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

In honor of the My-State Trek, June 19-21, 2020 I am walking 30 miles, which is the average amount I would usually walk volunteering over the weekend to #EndALS! Please support my efforts to fund ALS research at ALS TDI. 

Emiy Dhondt
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

In honor of the My-State Trek, June 19-21, 2020 I am walking 30 miles, which is the average amount I would usually walk volunteering over the weekend to #EndALS! Please support my efforts to fund ALS research at ALS TDI. 

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

Lizann Bolinger

Lizann Bolinger
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Lizann Bolinger

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

Lizann Bolinger
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

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

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 8th 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 and my time working for the cause is one I continue to cherish. Thank you for helping me support the amazing researching being done in the lab. I wish I could be back on the east coast with everyone this year, taking on my role as dispatch,  cheering on the riders, and getting everyone to the top of John Street safely. I will be virtually ringing my cowbell and can't wait until we can all ride again. 

Allison Kosciak
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 8th Trek

I can't believe this is my 8th 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 and my time working for the cause is one I continue to cherish. Thank you for helping me support the amazing researching being done in the lab. I wish I could be back on the east coast with everyone this year, taking on my role as dispatch,  cheering on the riders, and getting everyone to the top of John Street safely. I will be virtually ringing my cowbell and can't wait until we can all ride again. 

Carol Hamilton

Carol Hamilton
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 7th Trek

Carol Hamilton

For years, I have traveled the Trek route in a car, with the air conditioning on.  This year, I get to put your money where my feet are. I will be walking 100 miles, as part of this year's MY State Trek, by June 21st; the last day of what should have been the wonderful Trek weekend.  While the coronavirus may have taken that from us, I can NOT let it affect the pace of the research at ALSTDI. Please sponsor me $1 a mile?  If not, how about fifty cents, or even twenty five.   This year, I walk for those who can't.

Carol Hamilton
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 7th Trek

For years, I have traveled the Trek route in a car, with the air conditioning on.  This year, I get to put your money where my feet are. I will be walking 100 miles, as part of this year's MY State Trek, by June 21st; the last day of what should have been the wonderful Trek weekend.  While the coronavirus may have taken that from us, I can NOT let it affect the pace of the research at ALSTDI. Please sponsor me $1 a mile?  If not, how about fifty cents, or even twenty five.   This year, I walk for those who can't.

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!!!

Steven Perrin

Steven Perrin
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 10th Trek

Steven Perrin

COVID-19. A word. A phrase. A catastrophe like no other. It has impacted every facet of or lives including the ability to raise essential funds to support ALS TDI's research to find treatments and cures for ALS. With the practicing of social distancing in place across many geographical regions, it became obvious that the Team at ALS TDI needed to be cognoscente of these challenges and create a virtual version of the Tri-State Trek. The new virtual event invites each historical participant, and hopefully new participants, to create their own “Trek” in support of the research at ALS TDI. In that spirit I am committing to recreating days 1 through 3 of the Tri-State Trek with rides of 106, 96, and 87 miles, respectively. I can’t promise to “re-create” the hills of Connecticut but I can map the miles and post them via Strava. Please support my efforts and the other participants in the My-State Trek virtual ride of 2020. We know COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the economy but please support us if you can. Every dollar raised supports the ongoing research efforts at ALS TDI.

Steven Perrin
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 10th Trek

COVID-19. A word. A phrase. A catastrophe like no other. It has impacted every facet of or lives including the ability to raise essential funds to support ALS TDI's research to find treatments and cures for ALS. With the practicing of social distancing in place across many geographical regions, it became obvious that the Team at ALS TDI needed to be cognoscente of these challenges and create a virtual version of the Tri-State Trek. The new virtual event invites each historical participant, and hopefully new participants, to create their own “Trek” in support of the research at ALS TDI. In that spirit I am committing to recreating days 1 through 3 of the Tri-State Trek with rides of 106, 96, and 87 miles, respectively. I can’t promise to “re-create” the hills of Connecticut but I can map the miles and post them via Strava. Please support my efforts and the other participants in the My-State Trek virtual ride of 2020. We know COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the economy but please support us if you can. Every dollar raised supports the ongoing research efforts at ALS TDI.

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 4th Trek

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 4th Trek

Kenneth Thompson

Riding for those who no longer can.
Kenneth Thompson
  • Virtual 3-Day 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
  • Virtual 3-Day 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.

Kaly Mueller

Riding (and Running) for a Cure!
Kaly Mueller
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Kaly Mueller

Riding (and Running) for a Cure!

Kaly Mueller
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Dileep Dadlani

Dileep Dadlani
  • Virtual 1-Day Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Dileep Dadlani

Dileep Dadlani
  • Virtual 1-Day Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Alicia Spiro

100 Mile Walk to End ALS
Alicia Spiro
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Alicia Spiro

100 Mile Walk to End ALS

This Spring I am walking 100 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS in honor of my brother-in-law John Spiro and for the patients with ALS I have treated with physical therapy.  Please support my efforts.

Alicia Spiro
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 2nd Trek

This Spring I am walking 100 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS in honor of my brother-in-law John Spiro and for the patients with ALS I have treated with physical therapy.  Please support my efforts.

Alan Premasiri

Riding for my friends who fight everyday.
Alan Premasiri
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 5th Trek

Alan Premasiri

Riding for my friends who fight everyday.

Hey there! My name is Alan :) that's all. Okay for realz. I'm a researcher at ALS TDI and this year has certainly been wild. Unfortunately, we've had to cancel one of our most exciting events, the Tri-State Trek. Instead, we've made it virtual, which leads me here. I've decided to combine my sub-par cycling ability and mediocre gaming ability and stream it! Yay! I might get out on some real rides, but I figure there's more flexibility in me doing this whole indoor thing. I'd just like to thank all our supporters and anyone who watches, considers donating or sharing :) I've never streamed before. Halp.

Alan Premasiri
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 5th Trek

Hey there! My name is Alan :) that's all. Okay for realz. I'm a researcher at ALS TDI and this year has certainly been wild. Unfortunately, we've had to cancel one of our most exciting events, the Tri-State Trek. Instead, we've made it virtual, which leads me here. I've decided to combine my sub-par cycling ability and mediocre gaming ability and stream it! Yay! I might get out on some real rides, but I figure there's more flexibility in me doing this whole indoor thing. I'd just like to thank all our supporters and anyone who watches, considers donating or sharing :) I've never streamed before. Halp.

Carolyn Rodgers

Running to End ALS!
Carolyn Rodgers
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 4th Trek

Carolyn Rodgers

Running to End ALS!

This spring I am running 50 miles to help find treatments and cures for ALS at the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Please join me in the fight to end ALS! I'm pledging $10 for every mile I run, which means I need $500 for ALS research. This will be my fourth year participating in the Tri-State Trek but the first year I'll be running instead of  supporting our riders. The Tri-State Trek is usually a 270-mile weekend bike ride from Massachusetts to Connecticut. Because of COVID-19, the 2020 event was transformed into virtual event, called the My-State Trek. With the new DIY option, I am participating as a runner and have from now until June 21, 2020, to complete my selected 50 miles.

Carolyn Rodgers
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 4th Trek

This spring I am running 50 miles to help find treatments and cures for ALS at the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Please join me in the fight to end ALS! I'm pledging $10 for every mile I run, which means I need $500 for ALS research. This will be my fourth year participating in the Tri-State Trek but the first year I'll be running instead of  supporting our riders. The Tri-State Trek is usually a 270-mile weekend bike ride from Massachusetts to Connecticut. Because of COVID-19, the 2020 event was transformed into virtual event, called the My-State Trek. With the new DIY option, I am participating as a runner and have from now until June 21, 2020, to complete my selected 50 miles.

Meghan Lawlor

Meghan Lawlor
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Meghan Lawlor

Meghan Lawlor
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Kyle Denton

Kyle Denton
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 5th Trek

Kyle Denton

Kyle Denton
  • Virtual DIY Rider
  • 5th Trek

Fernando Vieira

My-State Trek
Fernando Vieira
  • Virtual 1-Day Rider
  • 10th Trek

Fernando Vieira

My-State Trek

This year's trek is a little different. This year we remain distributed across the country where we each can safely participate in a ride to raise money and awareness necessary to end ALS. Please consider sponsoring my virtual ride to end ALS!

Fernando Vieira
  • Virtual 1-Day Rider
  • 10th Trek

This year's trek is a little different. This year we remain distributed across the country where we each can safely participate in a ride to raise money and awareness necessary to end ALS. Please consider sponsoring my virtual ride to end ALS!

Bashar Alnakhala

Riding for people who cannot ride anymore
Bashar Alnakhala
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Bashar Alnakhala

Riding for people who cannot 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
  • Virtual 3-Day Rider
  • 3rd 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      

Jonathan Gang

Jonathan Gang
  • Virtual 1-Day Rider
  • 1st Trek

Jonathan Gang

I'm riding 100 miles in three weeks. It might not seem like all that much, and truth be told, for me it usually wouldn't be. But after a nasty case of COVID-19 did a number on my lungs earlier this year, I'm beyond psyched to be able to participate at all. Please join me in helping to support ALS TDI's crucial research to help end ALS!

Jonathan Gang
  • Virtual 1-Day Rider
  • 1st Trek

I'm riding 100 miles in three weeks. It might not seem like all that much, and truth be told, for me it usually wouldn't be. But after a nasty case of COVID-19 did a number on my lungs earlier this year, I'm beyond psyched to be able to participate at all. Please join me in helping to support ALS TDI's crucial research to help end ALS!