has challenged me to step up my "Cycling for Charity"  fundraising ....  Joining team "What about Bobby" combined with my "Pedicabbing for Charity" mission has given me the opportunity to "pedal and fundraise" both at the same time and also the exposure to spread awareness of how ALS is effecting lives all around us.  You too can have this same feeling, it’s easy just find the time to ride, volunteer and or grab some CA$H and donate to support my participation on "Team What About Bobby" Remember you too can make a difference ........ 

Tim Burke
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Once again this June I am honored to be part of "Team What about Bobby " I will be riding the 3-day route totaling 270 miles for the most wicked awesome, strong, persistent, inspiring friend anyone could have. Bobby "you are my inspiration" Forster..................... Bobby's smile and determantion inspires me to ask myself  the same question everyday ....  How am I going to make a difference in someone's life today? Every day I have to remind myself just how blessed I am to have the physical ability to get outta bed, perform basic personal tasks like getting ready for my day, sustain a job, drive a car, and of course ride my bike (be it ever so slowly)   Meeting Bobby, his family and insane crew of Pedicabers has challenged me to step up my "Cycling for Charity"  fundraising ....  Joining team "What about Bobby" combined with my "Pedicabbing for Charity" mission has given me the opportunity to "pedal and fundraise" both at the same time and also the exposure to spread awareness of how ALS is effecting lives all around us.  You too can have this same feeling, it’s easy just find the time to ride, volunteer and or grab some CA$H and donate to support my participation on "Team What About Bobby" Remember you too can make a difference ........ 

Dani Hiravy

Riding for those who no longer can
Dani Hiravy
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Dani Hiravy

Riding for those who no longer can

Dani and Michelle have been a dynamic-duo tackling athletic challenges together since 2013. Introduced by mutual friends, the two quickly realized they shared a passion for athletics, charity and adventures. Together they have run multiple marathons and raised thousands of dollars for numerous organizations. They are joining forces yet again to support one another through the upcoming months of training for their next challenge, the Tri State Trek.         MICHELLE: I am a medical physicist in radiation oncology at Mount Sinai West Hospital in New York City. I spend my days using high intensity radiation to treat cancer patients. Successful cases are always rewarding, but it’s the more trying ones that keep me motivated to continue the fight for cures for the most devastating diseases. I am thrilled to tackle this next challenge with Dani!  Growing up, I played mostly team sports. It wasn't until about four years ago that I discovered my love for endurance running, and eventually, cycling. I look forward to not only pushing myself to new limits in my training for the Tri State Trek but also working with team What About Bobby to reach our fundraising goals.  DANI:    I am a 28-year-old Production Manger just shy of my 6-year anniversary in NYC.  Growing up in Connecticut, I have always enjoyed outdoor sports and activities. My career in production has given me the opportunity to travel and work in some amazing places all over the country. Whether running through cities or hiking mountain trails, I love to strap on my sneakers and explore a new terrain by foot. Aside from overcoming a new challenge I’ve set for myself, I am very much looking forward to fundraising for this incredible cause!

Dani Hiravy
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Dani and Michelle have been a dynamic-duo tackling athletic challenges together since 2013. Introduced by mutual friends, the two quickly realized they shared a passion for athletics, charity and adventures. Together they have run multiple marathons and raised thousands of dollars for numerous organizations. They are joining forces yet again to support one another through the upcoming months of training for their next challenge, the Tri State Trek.         MICHELLE: I am a medical physicist in radiation oncology at Mount Sinai West Hospital in New York City. I spend my days using high intensity radiation to treat cancer patients. Successful cases are always rewarding, but it’s the more trying ones that keep me motivated to continue the fight for cures for the most devastating diseases. I am thrilled to tackle this next challenge with Dani!  Growing up, I played mostly team sports. It wasn't until about four years ago that I discovered my love for endurance running, and eventually, cycling. I look forward to not only pushing myself to new limits in my training for the Tri State Trek but also working with team What About Bobby to reach our fundraising goals.  DANI:    I am a 28-year-old Production Manger just shy of my 6-year anniversary in NYC.  Growing up in Connecticut, I have always enjoyed outdoor sports and activities. My career in production has given me the opportunity to travel and work in some amazing places all over the country. Whether running through cities or hiking mountain trails, I love to strap on my sneakers and explore a new terrain by foot. Aside from overcoming a new challenge I’ve set for myself, I am very much looking forward to fundraising for this incredible cause!

Jeffrey Schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd Trek

Jeffrey Schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd Trek

Lisa Schwartz

I am joining The Route Support Crew, who will be in vehicles patrolling the route ensuring rider safety.
Lisa Schwartz
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Lisa Schwartz

I am joining The Route Support Crew, who will be in vehicles patrolling the route ensuring rider safety.

This June will be my third year in volunteering to support the riders of the Tri-State Trek.  The Tri-State Trek is a 3 Day, 270 mile bike ride from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT, to fund the research of the ALS therapy development institute.  My husband, Jeff, and I are on the Route Support Crew and my daughter, Brittany, is riding on Team, What about Bobby?, for our friend Bobby Forster, who has been living with ALS for over five years. Bobby turned 30 this year.  Also my daughters boyfriend, Jimmy Geilfuss, is on the Bike Tech Crew which makes sure all bikes are rolling.  Any donations are appreciated to help make this "The RIDE TO END ALS!! "

Lisa Schwartz
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

This June will be my third year in volunteering to support the riders of the Tri-State Trek.  The Tri-State Trek is a 3 Day, 270 mile bike ride from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT, to fund the research of the ALS therapy development institute.  My husband, Jeff, and I are on the Route Support Crew and my daughter, Brittany, is riding on Team, What about Bobby?, for our friend Bobby Forster, who has been living with ALS for over five years. Bobby turned 30 this year.  Also my daughters boyfriend, Jimmy Geilfuss, is on the Bike Tech Crew which makes sure all bikes are rolling.  Any donations are appreciated to help make this "The RIDE TO END ALS!! "

Thomas Abdou

Working towards a Cure!
Thomas Abdou
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Thomas Abdou

Working towards a Cure!

The Tri-State Trek is a 3 Day, 270 mile charity bike ride from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT. The goal is to provide funding that enables ALS TDI to research, find a treatment for, and provide better care for those with ALS. As a Tri-State Trek volunteer this summer - I am helping to raise funds and awareness to find a cure to this awful disease. ALS is not incurable, it is under funded. Please Help me Help those living with ALS! Thank you! Tom

Thomas Abdou
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

The Tri-State Trek is a 3 Day, 270 mile charity bike ride from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT. The goal is to provide funding that enables ALS TDI to research, find a treatment for, and provide better care for those with ALS. As a Tri-State Trek volunteer this summer - I am helping to raise funds and awareness to find a cure to this awful disease. ALS is not incurable, it is under funded. Please Help me Help those living with ALS! Thank you! Tom

Kellen Tyburski

A good cause to help people suffer less.
Kellen Tyburski
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Kellen Tyburski

A good cause to help people suffer less.

This summer I'm riding my bicycle 270 miles to help find an effective treatment for ALS. The ride starts in Boston, MA and ends 3 days later in Greenwich, CT. What's cool about this event is that I get to challenge myself while getting the opportunity to raise money for an organization that is trying to help people suffer less. ALS research is something that I am proud to stand behind. Please help me to participate in this race by donating anything that you can!!!    -Kellen

Kellen Tyburski
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

This summer I'm riding my bicycle 270 miles to help find an effective treatment for ALS. The ride starts in Boston, MA and ends 3 days later in Greenwich, CT. What's cool about this event is that I get to challenge myself while getting the opportunity to raise money for an organization that is trying to help people suffer less. ALS research is something that I am proud to stand behind. Please help me to participate in this race by donating anything that you can!!!    -Kellen

Charles Driza

Riding for those who no longer can. I ride to inspire, I ride for hope, I ride for Bobby!
Charles Driza
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

Charles Driza

Riding for those who no longer can. I ride to inspire, I ride for hope, I ride for Bobby!

2018 Tri-State Trek - Team What About Bobby!!! This June, I will be riding my bike 275 miles to raise funds to find an effective treatment for ALS! Like many, I didn't know much about ALS before one of my best friends, Bobby Forster, was diagnosed with the disease three short years ago at the age of 25. It was on this day when I began to learn how strong my friend was.  Since his diagnosis in December 2014, Bobby has been a beacon of hope in the ALS community. Through his positivity and hope, Bobby has built a team known as "What about Bobby" that continues to grow each year, raising more awareness and more funds to help fight this horrible disease.  This is my fourth year participating in the Tri-state Trek and will be my first year completing the full 275 miles from Boston to New York!  My fundraising efforts this year will support Bobby Forster and ALS-TDI!   Thank you so much for your continued support and donations. I will continue to ride every year until there is a cure for ALS.   

Charles Driza
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

2018 Tri-State Trek - Team What About Bobby!!! This June, I will be riding my bike 275 miles to raise funds to find an effective treatment for ALS! Like many, I didn't know much about ALS before one of my best friends, Bobby Forster, was diagnosed with the disease three short years ago at the age of 25. It was on this day when I began to learn how strong my friend was.  Since his diagnosis in December 2014, Bobby has been a beacon of hope in the ALS community. Through his positivity and hope, Bobby has built a team known as "What about Bobby" that continues to grow each year, raising more awareness and more funds to help fight this horrible disease.  This is my fourth year participating in the Tri-state Trek and will be my first year completing the full 275 miles from Boston to New York!  My fundraising efforts this year will support Bobby Forster and ALS-TDI!   Thank you so much for your continued support and donations. I will continue to ride every year until there is a cure for ALS.   

Melissa Abdou

Melissa Abdou
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd Trek

Melissa Abdou

Melissa Abdou
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd Trek

Sam Leuschner

Sam Leuschner
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Sam Leuschner

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Sam Leuschner
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Christopher Ball

Something different, for someone else...
Christopher Ball
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Christopher Ball

Something different, for someone else...

This is my first Trek. I've never done an organized run or ride before. I was introduced to the Trek by a friend who shares a common interest in cycling, not because someone close to me suffers from the disease, as is the case for my friend. Fortunately, I don't have an ALS story. I'm just a guy with a bike and I plan to use it to do a little good. This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Whether you know somebody affected by ALS, or you are just generally in favor of people going out and riding their bikes, we can use your support! My goal is $2k, but there is no limit, nor is there a minimum donation requirement. If you support my efforts, I will represent your donations with the miles (all 270 of them) and a smile. Together we can try and do a little good, just for the sake of it. Thank you, Chris

Christopher Ball
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

This is my first Trek. I've never done an organized run or ride before. I was introduced to the Trek by a friend who shares a common interest in cycling, not because someone close to me suffers from the disease, as is the case for my friend. Fortunately, I don't have an ALS story. I'm just a guy with a bike and I plan to use it to do a little good. This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Whether you know somebody affected by ALS, or you are just generally in favor of people going out and riding their bikes, we can use your support! My goal is $2k, but there is no limit, nor is there a minimum donation requirement. If you support my efforts, I will represent your donations with the miles (all 270 of them) and a smile. Together we can try and do a little good, just for the sake of it. Thank you, Chris

Max Rickis

Max Rickis
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Max Rickis

This summer I am riding to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Max Rickis
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

This summer I am riding to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Nelson Roussell

Nelson Roussell
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Nelson Roussell

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Nelson Roussell
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Dustin Franatovich

Let us be active!
Dustin Franatovich
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Dustin Franatovich

Let us be active!

This is my 3rd year riding the ALS TRI STATE TREK.  I rode because it was a good cause and a fun ride.  I knew a few people suffering from ALS and felt fortunate to ride for them.  We raise $2000 per rider that goes towards finding a cure for ALS.    This was 1 of the most moving experiences I've experienced in life.  Seeing people put forth so much effort in raising funds to stop such a debilitating disease.  Everyone shows up with big humble hearts and you feel it all weekend.  ALS TDI is the research team that our efforts go to and the more we push, the closer we get to a cure.  Thank you for all your support and donations.

Dustin Franatovich
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

This is my 3rd year riding the ALS TRI STATE TREK.  I rode because it was a good cause and a fun ride.  I knew a few people suffering from ALS and felt fortunate to ride for them.  We raise $2000 per rider that goes towards finding a cure for ALS.    This was 1 of the most moving experiences I've experienced in life.  Seeing people put forth so much effort in raising funds to stop such a debilitating disease.  Everyone shows up with big humble hearts and you feel it all weekend.  ALS TDI is the research team that our efforts go to and the more we push, the closer we get to a cure.  Thank you for all your support and donations.

Ryan LeRouge

We ride cause they can’t, we serve cause they deserve it, we fight cause they fight harder.
Ryan LeRouge
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Ryan LeRouge

We ride cause they can’t, we serve cause they deserve it, we fight cause they fight harder.

This will be my second year participating in this event, it’s been a blessing to be a part of cause that has personally put my own life in a new perspective.  I want to thank everyone involved especially  The ALS Therapy Institute, Team What about  Bobby, and most importantly Bobby Forester himself.  Bobby’s perseverance in his own fight agains ALS has been inspirational.  His mission has been to support and motivate others suffering from the disease.  Join us for one main purpose...to raise money towards finding a cure for ALS.

Ryan LeRouge
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

This will be my second year participating in this event, it’s been a blessing to be a part of cause that has personally put my own life in a new perspective.  I want to thank everyone involved especially  The ALS Therapy Institute, Team What about  Bobby, and most importantly Bobby Forester himself.  Bobby’s perseverance in his own fight agains ALS has been inspirational.  His mission has been to support and motivate others suffering from the disease.  Join us for one main purpose...to raise money towards finding a cure for ALS.

Kelli Franatovich

Kelli Franatovich
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Kelli Franatovich

Kelli Franatovich
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

David Franatovich

I am riding for the men and women that no longer can.
David Franatovich
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

David Franatovich

I am riding for the men and women that no longer can.

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS.   Please support my efforts. I could really use your help. 

David Franatovich
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS.   Please support my efforts. I could really use your help. 

Page Forster

Page Forster
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Page Forster

Page Forster
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Jeremy Roy

What about Bobby?
Jeremy Roy
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Jeremy Roy

What about Bobby?

Riding my bike for Bobby.   

Jeremy Roy
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Riding my bike for Bobby.   

Ann Forster

Ann Forster
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Ann Forster

Ann Forster
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

John Bray

John Bray
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd Trek

John Bray

This ones for you Bobby!

John Bray
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd Trek

This ones for you Bobby!

Ray Duplantier

Ray Duplantier
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Ray Duplantier

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Ray Duplantier
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Brittany Schwartz

Brittany Schwartz
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 5th Trek

Brittany Schwartz

Brittany Schwartz
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 5th Trek

Paul Munroe

Paul Munroe
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Paul Munroe

Paul Munroe
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Erin Walsh

Riding for Bob
Erin Walsh
  • 5th Trek

Erin Walsh

Riding for Bob

Year 1: 60 mi, 6 months pregnant Year 2: 3 days as crew w a baby in tow Year 3: 3 days volunteering with a toddler in tow Year 4: 3 days, 270 mi w a 2 yr cheering me on from the sidelines Year 5: 2 day rider: Sevi and I can’t wait! And if fundraising goes well, then I’ll add another day riding!  This disease sucks. Every 90 seconds someone is diagnosed. It’s a shit time and it seems totally random. Could be you or me or your mom or your grandkid. They do not know why it happens. Bob was perfectly healthy and active and then 2 yrs later he was wheelchair bound and couldn’t talk or breathe on his own. Really think about that. How it must be to slowly get trapped in your body w a perfectly healthy, functioning brain.  Every dollar helps. Please please please donate $5 and $10 if that’s all you’re comfortable with, it helps and is so appreciated!! Thank you so much for your support! 

Erin Walsh
  • 5th Trek

Year 1: 60 mi, 6 months pregnant Year 2: 3 days as crew w a baby in tow Year 3: 3 days volunteering with a toddler in tow Year 4: 3 days, 270 mi w a 2 yr cheering me on from the sidelines Year 5: 2 day rider: Sevi and I can’t wait! And if fundraising goes well, then I’ll add another day riding!  This disease sucks. Every 90 seconds someone is diagnosed. It’s a shit time and it seems totally random. Could be you or me or your mom or your grandkid. They do not know why it happens. Bob was perfectly healthy and active and then 2 yrs later he was wheelchair bound and couldn’t talk or breathe on his own. Really think about that. How it must be to slowly get trapped in your body w a perfectly healthy, functioning brain.  Every dollar helps. Please please please donate $5 and $10 if that’s all you’re comfortable with, it helps and is so appreciated!! Thank you so much for your support! 

Zachary Abdou

Zachary Abdou
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Zachary Abdou

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Zachary Abdou
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Benjamin Abdou

Benjamin Abdou
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd Trek

Benjamin Abdou

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Benjamin Abdou
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Dennis Rogers

Dennis Rogers
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

Dennis Rogers

For the fourth summer in a row I'm riding with Team What About Bobby to raise money to help find a cure for ALS. My buddy Bob has been living with ALS for about 5 years now. This disease sucks, probably the worst thing that can happen to anyone who was as athletic as he was (and by athletic I mean a bike ridin', boat sailin', floppy donkey who broke everything he touched but always fixed). I ride to help my friend get better treatment options, and so others won't have to go through what he and his loved ones have gone though. Help me hit my goal y'all. VIVA LA BOBBY!

Dennis Rogers
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

For the fourth summer in a row I'm riding with Team What About Bobby to raise money to help find a cure for ALS. My buddy Bob has been living with ALS for about 5 years now. This disease sucks, probably the worst thing that can happen to anyone who was as athletic as he was (and by athletic I mean a bike ridin', boat sailin', floppy donkey who broke everything he touched but always fixed). I ride to help my friend get better treatment options, and so others won't have to go through what he and his loved ones have gone though. Help me hit my goal y'all. VIVA LA BOBBY!

Bonnie Forster

Bonnie Forster
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 5th Trek

Bonnie Forster

2018 Tri-State Trek - Team What About Bobby!!! This June, I will be riding over 100 miles, part of a 3-day, 275 mile bike ride in order to raise funds to find an effective treatment for ALS! I was first introduced to ALS TDI in January 2015, just 2 weeks after my brother, Bobby Forster, was diagnosed with ALS at just 25 years old. Meeting the people at ALS TDI, and seeing how hard they were working to find a treatment gave me much needed hope. That June, I rode part of the ride, alongside my brother, several of his amazing friends, and hundreds of others who have been affected by ALS. The love and support that was felt on that weekend was just incredible and I knew I'd be coming back for years to come! This year I will be doing a combination of support crew and also riding on day 2! Any donation amount, no matter how big or small, helps fund crucial research and a upcoming clinical trial to help find effective treatments and hopefully one day a cure for this horrible disease!  As always, thank you for your continued love and support! We wouldn''t be able to do it without you!! xoxox Bonnie

Bonnie Forster
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 5th Trek

2018 Tri-State Trek - Team What About Bobby!!! This June, I will be riding over 100 miles, part of a 3-day, 275 mile bike ride in order to raise funds to find an effective treatment for ALS! I was first introduced to ALS TDI in January 2015, just 2 weeks after my brother, Bobby Forster, was diagnosed with ALS at just 25 years old. Meeting the people at ALS TDI, and seeing how hard they were working to find a treatment gave me much needed hope. That June, I rode part of the ride, alongside my brother, several of his amazing friends, and hundreds of others who have been affected by ALS. The love and support that was felt on that weekend was just incredible and I knew I'd be coming back for years to come! This year I will be doing a combination of support crew and also riding on day 2! Any donation amount, no matter how big or small, helps fund crucial research and a upcoming clinical trial to help find effective treatments and hopefully one day a cure for this horrible disease!  As always, thank you for your continued love and support! We wouldn''t be able to do it without you!! xoxox Bonnie

Leo Bronder-Giroux

Because ALS Sucks
Leo Bronder-Giroux
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

Leo Bronder-Giroux

Because ALS Sucks

ALS has taken my close friend Bobby Forster's ability to move, breath, or eat.  His positive attitude has always been the glue that holds our friends togeter.  His will is indomitable!  For more about Bobby visit http://www.acureforforster.com/.   Thank You for your support!

Leo Bronder-Giroux
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

ALS has taken my close friend Bobby Forster's ability to move, breath, or eat.  His positive attitude has always been the glue that holds our friends togeter.  His will is indomitable!  For more about Bobby visit http://www.acureforforster.com/.   Thank You for your support!

David Gonsalves

Got time to help us out?
David Gonsalves
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

David Gonsalves

Got time to help us out?

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. If you have ever spent more than 5 minutes with me you probably know about my best friend Bobby and how ALS has impacted his life. If you could spare some time to make a donation to our efforts, it would mean a lot to our community. Thanks!

David Gonsalves
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. If you have ever spent more than 5 minutes with me you probably know about my best friend Bobby and how ALS has impacted his life. If you could spare some time to make a donation to our efforts, it would mean a lot to our community. Thanks!

Paul Dilella

(And likely a pedicab too!!!)
Paul Dilella
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

Paul Dilella

(And likely a pedicab too!!!)

Next Week I will be riding my bike alot of miles to raise money and awareness for ALS research. Heck I might just bring a pedicab and do it with a pedicab again, anybody need a ride? This ALS nonsense is no fun so I am trying to help the best way I know how!   But seriously though. this year the Tri State Trek is more important than ever. With your help in making a small donation to the cause you will be funding research for a horrible diseace that is extremely under researched and explored. In the last few years TDI has been doing phenomneal things for the ALS community and I am proud to support them. Additionally I am supporting my friend Bobby Forester. The man who threw me a shrimp poboy during my first hour in New Orleans, The one who told me I should sit back and kick it for awhile with him and his friends down south. 7 years later and here I am still holding it down in New Orleans just like he told me I would. Bob is a tremendous human being and this ride is extremely important to him and his family. It is the one time a year when ALL of our pedi-fam and best friends and actual family get together and do a thing. We meet up in  Boston, we traverse Massachusets, we go along the shoreline of CT. We stop and see family, we go swimming when we need a break from the ride. We eat pickles. We laugh at each other as we see who hasnt trained enough. We talk about next year almost as soon as we leave Boston. We have late night pizza and beer together with our best friend we only get to see so often. We suprise each other and ourselves. But we do it together and that is the most important part.  Once a year, until there is a cure, we all do what we do best. We ride.    Please help support my fundraising goal of $1,000 by making even a small donation. Every little bit helps and I am thankful you have even decided to read through this little note. Team What About Bobby has now grown from a single van full of us to a large team of more than 30 riders, crew volunteers, and support vehicles from 5 different states. We ride for a cure and we ride for each other!! Please join our team by making a small donation today!!

Paul Dilella
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

Next Week I will be riding my bike alot of miles to raise money and awareness for ALS research. Heck I might just bring a pedicab and do it with a pedicab again, anybody need a ride? This ALS nonsense is no fun so I am trying to help the best way I know how!   But seriously though. this year the Tri State Trek is more important than ever. With your help in making a small donation to the cause you will be funding research for a horrible diseace that is extremely under researched and explored. In the last few years TDI has been doing phenomneal things for the ALS community and I am proud to support them. Additionally I am supporting my friend Bobby Forester. The man who threw me a shrimp poboy during my first hour in New Orleans, The one who told me I should sit back and kick it for awhile with him and his friends down south. 7 years later and here I am still holding it down in New Orleans just like he told me I would. Bob is a tremendous human being and this ride is extremely important to him and his family. It is the one time a year when ALL of our pedi-fam and best friends and actual family get together and do a thing. We meet up in  Boston, we traverse Massachusets, we go along the shoreline of CT. We stop and see family, we go swimming when we need a break from the ride. We eat pickles. We laugh at each other as we see who hasnt trained enough. We talk about next year almost as soon as we leave Boston. We have late night pizza and beer together with our best friend we only get to see so often. We suprise each other and ourselves. But we do it together and that is the most important part.  Once a year, until there is a cure, we all do what we do best. We ride.    Please help support my fundraising goal of $1,000 by making even a small donation. Every little bit helps and I am thankful you have even decided to read through this little note. Team What About Bobby has now grown from a single van full of us to a large team of more than 30 riders, crew volunteers, and support vehicles from 5 different states. We ride for a cure and we ride for each other!! Please join our team by making a small donation today!!

Kathleen Dilella

Kathleen Dilella
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

Kathleen Dilella

Kathleen Dilella
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

Alexandra Koerten

Alexandra Koerten
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Alexandra Koerten

Alexandra Koerten
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Rosanna Volchok

Rosanna Volchok
  • Day Volunteer
  • 3rd Trek

Rosanna Volchok

Rosanna Volchok
  • Day Volunteer
  • 3rd Trek