Team Captain

Rinaldo Dorman

A Decade of Trekking!
Rinaldo Dorman
  • Rider
  • 10th Trek

Rinaldo Dorman

A Decade of Trekking!

2020 Updates to come! Hang in there, baby   ---- 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
  • 10th Trek

2020 Updates to come! Hang in there, baby   ---- 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

Sara Dorman

Feeding those who are riding for those who no longer can.
Sara Dorman
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 9th Trek

Sara Dorman

Feeding those who are riding for those who no longer can.

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

Sara Dorman
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 9th Trek

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

David Laboy

Join me in riding for those who no longer can
David Laboy
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

David Laboy

Join me in riding for those who no longer can

For four 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 19-21, 2020, I’ll embark on my fifth 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 $40,000 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
  • 5th Trek

For four 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 19-21, 2020, I’ll embark on my fifth 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 $40,000 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

Katie Shambo

Riding in memory of my dad and for my friends who no longer can
Katie Shambo
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

Katie Shambo

Riding in memory of my dad and for my friends who no longer can

Hi friends, Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! This summer I will be participating in my fourth Tri-State Trek, a 270 mile bike ride from Boston College to Greenwich, CT. My past three treks were more enjoyable and rewarding than I could’ve imagined and I met lifelong friends who have also been affected by ALS. I’ll be riding in memory of my dad, Joe Shambo, who passed away in 2005 after living with ALS for seven years. Prior to his diagnosis he was an avid runner (ran the Boston Marathon in 1993), athlete, and outdoorsman who would have joined me in the trek if he could. I’m also riding in honor of my friends who have passed away from this disease and for my friends living with ALS. All money raised will go to the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) in Cambridge, MA. The lab is the world’s leading drug discovery center focused solely on ALS. Any contribution, no matter the amount, will aid in finding a cure to end ALS!!! It is not an incurable disease, only underfunded. Please support the TDI in this race against time. Thank you so much for your donation. Sincerely, Katie

Katie Shambo
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

Hi friends, Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! This summer I will be participating in my fourth Tri-State Trek, a 270 mile bike ride from Boston College to Greenwich, CT. My past three treks were more enjoyable and rewarding than I could’ve imagined and I met lifelong friends who have also been affected by ALS. I’ll be riding in memory of my dad, Joe Shambo, who passed away in 2005 after living with ALS for seven years. Prior to his diagnosis he was an avid runner (ran the Boston Marathon in 1993), athlete, and outdoorsman who would have joined me in the trek if he could. I’m also riding in honor of my friends who have passed away from this disease and for my friends living with ALS. All money raised will go to the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) in Cambridge, MA. The lab is the world’s leading drug discovery center focused solely on ALS. Any contribution, no matter the amount, will aid in finding a cure to end ALS!!! It is not an incurable disease, only underfunded. Please support the TDI in this race against time. Thank you so much for your donation. Sincerely, Katie

Andy Warren

Please help me as I ride to help fund a cure.
Andy Warren
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Andy Warren

Please help me as I ride to help fund a cure.

On June 19, 20, & 21 I will once again be riding my bike 280 plus miles to support the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) in their drive to find an effective treatment for ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  ALS TDI, of Cambridge, MA is the world's leading research and development lab solely dedicated to ALS.  They have developed & produced a drug that has been released for clinical trials.  It's not a cure but it's a step forward.  86% of all the money raised goes toward their efforts.  ALS is not an incurable disease, it's just underfunded.  I ride for those who no longer can.  My goal is to raise $2500.  No donation is too small.  Every dollar helps.  Please consider donating to this worthy cause.

Andy Warren
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

On June 19, 20, & 21 I will once again be riding my bike 280 plus miles to support the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) in their drive to find an effective treatment for ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  ALS TDI, of Cambridge, MA is the world's leading research and development lab solely dedicated to ALS.  They have developed & produced a drug that has been released for clinical trials.  It's not a cure but it's a step forward.  86% of all the money raised goes toward their efforts.  ALS is not an incurable disease, it's just underfunded.  I ride for those who no longer can.  My goal is to raise $2500.  No donation is too small.  Every dollar helps.  Please consider donating to this worthy cause.

Steve Saling

Kicking ALS' Ass
Steve Saling
  • Virtual Rider
  • 13th Trek

Steve Saling

Kicking ALS' Ass

TEAM AMERICA and I thank you for your support!

Steve Saling
  • Virtual Rider
  • 13th Trek

TEAM AMERICA and I thank you for your support!

Gabe Cohen

Gabe Cohen
  • Rider
  • 11th Trek

Gabe Cohen

In 2007, my good friend Chuck McNamee and I took part in our first Tri-State Trek, riding from Boston to New York to raise to raise money for ALS research in support of our buddy Steve Saling who had recently been diagnosed with the disease. Not taking ourselves too seriously, we called ourselves Team America and, to our great surprise, we raised over $7,000 for ALS research that first year. In the years since, my brothers Ben and Adam, as well as 40+ riders and volunteers have joined the fight, and Team America has grown from a scraggly two-man team to a dedicated community of riders and volunteers all sharing the goal of ending ALS. To date, Team America has raised over $500,000 for ALS research and is on track to break $600,000. This year we'll be riding once again to support Steve and the ALS Therapy Development Institue. We hope that you will consider donating what you can through our joint Cohen Brothers fundraising page: http://tst.als.net/brothers Thank you! Gabe

Gabe Cohen
  • Rider
  • 11th Trek

In 2007, my good friend Chuck McNamee and I took part in our first Tri-State Trek, riding from Boston to New York to raise to raise money for ALS research in support of our buddy Steve Saling who had recently been diagnosed with the disease. Not taking ourselves too seriously, we called ourselves Team America and, to our great surprise, we raised over $7,000 for ALS research that first year. In the years since, my brothers Ben and Adam, as well as 40+ riders and volunteers have joined the fight, and Team America has grown from a scraggly two-man team to a dedicated community of riders and volunteers all sharing the goal of ending ALS. To date, Team America has raised over $500,000 for ALS research and is on track to break $600,000. This year we'll be riding once again to support Steve and the ALS Therapy Development Institue. We hope that you will consider donating what you can through our joint Cohen Brothers fundraising page: http://tst.als.net/brothers Thank you! Gabe

Adam Cohen-Leadholm

Kicking ALS's butt on a bicycle
Adam Cohen-Leadholm
  • Rider
  • 7th Trek

Adam Cohen-Leadholm

Kicking ALS's butt on a bicycle

This summer I am biking 270 miles over three days to combat ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). All of the money we raise goes towards research and finding a cure for ALS, which slowly paralyzes the body while the mind stays intact. We ride for our friend Steve Saling, an amazing individual who has designed buildings specifically for people like himself who have been afflicted with ALS. I am biking with TEAM AMERICA, which includes both of my brothers who have been doing this ride for years. They've raised over a hundred thousand dollars, and I am excited to ride for the seventh year in a row and help in any way I can! Please give whatever you can, we really appreciate your support.

Adam Cohen-Leadholm
  • Rider
  • 7th Trek

This summer I am biking 270 miles over three days to combat ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). All of the money we raise goes towards research and finding a cure for ALS, which slowly paralyzes the body while the mind stays intact. We ride for our friend Steve Saling, an amazing individual who has designed buildings specifically for people like himself who have been afflicted with ALS. I am biking with TEAM AMERICA, which includes both of my brothers who have been doing this ride for years. They've raised over a hundred thousand dollars, and I am excited to ride for the seventh year in a row and help in any way I can! Please give whatever you can, we really appreciate your support.

Ben Cohen-Leadholm

Riding for those who no longer can
Ben Cohen-Leadholm
  • Virtual Rider
  • 9th 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 an exceptionally generous community of donors and supporters, and 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
  • 9th 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 an exceptionally generous community of donors and supporters, and 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

Jeremy Cope

Cope Family 6th ALS Trek
Jeremy Cope
  • Rider
  • 7th Trek

Jeremy Cope

Cope Family 6th ALS Trek

WE RIDE At the end of June, the Cope Family will participate in our 6th Tri-State-Trek to help raise money and awareness towards a cure for ALS. Our three-day adventure takes us from Boston University to Greenwich, CT with Jeremy and Jason both riding over 270 miles, and Kit and Maris taking charge at Rest Stop 2. This year, we ask that if you cannot donate, you will help share our page and story to those who can. IT’S A FAMILY EFFORT The Trek is more than just strapping into your bike and going from one rest stop to another. It’s about pushing each other, sometimes literally up a hill. The Trek connects with other riders and support groups, to help build a sense of community. To take on this horrid disease, we need more than just money and science; we need family. IT’S A FUNDRAISING EFFORT Ultimately, the folks at TDI need money to sustain and fund research. Everything from genetic testing to maintaining the lab requires money. To obtain the best and brightest talent, salaries have to be competitive. The Ice Bucket Challenged helped kick-start some promising trials- now every dollar counts in keeping this momentum alive. One year we will no longer ask for money because a cure will have been discovered. Until then, WE RIDE. 

Jeremy Cope
  • Rider
  • 7th Trek

WE RIDE At the end of June, the Cope Family will participate in our 6th Tri-State-Trek to help raise money and awareness towards a cure for ALS. Our three-day adventure takes us from Boston University to Greenwich, CT with Jeremy and Jason both riding over 270 miles, and Kit and Maris taking charge at Rest Stop 2. This year, we ask that if you cannot donate, you will help share our page and story to those who can. IT’S A FAMILY EFFORT The Trek is more than just strapping into your bike and going from one rest stop to another. It’s about pushing each other, sometimes literally up a hill. The Trek connects with other riders and support groups, to help build a sense of community. To take on this horrid disease, we need more than just money and science; we need family. IT’S A FUNDRAISING EFFORT Ultimately, the folks at TDI need money to sustain and fund research. Everything from genetic testing to maintaining the lab requires money. To obtain the best and brightest talent, salaries have to be competitive. The Ice Bucket Challenged helped kick-start some promising trials- now every dollar counts in keeping this momentum alive. One year we will no longer ask for money because a cure will have been discovered. Until then, WE RIDE. 

Vinayak Sharma

Vinayak Sharma
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Vinayak Sharma

Vinayak Sharma
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Meghan Brooks Lane

Meghan Brooks Lane
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Meghan Brooks Lane

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!! This June I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. As most of you know, my uncle Joe Shambo passed away from this horrific disease in 2005. The ALS TDI is leading in ALS research and working to develop a cure. The money you donate will go directly to the TDI! Thanks for your donation and let's find a cure! 

Meghan Brooks Lane
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!! This June I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. As most of you know, my uncle Joe Shambo passed away from this horrific disease in 2005. The ALS TDI is leading in ALS research and working to develop a cure. The money you donate will go directly to the TDI! Thanks for your donation and let's find a cure! 

Paul Brooks

Riding for a cure
Paul Brooks
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Paul Brooks

Riding for a cure

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!! This June I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. In 2005, my brother-in-law Joe Shambo passed away from this horrendous disease. The ALS TDI is leading in ALS research and working to develop a cure. The money you donate will go directly to the TDI! Thank you for your donation  -Brooksie 

Paul Brooks
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!! This June I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. In 2005, my brother-in-law Joe Shambo passed away from this horrendous disease. The ALS TDI is leading in ALS research and working to develop a cure. The money you donate will go directly to the TDI! Thank you for your donation  -Brooksie 

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, Jim McNeilis; my best friend who was taken from me in 2013.  I watched it destruct a vibrant healthy man 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 the love of my life, my rock – that said I love you babe.  That is the last time I ever interacted with Jim… well the last time for anything.  ALS destroyed my world! Those who knew him heard his mantra daily "keep smiling". I could not help him I could not stop this horrible disease from destroying our family and shattering our dreams; but perhaps with additional research we can prevent this disease from claiming any more lives.  https://www.als.net/als-research/ please visit the ALS TDI site above to see the strides that have been made recently as well as the current partnerships to find a treatment or cure.  Your donation in any amount provides necessary funding to pay for research and trials. Thank you 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, Jim McNeilis; my best friend who was taken from me in 2013.  I watched it destruct a vibrant healthy man 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 the love of my life, my rock – that said I love you babe.  That is the last time I ever interacted with Jim… well the last time for anything.  ALS destroyed my world! Those who knew him heard his mantra daily "keep smiling". I could not help him I could not stop this horrible disease from destroying our family and shattering our dreams; but perhaps with additional research we can prevent this disease from claiming any more lives.  https://www.als.net/als-research/ please visit the ALS TDI site above to see the strides that have been made recently as well as the current partnerships to find a treatment or cure.  Your donation in any amount provides necessary funding to pay for research and trials. Thank you Debbie

Tsun Au Yeung

Helping others who ride for those who no longer can.
Tsun Au Yeung
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 9th Trek

Tsun Au Yeung

Helping others who ride for those who no longer can.

Hi all, This year will be my 8th year of participation of ALS-TDI Tri State Trek, a charity bike ride to fundraise for ALS research.  ALS-TDI (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Therapy Development Institute) is a non-profit reseach organization who's goal is to develop treatment for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) patient.  Please support my effort toward fighting this debiltating disease.  Your generous donations ensure the organization continues to perform groundbreaking research.  Thank you.   Love, T

Tsun Au Yeung
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 9th Trek

Hi all, This year will be my 8th year of participation of ALS-TDI Tri State Trek, a charity bike ride to fundraise for ALS research.  ALS-TDI (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Therapy Development Institute) is a non-profit reseach organization who's goal is to develop treatment for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) patient.  Please support my effort toward fighting this debiltating disease.  Your generous donations ensure the organization continues to perform groundbreaking research.  Thank you.   Love, T