Past riders, we hope you'll join us again! New riders, we're so grateful that you have considered being a part of this awesome event. The FA community is unlike any other and we know you'll not only have a great time but be moved by their passion and determination.
In 2013, after wondering about his increasing clumsiness, our son, Texas, was diagnosed with Friedreich's ataxia (FA), a debilitating, life shortening neuromuscular disease. Over the last 4 years we have seen him slowly progress from the occasional stumble to needing to use a mobility scooter daily at school and we're looking at the transition to a wheelchair in the next couple of years. To say we're anxious and hopeful for a cure doesn't even begin to explain the urgency with which we participate in rideATAXIA and raise money for a cure. Every year that passes brings him closer to a life without the same level of freedom and health that he had the year before. With each push of the pedal, FARA is that much closer to a cure for kids like him. With each push of the pedal, FARA is that much closer to a cure for kids like him.
On February 23rd, we’re riding to cure Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), a debilitating, life shortening neuromuscular disease. We’ll ride with local FA families, friends and cycling enthusiasts to redefine what is possible in FA research. rideATAXIA was founded by Kyle Bryant, a young man with FA. Kyle redefined what was possible in his life when he took up recumbent cycling. He says after training for and completing his first century ride, "I can't even walk down the street, but I rode 100 miles in a day. After that the sky was the limit." Since 2007, rideATAXIA has raised over $7 million to fund FA research progress.
Join us in supporting the urgent pace of that research. Donate or join Team Tex. Together we will cure FA!