Team Captain

Rinaldo Dorman

9 Years of Treking!
Rinaldo Dorman
  • Rider
  • 9th Trek

Rinaldo Dorman

9 Years of Treking!

2019 will be my 9th year riding the Tri State Trek with TEAM AMERICA. Once again I'm starting up the work of ending ALS. Your support and contribution brings us one step closer to our mission of curing this disease. I've ridden over 2,100 miles over the challenging course and I'm hoping that you will be willing to support my ongoing efforts with a donation.  Please join me as I ride over 270 miles during 3 long days during this July from Boston to New York to support the ALSTDI in their mission to find an effective treatment for ALS - or Lou Gehrig's Disease - because of our friend Steve Saling who was diagnosed with ALS in 2006. A few facts about ALS/ALSTDI: Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS in the US 86% of each dollar raised is put directly in to TDI’s research efforts Each drug therapy study can cost $250,000, we keep 30+ ongoing drug studies It can take a year or longer to diagnose ALS At least 450,000 people are living with ALS worldwide ALS shows no prejudice. It effects people of all ages, race and ethnicities For more information about Steve, TEAM AMERICA and theride please see our webpage ENDALS.ORG.  

Rinaldo Dorman
  • Rider
  • 9th Trek

2019 will be my 9th year riding the Tri State Trek with TEAM AMERICA. Once again I'm starting up the work of ending ALS. Your support and contribution brings us one step closer to our mission of curing this disease. I've ridden over 2,100 miles over the challenging course and I'm hoping that you will be willing to support my ongoing efforts with a donation.  Please join me as I ride over 270 miles during 3 long days during this July from Boston to New York to support the ALSTDI in their mission to find an effective treatment for ALS - or Lou Gehrig's Disease - because of our friend Steve Saling who was diagnosed with ALS in 2006. A few facts about ALS/ALSTDI: Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS in the US 86% of each dollar raised is put directly in to TDI’s research efforts Each drug therapy study can cost $250,000, we keep 30+ ongoing drug studies It can take a year or longer to diagnose ALS At least 450,000 people are living with ALS worldwide ALS shows no prejudice. It effects people of all ages, race and ethnicities For more information about Steve, TEAM AMERICA and theride please see our webpage ENDALS.ORG.  

Team Members

David Laboy

Join me in riding for those who no longer can
David Laboy
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

David Laboy

Join me in riding for those who no longer can

For three years in a row, I have embarked on a 270 mile ride from Boston to New York with Team America to help fund the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. On June 21, 2019, I’ll embark on my fourth annual Tri-State Trek. ALS is not an incurable disease, just an underfunded one. Until a cure is found, I will continue to ride, raise awareness, and fight for those suffering from this disease. In 2007, my friend Gabe co-founded Team America and biked from Boston to New York as part of the Tri-State Trek to support the ALS Therapy Development Institute. The group now consists of more than 25 cyclists and has raised over $400,000 for ALS research. I am proud to be part of this amazing team, and ask for you to please consider supporting our cause, to benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s leading ALS research institution!​ Last year's Trek, in addition to raising over $45,000 with Team America, brought me the opportunity to further understand the complexities of this disease, and also inspired me to meet the dedicated members of the ALS community. One of these individuals is Steve Saling, who joined us for the duration of the Trek. At the age of 38, Steve was diagnosed with ALS. Since his diagnosis, ALS has stripped Steve of his ability to walk, eat, or speak, though it has not taken his wicked good sense of humor. He now relies on a wheelchair, feeding tube, and a computer to perform daily functions that most people take for granted. What has been truly extraordinary is how, even amidst these unimaginable challenges, Steve has helped to improve the quality of life for others living with ALS; raising funds to open state-of-the-art residences in Boston and New Orleans that allow people with ALS to live independently: here is a short video with more information about his efforts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgYeTy8qNyY . ALS has also touched my wife’s family. Her grandfather, Bernard Steinberg, was diagnosed with ALS and was taken from us much too soon. With Pop Pop Bernie’s memory in my heart, I will again set out on this challenge to fight back against this disease, and improve the lives of those who struggle with ALS on a daily basis. On behalf of my family, Team America, and the whole Tri-State Trek, we are truly grateful for your support of a cause that means so much to us. You may make a tax-deductible donation on this site http://tst.als.net/david . See you out on the road! David

David Laboy
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

For three years in a row, I have embarked on a 270 mile ride from Boston to New York with Team America to help fund the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. On June 21, 2019, I’ll embark on my fourth annual Tri-State Trek. ALS is not an incurable disease, just an underfunded one. Until a cure is found, I will continue to ride, raise awareness, and fight for those suffering from this disease. In 2007, my friend Gabe co-founded Team America and biked from Boston to New York as part of the Tri-State Trek to support the ALS Therapy Development Institute. The group now consists of more than 25 cyclists and has raised over $400,000 for ALS research. I am proud to be part of this amazing team, and ask for you to please consider supporting our cause, to benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s leading ALS research institution!​ Last year's Trek, in addition to raising over $45,000 with Team America, brought me the opportunity to further understand the complexities of this disease, and also inspired me to meet the dedicated members of the ALS community. One of these individuals is Steve Saling, who joined us for the duration of the Trek. At the age of 38, Steve was diagnosed with ALS. Since his diagnosis, ALS has stripped Steve of his ability to walk, eat, or speak, though it has not taken his wicked good sense of humor. He now relies on a wheelchair, feeding tube, and a computer to perform daily functions that most people take for granted. What has been truly extraordinary is how, even amidst these unimaginable challenges, Steve has helped to improve the quality of life for others living with ALS; raising funds to open state-of-the-art residences in Boston and New Orleans that allow people with ALS to live independently: here is a short video with more information about his efforts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgYeTy8qNyY . ALS has also touched my wife’s family. Her grandfather, Bernard Steinberg, was diagnosed with ALS and was taken from us much too soon. With Pop Pop Bernie’s memory in my heart, I will again set out on this challenge to fight back against this disease, and improve the lives of those who struggle with ALS on a daily basis. On behalf of my family, Team America, and the whole Tri-State Trek, we are truly grateful for your support of a cause that means so much to us. You may make a tax-deductible donation on this site http://tst.als.net/david . See you out on the road! David

Christen McInnis

"It matters that you don't just give up"
Christen McInnis
  • Rider
  • 9th Trek

Christen McInnis

"It matters that you don't just give up"

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. Patients become trapped in their bodies, unable to speak, eat, or breath on their own. There is no known cause, cure, or effective treatment for the disease. After 7 years riding from Boston to New York and riding 100 miles in Napa Valley, California for ALS TDI, I can easily say the experiences I have gained from riding the Tri-State Trek are some of the best I have ever had. I'm riding again this year with Team America for one of the most incredible and inspirational people I have ever met, my friend, Steve Saling, and all other living with this disease.  In 2006, Steve was diagnosed with ALS which ended his 13 year career as a landscape architect. Since then, his condition has become much worse and he now has to use a motorized wheelchair to get around, a feeding tube to eat, and a computer to speak. Despite all of this, Steve designed and opened America's only ALS residence, a $30 million state-of-the-art assisted living facility in the Boston area for people with ALS. I am inspired by Steve’s positive attitude, his dedication to finding a cure, and his effort to improve the lives of those suffering from this terrible disease. To this date I have raised over $15,000 and biked over 2,000 miles for ALS TDI. I signed up for this event 8 years ago with no expectations. I almost feel selfish because of how much this experience and those who I have met have impacted my life in so many positive ways. I'm so excited continue to do as much as I can again for ALS TDI and all those suffering from this terrible disease. Please help me in my efforts and share this page with everyone you know! Every donation makes a huge difference and means the world to me and everyone suffering from ALS. THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART! Christen

Christen McInnis
  • Rider
  • 9th Trek

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. Patients become trapped in their bodies, unable to speak, eat, or breath on their own. There is no known cause, cure, or effective treatment for the disease. After 7 years riding from Boston to New York and riding 100 miles in Napa Valley, California for ALS TDI, I can easily say the experiences I have gained from riding the Tri-State Trek are some of the best I have ever had. I'm riding again this year with Team America for one of the most incredible and inspirational people I have ever met, my friend, Steve Saling, and all other living with this disease.  In 2006, Steve was diagnosed with ALS which ended his 13 year career as a landscape architect. Since then, his condition has become much worse and he now has to use a motorized wheelchair to get around, a feeding tube to eat, and a computer to speak. Despite all of this, Steve designed and opened America's only ALS residence, a $30 million state-of-the-art assisted living facility in the Boston area for people with ALS. I am inspired by Steve’s positive attitude, his dedication to finding a cure, and his effort to improve the lives of those suffering from this terrible disease. To this date I have raised over $15,000 and biked over 2,000 miles for ALS TDI. I signed up for this event 8 years ago with no expectations. I almost feel selfish because of how much this experience and those who I have met have impacted my life in so many positive ways. I'm so excited continue to do as much as I can again for ALS TDI and all those suffering from this terrible disease. Please help me in my efforts and share this page with everyone you know! Every donation makes a huge difference and means the world to me and everyone suffering from ALS. THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART! Christen

Sara Dorman

Sara Dorman
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 8th Trek

Sara Dorman

Sara Dorman
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 8th Trek

Ben Cohen-Leadholm

Riding for those who no longer can
Ben Cohen-Leadholm
  • Virtual Rider
  • 10th Trek

Ben Cohen-Leadholm

Riding for those who no longer can

As many of you know, raising awareness and funds for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) has been a very important cause to us for several years, ever since our buddy Steve Saling was diagnosed with ALS back in 2006.  Following Steve's diagnosis, it was just months later in 2007 that Gabe co-founded Team America and biked 270 miles in 3 days from Boston to New York to support the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s leading ALS research institution. The next year, in 2008, Ben joined the team and the fight. And then in 2014, Adam joined to complete the Cohen-Leadholm Brother Trifecta. Since Steve's diagnosis with ALS in 2006, we have witnessed -- and shared with many of you -- how ALS ended Steve’s 13-year career as an architect, and how for many years now ALS has forced Steve to use a motorized wheelchair to move, a feeding tube to eat, and a computer to speak. What is truly extraordinary is how, even amidst these unimaginable challenges, Steve has helped to design and open multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art residences in Boston and New Orleans that allow people with ALS to live independently. It was at the time of opening the Boston residence that Steve said, “I will contribute more than I ever would have if I'd remained healthy.” Since Team America's start back in 2007, the team has expanded to more than 25 riders and has raised more than $500,000 for ALS research! We have been blessed by exceptionally generous community of donors and supporters who This year, we are hoping that you can continue supporting the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s leading ALS research organization, and make a contribution. Anything can help, and we are truly grateful for your support of a cause that means so much to us! Cheers, Ben, Gabe, and Adam

Ben Cohen-Leadholm
  • Virtual Rider
  • 10th Trek

As many of you know, raising awareness and funds for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) has been a very important cause to us for several years, ever since our buddy Steve Saling was diagnosed with ALS back in 2006.  Following Steve's diagnosis, it was just months later in 2007 that Gabe co-founded Team America and biked 270 miles in 3 days from Boston to New York to support the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s leading ALS research institution. The next year, in 2008, Ben joined the team and the fight. And then in 2014, Adam joined to complete the Cohen-Leadholm Brother Trifecta. Since Steve's diagnosis with ALS in 2006, we have witnessed -- and shared with many of you -- how ALS ended Steve’s 13-year career as an architect, and how for many years now ALS has forced Steve to use a motorized wheelchair to move, a feeding tube to eat, and a computer to speak. What is truly extraordinary is how, even amidst these unimaginable challenges, Steve has helped to design and open multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art residences in Boston and New Orleans that allow people with ALS to live independently. It was at the time of opening the Boston residence that Steve said, “I will contribute more than I ever would have if I'd remained healthy.” Since Team America's start back in 2007, the team has expanded to more than 25 riders and has raised more than $500,000 for ALS research! We have been blessed by exceptionally generous community of donors and supporters who This year, we are hoping that you can continue supporting the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s leading ALS research organization, and make a contribution. Anything can help, and we are truly grateful for your support of a cause that means so much to us! Cheers, Ben, Gabe, and Adam

Steve Saling

Steve Saling
  • Virtual Rider
  • 13th Trek

Steve Saling

Steve Saling
  • Virtual Rider
  • 13th Trek

Debbie McNeilis

Debbie McNeilis
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

Debbie McNeilis

Please help us fight this battle for those brave souls that are living with this horrible disease, for those that have lost the fight and for those that will be diagnosed.   I volunteer in memory of my husband, my light my best friend who lost his fight in 2013.  I watched it take a vibrant healthy man full of energy and reduce his mobility and breathing limiting his ability to function and eventually taking his life in June of 2013.  2PM June 18th 2013 – I received an email from my best friend, the love of my life, my rock – that said I love you babe.  That is the last time we interacted… well the last time for anything.  ALS destroyed my world! Those who knew him heard his matra daily "keep smiling" . I could not help my husband I could not stop this horrible disease from destroying him and shattering our dreams; but perhaps with additional testing we can prevent this disease from claiming any more lives.  Please make a donation today to help fund research in the hope a treatment or cure is found.  Any amount would help, thank you for your support. Debbie  

Debbie McNeilis
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

Please help us fight this battle for those brave souls that are living with this horrible disease, for those that have lost the fight and for those that will be diagnosed.   I volunteer in memory of my husband, my light my best friend who lost his fight in 2013.  I watched it take a vibrant healthy man full of energy and reduce his mobility and breathing limiting his ability to function and eventually taking his life in June of 2013.  2PM June 18th 2013 – I received an email from my best friend, the love of my life, my rock – that said I love you babe.  That is the last time we interacted… well the last time for anything.  ALS destroyed my world! Those who knew him heard his matra daily "keep smiling" . I could not help my husband I could not stop this horrible disease from destroying him and shattering our dreams; but perhaps with additional testing we can prevent this disease from claiming any more lives.  Please make a donation today to help fund research in the hope a treatment or cure is found.  Any amount would help, thank you for your support. Debbie  

Kit Cope

Kit Cope
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 5th Trek

Kit Cope

Kit Cope
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 5th Trek