Team Captain

Benjamin Engle

Benjamin Engle
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 8th Trek

Benjamin Engle

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

Benjamin Engle
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 8th Trek

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

Team Members

Emily Dhondt

Emily Dhondt
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Emily Dhondt

This summer I am supporting 400+ cyclists as they ride over 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Emily Dhondt
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

This summer I am supporting 400+ cyclists as they ride over 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Kelly Stahoviak

Kelly Stahoviak
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Kelly Stahoviak

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. I volunteered at a rest stop last year and fell in love with the efforts and the cause! Please help me raise money to find a cure for ALS. I cant wait to ride for those who no longer can!

Kelly Stahoviak
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. I volunteered at a rest stop last year and fell in love with the efforts and the cause! Please help me raise money to find a cure for ALS. I cant wait to ride for those who no longer can!

Kenneth Thompson

Riding for those who no longer can.
Kenneth Thompson
  • Rider
  • 12th Trek

Kenneth Thompson

Riding for those who no longer can.

We are riding 270 miles in an effort to raise awareness and money for research happening at the ALS Therapy Development Institue.  We are riding for freinds and family we have lost and friends and families that are fighting ALS.

Kenneth Thompson
  • Rider
  • 12th Trek

We are riding 270 miles in an effort to raise awareness and money for research happening at the ALS Therapy Development Institue.  We are riding for freinds and family we have lost and friends and families that are fighting ALS.

Valerie Tassinari

Trek Year 8!
Valerie Tassinari
  • Rider
  • 8th Trek

Valerie Tassinari

Trek Year 8!

It's hard to believe, but this will be my 8th Tri-State Trek. They're starting to blur together so that I can't remember which year certain memories came from. My first year, Team Levine and I finished Day 1 wearing trash bags because it was 55 degrees and raining. My third year, we jumped in the harbor in Greenwich for a swim. A few years ago a few of us started the tradition of visiting Stony Creek Brewing on Saturday afternoon. Two years ago it poured rain for two hours, and then the sun came out, the temperature shot up to 90 and our clothes were dry 10 minutes later. Last year, my dad Brian and my boyfriend Alex crushed their first Treks, and Rick Tobin spoke at the Open Mic in a rare and amazing comedy/emotionally-touching-speech combination wearing a wooden spoon as a necklace. Every year though, I'm more and more touched and humbled by how much the community comes together. We're celebrating yes, but we're also raising money so that someday (someday soon!) we can end this stupid disease. I'm a researcher at ALS TDI and I would like to end by saying THANK YOU to fundraisers, donors, riders, and volunteers. I'll see you on the road! 

Valerie Tassinari
  • Rider
  • 8th Trek

It's hard to believe, but this will be my 8th Tri-State Trek. They're starting to blur together so that I can't remember which year certain memories came from. My first year, Team Levine and I finished Day 1 wearing trash bags because it was 55 degrees and raining. My third year, we jumped in the harbor in Greenwich for a swim. A few years ago a few of us started the tradition of visiting Stony Creek Brewing on Saturday afternoon. Two years ago it poured rain for two hours, and then the sun came out, the temperature shot up to 90 and our clothes were dry 10 minutes later. Last year, my dad Brian and my boyfriend Alex crushed their first Treks, and Rick Tobin spoke at the Open Mic in a rare and amazing comedy/emotionally-touching-speech combination wearing a wooden spoon as a necklace. Every year though, I'm more and more touched and humbled by how much the community comes together. We're celebrating yes, but we're also raising money so that someday (someday soon!) we can end this stupid disease. I'm a researcher at ALS TDI and I would like to end by saying THANK YOU to fundraisers, donors, riders, and volunteers. I'll see you on the road! 

Carolyn Rodgers

Carolyn Rodgers
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Carolyn Rodgers

Carolyn Rodgers
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Maxwell Wickline

Riding for those who no longer can.
Maxwell Wickline
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Maxwell Wickline

Riding for those who no longer can.

Hey there, I'm Max.  I have interned with ALS TDI since September in the in-vivo group.  This summer I am riding 270 miles over the course of 3 days to fund finding effective treatment for ALS.  I am excited for my first long bike ride and thankful that I have the opportunity to support ALS research.  ALS is a truly terrible disease that robs a person of the ability to control their muscles.  I encourage you to learn more about ALS, even if it's as simple as a google search.  Please consider donating to support ALS research.

Maxwell Wickline
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Hey there, I'm Max.  I have interned with ALS TDI since September in the in-vivo group.  This summer I am riding 270 miles over the course of 3 days to fund finding effective treatment for ALS.  I am excited for my first long bike ride and thankful that I have the opportunity to support ALS research.  ALS is a truly terrible disease that robs a person of the ability to control their muscles.  I encourage you to learn more about ALS, even if it's as simple as a google search.  Please consider donating to support ALS research.

Sarah Rodgers

Sarah Rodgers
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Sarah Rodgers

Sarah Rodgers
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Alex Meier

Alex Meier
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Alex Meier

Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS. This is not an incurable disease, only underfunded. This is my second year riding 270 miles to help raise money to find a cure for ALS. 

Alex Meier
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS. This is not an incurable disease, only underfunded. This is my second year riding 270 miles to help raise money to find a cure for ALS. 

Allison Kosciak

Allison Kosciak
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 7th Trek

Allison Kosciak

I can't believe this is my 7th year participating in the ALS TDI Tri-State Trek. This event kickstarted my career and brought me into an incredible community. I have met so many amazing people through ALS TDI. I may not be getting on a bike like I did 2 years ago but I will be on route along side the riders making sure everyone is safe on the road.  Thank you for helping me support this amazing cause. if you are in the Mendon, Uxbridge, Douglas, Webster areas on Friday morning, please keep an eye out for our riders and cheer them on! they have a long way to go before we making it to Greenwich Sunday afternoon!

Allison Kosciak
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 7th Trek

I can't believe this is my 7th year participating in the ALS TDI Tri-State Trek. This event kickstarted my career and brought me into an incredible community. I have met so many amazing people through ALS TDI. I may not be getting on a bike like I did 2 years ago but I will be on route along side the riders making sure everyone is safe on the road.  Thank you for helping me support this amazing cause. if you are in the Mendon, Uxbridge, Douglas, Webster areas on Friday morning, please keep an eye out for our riders and cheer them on! they have a long way to go before we making it to Greenwich Sunday afternoon!

Alicia Spiro

Alicia Spiro
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Alicia Spiro

Alicia Spiro
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Emer Martin

Emer Martin
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Emer Martin

Emer Martin
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Kyle Denton

Kyle Denton
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Kyle Denton

Kyle Denton
  • Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Alan Premasiri

Riding for my friends who fight.
Alan Premasiri
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Alan Premasiri

Riding for my friends who fight.

THIS IS MY 5TH TREK OMG. 

Alan Premasiri
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

THIS IS MY 5TH TREK OMG. 

Eliza McDonough

Eliza McDonough
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Eliza McDonough

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

Eliza McDonough
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

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

Dileep Dadlani

Dileep Dadlani
  • 1st Trek

Dileep Dadlani

Dileep Dadlani
  • 1st Trek

Alison Burell

Alison Burell
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Alison Burell

Alison Burell
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Hunter Burell

Hunter Burell
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Hunter Burell

Hunter Burell
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Garrett Burell

Garrett Burell
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Garrett Burell

Garrett Burell
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Glynis Murray

Cheering on our riders all 270 miles!
Glynis Murray
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Glynis Murray

Cheering on our riders all 270 miles!

This summer I am part of the Tri State Trek Cheer Squad!  I will dance, scream, cheer, sing, whatever a rider needs to get through all 270 miles of this adventure!  I will be that girl that will embarrass herself to get a smile from a tired rider!  So watch out!  The antics will happen soon!  And I ask that you help me raise funds for my favorite organization, ALS TDI!  They are 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, really!  All they want to do is END ALS and hit the unemployment line!!!  Let's help them get there! Vince Murray would have loved each of the employees of TDI.  I am so sorry he never got the chance to meet them.  Oh the jokes they could have made together!  But, Vince will always live on in the heart of TDI, and I am proud of that. 

Glynis Murray
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

This summer I am part of the Tri State Trek Cheer Squad!  I will dance, scream, cheer, sing, whatever a rider needs to get through all 270 miles of this adventure!  I will be that girl that will embarrass herself to get a smile from a tired rider!  So watch out!  The antics will happen soon!  And I ask that you help me raise funds for my favorite organization, ALS TDI!  They are 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, really!  All they want to do is END ALS and hit the unemployment line!!!  Let's help them get there! Vince Murray would have loved each of the employees of TDI.  I am so sorry he never got the chance to meet them.  Oh the jokes they could have made together!  But, Vince will always live on in the heart of TDI, and I am proud of that. 

Chelsea Owens

Chelsea Owens
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Chelsea Owens

Chelsea Owens
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Erin Stevens

Erin Stevens
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Erin Stevens

Erin Stevens
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Carol Hamilton

Carol Hamilton
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 6th Trek

Carol Hamilton

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

Carol Hamilton
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 6th Trek

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

Meghan Lawlor

Meghan Lawlor
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Meghan Lawlor

Meghan Lawlor
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Gabrielle Bellitti

Gabrielle Bellitti
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Gabrielle Bellitti

Gabrielle Bellitti
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Megan Kosciak

Megan Kosciak
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

Megan Kosciak

This summer will be my 4th time supporting 400+ cyclists and crew as they ride 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts!

Megan Kosciak
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

This summer will be my 4th time supporting 400+ cyclists and crew as they ride 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts!

Haley Knight

Haley Knight
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Haley Knight

Haley Knight
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Elizabeth Agneta

Elizabeth Agneta
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Elizabeth Agneta

Elizabeth Agneta
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd Trek

Kaly Mueller

Riding for a Cure!
Kaly Mueller
  • 1st Trek

Kaly Mueller

Riding for a Cure!

Last September I joined ALS Therapy Development Institute as a scientist on the in vivo team, and instantly felt inspired by those around me. Over the past eight months, I have come to regard ALS TDI as an amazing company filled with incredible, and dedicated, individuals working toward a great cause - finding effective treatments for ALS. Keeping this dream going, however, requires an enormous amount of fundraising and generosity from others. That is why, this summer, I will be riding 92 miles of the Tri-State Trek alongside patients, families of patients, coworkers, and other supporters of ALS TDI. I will be riding for research. I will be riding for effective treatments for ALS. I will be riding for a cure. I will be riding for those who no longer can. Please support my efforts and the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Thank you!

Kaly Mueller
  • 1st Trek

Last September I joined ALS Therapy Development Institute as a scientist on the in vivo team, and instantly felt inspired by those around me. Over the past eight months, I have come to regard ALS TDI as an amazing company filled with incredible, and dedicated, individuals working toward a great cause - finding effective treatments for ALS. Keeping this dream going, however, requires an enormous amount of fundraising and generosity from others. That is why, this summer, I will be riding 92 miles of the Tri-State Trek alongside patients, families of patients, coworkers, and other supporters of ALS TDI. I will be riding for research. I will be riding for effective treatments for ALS. I will be riding for a cure. I will be riding for those who no longer can. Please support my efforts and the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Thank you!

Melissa Nollstadt

Melissa Nollstadt
  • Day Volunteer
  • 1st Trek

Melissa Nollstadt

Melissa Nollstadt
  • Day Volunteer
  • 1st Trek

Taylor Charbonneau

Taylor Charbonneau
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Taylor Charbonneau

Taylor Charbonneau
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Maeve McNally

Maeve McNally
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 8th Trek

Maeve McNally

Maeve McNally
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 8th Trek

Nicholas Hellmann

First Trek!
Nicholas Hellmann
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Nicholas Hellmann

First Trek!

June 21st I will be setting out on a 3 day 270 mile trek as a part of an enormous effort to raise money for ALS research. This past May I joined the ALS Therapy Development Institute with the knowledge that this event was something I knew I wanted to be a part of. Since then I have met many people affected by the disease and worked alongside other researchers committed to make the lives of these people better. This event connects the researchers with the lives of the people we are working to help, in addition to rasing the funds needed to fuel that research. This is my first year riding the trek. The excitement around the event is only eclisped by the incredible results many people have had with fundrasing for this cause and the families and friends who have contributed to these people's efforts. Their efforts have pushed me to try and do the same. So I am asking that people help raise funds towards an end to ALS by donating to this amazing event. 

Nicholas Hellmann
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

June 21st I will be setting out on a 3 day 270 mile trek as a part of an enormous effort to raise money for ALS research. This past May I joined the ALS Therapy Development Institute with the knowledge that this event was something I knew I wanted to be a part of. Since then I have met many people affected by the disease and worked alongside other researchers committed to make the lives of these people better. This event connects the researchers with the lives of the people we are working to help, in addition to rasing the funds needed to fuel that research. This is my first year riding the trek. The excitement around the event is only eclisped by the incredible results many people have had with fundrasing for this cause and the families and friends who have contributed to these people's efforts. Their efforts have pushed me to try and do the same. So I am asking that people help raise funds towards an end to ALS by donating to this amazing event. 

Samuel Shaffer

Samuel Shaffer
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Samuel Shaffer

Samuel Shaffer
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Lucas Spiro

Lucas Spiro
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Lucas Spiro

Lucas Spiro
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Bashar Alnakhala

Riding for people who ride anymore
Bashar Alnakhala
  • 2nd Trek

Bashar Alnakhala

Riding for people who ride anymore

This summer I will be participating in a 270 miles bike trek from Boston to New York to help raise money for ALS research(Lou Gehrig ‘s disease). This is an annual event that my ALS Therapy Development Institute ( ALS TDI)  , (www.als.net),  organized every year.  Last year, more than 400 riders participated in this event, and this year, it looks like we are well on our way to surpass that number.   Those of you that know me well know that this is one the most physically challenging thing that I have ever attempted to do.  Over the last 15 years, I have been honored to have met a number of ALS patients who have challenged themselves to battle this disease.  Although some have lost this battle, others are still fighting daily against the effects of this horrible disease. That is why, this year, I decided to take on the challenge of this bike trek to honor those people who cannot ride anymore. Today, I ask for your help in order to support my fundraising efforts.  100% of the money raised will fund our ALS research.  ALS TDI has made great advances in understanding ALS disease, and we are closer than ever to finding a successful ALS treatment.  However, the work will not be done until we find a cure for this devastating disease.  I hope I can count on your support and generosity. Thank- you in advance for your support . Regards, Bashar Al-Nakhala      

Bashar Alnakhala
  • 2nd Trek

This summer I will be participating in a 270 miles bike trek from Boston to New York to help raise money for ALS research(Lou Gehrig ‘s disease). This is an annual event that my ALS Therapy Development Institute ( ALS TDI)  , (www.als.net),  organized every year.  Last year, more than 400 riders participated in this event, and this year, it looks like we are well on our way to surpass that number.   Those of you that know me well know that this is one the most physically challenging thing that I have ever attempted to do.  Over the last 15 years, I have been honored to have met a number of ALS patients who have challenged themselves to battle this disease.  Although some have lost this battle, others are still fighting daily against the effects of this horrible disease. That is why, this year, I decided to take on the challenge of this bike trek to honor those people who cannot ride anymore. Today, I ask for your help in order to support my fundraising efforts.  100% of the money raised will fund our ALS research.  ALS TDI has made great advances in understanding ALS disease, and we are closer than ever to finding a successful ALS treatment.  However, the work will not be done until we find a cure for this devastating disease.  I hope I can count on your support and generosity. Thank- you in advance for your support . Regards, Bashar Al-Nakhala      

Kelly Stahoviak

Kelly Stahoviak
  • Day Volunteer
  • 1st Trek

Kelly Stahoviak

Kelly Stahoviak
  • Day Volunteer
  • 1st Trek

Monica Wang

Monica Wang
  • 3rd Trek

Monica Wang

Dear Friends and Family,   Next weekend  I will be participating in a 270-mile charity bicycle ride called the Tri-State Trek. This incredible event, now in its sixteenth year, raises money to end Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), a neurodegenerative disorder that paralyzes the body but leaves the mind intact. People with ALS, on average, live between two to five years. There is no cure; an ALS diagnosis is a death sentence. I am participating in the Tri-State Trek to help change that.   For the past 14 years as a researcher at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI)  I have been  fortunate to work with some of the most talented and dedicated scientists.   ALS TDI operates the world's largest ALS research center in a state-of-the-art laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is driven by a single, profoundly important goal - to discover viable treatments for ALS as quickly as possible.   I have committed myself to riding 200 miles in two days and raise $1,000.00. The course is difficult and my training is intense and time consuming, but ALS demands our attention, and I will do all I can to help. I am asking for your help as well. Please donate!   Please help me reach my goal. All of the information on how to donate is included in the attached pledge form. Every dollar counts, every amount helps, and all of your support will help me reach my goal!   Thank you so much for your time and consideration. See you at the finish line! Cheers, Monica        

Monica Wang
  • 3rd Trek

Dear Friends and Family,   Next weekend  I will be participating in a 270-mile charity bicycle ride called the Tri-State Trek. This incredible event, now in its sixteenth year, raises money to end Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), a neurodegenerative disorder that paralyzes the body but leaves the mind intact. People with ALS, on average, live between two to five years. There is no cure; an ALS diagnosis is a death sentence. I am participating in the Tri-State Trek to help change that.   For the past 14 years as a researcher at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI)  I have been  fortunate to work with some of the most talented and dedicated scientists.   ALS TDI operates the world's largest ALS research center in a state-of-the-art laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is driven by a single, profoundly important goal - to discover viable treatments for ALS as quickly as possible.   I have committed myself to riding 200 miles in two days and raise $1,000.00. The course is difficult and my training is intense and time consuming, but ALS demands our attention, and I will do all I can to help. I am asking for your help as well. Please donate!   Please help me reach my goal. All of the information on how to donate is included in the attached pledge form. Every dollar counts, every amount helps, and all of your support will help me reach my goal!   Thank you so much for your time and consideration. See you at the finish line! Cheers, Monica