Team Captain

Benjamin Engle

Benjamin Engle
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 9th 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
  • 9th Trek

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

Team Members

Megan Kosciak

Megan Kosciak
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 5th 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
  • 5th 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!

Emiy Dhondt

Emiy Dhondt
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

Emiy Dhondt

This summer I am supporting riders as the ride 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS!

Emiy Dhondt
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

This summer I am supporting riders as the ride 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS!

Vincent Crescenzo

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

Vincent Crescenzo

Riding to DEFEAT ALS!

Dear Family and Friends, On June 21, and for the ninth year in a row, I will be participating in the Tri-State Trek along with a few hundred other riders. Last year we bicycled 287 miles over three days from Boston to Storrs, CT; then to New Haven, CT; and finishing at Greenwich, CT on the third day.  Through your generosity, the Trek raised more than $720,000 along the way.  The purpose of the Trek is to defeat ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.   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 discover and develop treatments for ALS. They are the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by people with ALS and drug development experts, they understand the urgent need to slow and stop this disease.  Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or Motor Neuron Disease (MND). It is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and 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, with an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Currently, there is no effective treatment nor cure.  My involvement in this cause is personal as I will be riding in memory of and to specifically honor at least thirteen people I know of, some of whom have passed as a result of ALS and others who are currently battling the disease.  Their names will be on the back of my jersey as I cross the finish line in Greenwich.  I rode my first Trek, August, 2011, to honor the memory of a friend and neighbor, Frank DeGeorge who passed 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 $2,500.  I’ll do the hard part.  I’ll push my 70 years young body over the three day, 280+ mile journey.  After the successful completion of my ninth Trek, and with your help, we will have donated more than $28,000 (!) and I will have ridden my bike 2,500 miles (plus a few 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 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

Dear Family and Friends, On June 21, and for the ninth year in a row, I will be participating in the Tri-State Trek along with a few hundred other riders. Last year we bicycled 287 miles over three days from Boston to Storrs, CT; then to New Haven, CT; and finishing at Greenwich, CT on the third day.  Through your generosity, the Trek raised more than $720,000 along the way.  The purpose of the Trek is to defeat ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.   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 discover and develop treatments for ALS. They are the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by people with ALS and drug development experts, they understand the urgent need to slow and stop this disease.  Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or Motor Neuron Disease (MND). It is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and 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, with an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Currently, there is no effective treatment nor cure.  My involvement in this cause is personal as I will be riding in memory of and to specifically honor at least thirteen people I know of, some of whom have passed as a result of ALS and others who are currently battling the disease.  Their names will be on the back of my jersey as I cross the finish line in Greenwich.  I rode my first Trek, August, 2011, to honor the memory of a friend and neighbor, Frank DeGeorge who passed 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 $2,500.  I’ll do the hard part.  I’ll push my 70 years young body over the three day, 280+ mile journey.  After the successful completion of my ninth Trek, and with your help, we will have donated more than $28,000 (!) and I will have ridden my bike 2,500 miles (plus a few 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 for your generosity! http://tst.als.net/4frank For Frank, and all those affected by ALS,  Vince Crescenzo (845) 978-7244

Eliza McDonough

Supporting those who ride for those who no longer can.
Eliza McDonough
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd Trek

Eliza McDonough

Supporting those who ride for those who no longer can.

This summer I am supporting riders on a 270 mile bike ride from Boston, MA to Greenwich, CT to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Eliza McDonough
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd Trek

This summer I am supporting riders on a 270 mile bike ride from Boston, MA to Greenwich, CT to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Chelsea Owens

Chelsea Owens
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd Trek

Chelsea Owens

Chelsea Owens
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd Trek

Erin Stevens

Erin Stevens
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

Erin Stevens

This summer will be my fourth year supporting the 500+ riders and volunteers who dedicate their entire weekend travelling 270 miles across three states to raise crucial funds for the work going on in the lab at ALS TDI. Each person has their own story.. mine started AT the Trek in 2017 and has changed my life. Calling my mom on the phone the very first night, I told her, "I need to do something important with my life. THIS is important." I joined the team at ALS TDI officially after that, and look forward to ringing my cowbell, cheering through my megaphone, and standing on hills to get each and every rider to the finish line. 

Erin Stevens
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

This summer will be my fourth year supporting the 500+ riders and volunteers who dedicate their entire weekend travelling 270 miles across three states to raise crucial funds for the work going on in the lab at ALS TDI. Each person has their own story.. mine started AT the Trek in 2017 and has changed my life. Calling my mom on the phone the very first night, I told her, "I need to do something important with my life. THIS is important." I joined the team at ALS TDI officially after that, and look forward to ringing my cowbell, cheering through my megaphone, and standing on hills to get each and every rider to the finish line. 

Lizann Bolinger

Lizann Bolinger
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Lizann Bolinger

Lizann Bolinger
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Nicholas Hellmann

First Trek!
Nicholas Hellmann
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd 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
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 2nd 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. 

Allison Kosciak

Allison Kosciak
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 8th 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
  • 8th 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!

Carol Hamilton

Carol Hamilton
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 7th 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
  • 7th Trek

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

Beth Dhondt

Beth Dhondt
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Beth Dhondt

Beth Dhondt
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 1st Trek

Michael Dhondt

Michael Dhondt
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Michael Dhondt

Michael Dhondt
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Alex Meier

Alex Meier
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd 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
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 3rd 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. 

Gabrielle Bellitti

Ridin' till the wheels fall off
Gabrielle Bellitti
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Gabrielle Bellitti

Ridin' till the wheels fall off

This summer I am spending my birthday weekend with some pretty amazing people coming together for one reason; to #End ALS. I am riding 90 of the 270 miles and working the other two days, to find an effective treatment for ALS. This year working at ALS TDI has taught me so much about myself and the person I continue striving to become. I am so thankful I get to work in such a loving community, and that I have the oppurtunity to share in this experience as a rider. I am going to need support because I am not a biker, but I will push through all 90 of those miles no matter what it takes...ridin' till the wheels fall off.

Gabrielle Bellitti
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

This summer I am spending my birthday weekend with some pretty amazing people coming together for one reason; to #End ALS. I am riding 90 of the 270 miles and working the other two days, to find an effective treatment for ALS. This year working at ALS TDI has taught me so much about myself and the person I continue striving to become. I am so thankful I get to work in such a loving community, and that I have the oppurtunity to share in this experience as a rider. I am going to need support because I am not a biker, but I will push through all 90 of those miles no matter what it takes...ridin' till the wheels fall off.

Valerie Tassinari

Trek Year 9!
Valerie Tassinari
  • Rider
  • 9th Trek

Valerie Tassinari

Trek Year 9!

Year 9. This year I'm asking not only for donations, but for new riders. Have you been wanting to ride in a charity ride for a while? Not sure where to start? Start with being a 1-day rider on the Trek! I can vouch that this event is amazing. If you are curious, or are afraid of the fundraising minimum, or the riding, just message me. We'll figure it out. I've been riding in the Trek for nine years, and working at ALS TDI for almost 10. Nine years of asking for money, and asking for riders. What I want more than anything (except an effective drug therapy for ALS...) is to see this event grow. Not only is it our biggest fundraising event, but it is also an event that allows the community to meet each other. COME RIDE BIKES!!!

Valerie Tassinari
  • Rider
  • 9th Trek

Year 9. This year I'm asking not only for donations, but for new riders. Have you been wanting to ride in a charity ride for a while? Not sure where to start? Start with being a 1-day rider on the Trek! I can vouch that this event is amazing. If you are curious, or are afraid of the fundraising minimum, or the riding, just message me. We'll figure it out. I've been riding in the Trek for nine years, and working at ALS TDI for almost 10. Nine years of asking for money, and asking for riders. What I want more than anything (except an effective drug therapy for ALS...) is to see this event grow. Not only is it our biggest fundraising event, but it is also an event that allows the community to meet each other. COME RIDE BIKES!!!