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

Vincent Crescenzo

Riding to DEFEAT ALS!
Vincent Crescenzo
  • Rider
  • 10th Trek

Vincent Crescenzo

Riding to DEFEAT ALS!

(These are unprecedented times, full of uncertainty, fear and anguish.  I pray that everyone in your world is safe and secure. At this time, the actual Tri-State Trek has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It has become MY TRI STATE TREK; each participant completing the ride on their own. I am totally committed to my campaign to end ALS. I plan to ride 50 miles a day for six consecutive days, rain or shine, the same conditions as the Trek. I guarantee that I’ll do the milage, completing the task by June 21.  ALS-TDI desperately needs these funds to continue their good work to end this horrific disease.  Thank you in advance for your understanding!)  Dear Family and Friends,   This will be my TENTH consecutive Tri-State Trek!  Instead of riding my bicycle with 400+ riders, 287 miles over three days from Boston to Greenwich, CT as in previous years, I’ll be riding a different route by myself. The purpose of the Trek is to raise funds to defeat ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Through your generosity last year alone, the Trek raised more than $720,000!     The funds raised through your donations go directly to ALS-TDI, a research facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The ALS Therapy Development Institute and their scientists actively do research to develop treatments for ALS patients. They are the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by ALS and drug development experts, they understand the urgent need to slow, stop and eventually end this disease.  Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, a Motor Neuron Disease (MND). It is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, resulting in total paralysis while leaving the senses intact. ALS attacks certain cells in the brain and spinal cord needed to keep muscles moving. Most people survive two to five years after their diagnosis. There is an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Currently, there is no effective treatment or cure.      As I’ve stated before my last nine campaigns, my involvement in this cause is personal as I will be riding in memory of and to specifically honor at least seventeen people I know, some of whom have passed as a result of ALS and others who are currently battling this horrific disease.  Their names were added over the years to the back of the jersey I would normally wear as I cross the finish line in Greenwich.  My friend and neighbor, Frank DeGeorge started me on this journey, completing my first Tri-State Trek, August, 2011.  Frank succumbed to the ravages of ALS on May 11, 2011.  Throughout his battle, Frank never lost his trademark sense of humor; he was always quick with a joke.  Frank stayed strong to the end, displaying a level of courage that I could only hope to achieve.      I have committed to raising at least $2,000.  I’ll do the hard part.  I’ll push my 71 years young body over the six day, 300 mile journey.  After the successful completion of my tenth Trek, and with your help, we will have donated more than $30,000 (!) and I will have ridden my bike 2,800 miles (plus a thousand miles in training each year) to help find a cure so that no individual and no family or friends will have to face the horror of ALS again.     Please, find it in your heart to donate ANY amount toward this cause; every dollar helps.  Simply click on the link below then the DONATE button in the upper right hand corner of my Fund Raising Page and follow the directions.  Thank you in advance for your generosity! http://tst.als.net/4frank For Frank, and all those affected by ALS,  Vince Crescenzo  (845) 978-7244

Vincent Crescenzo
  • Rider
  • 10th Trek

(These are unprecedented times, full of uncertainty, fear and anguish.  I pray that everyone in your world is safe and secure. At this time, the actual Tri-State Trek has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It has become MY TRI STATE TREK; each participant completing the ride on their own. I am totally committed to my campaign to end ALS. I plan to ride 50 miles a day for six consecutive days, rain or shine, the same conditions as the Trek. I guarantee that I’ll do the milage, completing the task by June 21.  ALS-TDI desperately needs these funds to continue their good work to end this horrific disease.  Thank you in advance for your understanding!)  Dear Family and Friends,   This will be my TENTH consecutive Tri-State Trek!  Instead of riding my bicycle with 400+ riders, 287 miles over three days from Boston to Greenwich, CT as in previous years, I’ll be riding a different route by myself. The purpose of the Trek is to raise funds to defeat ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Through your generosity last year alone, the Trek raised more than $720,000!     The funds raised through your donations go directly to ALS-TDI, a research facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The ALS Therapy Development Institute and their scientists actively do research to develop treatments for ALS patients. They are the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by ALS and drug development experts, they understand the urgent need to slow, stop and eventually end this disease.  Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, a Motor Neuron Disease (MND). It is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, resulting in total paralysis while leaving the senses intact. ALS attacks certain cells in the brain and spinal cord needed to keep muscles moving. Most people survive two to five years after their diagnosis. There is an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Currently, there is no effective treatment or cure.      As I’ve stated before my last nine campaigns, my involvement in this cause is personal as I will be riding in memory of and to specifically honor at least seventeen people I know, some of whom have passed as a result of ALS and others who are currently battling this horrific disease.  Their names were added over the years to the back of the jersey I would normally wear as I cross the finish line in Greenwich.  My friend and neighbor, Frank DeGeorge started me on this journey, completing my first Tri-State Trek, August, 2011.  Frank succumbed to the ravages of ALS on May 11, 2011.  Throughout his battle, Frank never lost his trademark sense of humor; he was always quick with a joke.  Frank stayed strong to the end, displaying a level of courage that I could only hope to achieve.      I have committed to raising at least $2,000.  I’ll do the hard part.  I’ll push my 71 years young body over the six day, 300 mile journey.  After the successful completion of my tenth Trek, and with your help, we will have donated more than $30,000 (!) and I will have ridden my bike 2,800 miles (plus a thousand miles in training each year) to help find a cure so that no individual and no family or friends will have to face the horror of ALS again.     Please, find it in your heart to donate ANY amount toward this cause; every dollar helps.  Simply click on the link below then the DONATE button in the upper right hand corner of my Fund Raising Page and follow the directions.  Thank you in advance for your generosity! http://tst.als.net/4frank For Frank, and all those affected by ALS,  Vince Crescenzo  (845) 978-7244

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 will be sorely missing driving a cargo van, feeding the masses with a fantastic crew, and lots of hugs.  Instead, I will be walking to raise money for ALS research, please consider donating to such a worthy cause.  

Sara Dorman
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 9th Trek

This summer I will be sorely missing driving a cargo van, feeding the masses with a fantastic crew, and lots of hugs.  Instead, I will be walking to raise money for ALS research, please consider donating to such a worthy cause.  

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 by sponsoring my ride to help fund a cure.
Andy Warren
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Andy Warren

Please help by sponsoring my ride to help fund a cure.

I have once again completed a 280 mile bike ride this June in the Tri State Trek.  This year each rider in the Trek rode independently 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.  No donation is too small.   I understand that this has been a tough time for all.  I am asking folks to think about donating 5 cents a mile ($14), 10 cents a mile ($28), or 20 cents a mile ($56), if you can.  My goal is to raise whatever I can for this great organization.  Please consider donating to this worthy cause.

Andy Warren
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

I have once again completed a 280 mile bike ride this June in the Tri State Trek.  This year each rider in the Trek rode independently 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.  No donation is too small.   I understand that this has been a tough time for all.  I am asking folks to think about donating 5 cents a mile ($14), 10 cents a mile ($28), or 20 cents a mile ($56), if you can.  My goal is to raise whatever I can for this great organization.  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

Mark Janny

Riding for those who no longer can
Mark Janny
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 4th Trek

Mark Janny

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.    

Mark Janny
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 4th Trek

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

Kevin Lazorik

Kevin Lazorik
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Kevin Lazorik

Kevin Lazorik
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Barbara Janny

In Memory of my Dad
Barbara Janny
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Barbara Janny

In Memory of my Dad

My Dad passed away from ALS in 2005. Our family is committed to working to find a cure. Due to the coronavirus pandemic there will be no TRISTATE TREK, however there will be a MYSTATE TREK! My son Mark will be biking 270 miles on his own using the STRAVA tracker! He has already biked 130 miles with rides in Florida, Connecticut and Vermont!! We understand that many of you have been impacted financially by the pandemic and may not be able to contribute what you have in the past. We completely understand and appreciate any amount you can comfortably manage.  Please support our efforts to find a cure. ALS ISN'T INCURABLE! IT'S JUST UNDERFUNDED! 

Barbara Janny
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 3rd Trek

My Dad passed away from ALS in 2005. Our family is committed to working to find a cure. Due to the coronavirus pandemic there will be no TRISTATE TREK, however there will be a MYSTATE TREK! My son Mark will be biking 270 miles on his own using the STRAVA tracker! He has already biked 130 miles with rides in Florida, Connecticut and Vermont!! We understand that many of you have been impacted financially by the pandemic and may not be able to contribute what you have in the past. We completely understand and appreciate any amount you can comfortably manage.  Please support our efforts to find a cure. ALS ISN'T INCURABLE! IT'S JUST UNDERFUNDED! 

Michael Godin

Riding in honor and support of my awesome sister Debra Gove
Michael Godin
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 5th Trek

Michael Godin

Riding in honor and support of my awesome sister Debra Gove

The Tri-State Trek, a long-distance bike challenge to raise funds to cure ALS (aka Lou Gherig’s disease) has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic hitting hard in the three states the trek passes through – Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.  So… it has become MY TRI STATE TREK, in which each participant must complete the ride on their own (rather than riding along with 400+ other riders). I am totally committed to my campaign to end ALS and plan to ride over 300 miles in three consecutive days, rain or shine, the same conditions as the Trek. I want an ALS cure to be found in time to help my sister, Debra Gove.  She was diagnosed with ALS six years ago. She has already beaten the odds -- most people survive two to five years after their diagnosis. Deb has been very involved in negotiating a "right to try" bill in Connecticut, which resulted in increased access to potentially life-saving treatments for patients facing a terminal diagnosis — patients who do not have years to wait for full FDA approval. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS. The disease causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, resulting in total paralysis while leaving the senses intact. There are an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Currently, there is no effective treatment or cure. All the money I raise will support the ALS Therapy Development Institute, which is the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by ALS and drug development experts, they understand the urgent need to slow, stop and eventually end this disease.  The effort I will exert to do this ride will be pale in comparison to Deb's everyday struggles; and my support is miniscule compared to the tremendous support her husband, Tim Gove offers her every day..  

Michael Godin
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 5th Trek

The Tri-State Trek, a long-distance bike challenge to raise funds to cure ALS (aka Lou Gherig’s disease) has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic hitting hard in the three states the trek passes through – Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.  So… it has become MY TRI STATE TREK, in which each participant must complete the ride on their own (rather than riding along with 400+ other riders). I am totally committed to my campaign to end ALS and plan to ride over 300 miles in three consecutive days, rain or shine, the same conditions as the Trek. I want an ALS cure to be found in time to help my sister, Debra Gove.  She was diagnosed with ALS six years ago. She has already beaten the odds -- most people survive two to five years after their diagnosis. Deb has been very involved in negotiating a "right to try" bill in Connecticut, which resulted in increased access to potentially life-saving treatments for patients facing a terminal diagnosis — patients who do not have years to wait for full FDA approval. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS. The disease causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, resulting in total paralysis while leaving the senses intact. There are an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Currently, there is no effective treatment or cure. All the money I raise will support the ALS Therapy Development Institute, which is the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by ALS and drug development experts, they understand the urgent need to slow, stop and eventually end this disease.  The effort I will exert to do this ride will be pale in comparison to Deb's everyday struggles; and my support is miniscule compared to the tremendous support her husband, Tim Gove offers her every day..  

Kevin Brady

Riding for those who no longer can.
Kevin Brady
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 15th Trek

Kevin Brady

Riding for those who no longer can.

This year will be my 14th year with the TriState Trek. This year it is known as the MY-State Trek because, as with everything else, we have had to go virtual this year. No fun motorcycle ride this year, but I am hoping that you can be generous this year as you have in the past.  ALS/TDI generates much of their funding through this charity ride and the fallout from COVID-19 is threatening to be a big hit to their bottom line. Without that funding it will take even longer to find a cure. The funds that they receive this month, and in the next few months, will be critical to their short- and long- term ALS research goals, all of which are ultimately aimed at finding effective treatments quickly. I know many of you are dealing with the repercussions of COVID-19 as well and if your circumstances are such that you can't donate, that's OK. We'll be back next year. But if you're lucky (as we have been) and continue to work in our 'new normal', I hope you can donate and help us kick ALS's ass!          Thanks for your support!                         Kevin Brady

Kevin Brady
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 15th Trek

This year will be my 14th year with the TriState Trek. This year it is known as the MY-State Trek because, as with everything else, we have had to go virtual this year. No fun motorcycle ride this year, but I am hoping that you can be generous this year as you have in the past.  ALS/TDI generates much of their funding through this charity ride and the fallout from COVID-19 is threatening to be a big hit to their bottom line. Without that funding it will take even longer to find a cure. The funds that they receive this month, and in the next few months, will be critical to their short- and long- term ALS research goals, all of which are ultimately aimed at finding effective treatments quickly. I know many of you are dealing with the repercussions of COVID-19 as well and if your circumstances are such that you can't donate, that's OK. We'll be back next year. But if you're lucky (as we have been) and continue to work in our 'new normal', I hope you can donate and help us kick ALS's ass!          Thanks for your support!                         Kevin Brady