The first Ride Ataxia event on the East Coast of the USA takes place in Philadelphia on October 25th 2009. Activities include 10, 25 and 50 mile routes on scenic country roads.
Founded by Kyle Bryant, who suffers from Friedreich’s Ataxia, the Ride Ataxia team has travelled 3300 miles over the past three years. They have raised awareness about Friedreich’s Ataxia and $700,000 in research funds.
Supported by Outback Steakhouse, the event will benefit the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Friedreich’s Ataxia Programme. Both are non-profit organisations dedicated to research and working to find a cure for FA.
For those who can’t sign up to take part in the event donations can be made online.