TEAM MOOCH
Team Captain

Christina Muccio

The Trek to Beat ALS - Riding For Those Who No Longer Can
Christina Muccio
  • Rider
  • 8th Trek

Christina Muccio

The Trek to Beat ALS - Riding For Those Who No Longer Can

8 has always been my lucky number so this is bound to be the best year yet... do I say that every year or what? 8 years ago I set on on this journey all because of my buddy Steve Sailing, in sneakers (#TeamSneaks!), knowing nothing about riding a bycicle except how to stay upright. Fast forward 8 years later, I still sit on my bike for the first time all year 5am Friday morning at Boston College. I still bank on the addrenaline to outweigh the need for butt butter, an ice bath, and a 24 hour night sleep. I still get just as excited as I did the first year, the second year, the third year... the eighth year. Each year this ride finds a little special place in my heart; each year being different, a bit more emotional, reuniting more pALS, and my heart explodes. every. single. freakin' year. 10 years since my dad passed on the torch to #TeamMooch to fight for him and everyone in this amazing community. As much as I love this ride, the people, the cause, the journey and the pickles... enough is enough. This year we take on the trek with a little more fire. More fight. Because each day without a treatment or a cure, we lose our family members; our dads, our sisters, our aunts, cousins and best friends. Enough is enough.  This year is the year we come together tighter than ever to fight. We come together to ride and promote. But most importantly we come to raise as much money as we can to fund our friends at TDI to help our pALS and future pALS. Enough is enough.  Join me, #TeamMooch, and the entire Tri State Trek family this year in the fight of our lives for the lives of those with ALS. 

Christina Muccio
  • Rider
  • 8th Trek

8 has always been my lucky number so this is bound to be the best year yet... do I say that every year or what? 8 years ago I set on on this journey all because of my buddy Steve Sailing, in sneakers (#TeamSneaks!), knowing nothing about riding a bycicle except how to stay upright. Fast forward 8 years later, I still sit on my bike for the first time all year 5am Friday morning at Boston College. I still bank on the addrenaline to outweigh the need for butt butter, an ice bath, and a 24 hour night sleep. I still get just as excited as I did the first year, the second year, the third year... the eighth year. Each year this ride finds a little special place in my heart; each year being different, a bit more emotional, reuniting more pALS, and my heart explodes. every. single. freakin' year. 10 years since my dad passed on the torch to #TeamMooch to fight for him and everyone in this amazing community. As much as I love this ride, the people, the cause, the journey and the pickles... enough is enough. This year we take on the trek with a little more fire. More fight. Because each day without a treatment or a cure, we lose our family members; our dads, our sisters, our aunts, cousins and best friends. Enough is enough.  This year is the year we come together tighter than ever to fight. We come together to ride and promote. But most importantly we come to raise as much money as we can to fund our friends at TDI to help our pALS and future pALS. Enough is enough.  Join me, #TeamMooch, and the entire Tri State Trek family this year in the fight of our lives for the lives of those with ALS. 

Team Members

Dylan Burke

Dylan Burke
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Dylan Burke

This summer I am riding 270 miles in honor of a mission set forth by Christina Muccio to find a cure for ALS. Let's get it. Thanks for all your support!

Dylan Burke
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles in honor of a mission set forth by Christina Muccio to find a cure for ALS. Let's get it. Thanks for all your support!

Michael Strock

Michael Strock
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Michael Strock

This summer I am riding 190 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Michael Strock
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

This summer I am riding 190 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Heather Strock

Heather Strock
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Heather Strock

Heather Strock
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Michael Muccio

Never Quit - Find a cure
Michael Muccio
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Michael Muccio

Never Quit - Find a cure

      No journey can be completed without taking that first step. That was 2016 - I joined my sister in taking the first step towards ensuring ALS TDI has the proper funding to fight ALS. Many people share the pain on having someone effected by this orphan disease, however with this shared challenge comes a strengthing of a family.       This trek is much more than me, its much more than my team - it is about bringing those effected by this disease hope. Hope is the underlying cause in why we do what we do. Hope that one day a mother, father, son, daughter, friend, loved one will not have to endure the hardships of ALS. So ask me to ride 270, 540, 810, 1080 - I'll keep riding until we end this disease!

Michael Muccio
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

      No journey can be completed without taking that first step. That was 2016 - I joined my sister in taking the first step towards ensuring ALS TDI has the proper funding to fight ALS. Many people share the pain on having someone effected by this orphan disease, however with this shared challenge comes a strengthing of a family.       This trek is much more than me, its much more than my team - it is about bringing those effected by this disease hope. Hope is the underlying cause in why we do what we do. Hope that one day a mother, father, son, daughter, friend, loved one will not have to endure the hardships of ALS. So ask me to ride 270, 540, 810, 1080 - I'll keep riding until we end this disease!

Lauren Hughes

Riding for those who no longer can
Lauren Hughes
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Lauren Hughes

Riding for those who no longer can

It's happening again! This summer I am riding 270 miles to help find a treatment for ALS. This is my 3rd year being a part of this Trek and I am excited to get back on the bike this year with Team Mooch! This weekend is about coming together, supporting each other, and helping to raise money for ALS TDI. I hope you will support my effort for this ride and help us #ENDALS. 

Lauren Hughes
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

It's happening again! This summer I am riding 270 miles to help find a treatment for ALS. This is my 3rd year being a part of this Trek and I am excited to get back on the bike this year with Team Mooch! This weekend is about coming together, supporting each other, and helping to raise money for ALS TDI. I hope you will support my effort for this ride and help us #ENDALS. 

Erica Leber

Riding for a Cure
Erica Leber
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

Erica Leber

Riding for a Cure

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. I am riding in support of my best friend Christina Muccio who lost her father to ALS in 2008. Christina Muccio is one of the strongest people I know, and she has inspired me to ride in order to make a difference and fight for those who no longer can! Year after year this event has continued to change my life and inspires me every June to fight to make a difference for the people affected by this disease. This year I am returning in support Christina by joining her team, TEAM MOOCH!!! With Team Mooch and so many other incredible friends, families, and patients of ALS we will keep fighting to make a difference! Please help support my efforts to find a cure for ALS and change the lives of those affected. Every effort counts! Thank you for your help!

Erica Leber
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. I am riding in support of my best friend Christina Muccio who lost her father to ALS in 2008. Christina Muccio is one of the strongest people I know, and she has inspired me to ride in order to make a difference and fight for those who no longer can! Year after year this event has continued to change my life and inspires me every June to fight to make a difference for the people affected by this disease. This year I am returning in support Christina by joining her team, TEAM MOOCH!!! With Team Mooch and so many other incredible friends, families, and patients of ALS we will keep fighting to make a difference! Please help support my efforts to find a cure for ALS and change the lives of those affected. Every effort counts! Thank you for your help!

Jadiann Thompson

Jadiann Thompson
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Jadiann Thompson

Coming up in June I am biking 270 miles over three days from Boston to Connecticut raising money for ALS research in honor of my Nana, JoAnn. Anything will help! Thank you! 

Jadiann Thompson
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Coming up in June I am biking 270 miles over three days from Boston to Connecticut raising money for ALS research in honor of my Nana, JoAnn. Anything will help! Thank you! 

Erinn Buxton

Erinn Buxton
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Erinn Buxton

So excited to be here again. I may be a little late to the game this year, but it is not about timing, it is about the WHY... and this June I am honored to be riding in my third TREK...TEAMMOOCH is back and stronger than ever! This year I will be riding two full days, but am there in heart and spirit for all 280+miles. This remains one of the most beautifully challenging things I have the pleasure of doing. There are so many moments, so many reminders, of the WHY. I ride because I can. I ride because I believe we will find a cure. I ride because this community lifts my spirit and reminds me what really matters. I ride for Fran. I ride for Steve. I ride for all the amazing individuals and families who fight every day. In the midst of some of the greatest challenges, this ride is an incredible reminder of the power of love and the power of the fight to never ever give up. It is an honor and I am truly humbled to share this experience with this incredible community. Bring on the sweat, tears, and lots of pickles!  Our goal is to raise as much money as we can to fund our friends at TDI to help our pALS and future pALS. Enough is enough. Please consider donating and helping us end this horrible disease! Join me, #TeamMooch, and the entire Tri State Trek family this year in the fight for the lives of those with ALS.   

Erinn Buxton
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

So excited to be here again. I may be a little late to the game this year, but it is not about timing, it is about the WHY... and this June I am honored to be riding in my third TREK...TEAMMOOCH is back and stronger than ever! This year I will be riding two full days, but am there in heart and spirit for all 280+miles. This remains one of the most beautifully challenging things I have the pleasure of doing. There are so many moments, so many reminders, of the WHY. I ride because I can. I ride because I believe we will find a cure. I ride because this community lifts my spirit and reminds me what really matters. I ride for Fran. I ride for Steve. I ride for all the amazing individuals and families who fight every day. In the midst of some of the greatest challenges, this ride is an incredible reminder of the power of love and the power of the fight to never ever give up. It is an honor and I am truly humbled to share this experience with this incredible community. Bring on the sweat, tears, and lots of pickles!  Our goal is to raise as much money as we can to fund our friends at TDI to help our pALS and future pALS. Enough is enough. Please consider donating and helping us end this horrible disease! Join me, #TeamMooch, and the entire Tri State Trek family this year in the fight for the lives of those with ALS.   

Courtney Reeves

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change.. I'm changing the things I cannot accept"
Courtney Reeves
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Courtney Reeves

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change.. I'm changing the things I cannot accept"

Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s a rapidly progressive and ultimately fatal disease that robs you of the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink, and eventually breathe, while leaving your fully-functioning mind trapped. There is no known cure and the disease is extremely underfunded. As a nurse, I have seen the progression of this terrible disease and its effect on patients and families... but after experiencing the trek for the first time 3 years ago as a volunteer, I also observed their strength, courage and hope. The 270 mile Trek is the hardest physical challenge I have EVER done- and I have decided to give it another go! I will be riding in honor of those who would give anything to be doing the same. With your help, we can accelerate the treatment and cure for ALS, save the lives of tens of thousands of people, and find a CURE! #BringOnTheButtButter  

Courtney Reeves
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s a rapidly progressive and ultimately fatal disease that robs you of the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink, and eventually breathe, while leaving your fully-functioning mind trapped. There is no known cure and the disease is extremely underfunded. As a nurse, I have seen the progression of this terrible disease and its effect on patients and families... but after experiencing the trek for the first time 3 years ago as a volunteer, I also observed their strength, courage and hope. The 270 mile Trek is the hardest physical challenge I have EVER done- and I have decided to give it another go! I will be riding in honor of those who would give anything to be doing the same. With your help, we can accelerate the treatment and cure for ALS, save the lives of tens of thousands of people, and find a CURE! #BringOnTheButtButter  

Lauren Colby

Riding for Mr. Mooch and all ALS fighters
Lauren Colby
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Lauren Colby

Riding for Mr. Mooch and all ALS fighters

For the fifth consecutive year I will be riding 270+ to raise money for ALS research. The money raised will go directly to the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, MA, which is the world’s foremost drug discovery center focused solely on ALS. I’m so grateful for this trek in so many ways. The inspiring community of people I get to spend 3 days with and the friendships I have formed with the riders, volunteers, bike techs, nurses, scientists and the people living with ALS (pALS) is truly a blessing. Together we are unstoppable and will not give up until there is a cure.  <3 Mr. Mooch <3  Steve Sailing  Please consider a donation to TEAM MOOCH, any amount counts! Thank you!

Lauren Colby
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

For the fifth consecutive year I will be riding 270+ to raise money for ALS research. The money raised will go directly to the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, MA, which is the world’s foremost drug discovery center focused solely on ALS. I’m so grateful for this trek in so many ways. The inspiring community of people I get to spend 3 days with and the friendships I have formed with the riders, volunteers, bike techs, nurses, scientists and the people living with ALS (pALS) is truly a blessing. Together we are unstoppable and will not give up until there is a cure.  <3 Mr. Mooch <3  Steve Sailing  Please consider a donation to TEAM MOOCH, any amount counts! Thank you!

Gina Ferron Muccio

Gina Ferron Muccio
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Gina Ferron Muccio

Gina Ferron Muccio
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek