The ALS TDI Tri-State Trek raises money and brings attention to the work ALS TDI is doing to find an effective treatment for a horrific disease.
The Trek began in 2003, when 16 cyclists pedaled from Boston to New York and raised about $30k for ALS research. The event has since grown to over 400 participants, raising over 7 million dollars. People ride, crew or volunteer to support changes in medical science. Riders gain strength from spectators cheering them on with cowbells, letting them know they are not alone on their bikes.
The 17th annual Tri-State Trek begins at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, on Friday, June 21st, 2019, and ends Sunday, June 23rd, 2019, in Greenwich, CT. The 270 mile course is completely supported to ensure safety, fun, and a great experience.
"ALS is not incurable, it is under funded."
- Dr. Stanley Appel; testifying before members of Congress April 2009
About the ALS Therapy Development Institute
The ALS Therapy Development Institute and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS. The Institute is the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by ALS patients and their families, the charity understands the urgent need to slow and stop this horrible disease. Based in Cambridge, MA, the Institute has served as one of the leaders in sharing data and information with academic and ALS research organizations, patients and their families. For more information on the Trek and how to donate, visit www.als.net.