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
  • Rider
  • 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
  • Rider
  • 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 Casey's unrelenting devotion, inspire 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 Casey's unrelenting devotion, inspire 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,  I am volunteering to support the riders of the Tri-State Trek.  The Tri-State Trek is a 3 Day, 275 mile bike ride from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT, to fund the research of the ALS therapy development institute.  I'm on the Route Support Crew and my daughter, Brittany, is riding on Team, What about Bobby?, for our friend Bobby Forster.  And  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,  I am volunteering to support the riders of the Tri-State Trek.  The Tri-State Trek is a 3 Day, 275 mile bike ride from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT, to fund the research of the ALS therapy development institute.  I'm on the Route Support Crew and my daughter, Brittany, is riding on Team, What about Bobby?, for our friend Bobby Forster.  And  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, 275 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!

Thomas Abdou
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

The Tri-State Trek is a 3 Day, 275 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!

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

Christopher Ball
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Christopher Ball

Christopher Ball
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek